Tuesday, April 1, 2008
01 Apr 08
Everyone worked like madmen today. I glued a fenderwell on this morning by the time Joey Peters showed up at about 10am. I gave him a tour for an hour or so while Ben, Aaron and Zac moved the screw press up to the blue room. We went to the junkyard to get some angle iron for Ben to make a platform for the screw press out of. Aaron went to get pizza, and Ben and I had the other wheelwell glued on by lunchtime. After lunch, Zac, Hunt and I started popping the body panel molds off the plug outside. We got some help from Bigbalz, the nextdoor dog, and everything came off ok. The nose mold has a problem releasing inside the radiator cavity, but Hunt drilled a hole in it, blew compressed air in, and popped it right off. Aaron cleaned up a butterfly panel mold, and he, Luke and Zac moved the body panel molds down to Hunt's place. I went to work gluing the front wheelwell straps down, and Hunt and Luke helped by cutting some 1/4" allthread into bolts for me and cutting plywood blocks to use for applying pressure glued parts. Aaron and Zac dug some holes and set posts in concrete and left at about 7:15. Ben continued to work on his frame for the screw press, and Luke brought the headers up from the welding room at Hunt's place. I glued on some panels that tie the wheelwells to the cabin walls and finished up in time to help Luke get the headers bolted up to the engine on the lofting table. Ben, Luke and I broke for dinner at this point, and came back out to keep rolling. Ben, Luke and Hunt set the screw press on the base that Ben made for it, and I worked on the chassis. Caroline helped me by scraping glue from the joints and removing all the screw fasteners that were used to hold pressure on the joints in today's glue processes. Ben and Luke left at about 10pm, and Caroline, Hunt and I called it quits by 11:30. It was a good day of work today.