Now that DJ is no longer a daily
driver, I thought what do I need an interior for? So out it came,
all in an effort to reduce weight and prepare for the fitment of a
bucket seat and roll cage. DJ's main job nowadays is that of
trackdays and the occasional car show during the summer months. Is
it noisy? Well it's not too bad just pootling around but as soon
as the supercharger spins up you definitely know about it!
Carpets, sound-deadening and anything
else superfluous to requirements was taken out
The door interior trims have been
left on for now. Ideally I will get polycarbonate windows made up
so that I can get rid of the heavy window motors. Door panels will
be made in sheet aluminium. It's very hard to say how much weight
was in the trim as carpets and plastic interior panels are fairly
light, though there are a lot of them. The sound deadening on the
rear cabin/engine bay bulkhead is fairly weighty at around
Don't worry I haven't taken the doors
off! pic showing the rear bulkhead devoid of sound deadening and
you can just see where I have removed trim off the A pillars
All the trim came off but I still
need to do something with that sunroof. I would like an option to
keep the sunroof, so I will endeavour to replace the heavy glass
with Aluminium sheet or polycarbonate.
Passenger side, showing good use of
copious amounts of duct tape. Duct tape as everyone knows lends it
that 'racing car feel'!
What I really need though is some
lightweight bucket seats as I think the stock seats don't really
offer much in the way of support and weigh far more than they need
I have also finally got round to
bolting down my front mounted battery and removing other surplus
trim from the front wheel well.
Battery is now held in place through
two bolts through the floor on threaded rod as well as a
stabilising rod that attaches to the front bulkhead.