Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Adding lightness.

Adding lightness is truly one my favorite car terms of all time. The result of it being one of my favorite terms I really strive for those types of modifications over power; after all my goal is 200 hp and sub 2000 pounds.

the window
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the trace
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the tool needed
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the cut
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the test fit
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the cut line
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the cavity
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

the mistake cut on the driver door
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

how the door lock is held in place
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

window locked in place; it is either up or down nothing in the middle.
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

to protect from cutting myself
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

Painted
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

Total weight loss was a bit over 20 pounds per door, the Plexi-glass cost $20 per door; 40 pounds for $40, pretty frikken awesome. To top it all off I can finally lock the passenger side door!

Along with the weight reduction I also installed the Techno Toy Tunning Rear lower control arms; for toe and camber adjustment. On a side not I did ask for gunmetal, but they sent me black ::sad face::

The old ones
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

Installed
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors


Since the car is on the ground I also took some shots of the front steering geometry; just a hair over parallel!


Cut the front fender bolt to give myself a bit more tyre clearance.
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

Front geometry
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors
40 pounds $40, gutting the doors

The front was lowered a 1/2 inch, and in reality anything lower would cause too much rubbing so for now i am satisfied with how low it is.

For the rest of the photos head HERE

-till next time