both door panels are now finished. needed to make sure the doors didn't need anymore modifing for them to fit hence doing them now. i'm pleased with the way they have come out.
there is a 3mm thick rubberised layer under the vinyl to give it some depth.
iv'e also got the passanger fibre glass door skin fitted. it was a little more difficult to align as the skin was too far back on the frame originally making the panel gaps huge at the front and non existant at the rear.
now fits much better. a little bit of filling over the rivets and thats the body almost there.
last job will be fibreglassing around the bottom of the windscreen to build it up as that also isn't quite right.
iv'e always felt the standard S800 front wheel arches are a little small when alloy wheels are fitted this picture shows why the arches need flaring a little. due to how the fibreglass wings have been made the arches go in at the top.
should be able to show the difference soon
so after a bit of searching
i decided as my wings are fibreglass it'll be easy to flare them out a little.
then mocket it up with tape to see what it'll look like.
a little bit bling so they will be sand blasted and painted body colour.
iv'e got the pipe to connect it to the engine bay just need to make a backing for the vent
made the shape in cardboard, covered in masking tape and fibreglassed over. when set pull the fibreglass panel off and peel off the masking tape. rivet on, lick of paint, all good.
also decided to put the dry cell battery in the footwell. it keeps the weight between the wheels and low down. also it is only a foot away from the starter motor so doesn't need loads of heavy battery lead.
made a very heavy gauge aluminium cover to be bolted in. will need to make a lid and cover it in moquette and vinyl
the fuel tank cover is made in very heavy gauge aluminium.it came with the car. i shaped it slightly to fit better, just need to tidy the welds and cover it in moquette.
Great to see the progress on this. Come a long way since I saw it in your lockup when picking up the 120y. The mazdat is lovingly maintained to sit and gather dust while the other 120y gets spruced up.
This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. This is the sort of build that dreams are made of. I had to sign up for this board just to tell you how cool this is. And as a bonus, you're doing a tremendous job. It's so gratifying to see something so ambitious not become a hacked up mess. Thanks!