Sunday, 22 May 2011

Interior Strip and Race Seats Installed

Next stage of the conversion is to strip the interior and fit racing seats, steering wheel and harnesses.  The driving 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 embroidered with the Boxster racing logo's. The Boxster seats and runners were extremely heavy with their electric motors and heating elements.  These were sold to a man restoring 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 aluminium to allow the Corbeau seat mounts to be fitted to the chassis. Aluminium tread plate has also been installed to provide a solid floor in the footwells.