Well a lot has been happening getting the car ready for it’s first outing. I hope to get out for a shake down in April, but we’ll see if everything goes as planned. He is a little more information on the interior of the car.
I replaced the steering wheel for a Sparco unit. It is detachable which makes it an easy entrance into the buddy club one piece drivers seat. The Passenger unit is a Sparco Torino 2 piece seat. True race cars don’t have 2 seats but my plan is for a N.A.S.A. racing license and to get one you have to have a trainer ride along to judge your progress.
The rear seats where removed for weight savings, along with all sound deadening. Most racing classes require cars to have front panels in place so those where kept but the speakers where removed. I didn’t want the car to look like a thief recovery so I left the rear carpet and the rear side panels. The EM racing bars tighten up the flexible hatchback chassis, and really add some stiffness back into the car. They attach to the suspension points and form a Z to deliver the most strength from such light bars.
The radio was deleted, and a custom block off plate was created in front of it. The Shifter was replaced with a Skunk2 short throw shifter and knob. Along with the Energy Suspension bushings that where installed this is like the bolt action on a rifle now.