September 13, 2002
the old floor (basically un savable) we will use this for
the patterns where the patches were glued to hold the frame
to the floor.
36 years of wear
and tear and a lot of racing!
More detail, you
can see the two squares in the middle of the picture are where
the old patches were.
For the new floorboard,
we take a little better care to try not to make an ugly mess,
so we tape off the surrounding areas.
Here Andy is applying
the tape where all the patches are to go (copying the original
Sanding the floor
makes for better adhesion, the factory didn't do this and
sometimes the patches held and sometimes they didn't.
make a mess when you have a taped off border. If the patches
end up a little crooked and if there is a drip of resin here
and there we leave it giving the restoration a little bit
of character. We call this happy patina.
Something the factory
didn't do, is apply cabosil between the pipe and the floor.
We do this to give the floor better strength, then we install
the patch (1-1/2 oz. matt).
and Andy are double teaming the floor trying to get it done
today, so Kevin can start fitting the nose this weekend.
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