December 12, 2002
Now that the roof
has been fabricated, the center air duct will have to be made
on the inside.
A shot from the
The center duct
is now shaped and the tape is being used for a release agent.
Finished tape job.
When the roof was made, the material was laid right on top
of the foam to give it strength. I want the center duct to
be removed because it's hollow.
I paint a black
cabosil slurry on the tape before applying the material.
The matt material
is applied first, then a layer of carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber gives
it strength and looks cool too.
Now all the foam
is removed on the rest of the roof, but I'll leave the foam
in the center to keep rigidity.
The carbon part
is trimmed and just sitting on the foam. The rest of the roof
will be skinned with carbon just before installation.
A picture looking
at the front.
Now you can see
that the duct has been opened and we chose blue primer because
the car will remain blue for the test. For the race, the car
will be painted like the Swap Shop car that we won with 20
years ago (Preston thinks this will be cool).
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