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Old 20th May 2020, 13:01
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Default The body beautiful...

Having performed surgery on the rear wing last year (no point rushing these things!..) I have now filled in the gaps. Paul's 'yoga mat and parcel tape method' was brilliant:

Wing surgery.jpg

Having enough bodies at home at the moment allowed easy flipping of the tub to create access from underneath, with the body suspended on trestles:

Wing surgery 2.jpg

The great reveal the following day left a really strong valley which I can now add fibreglass filler and body filler to:

Wing surgery 3.jpg

Whilst the body was inverted, I was also able to bond in the bulkhead extension which will hide the original Vitesse bulkhead which I have used:

Bulkhead bonding 1.jpg

Having created a return lip on the front of this, I can now get the bonnet to fit, although it does have a 3-inch gap at the front, so will need some cuts to get it to follow the wing curve, I suspect:

Bulkhead bonding 2.jpg

Have run out of polyester resin for now so turning my attention to modifying/remaking the steel frame that sits on the chassis....more soon!

Richard
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