Monday, July 17, 2023

300ZX - Ground up epic re-build - Suspension, Brakes & Wheel fitment!

With the front subframe looking all fresh we couldn't leave the rear subframe looking aged. So out that came and was blasted, powder coated and all new bushings installed. Got all new arms as well some were on back order but pics will show them installed as they came in. 

Everything looks soo clean!! Big break kit was added to flow with all the new parts and colors and will be much needed after the power upgrades. Was waiting on the new coilovers, only old piece on here at this point.

During the build process had procured some Work equips because well they are classic clean cut wheels that we thought would go perfectly with the rest of the build. Only problem was getting the right specs. Found a set of used wheels where the rear specs would work for the fronts (based off of the initial measurements). Also had to factor in brake caliper clearance to get the right disk clearance for the face of the wheels. With all the right measurements taken, some disassembly, new outer lips swapped around inner lips and reassembly found the perfect offsets!! 

Look at this combo!! BEAUTIFUL!!

With the fitment addressed we couldn't let some tired looking wheels go on the car. Full refresh of the faces with a custom color to offset the body color. 

Even the inside of the spokes were freshened up.

Although the lips were new there was some hazing, so addressed that by polishing it.

The bolts looked dull. Replacing them are pricey with original hardware. I wanted the details of the original hardware so tried polishing up all the bolts.

After a lot of trials got he bolts looking shiny and fresh again without sacrificing any of the details or a lot of money!

More to come.....

-AJ Abraham

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