NICOclub.com's Autocross Truck went into surgery this winter as part of Project Featherweight, the SCCA E-Prepared build. The goal was to shed weight, do some balancing and just freshen up a few things. The result? I have a Go-Kart
For those interested, here is the build-up from this winter
5 months ago, it got parked for the winter, and mods slowly took place since then
Starting to make progress...
Front lip of sorts added, makeshift fender roll on the already beat fenders and of course... more crap removed.
Who needs this? What is this... a plastic ice-cream scoop?
A quick day... but progress nonetheless
Getting to the good stuff. Passenger side rear fender-well removed
Driver side done as well
Paint! Also... the lightweight floppy door mod!
Front fender tubs come out, and the lightweight floppy hood mod!
Another quick day. Holes cut in the grill for the blinkers and few other minor cosmetic touches.
Another short day. Blinkers mounted and wiring unwrapped
Hood pins and new bump stops installed
Hood pins finally done. JDM hood prop added for cooling, but the hood is so floppy, the middle is still below where it needs to be
Rear suspension rebuild ensues, and 2011 fluids arrive.
Rear suspension fully apart, prepped and painted. Front sway bar out.
Front sway bar, rear mounting points and the rest of the rear suspension sprayed.
New bushings in, rear put back together and adjustable spring rate leaf helper added.
Front sway bar back in with new bushings installed.
Maintenance time... hub comes off to replace wheel studs... thanks you Nissan for this crap design
Battery cables cut to length and master disconnect switch installed.
Brake lines and clutch line flushed and bled, then on to remove OPR off of the Hoosiers
Finally off of stands! Wheels on, wires installed, fuel lines re-routed... all that good stuff. Oil change done as well.
Battery box and battery installed, and, oh, yeah.............. It runs
There will still be a few updates this week as final things are taken care of. Results from this season's results will also be posted with in car videos when possible! Stay tuned for this season's shenanigans
SCCA rules state there must be firewall hole covers.... how about these?