Boxster Hardtop is needed to comply with regulations. Previously running with opens tops was permitted, however the cars look a bit odd with no roof and a rollcage in place.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Next stage of the conversion is to strip the interior and fit racing seats, steering wheel and harnesses. The dirving position needs to be fixed before the roll cage is installed and is a compromise position for the two drivers. The carpets, seats and seat-belts were first removed.
The Porsche steering wheel with air-bag mechanism was removed and replaced with a Sparco Suede Racing. The Porsche PCM radio / sat-nav unit is still in the dashboard and will be removed soon.
The race seats replacing the standard Porsche ones are Corbeau Pro-Series seats which are embroided with the Boxster racing logo's. The Boxster seats and runners were extremely heavy with thier electric motors and heating elements. These were sold to a man restorign a VW camper van!
Additional eye-bolts are fitted through the chasiss with spreader plates underneath. These provide fixing points for the fitting of 6-point FIA approved Luke harnesses.
Custom adaptor plates were made up from 6mm aluminuim to allow the Corbeau seat mounts to be fitted to the chassis. Aluminum tread plate has also been installed to provide a solid floor in the footwells.