First, and probably easiest job in the next few build hours, is mounting the steering rack. It’s simply a case of feeding the rack into position through the right holes in the bodywork and popping a couple of bolts into the lovely machined clamps.
Hang on Jones. Masking tape. 30 minutes and a roll and a half of masking tape later the paint is protected and I can resume the rack fitting.
Pop it and the clamps into place, tighten the mounts up a tad, but not too much and boom! First part is on the car.
While sitting at the front of the car fiddling with the rack, I could see right down the transmission tunnel between the footwells. There is not a lot of room in there.
Five minutes later and I’m cutting the IVA trim for the steering arms and screwing on the track rod ends 13 turns and I sit back with a sense of achievement.
This build lark is going to be easy. Little did I know, things were not going to be so straightforward with the front suspension.