I visited my good friends at GSWerks in Palmdale, CA which is about 30 minutes away from my favorite SoCal native track, Willow Springs International Raceway. The owner, Dan, introduced me to his “painter guy” Rob who agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of doing this job in one day (I was in a rush because I had a competition coming up).
Let me start off by saying that Dan and Rob are the hugest life savers – they not only were able to do this in a day, but they helped me finish a lot more work on my car that needed to be done. GSWerks has been the go-to fab shop for many local drifters, so I knew I was in good hands.
Before they cut up the replacement QP, they discovered that it had previously been skinned and replaced on the car that it came off of. So I essentially got a skin of a skin. A hand-me-down of three generations, rather than two.
Then they went to town on my chassis. Lots of marking, cutting, and grinding involved. Things were getting a little intense.