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Hello! This build blog follows my journey building a Caterham 310 R SV.
Navigation is by choosing relevant section at the top (or clicking menu in the top right if you are on a mobile device).
The blog is designed to be followed in order, so ignore any dates you see on posts. My order deviates significantly from the build manual. More information on the about page. A full tool list and car spec is given, along with a section detailing disagreements I had with the manual.
I am a total amateur, although I made many mistakes I have edited the blog so it contains the final steps I took at each stage. I had no remediation required in my post build check.
You can buy a Caterham kit direct from Caterham, or from an approved dealership. I bought this kit from Williams Automobiles, a sports car dealership near Bristol in the UK, and I cannot praise them enough… if you want to do this yourself, give them a call and have a chat and take one for a test drive.
Another massive thank you is due to my mate Steve A, who a) did most of the work talking me into actually buying the car and b) helped me get the engine in. Wouldnt have been able to do it without you mate! Finally thanks to my wife and kids for tolerating me disappearing for long periods of time to work on the car.
Caterhams change over time, this build blog is following progress on my 310 R from delivery in December 2019 to final completion and PBC/IVA in November 2020.
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