Grills

    Tips

    • These are very easy to assemble. Just make sure you have 4 correct wheel covers as I had 2 driver's side rear covers.

    Doors

    Tips

    • My doors required a lot of sanding. I would estimate 70-80% of the door's edge needed sanding. Most areas required 2-3mm while some areas (especially where door can pinch car) needed more. And make sure you take off a little more to compensate for the gel coat you need to reapply.
    • When disassembling the door hardware (to paint), mark off the depth of the threads (e.g. with tape) in the top hinges.

    Glazing

    Tips

    • Be sure to use Vinyl Tape as the primer can soak through masking tape and color the body/paint.
    • Headlight Covers: My driver's side cover required a lot of sanding. I used a heavy grit sanding block to take out 1mm at a time until it fit...and then used lower grit to smooth it out. I ran my tape line half way down the edge/channel so that I would not see adhesive after I removed the tape.
    • Side Windows: My driver's side windows required a little sanding. I ran my tape line half way down the edge/channel so that I would not see adhesive after I removed the tape.
    • Windshield: You will need to buy rubber or foam height setting blocks to adjust the windshield placement. Foam blocks will compress over time. Try to get all edges as close to the body as possible; it will make your vinyl kit look much better. I ran my tape line at the top of the edge/channel so the adhesive would fill the channel and be flat across the surfaces.

    Roof Scoop

    Vinyl Kit / Sun Strip

    Tips

    • Need to install...

    Wiper

    Tips

    • This is a very easy step and you'll need a second set of hands to mount the motor. The Build Manual photo of where the GRP sits is out of date. There is slightly different hardware and the body sits between the first set of washers (on motor) and the rubber/metal part. The rubber is on the outside of the car.

    Mirrors

    Tips

    • The entire backside of the mirror is tape, but it comes with double sided tape strips as well, so it's not clear how to install. The manual shows the tape strips being used (cut into 4 squares per mirror), but Nigel didn't use them. I think it's your choice. The double sided tape approach is more permanent and sets the mirror deeper (make sure you have clearance to adjust mirror), whereas the tape strips approach allow for adjusting and more room for the mirror to pivot. 

    Carbon Fiber Aero Aids

    Tips

    • Diffuser: This was easy to install.
    • Front Splitter: Be sure to test fit the splitter with the spacer located on top of it so you can determine where to drill the tow hook holes. 
    • Brake Intake Ducts: These were easy to install.
    • Brake Ducts: These are considered a very tough step, but I don't agree. I recommend installing them BEFORE installing the sidepods so you have easy access to the cutting areas. The only hard part is getting the edge of the duct to line up perfectly with the sidepod hole. You have to continually test fit and remove fiberglass over and over and over. The 2nd side goes much faster.
    • Side Scoops: These were easy to install. When installing the A/C condenser, I removed the right side scoop to make it easier to work...but then reinstalled it before mounting the condenser.
    • Side Splitters: These were easy to install. The dimples under the sidepods lined up ALMOST perfectly. I wouldn't trust them without testing fitting.
    • Dive Planes: Super easy to install. Measure twice to make sure you have the right placement.
    • Rear Wing: Need to install...

    Radiator Exit Divider

    Tips

    • The pointy edge that touches the mesh needs to be filed/sanded down A LOT. I also needed to sand the long thin area that touches the mesh. Keep taking off a little at a time until it's flush.
    • The sanding portion is never really visible, but it's super easy to paint. Make sure your paint is up to room temp and well mixed before using.