Since Parts Shop MAX NZ jumped on board, we thought we better do our part to keep the underbody of the cars looking flash. A while back both Joel and I stripped our subframes, and took them for a fresh powdercoat. The colour is a candy red, sprayed over a heavy metallic silver. Looks insane in the sun, which is a shame as the under of the car never sees it. They look great in the shade too however.
We took the freshly coated frames along with us to the Parts Shop Max NZ HQ to get the full PSM treatment.
Once we got back to the workshop I decided to modify the PSM rear drop knuckles slightly to mount two Wilwood 2pot calipers. The drop knuckles already have mounts on the back to run a Wilwood caliper but on the front the mounts are to suit the stock Silvia caliper. This is so the stock cable handbrake can be retained for street driven cars. Since my car is track only I decided to run both Wilwoods.
Here you can see the custom tabs to suit the second Wilwood caliper.
I also got the front crossmember and tension rod brackets powdercoated silver. In this picture I had just bolted in all the suspension and was about to pull the chassis off the jig that it has sat on throughout all the fabrication work. It was a good feeling to finally have the car off the roller jig and onto the ground again. Ignore the 265 tyres up front, this was just to roll the car around the workshop.