– Hi Mark,
Apologies for not really following your build until I spotted your go-kart video the other day.
Gotta love the dedication of trailering it from Canada to Mexico for a test drive and then heading home when it rained.
Jokes aside, great to see the car in action and I’ve been working my way through your other videos ever since.
There is definitely something about video that really adds to the traditional photo based build thread.
Thankfully, there have been no cameras rolling when I’ve been turning the air blue during my own build.
Can I recommend Roger's Profanisaurus
if you wish to broaden your range of ‘industrial language’?
Originally Posted by S13
… The plan is throw the body on and make it all removable(bolt the body to firewall). That way I can just sand down the casting lines, a bit of filler, spray some flat black and drive it for a couple months. Then this coming winter remove the body and with the help of some friends do a quality paint job. Has anyone done something similar in the past? I just don't want to do anything irreversible to the body. Any tips of suggestions would be greatly appreciated…
I did something similar and got my car on the road last year with just a coat of etch primer on it.
This allowed me to rack up some miles over the winter and let all the fibreglass / filler repair work settle down.
( My kit turned out to be a POS that needed extensive modifications to reach this stage. )
This summer I did the final round of bodywork and I am currently painting the car.
The big advantage of this approach is that is allows you to modify the bodywork based on your ‘on the road’ experience (if required) without worrying about damaging the paint.
Plus finally driving the car is a great boost to morale after all the time spent building it.
The disadvantage is that you will need to sand off all of the temporary paint work to start the ‘real’ paint job.
Good luck, Paul.
Part 14: Exhaust
Maybe it was just me, but I thought your “Pipe, beer and a couple of hookers” double entendre set up was a very well worked piece of comedy genius.