September 19, 2002
Andy is installing
the steering rack, which is also easier to do before the body
like weeks to save the headlight bucket. One more sanding,
then black primer, then we can finally make the mold.
will be finished on the other headlight bucket when Kevin
is done with this lay up, which is installing the new back
of the headlight buckets.
The inner wheel
well becomes too small when it's cut out of the fender, so
to reinstall we add a new edge where it's cut from the nose.
pieces are actually dies from the tubing bender (heavy), which
hold part of the wheel well flat when adding a new section.
The lighter colors
are the new material to make this thing like new.
Now Jack is grinding
the inside of the front hood because it has 8,000 layers of
crap on the inside.
Before Kevin can
final fit the right headlight bucket, the repair work has
to be finalized to keep index on all the repaired pieces.
The headlight bucket
is held on with cleko clamps, while the dark areas (which
are new cloth and matt repairs) are drying.
Here is a better
Here is the left
bucket ready for final primer.
in the middle of the picture is ready to be connected, thus
completing the three pieces of the inner fender well.
This is the other
Now all three pieces
are connected and tomorrow we will do the bodywork and give
it a coat of duratech. We will install it with the nose next
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