- Day one was prep work and getting out the curved side panels
- On day two I managed to get out the rear bulkhead and the panel in the drivers section
- And on the third day I got the final (passenger side) panel out!
- Day four was an 'easy' day with just a weigh in...
|Tapping and drilling out rivet remainders
|Dinitrol 3125 being sprayed into chassis tubes to collect rivet heads / pins
|Crash Protection Panels were easy to remove
|Dinitrol 3125 used to protect the grot traps and metal from corroding
|Applying bead of black silicone to secure crash protection panels
|First interior panel trial fitted to drivers side
|A wider angle shot of the first carbon interior panel
|Lining up both panels to check the drilled holes are in the right places
|Two marked drill holes for fuel filter
|Carbon rear bulkhead test fitted for first time
|Rear bulkhead removed, tunnel 'tabs' bent inwards and black silicone applied to tubes
|Carbon rear bulkhead is in!
|A few rivets holding the rear bulkhead in place whilst I readied my new tool
All you need to do is put the rivet in, press the trigger, the rivet is popped in a second with hardly any scoring to the black heads and then the inner barrel runs backwards and spits out (slowly) the rivet pin - awesome!
|Sealey 14.4v Cordless Riveter made light work of all the riveting required
|Carbon rear bulkhead fitted, siliconed, and riveted into place
|Drivers panel fitted and riveted into place
|A blob of silicone used for weatherproofing between rear bulkhead and interior panel
|Rivets ready to go in, on leading edge of curved carbon panel
|The rear bulkhead, and drivers side fitted with the new Caterham Carbon Interior panels
Oh well - a quick call the next day to Tony at Caterham parts, and he kindly arranged for another 50 to be sent which arrived this morning, so I set out to finish off the final few rivets and then it was done!
|The new Caterham carbon interior fully fitted to my R500
Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll rebuild the rest of the bits on the car, and providing it's dry get a few 'nice' pictures of the interior.