Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Progress has been slow as I was deciding what to do about which direction I want to take the car. Full interior with all S2000 controls or simple, gutted race car. I guess it will be somewhere in between.
I know I'm using the S2000 ignition, key and stalks because the corolla ones were worn out. I couldn't adapt them onto the corolla column so I'll be using the S2000 column with a modified shaft. Random tidbit - S2000's and corollas share the same steering wheel mounting hub, if anyone wants to run an S2000 steering wheel for some reason.
I need to get the dash and S2000 bezel back in before I set the final length and position of the column
Then I got a new toy:
Had to build a cart for it, so I obtained a small shopping cart. Cut it up and make a welding cart. Works great!
Buddy Rob testing out the new cage in the corolla LOL!
Then Rob decided to get a little project of his own:
It's a 1JZ vvti swap for his Sc300. This slowed me down for a couple weeks while I worked through the wiring and a few other things. See how much fun it was?
OK, it's done and out of my garage. Back to the Corolla. The S2000 engine had no good lifting points, so I made these:
Fancy, I also got the oil pan sitting level so I could get an idea of the angle of the engine in the bay.
Pulled the oil pan off for modifications. It needed a little more clearance near the subframe so I could drop it down further. tadaa
couple templates for the filler plate:
The radiator inlet and outlet need to be on the driver side rather than passenger, so I had to cut everything off one site (inlet, outlet, fan mounts, and petcock) and move to the other side:
New holes and existing inlet and outlet:
Both items are at Andrew Dimartino's shop for welding. (http://dimartinofabrication.com/)
On to the mounts! I went with 3/16" for the mounts
That brings everyone up to speed. Should be getting to play with a plasma cutter tonight to get them cut out! Stay tuned!