December 9, 2002
the front windscreen. The glass is glued into a carbon fiber
frame. As you can see, the window is taped off so duratech
doesn't get on anything except the frame. We need to make
a plug of the frame so it can be installed in the car. After
the duratech, we'll laminate five layers of carbon fiber to
make this frame.
a little silly, but these are the foam blocks that will be
shaped into the GT-1 roof. Note: the carbon fiber window frame
has been attached to the side pod. Later we will cut a door
into the side pod.
you can get a better view of the foam.
one of the crashed doors from the Champion GT-1. As you can
see, we shortened the doors, thus making the side pods stronger
and the door lighter. This is how the GT-1 98' door worked.
shaping going on.
making skills came in handy once again.
now I'm shaping the air intake. The opening is a lot smaller
than the original GT-1 opening. Our intake will bring air
to the intake plenum. The original GT-1 opening was a lot
bigger because it brought air to the inner cooler.
to take shape.
this type of work is actually a lot of fun.
I'm cutting the opening with a hack saw blade.
only needs to be about 1/4 inch so the material can go inside.
more sanding and she'll be done.
laminating process begins. The black material is cabosil which
fills in the joints from the different layers of foam.
resin is brushed completely over the roof.
the materials will be added.
layer is 3/4 oz. matt.
pretty cool now!
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