Job 123 - Front Wing - IVA Trim & Final Fitment
In order to the car to pass the IVA test there needs to be rubber trim bonded to the cycle wings and any sharp edges. I used contact adhesive to do this, applying only to the inside of the wings.
|Readied for Rubber trim
|Contact Adhesive applied - waiting for it to dry
|Foam Applied to the Wing Stays
|Front Wing fixed in place and Side Repeaters connected
I then went around the rest of the car trying to complete the IVA trim (where I had enough trim):
- Reversing & Fog Lights
- Seat Belt Bolts (Even though not fully torqued)
- ECU Bolts
- Front Lower Wishbone Bolts - Where I had trim
Other Items I couldn't complete due to lack of Trim were as follows:
- Rubber Pipe for the following:
- Front Brake Pipes
- Top Ball Joints
- Steering Column Boss
- Lower Wishbone Bolts - Where trim was missing
Other items Tom at Caterham recommended I didn't do at this stage:
- Dashboard Stickers
- Bung hole in the bottom of the Wishbones
- Top Shock Collar Radius
Job 125 - Wheel Fitment
After the wings were all in place I fitted the wheels so that it was ready to take off the Axle Stands and sit on its own wheels once again.
|Wheels in place and ready to be taken off the Axle Stands
Katey and I followed the same method as last time by jacking the back up and removing the axle stands before lowering (with the Handbrake on this time). I then lowered the front end and lowered the car to the ground.
Job 127 - Nose Cone & Bonnet Fitment
Final jobs before switching the Caterham and the bikes around ready for collection was to move refit the Nose Cone and Bonnet. We fixed the Nose Cone in place and noticed that the Anti-Rollbar was catching the Nose Cone so we removed it and used the Dremel to open up the location around the Anti-Rollbar before refitting. It was then a case of refitting the Bonnet.
|Car Completed - Bar the Side Screens & headlights way off line!
I wanted Katey to see the car move for the first time, so we decided to switch the Caterham and bikes around ready for tomorrow!
It was the first time I had sat in the drivers seat, so quite an emotional moment!
|First time in the drivers seat! :-)
|First Drive completed - Really pleased with the colour choice changes with different lighting
|No Flash used for this photo and a markedly different colour!