Jump to content
Click here if you are having website access problems ×

S3 DD Lowered floor missing dimensions


Recommended Posts

Hello all,

I'm getting some lowered floors made using the dimensions that Paul kindly sent me, appear to have come from Holland.  The fabricator says he's missing the dimensions indicated in the annotated diagram below.  Can anyone help me?

Thanks in anticipation


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well for one i can't safely drive the car with the standard floors and I don't have a trailer nor a car with a tow bar. So getting the floors made whether by Arch or a third party is a necessity


I ran out of time to call them today, re availability and pricing but as said it feels like I'm messing around a fabricator who quoted a very fair price and is trying to grow his business.


I don't mind spannering on my own car, it's part of the ownership experience for me with a car like this. But I accept that people either don't have the skills nor the inclination to Scrabble around and fit their own floors. Everything is easier if you just pay someone else to do it :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Leadership Team

Having fitted lowered floors to both side of my car (on my own!) I agree with Alan. The original floors are 1.5mm sheet, the lowered floors are formed from 3mm sheet and substantially heavier and stiffer, I had to do a lot of adjusting/trimming to get a good fit, then removed them both to be powder coated and refitted. If the floors you have made are even less accurate than the Arch/Caterham originals it'll be a thankless task.

Also note that on the Arch lowered floors, unlike the original floors the outside edge is vertical not horizontal.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

In a moment of madness or boredom I started to fabricate my own lowered floors based on the dimensions above - I still have them and although would fit with some further fabrication I would not be happy with appearance. Lesson learnt -  some jobs are best to leave to the experts! 

Arch can supply and the fit is not too difficult if travel an issue.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

You could always go about this the other way.  If you're approaching a time where you won't need the car for a while remove the current floor and measure the opening in the chassis.  I'll get round to making a lowered passenger floor at some point and this is probably what I'll do.  You know it will fit then.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...