The chassis rails and floor on the car is really beat up, from many rounds of mods, from racetrack kerbs, and off-road excursions
One of the things that I keep promising myself this build, it to do it right the first time. I too often get caught up on deadlines (ie events) and build it to a level to meet the event date. Looking at the effort that is was going to take to repair the floor, I decided to just cut it out and make my own one, both lighter and stiffer than the previous one.
Doing this also gives me the advantage of building a totally flat floor for the underside of the car – good for aero! With the current floor, I would have to have two floors to make the lower one flat – and that’s weight that I don’t want.
The white tape, and wire are mockups for where the new bar work will be.
Another plus of re-doing the floor is that I can get everything inside (including me) down lower another 30-40mm. Better for CofG.
Now, we need to work out what tube sizes I’ll be using, to meet the target strength and weight.