Friday, 2 December 2016

Academy Car Build - Day Fifteen - Seats and Cage

Another five hour stint this evening, some of which was undoing what I'd fitted yesterday (and today), but you live and learn!

First thing I wanted to complete this evening was the Schroth Six Point harness.  Having spoken to Derek Howlett earlier in the day, he emailed me the workshop guide for fitting these harnesses.  Using the guide the harness was fitted, that was after drilling two 11mm holes for the two lower two straps at the rear of the lowered floor.
Schroth Six Point Harness fitted
Schroth Six Point Harness fitted
With the harness in, I fitted the drivers seat, then realised I'd not fitted the radius arms... So both seats came back out, and then radius arms were attached.
Radius Arms Attached
Radius Arms Attached
With the radius arms in, it was time to put the seats back in... After re-fitting the seats, I then realised that I had to fit the tunnel cover 😢... So seats were out again, tunnel cover fitted, and then seats were put back in for a third time!
Harnesses, Radius Arms, Tunnel Cover and Seats fitted (in that order! eventually!)
Harnesses, Radius Arms, Tunnel Cover and Seats fitted (in that order! eventually!)
And finally... The roll cage!  This was a part I'd set myself as a milestone in the build, and it was really satisfying to get the cage fitted (with Charlotte's assistance of course!).  It's been powder coated Sulfur Yellow to match the stripe of the car, and looks really smart - but due to the colour change, a new MSA-FIA sticker was required, which I'll fit on Sunday along with the roll cage bolts.
Sulphur Yellow Roll Cage fitted to my Caterham Academy Car
Sulphur Yellow Roll Cage fitted to my Caterham Academy Car
Tomorrow we're off to Harrogate, so this will be a 'day off' from building which will be 'refreshing'... I'll try and get back at a reasonable time on Sunday so I can crack with probably attaching the brake lines, the rear shocks, rear wings and if I get time the side intrusion bar.

No comments:

Post a comment

Thanks for your comments, I'll check out what you've written and add it provided it's useful informative and not spam.