bit the bullet today and got the angle grinder out and cut the top
half of the gutters off, this gives it a more modern look and also
gives better access to repair the gutters.
gutters are fully seam welded to the roof now, so no cracking or rusting
away after painting
surrounds are now finished and painted with epoxy primer. This is
waterproof so will keep the filler safe from the winter damp.
been filling & prepping the induction scoop and repairing all
the imperfections, and have decided that I might fit some working
butterfly's to the front linked to the throttle. Mocked up in cardboard
here, they will be twin 3.25" blades. I'm hoping a friend will
be able to CNC machine them in ally for me.
is fully prepped & primed now, just some glass work to the entry
area left to get uniform thicknesses and to fit the butterfly plate.
major surgery is needed to get the front to fit the car properly,
as you can see I have had to slice the wing in two places to be
able to get it to sit properly on the body and to line up correctly.
first layers of glass go on to hold it all in place before it is all
ground out for the proper lay up.
glassed over now, 2 more layers will go over after all the outer work
side is getting done now, as you can see, it needs some fairly radical
splitting to fit the car.