Sol’s A80 Build… Part 3

Today I bring you guys another installment of Sol’s A80 Build. Being one of the most iconic Japanese cars ever made, Sol really couldn’t have chosen a better platform to start with. This particular one was kept in pristine condition for a car of this age, the plan is to tailor it to suit his liking in hopes of achieving the goal of the ultimate street car build.

In our last update Sol was in the process of beefing up the suspension and swapping out some worn parts. Today we pick up right where we left off as he still has a few more things needed be changed. To go along with this at some point between the last update and now things made a turn in a direction that wasn’t listed any where in the plans for this build.

 

For those of you who have missed the previous post, I have provided the link below:-

Sol’s A80 Build…. Introduction

Sol’s A80 Build… Part 1

Sol’s A80 Build… Part 2

To ensure everything runs smoothly once this machine hits the streets, Sol made sure to collect the necessary OEM service parts – seals, gaskets, water pump…

The timing belt will also be changed and replaced with a HKS replacement…

Being the big fan of Bride seats that Sol is, this build wouldn’t be complete without a pair…

Can’t have seats and no rails…

Sol went with a pair of Digo…

OEM seats removed which means…

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It was time to bolt on the new seats…

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Once fitted they accented the interior quite well…

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Just can’t get enough of these seats…

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One final shot…

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Scott started work on the motor which included changing out the old timing belt…

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A closer look at the HKS timing belt, its a shame this will be hidden away once everything is complete…

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Moving through the list of things to be done, the water pump was next…

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Just around here would be a good place to close out today’s update. However, as this isn’t your typical build I’ll just keep going…

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Somewhere along the lines things changed drastically, and a simple scratch that was to be removed ended up turning into a full tear down of the Supra…

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Headlights, bumper, fenders, hood all removed to be prepared for paint…

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A closer look to give you guys an idea of just how clean the body still is for a car of this age. It’s quite amazing the condition this car was kept…

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The engine bay is next on this list to be stripped…

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Couple shots of the left and right side of the engine bay…

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Interior pretty much gutted…

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The rear reflected similarly to the front with the tail lights, bumper, spoiler, gas tank cover removed…

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The side skirts were also removed and prepared for paint…

 

The guys wasted no time and in a few days…

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The majority of the body work was completed and the body masked up…

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Close up of the rear quarter where you can see the huge 355mm 4 pot StopTech brakes…

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Naked Supra ass…

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Sitting on the hoist awaiting the removal of the 2J heart…

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A few final shots before its removal…

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Scott as he begins to work on removing the engine…

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Going up…
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As the decision was made to have the car painted, Scott didn’t go through with changing the suspension or the brakes at the front of the car just yet…

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Almost there…

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Engine and gearbox removed…

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The current condition of the bay, the guys will begin work as soon as possible to have this stripped and primed for paint…

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For some reason I thought this would be a pretty cool shot…

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Packed up and ready to head home… That’s it for today’s update, I hope you guys enjoyed it. Stay tuned for much more to come on this build.

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