Modifications and Tools

Special Tools and Equipment purchased or made for my Ultima Evolution Project:

  • Engine Stand
  • Mobile Engine Hoist
  • Creality CR10S 3-D printer
  • Pneumatic Pop rivit Gun
  • Custom-built Steel Dolly
  • Dremel 3000 with 90 degree attachment
  • Pack of 20 x 3mm drill bits.

Other Tools used for the project

  • Compressor used for dremel bits, rivet gun and sandblasting gun
  • Variable speed Makita cordless drill
  • Variable speed Makita circular sander / polisher for carbon panels
  • Radio with Ipod to keep me company while I work
  • Lots of coffee
  • Laptop and Ipad for referencing build manual and other blogs (as well as to update my own blog)
  • Makita Jigsaw
  • Renovator multipurpose sander / cutting tool
  • Bench grinder and bench clamps
  • Quick release grips
  • Steel G-Clamps
  • Various spanners, screwdrivers and sockets as required
  • Rubber and wooden mallet
  • Permanent markers
  • Steel rulers, right angle and spirit levels
  • Lots of masking tape
  • Scissors and cutting blades
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Metal cut-off saw
  • Hand Riveter
  • Electrical extensions

Parts and consumables used that were not supplied by Ultima

  • Cable ties in various sizes
  • Carbon fibre weaved fabric and Epoxy Resin
  • Sandpaper 80, 180, 240, 300, 400, 800, 1200 and 2000 grit
  • Various brushes, cleaners and solvents
  • Silicone sealent
  • Rubberising paint for sealing floor panels
  • Secondskin Damplifier Pro for sound deadening on panels
  • OMP Superquadro steering wheel
  • OMP Quick release steering boss
  • Steel flat bar for brackets and spacers
  • Stainless M4 and M6 bolts and washers as well as additional rivnuts in those sizes for brackets such as the Chevy electronic throttle pedal assembly
  • Steel threaded rod and angle balljoints for throttle assembly
  • Rolls of heat shielding to wrap radiator pipes front to back on both sides.
  • Red and black battery cable (welding wire) and lugs / attachments for battery.
  • Multiple STM32 micro controllers, electronic sensors, connectors and buttons
  • 3.2″ and 2 x 7″ Nextion HMI LCD display untis


I planned  a few modification from the standard factory spec:

  • Carbon skin all the interior panels
  • Custom Alcantara & Carbon fibre dashboard with custom LCD gauges, touch screen controller and custom controls on the steering wheel.
  • Custom HMI interface using STM32 Mirco controllers, with touch screen LCD displays and all controls implemented on the custom steering wheel. I also interfaced with the Engine ECU in order to get the necessary telemetry and engine data such as RPM, Speed, Distance travelled, Water Temperature etc.
  • Custom covering of the roll cage in Alcantara
  • 10″ SMart Mirror with front and rear cameras
  • Custom carbon rear wing