Onto the build
Weight loss time!
Now that we’ve got the cage all tacked in, we need to need to send off a video of the placement of the cage for the certification and to get the go ahead to begin welding it in place. While we wait, we’ll begin with all the other interior fabrication.
While were waiting for the go ahead, we’ll begin doing some other fabrication in the interior of the car. There’s plenty to do! here’s a list of everything:
Steering rack- For this, we cut apart the steering rack/steering wheel mount from the existing OEM dash bar. We then began to weld it onto the new dash bar which was now part of the roll cage. Luke then fabricated some caps for each end to neaten it up then primed it.
Seat mounts- As we’ve cut out the original seat mounts, we now need to fabricate some new ones for our FIA spec bucket seat. For comfort reasons, we needed get the seat as centred to the pedals and steering wheel as possible. This meant that Luke had to cut into the exhaust tunnel and then fabricate some plates to patch it back up, in order to mount the seat rails another couple of inches to the left. The rails were then fabricated on either side so they can be easily removed if needed.
Foot plate- A foot plate was then cut to shape, bent and welded into place.
Fire extinguisher- Mounts for a fire extinguisher were then fabricated and welded into the passenger footwell.
Rear seat-belt mount holes- We then also chose to fabricate some plates to cover up the rear seat-belt mount wholes, just to tidy things up.
We’ve also received and test fitted a circuit pro Sparco bucket seat and a Sabelt Monaco steering wheel.
This was also a good time to cut and test fit the dash so it’s ready for later.