So what do we have planned? Are we going to build a full drifter? Are we going to strip out everything fit a 1000hp 2JZ? Are we going to build a track star? Or are we going to build a stance show car? The answer to that is yes and no....
Ok so what is it then? Well originally I wanted to get the car tear the paint off and make it black and white panda, you know like Initial D, but Qubitt made a valid point about it to me saying that he would personally not do that and gave these reasons, 1 it's an iconic car, 2 it came originally from Japan in red so why change it. He made valid points so I decided that Hachi-Go shall stay red.
Now my plan with the car is simple, well sort of....
I want an all rounder everyday reliable car build. It can be done, take a look at KRATOS (Audi A3 1.8t) it has well over 300whp, caged with buckets and all the other choice bits you would find in a track car and still able to hit the track, drive home and still stop for bread and milk with no issues.
So this is the plan of action for now:
* I will be dropping the Hachi off at Bennie (CSU Detailing https://www.facebook.com/CSUdetailing/ ) he will be cleaning the car inside and out so we can actually see what we working with.
*Then getting the car started and running, it cranks but does not start.
*Then I have ordered some parts for the car like headlight covers, garnish, window and few other small bits
*Fix all the other small little bits that need fixing
Then enjoy it for a bit before Richard (Toyota Guru) and I rip it apart and start.
This is the ideas we have for it:
Respray eventually with the panda red and black look
Zenki front lip
Rocket bunny or TRD boot spoiler
GT-S Side skirts
Carbon Fiber panels and parts all done by us at FSU Developments
Yellow fog lights
2 x BRIDE non reclinable Carbon or Kevlar Buckets
NRG hub and Quick Release
Deep dish Steering (we have not decided on brand yet)
TAKATA 6 Point Quick Release Harness
Obviously it will be a high revving na.... I mean seriously what else did you expect?
Richard has organized the following parts for us:
20v head flowed and ported
20v ITBS with trumpets
Black top crank
Monster rods shot peened and weight matched
Oem Blacktop pistons
7afe head gasket to bump up compression
Toda Venier pulley
Toda Valve springs
60-2 crank timing gear
dizzy delete with coil on plug
Perfect Power XMS4B8A
ACL Race mains and big ends
Oem Toyota rings
Still need to get these parts
T3 5 speed box
LSD rear diff
Suspension and Handling:
We will be upgrading brakes with the RX7 fronts
Rear disk conversion
We don't know yet if we will be going full coilovers or just some good shocks and lowering springs
Wheels we will be going for JAPAN RACING JR19 15X8 ET0
And few other suspension bits as we go along
Here are some pictures of the inspiration and look we will be going for.
Stay tuned for the next post about what we doing.....