Over the last couple of weeks I have been held up by a few things, the first was brakes…….
I planned to run all new everything, by that i mean the following
2 piece 12″ and 11″ rotors .35″ thick in a wave and drilled style (much like dirt bike rotors
4 piston front and rear calipers
Then make dog bones to suit the new calipers.
After doing so much measuring, printing out technical drawings and investigating piston sizes Vs master sizes i all but gave up. Why? Well i have a complete R33 brake setup waiting to go, why not use and save some money for other aspects of the build. I mean there is nothing wrong with these brakes, they work fine for a drift car, are relatively light and dont look to bad after a sandblast.
I have learnt a lot from all the research and if i stumble apon a gold mine then its something ill do later on but for now these will do the job.
Now that my head was a little clearer i decided to just start reassembling the chassis, i wanted to fit items that were “ready to go” by that i mean if it isnt 100% finished then dont fit it until it is.
I sandblasted the backing plate and half shafts while the casing got a lick of fresh black paint.