- 12v socket holder
- Knee Trim Panels
- Fuel Pipe Cover
- Pedal Box Cover
|My donation to the cause - parts bubble-wrapped, and packaged ready for collection
|My very own carbon parts - finished in matte lacquer and looking very smart
|Caterham 12v socket holder mould in it's pink bag as it came out of the autoclave
|New carbon 12v socket after autoclaving, prior to halar release film removal.
|Fresh out of the autoclave - my new Caterham Carbon 12v Socket / Fuse cover. Just needs trimming and lacquering!
|Original metal Caterham 12v socket holder / Fuse cover weighed in at 288g
|Bespoke carbon Caterham 12v socket holder / fuse cover weighs 130g
|Bespoke manufactured Carbon Caterham 12v socket holder and fuse cover
Onto the knee trim panels - I guess the easiest (and cheapest weight saving method) with these is to simply remove them completely, but I find there's quite a lot going on in terms of wires in this area, so prefer to keep the knee trim panels fitted.
The two original metal knee trim panels were put on the scales and weighed in at 270g
|The two original metal knee trim panels were put on the scales and weighed in at 270g
|Both carbon knee trim panels weighed in at 116g - less than the weight of one of the original metal versions!
|Carbon knee trim panels fitted, showing excellent weave and great match to carbon interior panels
The fuel pipe cover in the boot is again one of those parts I think you can just do without, but I like the neat and tidy look of the boot with the fuel pipe cover in place, so decided this part should also get the 'carbon' treatment!
Pictured below is the original Caterham fuel pipe cover removed from the car (just two screws hold it in place) and it weighed in at 154g
|Original Caterham metal fuel pipe cover weighs 154g
|Bespoke Carbon Caterham fuel pipe cover weighs 86g
|Caterham Carbon fuel pipe cover fitted in boot
|The original Caterham pedal box cover weighed in at 310g
|Bespoke matte lacquered carbon Caterham pedal box cover on the scales weighs just 108g
|Caterham Carbon Pedal Box Cover only 108g!
Before I 'donated my parts' for such a good cause, I popped them all onto the scales to see how much they weighed. Surprisingly it was over a kilo, weighing in at 1.028kg
|Metal interior parts weighed in at a combined 1.028kg
|Bespoke carbon parts total weight is 438g - which is a saving of 590g
Having considered arranging a 'group buy' - which on the face of it seemed like a good idea... I just don't have the time to arrange this and answer the questions and so on related to it, so have decided it best to link to the ultimate carbon website where you can make your own enquiries directly should you wish to purchase any of these parts:- http://www.ultimatecarbon.co.uk/
Overall I'm very impressed with the fit and finish of the items, the weight saving is a bonus and I'd certainly recommend having them finished in the matte lacquer as it looks really smart, and compliments the .