The prep work continues while I await the return of my new frame. Last week was epoxying the floors. This week opens with repairing some of the damaged older plastic parts. In particular the ABS wheel wells, interior well covers, end caps, etc.
I am using fiberglass cloth and resin for repairs. I have never used these products before, so please excuse if the work looks rough. However pretty much everything will be painted over or hidden so no worries.
Step 1 was to stop drill all the current cracks in the wheel wells. This is the same technique our mechs use when we get cracks in the airframe of our helicopters.
My hardener did not come with a predrilled hole but the instructions indicated 10 drops/oz which gives 10 min working time. This is a BIG change from the epoxy I used on the floors which had a several hour working time. Ensure that your glass cloth is precut and don't have too many to do at one time. After brushing directly over the repair site apply the cloth and brush again till the cloth is saturated. I only did 1 layer of cloth as I didn't need much stiffness on the wells. I just finished about 7 small 4-6 inch repair when my resin turned to rock.
My dad has agreed to come down Mid September for a week to help on the AS. That week will be full court press to install floors, underfloor insulation, tanks, belly skin, and then get the body reattached. Lots of people on the forums doing great work, if anyone hasn't subscribed to "I tried to remove my shower pan, please help" , you should! It's a good read and Marco is hard at work getting that GT back into working order
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