Building the White Car : 16 hour Days for a Month

We had stripped the white car down to bare metal, and sent it off to K&W Autobody for paint.  Red is faster, however, we came to a color agreement of red inside and  and a white exterior color.
Back from the body shop
Unloading the "white car"
The Red car and the White Car
The white car is very red, very clean
Three R34's. Two race cars and a movie car
So the easy part was over. Breaking the white car down, and the start of preparing both cars for the 2006 World Challenge season. Then came the hard part, making the two cars into legal race cars for SCCA. Just looking at these pictures, its hard to realize how much work actually goes into putting together the cars. We did about a month straight, no weekends, no days off. Just work on the cars. Getting them and everything we needed to have them ready for the season.

Heat shielding the firewall and trans tunnel
Bling bling
Renderings

18x10.5 with 305 RA1's
Front and rear subframes in the car



Engine in
Josh working on the white car
Trans in, notice all the extra spot welds
Coolers and carbon fiber driveshaft
Getting the bumpers and fenders fitted
Rear bumper on
Fitting the titanium exhaust
Test fitting doors
Fitting the splitter
Coin slot , 100yen sticker, and 1 man button
Victor and Merritt talking about the car
More test fitting parts
Tailights in
Working on the rollcage. Adding the SCCA required elements

The FIA rollcage did not have all the elements we needed to race it in World Challenge. Instead of cutting it out and starting all over, we built a cage within the cage.
Its a pink box in the middle to cover the G .... sensor
Getting closer
A couple of spare engines
Jungle gym
Wing, bumpers, sideskirts on.
From the front, the hood is not installed
During the build process, there is a lot of fitting, taking apart, fitting again. Making sure that everything interacts. In the case of the race car, we wanted to make sure that a lot of the parts were easy to remove and replace in case of damage.

The race rig getting stickered
More stickers
All stickered up
Stickers going on the car
Windows in, stickers on. Almost ready for World Challenge
Its a $19,000 box from Japan
One Super Taikyu spec RB26. Spare turbos, ready to go
During one test in 2005, we blew up an RB26. We packaged the engine up, and sent it to Japan to have Nismo rebuild it.  We got it back, I think it was the day we were leaving. Right on time.

Loaded up and headed East

Both the cars, all the spares were loaded and we headed out for our six week journey. Our first stop was going to be Roebling Road for a test weekend, then Sebring, and St. Petersburg. Stay tuned for whatever part of this story interests me next.