So I did the same thing for the sides of the body and the doors. I started with my 1" wide 3M blue tape and also added a 1/16th fine line tape next to it. then added the Tamiya 6mm wide tape next to that:
I removed the inner tape pieces to reveal what will be cut away:
Here area all of the pieces after doing my cutting with my razor saw:
And Now here it is somewhat together. At the moment it is just held together with the Tamiya tape and will be glued Together:
Alright Fellas.... Its that time for another update on this bad boy. So over the weekend I finally got started on Chopping up the body to get the body work going. Although I still have some more work to finish up the body. So far the Body has been narrowed 3/8" and it has been chopped 1-1/16". I still need to shorten the body by 3/4" of an inch but this one may be a little more tricky.... going to take a 1/4" from the center and then 1/4" from each side. Anyway I will let the pics tell the story of what I have done. Hope you all enjoy....
Well here I started out by doing a quick drawing of a side view of the body to get an idea of how much I was going to have to chop and change things:
Here I have laid a piece of 1/4" fine line tape (the blue) Then added 1/16" fine line tape next to that then the Tamiya 6mm tape on the outside of that:
I removed the 1/16" and 1/4" tape and what you see between the Tamiya tape will be cut and removed to Narrow the width of the body:
Dave... It is so great to see you back at the bench. I just love your work. I am going to be following this build for sure and am already stoked for your next update. I love what you have done so far. your machining just blows me away. I still need to purchase my Mill.... Really wish I had the extra money to get it now. Also I need to get you a call soon so we can catch up.
Oh Johnny Boy.... I don't know how I missed this one here. Guess I was thinking it was going to be in the Drag Racing section... Sorry Buddy. So glad to you stared on this. This is going to be one Kick A$$ Build!! As usual yours always are. Looking great and I can't wait to see more of this one.
Brad... That is some outstanding work on the oil filter. big fan of your work and enjoy seeing your updates. I am hoping that you are feeling better to be able to get some good bench time in this weekend.
Tim... I admire your dedication and attention to the detail of little things like this. adding those bolts to the bead-lock just sets it off. This build continues to get better and better with each update. I can't wait to see this as a rolling chassis...lol
Tim... Oh my Goodness.... I just wet myself. That seat looks killer. I love how you did the carbon fiber and how the pattern changes from the seated portion to the sides. You can see how the grain switches directions from the separate pieces. Man this is so sweet!! Keep up the great work!! I can't wait to hear about your new Sherline Lathe and would love to see it set up....