Now you have to drill 15 holes, holes for the retaining clips, now I really was wetting myself and kept double checking the line before drilling the 4mm holes, I kept taping everything in place to be sure of the position.
The bottom bumper strip was the same fitment as for the front and rear bumpers.
Also fitted the 'Speedster' emblem on the wing..
Whilst the back was jacked up , I fitted the engine tray, (very fiddly), which is fixed to the chassis via self tapping screws, whilst in the engine area I finished up the wiring to the engine.
Also fitted a dashboard mounted ignition switch, and fitted the come trim to the drivers side, still waiting for the gauges and leather, in the meanwhile I have stripped the steering column ready to lengthen it by 25mm, then assemble into the Speedster, I will be buying the Steering wheel ready for next weekend.
After adjusting the brakes and pedal position, I fitted the horn I had also almost forgot about, next job was to lengthen the Steering column buy 1", to do this I just welded in a section as per Chesil instructions, after disassembling the inner and outer steering column tubes. As I was using a dash mounted ignition you are left with a hole where the beetle ignition switch goes in the column, Chesil plug the hole with a rubber grommet, but I decided to fill and paint instead, I think it looks a lot better.
Still no parts yet from Chesil, need the rest of the items for next weekend otherwise I am running out of work..
Now the steering column and steering box had been adjusted, (I needed to move the steering box 1" to the left), the first job this weekend,.... fit the petrol tank. Not a bad job , all I needed to do was fit the sender unit and drop the tank into place, all it needs now is a couple of clamps to securely hold in place. Whilst under the car I also fitted the speedo cable which goes right through the center of the hub and secures to the grease cap.
Next I fitted the remaining horn grill, so the front is now complete, after that time to fit the engine grill,again an easy fit, just presses into place, although I will also add securing screws as well to be safe.
Very carefully unwrapped the VERY expensive gauges and trail fitted in place, ( I still need to make up the wiring loom), and then also trial fitted the Banjo steering wheel, should all look nice with the cream leather dash covering and seats.