|Caterham Carbon upgrades.
|Caterham Carbon Headlight Bowls - with some of the scratches highlighted.
Onto the bits I could do...
Last night (Monday) I decided I to fit the clear indicators, and whilst I as at it thought I may as well fit the carbon rear light blocks I'd purchased too.
First job was nice and simple... Clear front indicator kit.
Basically the instructions are - unscrew the existing indicator lenses, remove bulb, replace with orange bulb, then replace indicator lenses with clear ones... Easy!
|Clear Indicator Kit Ready for Fitting.
|Standard Caterham Indicator Lenses with Bulb - weighing in at a massive 32g.
|Caterham Clear Front Indicator Kit - Surprisingly lighter than the standard part at 26g.
|Caterham R500 Front with standard indicators illuminated.
|Caterham R500 Front with clear indicator kit fitted and illuminated.
|Caterham R500 with standard rear indicators and light blocks.
|Caterham Carbon Reverse Light and Fog Light Mounts.
|Standard Caterham reverse light mount - 66 grammes in weight.
|Carbon Caterham reverse light mount - 42 grammes in weight.
|Carbon mount in place with wiring threaded through, soldered and heat shrunk ready for fitting to the reflector.
|Tiny screws and nuts for tightly securing the eyelet connector.
|Caterham Carbon Reverse Light Mount.
|Indicator cover removed and rubber light block loosened.
|Caterham offside rear light block with cover removed.
|Rubber grommet removed showing light connection block.
|Rear light block removed, with plastic sheath removed exposing indicator wiring.
|Metal bulb mount removed from rubber block and wires cut ready for soldering back together.
|Carbon rear light blocks with original poorly fitted foam strip.
|Carbon rear light block with foam strip removed.
|With my hand cut foam strip applied.
|Indicator wiring, soldered, with heat shrink and threaded through carbon rear light block.
|The finished assembly ready for lights, weather proofing and fitting.
|With orange indicator and LED brake / light.
|Wiring hole with silicone to minimise any water ingress.
|Caterham rubber indicator unit weighing in at 442 grammes.
|Carbon indicator unit nearly half the weight at 248 grammes.
|Carbon rear indicator block with clear lenses fitted.
|Carbon rear indicator and lighting mounts fitted to Caterham R500.
|Standard rear indicators illuminated.
|Clear rear indicators illuminated.
|Standard rear lights including fog light illuminated.
|Clear rear lights including fog light illuminated.