July 12, 2004
the firewall means adding a piece here and adding a piece
of the angles in the shape of the firewall, there is a step
in the construction to follow the angles of the face of the
firewall. To repair it, I must keep this step intact by placing
a piece of 1/4" foam poster board under the lip of the
firewall. Then, I laminate the missing piece to the firewall.
This retains the original step.
needs repair before it can be re-installed.
After it is repaired, bodywork and primer will follow.
all the inner panels are made, they are fit to the chassis.
It is easier fitting these panels while the nose is off.
the material has cured, I make a pattern from the original,
undamaged side of the firewall.
will then use this pattern for the other side.
marks are drawn from the pattern and then cut.
mount has a protrusion which actually sticks out on the cockpit
side. This piece was missing from the mold, so I made a quick
foam plug to use for the mold to make the part.
of shaping the foam and glass work takes about 15 minutes.
It will take longer for the resin to dry!
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