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Old 03-12-2008, 08:06 AM   #54
frayz
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Member#: 106909
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Essex-England-United Kingdom
Vehicle:
2002 V7 STi Prodrive
Edition... Black!

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So the roof vent was complete, and to say i was happy with it is a mssive understatement.

I was really enjoying the race/rally theme i was building the car into. I had never seen them in the UK but frequently saw the use of harness bars in the US. I managed to aquire a Speedware bar from the US. I believ Speedware fabricate stainless versions of the Sparco bar.

Sure enough, the bar soon arrived, the guys had made a lovely job.





I also ordered some 3" FIA approved harness's from TRS. I opted for the WRC Magnum Ultralites which come complete with forged aluminium adjusters and buckles. I had them do the lap belts in 2" and the shoulders in 3". Just for the sake of being more comfortable and user friendly.



The car gets very little use and certainly no use of the rear seats so i decided it would be a good idea to lose the rear seats all together. However i didnt want it to look like a tatty stripped out racer. So i promptly contacted the guys at Ramsport in Wales. These guys built WRC and Group N cars and could supply me with the carbon panneling i needed to make the stripped out rear a clean and tidy job.

I decided to lose the parcel shelf too, rear seat bars, seatbelts... basically anything i didnt feel was needed got taken out. The carbon was a bit of a nightmare but worth it in the end. All the panels are feather light and well finished. Not wanting them to look toshed in i ordered titanium fastners and red button head panel washers from Aerotek so the install was as clean as possible.
I used strips of very thin HD foam between the panels so they didnt rub and rattle. I also used RTV on all of the screws so they couldnt vibrate loose. The edges were trimmed with 1mm rubber edge trim. The finished job is very clean and tidy and complemets the reast of the interior well.
A TRS helmet hammock was ordered to hang in the back to help complete the race car look.... and hold my lid on ring trips




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