One of the first tasks with your Riot kit is to fit the aluminium panels to the chassis frame. Rather than rivet a flat panel to the underside we have designed a “seat tray” that just drops into position and is simply bonded in using something like Sikaflex Adhesive Sealant. This method produces a much stiffer panel that doesn’t loosen from corrosion around the rivets. Its also a lot quicker to fit! A little material may have to be removed from the tray corners in order to fit around the chassis frame welds.
Next up are the footwell end panels which are best installed before the front floor panel as it is easier to gain access from underneath. Dry fit the panels first to ensure a good fit, then place a bead of adhesive on all the chassis frame parts in contact with the panel and clamp into position. Once the adhesive has set you will need to drill a 12mm hole through the lower rear suspension mount into the footwell aluminium panel.
As with the footwell end panel the pre shaped bulkhead aluminium panel can be dry fitted to ensure a good fit. Once happy it may actually be best not to bond them in just yet as they could hinder access to the front of the engine and fuel tank.
However, now is a good a time as any to bond the front and rear floor panels plus tunnel floor panel on as the task is a whole lot easier if you turn the chassis frame upside down. Once again check the panels locate well, then remove it and put a bead of adhesive on all the chassis frame parts that contact the panel and finally clamp it up until dry.
Included in our “Starter Kit”
- 2 x Pre-Folded Aluminium Seat Trays
- 2 x Pre-Folded Aluminium Bulkhead Panels
- 2 x Pre-Folded Aluminium Footwell Panels
- 2 x Flat Aluminium Floor Panels
- 1 x Flat Aluminium Foot well Top Panel
- 1 x Pre-Folded Tunnel top Panel
- 1 x Flat Tunnel Floor Panel
- Tube of Sikaflex 252 adhesive / sealant or equivalent