Footrest

Posted: 12th December 2017 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v

Progress

Footrest is in. It was a mission, but second time lucky on the welded in captive nut mountings. Should make it nice and easy if I decide to run carpet and gives me more confidence than the threaded rivet inserts.

Powder coat is going to need to be re-done. It cracked and peeled off as it was bent to shape to fit the footwell. I’ll get it blasted to key it in and then either epoxy it or get it powder coated again.

The plan had been to mount a dry cell battery to the rear of the footrest. I did that on my white S2 previously but wanted a more secure mounting this time around. The s1 and s2 floor pans are different shapes too.

Progress

Progress

However the MSA are clamping down on putting the battery behind the footrest in cars where there is a passenger seat fitted. If it’s not in the rules yet it will be soon that the battery will need to be behind any occupants in the front. So it’ll be going behind the seats…