Nissan Silvia Grand Prix - build
On the begining I bought a chassis without engine. First we had to remove all from inside and outside of a car. Even windscreen was removed.
This is how it looks inside:
To install bucket seats, we need to cut a floor. The biggest problem is, that when you do this you will have to change gearbox mounting points.
One side is ready:
and another shoot:
After this modification two thick pipes were welded (this is mounting point for bucket seats):
Meanwhile I bought old good engine ]:-) :
Next modification was roll cage. Of course it's not possible to get rollcage for S12. That's why I bought S13 roll cage and we modified it. Rear (straight) pipes were to short, so we need new one (but this is no expensive).
We know that FJ is a little bit heavy. My idea is to move it back, to improve center of gravity.
Next step was chassis:
Rollcage in red:
Rear fenders and side skirts are on place:
To reduce weight I decided to remove all from inside :)
but i want to cover all holes that looks bad in my opinion. Of course i want to use carbon - but this shit is si expensive and impossible to cut withput waterjet, that i decided to use foamed PVC. Whis is cheap , looks good and it is easy to cut.
first paper template:
and after one hour results:
I changed concept and new final engine will be 1uzfe. Some last fotos:
Some works are done:
New brakes (300zx Turbo)
And some other parts: