Friday, 25 November 2016

Academy Car Build - Day Eight - Yellow Friday

Instead of Black Friday, today (for me) was Yellow Friday!  Which started off nicely with the collection of a heap of yellow powder coated parts from G&L Coatings in Hitchin.  The powder coat is the same colour as the stripe on the car (RAL 1016 - Sulfur Yellow) and the parts look amazing.
RAL 1016 Sulfur Yellow Powder Coated Caterham Parts
RAL 1016 Sulfur Yellow Powder Coated Caterham Parts
On the R500, Caterham Midlands had signsuk.co.uk fit Hexis Paint Protection Film, right along the sides of the car to the leading edge of the bodywork and around the wishbone and suspension holes... I thought this would be a great way to protect the lovely paint job, so begged and pleaded with Andy to get Ed to come down (the next day) and fit the same film to the Academy car before I got started with the assembly.  Ed arrived around 11am and got to work...
Ed fitting Hexis Paint Protection film to the sides of the car
Ed fitting Hexis Paint Protection film to the sides of the car
With the paint protection film applied, it was time to get the garage into an orderly fashion and crack on!
Work has begun - the garage was organised chaos!
Work has begun - the garage was organised chaos!
First to go in was the steering rack.
Steering rack in
Steering rack in
 Next job was to fit the IVA trim around all the wishbone holes, and then fit the lower wishbones.
Lower wishbones fitted
Lower wishbones fitted
With the lower wishbones fitted, next job was the upper wishbones, which also requires the headlights to be fitted (through the upper wishbone front mount)...  As you can see I thought it'd be 'different' to change the colour of the headlight bezels from black to the same Sulfur Yellow as the stripes, so these were powder coated, and with the suspension fitted I couldn't resist putting the nosecone on...
First view of the front end - coming together nicely
First view of the front end - coming together nicely
Tomorrow I'll try and get the front end finished off, and as much other work as possible.  I really want to have the engine and box in by the time the weekend is out, so it'll be full steam ahead.

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