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The building of a Marlin 5EXi kit car, using a Seat Leon 1.8T 20v Donor
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Sat May 5 17:12:44 BST 2012

Adding the passenger footrest

Now the first drive is done, I can concentrate on making the car work properly. First thing is to make it a bit more easier for a passenger. Last time I sat in a Marlin, moving at speed, I was a passenger and one thing I noticed that under braking the only thing keeping you in your seat was the seat belts, there was nothing for you too push back in your seat by using your feet. So it was obvious that passenger foot rest was needed.

I bought one from Car builder solutions sometime ago, but didnt fit in case I got into problems with an IVA, so all that was needed are two short lengths of aluminium flat bar, bolted to the footrest, which is then in turn bolted through the rubber floor matting to the chassis floor pan. Large penny washers spread the load, this should be fine, given the floor pan is securly rivetted to the chassis. Penny washers used above the floot matting also help with spreading the load.
Will keep an eye on things as time goes on, but the job looks a good one to me.

Ordered a pack of 380R bulbs from Ebay. £3.90 for 10 including shippig, given they seem difficult to find in shops a few spares on the shelve will be handy.

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