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  • Orange and carbon fiber MKIV Supra drag chassis - what 6speed Dreams are made of...
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    Joel Grannas

Orange and carbon fiber MKIV Supra drag chassis - what 6speed Dreams are made of...

"It was all a dream, I used to read TURBO magazine".... this car is my dream 6speed setup (GR1000F transmission), and it's about to come to life. A lot of my time, my chassis builder's time, and a lot of my money has been sunk into this car.

What I really like though, is that my R&D has resulted in some really cool products for the Supra crowd. My racing program helps test and prove the products I sell. The profits I make from selling fellow supra owners parts goes right back into this car and creating more and more products for the MKIV Supra community.

But, let's talk ORANGE!!! The Project H-Pattern Supra is painted, and I test fit all the carbon fiber panels. Unfortunately, much of the orange is hidden now, which I knew going in, so I knew the orange would actually turn out to be less of the primary color for the car. I originally was going to paint the car dark charcoal to blend with the carbon, but felt it was not unique enough.

Grannas Racing Orange Supra MKIV JZA80 6SPEED

So, right now I am not as much of a fan of how the car looks, as I love the orange color but most of it is now covered up with carbon fiber... but I am limited on time, so this is how it will appear at World Cup Finals - Import vs Domestic in Maryland late October. But I think a halloween themed Supra is kind of fitting for a October 31st start date at World Cup Finals. I may revisit the paint later...

Grannas Racing Orange Supra MKIV jza80 t56magnum swap gr1000F

As far as the body mods, I am using my GR carbon front bumper (with side ducts shaved - center open) and Seibon hood, hatch, and fenders. The doors are made by Ultra-Carbon. The paint is the Dodge Challenger orange with some gold pearl added for color shift in the light. Trying to get a little close to the Lambo orange color, but the paint was 3 stage and expensive. No time or money for that right now.

Here is a picture of my Ultimate IRS Subframe & suspension setup powdercoated orange to match the car. Big thanks to Anthony Albrano for the powdercoating work on this piece. It turned out beautiful.

Grannas Racing tubular supra subframe ultimate irs coilover double adjustable suspension mkiv jza80

The cage and interior I actually used sprayed myself using cans of satin black. It turned out really nice and will be easy to touch up in the future. 

Here are some more pics of the cage and almost final version of the car. 

Grannas Racing 6speed supra orange carbon fiber t56 magnum swap

grannas racing 6speed chassis supra cage chromoly precision chassis

Grannas racing 6speed supra mkiv jza80 chassis tube frame chromoly precision chassis

Here is a shot of the car naked up front. The chassis looks killer underneath the carbon nose. Big thanks to DJ Hoover for powdercoating the little detail pieces which make the car look like a million bucks. 

Grannas Racing Supra strange spindle mount front suspension

My son Elijah is a big fan of the color!

Elijah Grannas - Grannas Racing Supra 6speed Joel Grannas

Big thanks to Andrew Long for the paint work, I setup a paint booth in my shop with plastic walls which allowed us to get this project done quickly. Andrew and I both spent long nights working on this thing so I appreciate his help to get this done in a short timeline.

grannas racing orange mkiv supra carbon fiber hatch 6speed

grannas racing supra mkiv supra 6speed t56 t56magnum gr1000f gr700

My new motor will be the next update, and it will be an update you don't wanna miss... trust me on that :) Once the motor is in, along with everything else, I'll see the final weight of the car, which I am also anxious to know. My guess is it should be around 250lbs lighter than my white car.

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    Joel Grannas