December 18, 2002
the seam on the right side between the floor and the lower
part of the nose.
Both edges need
to be flush with each other.
Then, you cut through
both flanges so the radius between the floor and the nose
mate perfectly. This will reduce the bodywork on the bottom
of the car.
These are the two
surfaces on the bottom. They will mate when the trimming is
done on top.
Here is another
view of the natural radius on the nose that doesn't match
the floor, yet.
flanges will be clamped together, a little glue action, and
a layer of matt tape.
Here is the jack
spur. The cleko clamp holds the floor up in place.
Jack is putting
the final touches on the matt tape.
is gluing the perimeter.
Here it is finished
and ready for paint.
Jack and I will
meet in the middle, but right now I am roughing the surface
to give the tail a skin coat of body filler.
What a skin coat
does is: it seals the surface so all the spider cracks and
imperfections won't show themselves after the paint work is
be block sanded and primed with duratech. When the car is
in the sun, we can only hope that the paint shows no signs
of 30 years of hard use underneath.
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