Tom finally organized transportation of his 180sx back to the workshop as a lot of the fab-work we did offsite due to a lack of space in our current workshop. Friday nights at PZP sometimes involve working on our own cars, along with a few beers with a few of our regular customers, a couple of the drift boys we sponsor and a few mates. Now that the car is back at the shop, we got to work on stripping the sound deadening from the cabin of the vehicle. This can be done using many different methods however we find the easiest and cleanest method is head down for BOC Gas and Gear, grab 10kg of dry ice and spread it around the car. The dry ice hardens the material, it contracts and with a soft tap of a hammer or a push of a chisel, it comes off in nice slabs, leaving no mess to clean up. If you’re DIY’ing this at home, make sure you wear some decent welding gloves so you don’t burn yourself with the dry ice. We also find that the transmission tunnel is a bit harder due to the angle of the material which means either putting some dry ice in a bag to keep it together, or just get in there once the rest is done with a blow torch and scraper but it can get a tad messy. Here’s some of the drift boys helping Tom out with the tranny tunnel, mind you we think they’re more interested in playing with fire. We’ve found that stripping the material from this inside, which normally covers the floor pan, rear wheel arches, boot space and transmission tunnel, we save anywhere from 6-8kg of weight. After adding in weight with the roll cage, we now need to save where-ever we can. Once all of the deadening has been removed, we organized the rear hatch glass to be removed by our local windscreen mob. They found an issue getting the side quarter windows out as the roll cage was in the way so Tom decided we’ll just smash em out as Lexan windows are on their way over from the UK as lightweight replacements. This is where the car sits now, she’ll be off to sandblasting heaven in a few more days after the roll cage gussets are welded into place.