|A notch on the right end of the front sub-frame tells us it can take a RHD steering rack (one less part to order from Japan!)|
Looking ahead to our next installment, the Design Craft team has already begun its extensive work on the tube structure for the front end of the car, lopping off the nose of the SC just ahead of the forward-most suspension arm mounting points (as per FD rules). The switch to RHD has also commenced in earnest, the team welding in a so-called “knee” bar across the front of the cage and mocking up a RHD steering column. We're hearing a RHD firewall is also coming over from Japan, but in the event it doesn't make it in time the LHD one can be made to work.
|Gratuitous Sawzall shot!|
With a target date of well before April 6 to get everything finished and the car shaken down, time is working against the team. In the next episodes we'll go over the rest of the RHD conversion, see the chassis get powder coated, and check out the build of the 2JZ power plant.
|When we left the car last it was just beginning to get a nose job, its old front end lopped off ahead of the forward-most suspension arm mounting points. Expect tubes to replace it.|
|The switch to RHD has also commenced, the team welding in a so-called “knee” bar across the front of the cage and mocking up a RHD steering column.|
Bridges Racing thanks Achilles Tire, JE Pistons, Neo Oil, Megan Racing, Spec Clutch, HPS silicone hoses, BC Racing shocks, PSI Portland Speed Industries, Brian Crower, S-Max Intercoolers, Design Craft Fabrication, Volk Racing Wheels, Vertex, Eat Sleep Race, Garrett Turbochargers, Seibon Carbon, Sparco, Wilwood brakes, and Vibrant Performance for their continued support of the Bridges Racing Lexus SC 300.