August 14, 2003
Ryan have got the great job of removing the plastic covering
from the plexiglas on the doors.
to take the protective covering off the other door and discovered
that using a heat gun would only take 4 hours per side as
opposed to an entire day.
I took this picture
because I was so proud of the pile of crap that I scraped.
The tape surrounds
each cleko hole, then we use 36 grit on a die grinder &
grind each hole opening.
the divot & hole with epoxy cabosil (it actually sticks
to the plexi).
The next step is
to sand the surface. The tape is the edge of where the window
will be painted.
This tape will
be removed and fine line tape will be installed to the exact
the windshield, which has now been fit. The back edge surface
is painted black (urethane). The black paint hides the glue,
which will hold the window in, plus it gives the glue something
to stick to because it will not stick to plexiglas.
installing the battery box by gluing it down with epoxy.
Last detail on
the doors. The white filler is polyester.
Now the doors and
window frames have been final primed. In the background is
the front cooler cover. These parts will be painted signal
red tomorrow. We are actually starting to run out of things
to do on this car. Finish date is nearing.
is now gluing in the windscreen. Andy is Harry's trusty helper.
The attention to
detail has to be perfect. This is not an easy job & the
nerves are always high when we are installing a windshield.
The blue tape will
be removed tomorrow. This keeps the inside edge neat &
clean. The outside edge is finished & looks bitchen!
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