As part of the 'colour scheme' I thought that the side intrusion bar would look best if it was the same colour as the body work (rather than black or sulfur yellow like the roll cage), so that it blends in. I was going to get it powder coated (as I did with the roll cage), but wanted an exact match to the Porsche Z12 Voodoo Blue body panels, so Dave at Daytona Coachworx sprayed it up for me.
|Caterham side intrusion bar painted in Porsche Z12 Voodoo Blue|
Some of the interior panels needed final riveting after the cage was fitted, so those bits were finished off, some time consuming IVA trim fitting on the knee trim panels and fuse holder, then the cage was tightened. I figured out it's best to bolt the side intrusion (top mount) reasonably secure, before torquing the roll cage as then access to the top bolt of the side intrusion bar is a bit easier.
Some additional riveting on the boot cover was needed to finish that off, and the rear suspension was fitted.
|Roll cage, colour matched side intrusion bar and suspension fitted|
I've a few more questions for Derek Howlett in the morning, and then tomorrow night I'm hoping to get the rear wings, steering wheel, manifold and exhaust fitted (time permitting).