October 29, 2004
fitting the driver's door. I fit the passenger door and kinda
showed him the process for a great fitting door.
clamps and clekos are our best friends. The idea when building
these doors is to keep them as light as you can. A heavy door
won't take the abuse from opening and closing a million times.
these frames are made, sometimes they fit and sometimes they
don't. The passenger side fit perfectly without a cut. The
drivers door needed two cuts for a perfect fit.
is that when the plexiglass window is fit, it's flush with
the outside bodywork around the door. This is sometimes a
putting the under structure on the front cooler cover (hood).
Here, Andy has roughed the bottom of the hood so the structure
can be glued to it. Before this takes place, the cooler must
be fit in the exact location so the hood structure fits it
perfectly when installed.
positioned and is drilling the mounting holes. One of the
treats with this car is that it had a NOS oil cooler (new
valve has a plug on the outside of the cooler. This threaded
plug faces down so the body needs a hole drilled so the cooler
can fit flush. Here, Andy uses a pencil to get a lead coating
on the plug. The arrow points to the lead residue on masking
tape where the cooler has been placed for installation. He
will then drill a hole where the lead leaves its mark. Job
"J" says, "Have
a Happy Halloween".
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