Originally Posted by CHASER4LIF
Originally Posted by jm520
...And you said it was gonna be a "slow build." Looks like it's coming along pretty damn quick! Thanks for another promising/entertaining build
Thanks! It's moving along at the moment while I have the cash from the parts I sold off of my Evo. After the basics are all here and my baby is born, I am sure it'll slow a good amount. But I am hoping I can continue to make progress, even if it isn't at such an extreme pace.
Originally Posted by puff
Wow nice build! This looks like Christmas in March just unwrapping present after present lol. GL with your new project and congrats on the baby
Thanks man, appreciate that! It's been a blast coming home from work every day, that's for sure haha. Love your car!
Iíve made a decent amount of progress on the car this week. I donít typically have this much time to spend in the garage, but everything has been falling into place and Iíve been sacrificing some sleep in order to wrench on the car.
I finished removing the complete interior from the car. Last night I pulled the emergency brake assembly from the driverís footwell area since I will instead need to install a clutch pedal there. Iím not sure how I will address the e-brake just yet, but Iíll have to come up with something custom to allow it to still work.
My black door panels arrived yesterday and are in great shape. I was planning to install those last night, but the wood grain trim is bothering me. Iím going to drop the trim off at the body shop to have it sprayed gloss black.
Hereís the interior as it sits currently. Iím still waiting on a number of items to arrive next week, as well as some SEM black interior paint that my friend Toby hooked me up with. It will probably be a little while before I can put it all back together since I want to have the dash out of the way for the clutch pedal/master cylinder install.
The car is equipped with some sort of aftermarket security system that doesnít appear to be installed all that well. I didnít get a key fob or anything with the car, so my plan is to remove all of it. It looks like a bunch of aftermarket audio stuff was wired in at some point too, but some of it was already hacked into when I got the car. Iím planning to eliminate that stuff as well. Audio stuff is always pretty low on my radar. While I enjoy having music to listen to in the car, Iíll worry about that later.
Here you can see the area where the emergency brake has been removed and where the clutch pedal will reside, as well as the ratís nest of security wiring that needs to be taken out and disposed of:
Assembly removed from the car:
After doing some interior work last night, I removed the automatic transmission from the engine. I still need to pull the torque converter, but this is my first time messing with an auto transmission. Iím not exactly sure what I am doing, but Iíll figure it out:
I also had a chance to remove the old pressure plate and bellhousing from the R154 transmission. This thing will need a good amount of TLC before it is ready to be installed, in addition to a shifter extensions to line up with the hole in the carís interior:
I ordered a number of items for assembling and installing the drivetrain from Drift Motion, so those should be here by the middle of next week. That includes the Supra clutch pedal, master, slave, and clutch line. My hope is to work on finding a way to get that stuff into the car shortly after it arrives.