Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Paint

At the same time as he's fabricating battery supports, Robert Juarez has been painting some of the body parts that are not involved with the battery fitting. Here are views of several parts:

Cowl in gel coat
Cowl in primer
Surface prep is the key to a great finish, and from the results I'd say this is a first rate job. 

Cowl in color!

Motor Cover before
Motor Cover after
I love the color and can't wait to see the reassembled body. The dark red upholstery and grill slats should make a nice accent. I also found some matching vinyl to cover the dashboard.

In other news, I heard from Rebirth Auto that they have recieved all the parts to build up the Impulse9 motor with the adapter plate and clutch pack. It should be out for balancing today so I suspect it will be shipped later this week. After Robert finishes the battery and controller mounts, the chassis will go to Bob Sommerfeld at Pro Automotive for the disk brake conversion and front shocks. Bob will also have the transaxle checked out and install the motor before returning it to Robert Jaurez for body assembly. Things are coming together nicely!

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