Those pics were shot for this. It was a compromised shoot, as it was during L4 lockdown and I'm not totally chuffed on the photo results but here we are. I'm a bit embarrassed about it, there's a handful of other cars in the issue that probably should have been cover, instead of a lower cost lower power KP Starlet. But buy it if you feel like you'd be interested in reading the story, I tried my best to get the point across that I didn't really do anything on this car, I just made a bunch of decisions and was lucky enough to have a small group of very talented friends who sacrificed their own time to help me put this thing together.
20211019_154109-01 by Richard Opie, on Flickr
So, 6-ish weeks ago I took this in to see @cletusfor it's cert as mentioned above, and have been working towards attaining this.
Overall, the initial check went pretty well, and was a good example of why you should probbaly talk to your cert guy prior to undertaking any sort of project of magnitude.
In the interests of transparency and maybe helping other people, it failed on the following:
Tyre rub on all four corners (fitted the Star Brights for cert and they're just a shade too wide at 6.5J -2 with a 185) - new set of 14x6J -10 SSR Longchamps XR-4 fitted
Skid plate required for modified or custom fuel tank as it's less than 200mm from the ground - sheeper helped out and we've knocked up a little skid plate to cover
A few extra fuel and brake line clips required - ew yuck I had to drill holes for rivnuts
Return spring required on brake pedal - small bracket made up to fit a spring that goes to a small hole drilled in brake pedal webbing
2 of the 6xM6 bolts in the Recaro bases were missing so needed to replace those - bolts installed
Seat rails to floor adaptor M8 bolts required nyloc nuts in lieu of threaded plate - nuts installed
Heatshielding required for fuel line on diff (close to exhaust at droop) - DEI heatshield sleeve added to the diff, really neat velcro-baced split sleeve that makes life easy
Camber to be corrected to maximum of -1.5 degrees - realigned by old mate Kieran to comply
Right rear shock just fouling on 4-link bracket - bracket clearanced with ye olde flapdisk and repainted
Trim adjustable platform threads on diff to allow bump stop to contact properly - again, ye olde flapdisk came to the party
Here she is on her cert feet which are yet to be restored and shinied up, I've also given my stock KP fender mirrors a lick of factory charcoal and reinstated these.
20211107_195603-01 by Richard Opie, on Flickr
Recheck is tomorrow so wish me luck.