[08-30-11] Front fwd/up mold inserts are popped loose but are getting a little stiffening/bracing.
[09-05-11] Ooooo! Lay-up started on main body mold halves.
[09-15-11] Main body mold right half, just popped off the pattern...
The white is plaster filler from the model that stuck better to the mold than to the model.
There's always some rework and repair to be done.
[10-04-11] Main body mold left half, with stiffeners & "feet", assembled with windshield insert... 52 lbs.
There's still filling and repair to do on the gelcoat (nicks, bubbles, and some alligatoring).
[10-06-11] Demolishing and scrapping the body pattern...
(Progress on main body halves continues on the Body Parts Page. > > >)
[05-21-14] Rear fender molds lay-up start... orange tooling gelcoat & random mat
[05-29-14] Rear fender molds stiffening edges... about ready to pry off patterns
[06-02-14] Rear fender molds popped off of patterns... Patterns and all that labor are now JUNK.
[06-05-14] Rear fender mold - typical fill/sand repair of some small voids and "alligatoring" in the gelcoat
(Progress on rear fenders continues on the Body Parts Page. > > >)
[05-19-15] Front fender molds lay-up start; orange tooling gelcoat, random mat, & two layers 10 oz. cloth...
You can see the the flanges for the split inboard molds. (The little Masonite forms are already removed here.)
[05-31-15] Front fender molds lay-up progressing; stiffeners & more layers of 10 oz. cloth
[06-02-15] Front fender molds popped off of the patterns, ready for clean-up of some
plaster filler from the patterns and repair of some alligatored spots in the gelcoat
[06-08-15] Demolishing the front fender patterns...
All that labor is now TRASH now that the shape is captured in the molds.
[06-25-15] Front fender molds - all repaired, assembled, waxed and ready for lay-up of fenders
(Progress on this part continues on the Body Parts Page. > > >)
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