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Aug24

Dismantle, Repair, Repeat

Posted by Andrew in News

After my big wreck at ProAm Round 3, we had a lot of work to do. The frame was tweaked badly enough we opted for a complete shell transplant. A car was purchased, and work began on stripping both the old and new down to bare metal. The swap needs to be finished in time for Round 4, and though we've already made a lot of headway there is still much to be done.

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My old front suspension, post-wreck. Luckily the control arm absorbed most of the impact, which saved the coilover and steering knuckle.

 

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Various interior components from the old car. The AIM dash is a key piece of my interior; it allows me to keep an eye on all vitals and helps with data acquisition.

 

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The new car with installed roll cage. After a bit more body work we will be able to start installing the drivetrain and suspension!

 

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Another shot of the bare chassis with the cage installed. Zach is working hard to prepare the body!

 

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New brake rotors and spacers installed on the rear. We will be replacing the spacers every season, as we take the wheels off and on constantly.

 

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The subframe is completely intact, along with the Winter's quick change rear end. Notice the beefy Progress rear sway bar, which is much bigger than the tiny OEM one.