The progress on the Drift Stude build has slowed to a craw, but I am happy to report that it is still moving along a little bit at a time. In Nov 2015 my wife and I bought a new home after selling our condo, and money of course does not grow on trees, so this and other projects had to get put on the back burner. Luckily I had and still have a small stock pile of parts that will end up in the stude so I can keep moving along for a few more months while I save for other parts. First on the list was to get the brake brackets made based on my cad designs:
I had Saunders Machine Works do the machining on the bracket above for me after designing the entire rear brake bracket setup in Fusion 360. The owner of Saunders Machine Works, John Suanders, also runs a pretty successful YouTube channel NYC CNC where he does a lot of CAD tutorials using fusion 360, and other machining oriented videos. Overall very informative and entertaining. check out the YouTube channel here and his business website here. He did an awesome job on the brackets, and they were reasonable on price and he was able to cut them based off of the fusion 360 file I sent him. The whole thing couldn't have been more painless. I would highly recommend him if you need anything made!
while the brake brackets were being machined I knocked out the upper rear coil over mounts. Overall a pretty simple design but a pain the but to execute...
used in this build: