May 28, 2004
PVC brake ducts. I say infamous because when the plastic was
new, it was not very strong. If the car was just street driven,
these ducts would be just fine, but give the car a beating
on a race course (rocks, tire rubber, body panels) and they
would crack or break apart.
side duct was re-glassed because of a crash. The driver's
side was re-glassed just to hold it together.
look like much now, but I will grind this mess into the original
shape. I will re-make the original shape using fiberglass
and white pigmented resin where the plastic needs replacing
because of missing sections.
the driver's side after the fiberglass has been removed. It's
all cracked up and missing only a few edges, but overall it's
in pretty good shape.
are glassed over.
the glass is cured, I hand shape each duct.
ducts are final sanded, they are white just like the original
PVC. After the ducts are finished, I block sand the existing
duratech on the rest of the under nose.
will get one coat of gray primer which will be block sanded.
coat of paint will be applied for final primer. Next week
we will turn the car over and finish the top. The front fenders
need to be re-installed and the car will be block sanded for
its first urethane primer.
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