Kitcar Build

Kitcar Build

Kitcar Blog

This blog is to cover out progress through the stages of the strip down and rebuild of a robin hood kit car.
Started the blog a bit late as a fair bit of the stripdown has already been done, this is to follow our progress of the build.

Neal's uphill struggle

BodyPosted by Christian French Wed, May 04, 2011 12:21:53
So on to the bodywork now, which I am leaving to Neal, as I'm next to useless at it.

This is what the car & colour looked like before starting, (minus the rear wings)

Note the stainless between the nose and the suspension components, this is being removed and re fabricated in GRP

Off comes the nose cone

The stainless is more visible now to the right and through the nose, it's fit was quite poor so we have created a better fitting template from steel to use to cut the GRP when its been fabricated by Neal.

Here is the first stage of GRP matting applied over the old stainless

After several more layers were added, the old stainless was removed and the whole lot strengthened from inside by layering more matting. The lower piece of stainless was retained and glassed in to give some good mounting points and extra strength.

Neal sanding down the matting ready for body filler

Applying the body filler

Now we've run out of filler so cant continue for the time being....

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