We now have the
trimmed firewall back in the car. This is the skinned side
and will always have the cloth pattern visible.
The inside is sanded
smooth. Most of the holes have been pre-drilled for wires,
seats, etc. This also gives us one last chance to inspect
The same part after
being sprayed with duratech. Once this is sanded the part
will be too smooth. We will paint this with a brush just like
the factory. The rear window area will be trimmed next.
Another view of
the panels, floor, and frame. All of the panels must be bonded
together and also bonded to the frame.
firewall is now back in the car for the final time. Strips
of thick matt have been pre-cut. The goal is to join the panels
together while keeping the patches as straight and sharp as
possible. Once we start glassing these strips in place, we
have to work fast. Here Jack is pre-fitting areas.
Looks easy from
here, but we only have one chance to flatten out all of the
Thank god for paint
sticks and tape. These two allowed us to "raise"
the door sill up to meet the firewall. A little tape to hold
them in place, then on to the next area.
Tape to protect
the rollbar and a clamp to hold the part steady. By the way,
this second rollbar is a non-factory addition.
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