Thursday, 1 December 2016

Academy Car Build - Day Fourteen - Brakes, Boot and Belts

Back to work today, so the progress on the car was limited to four hours this evening.  During the day I spoke to Michaela at Caterham South who helped me through the IVA paperwork - which once she'd gone through everything was actually quite straight forward.  So that's completed and in the post, now it's the wait for the confirmation of application and test date...
IVA Paperwork and supporting info, completed and posted to VOSA today
IVA Paperwork and supporting info, completed and posted to VOSA today
Work on the car didn't start until about 7:30 this evening, but I still put in four hours of progress.  First job was to bolt the discs to the hubs, and then fit the rear calipers and pads.
Rear brakes assembled and fitted, just pipework fitting and tidying needed
Rear brakes assembled and fitted, just pipework fitting and tidying needed
Next up - boot cover, but to get it nice and taught for marking the press studs up, the belts need fitting, and to fit the belts the holes for the bolts need to be cut out - Charlotte did a good job on this whilst I was pressing on with other things.
Seat belts and boot cover in place ready for marking up for press studs
Seat belts and boot cover in place ready for marking up for press studs
With the boot marked up, that had to come off, holes cut (using a punch tool) and then the press studs fitting with the supplied fastening tool. Then the boot cover was re-fitted.
Boot cover and belts fitted
Boot cover and belts fitted
The passenger side belts are very similar to the ones on the R500, so those were easy to fit, but the Schroth harnesses, don't seem to have enough bolts, so I'll speak to Derek Howlett in the morning and check the fitment of these and request additional bolts.

I couldn't resist finishing off the passenger side, so the seat had to be fitted.
Tillet passenger seat fitted
Tillet passenger seat fitted
So I nearly got everything finished that I wanted to this evening.  Hopefully I can get the Schroth belts sorted tomorrow, the drivers seat in and the roll cage on.

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