25 May 2009

Wife’s back tomorrow so that’s the end of the unlimited guy-time-in-the-garage, though a lot got done: fuel tank, coolant system, rear body treatment, diffuser framework, the body framwork on the sides, more-or-less, and the muffler has plenty of space. The curved corners need flanges welded on but that’s not hard.

What’s next? Probably finish up the rear fender area. Instead of aluminum panels some may be steel this time around, welded on. Typically 0.050″ aluminum is used, so going with 0.030″ steel means it weighs the same, costs less, and saves time by not requiring rivets. After that? Maybe suspension arms, a very detailed and fiddly task since fully-dimensioned fixture drawings are needed for the book.