Thursday, August 29, 2013

Here's a rough concept image I did to test out some ideas. I've been thinking I might leave the front of the car like this and save a lot of work till later, once it's on the road. It looks badass! I love it. The lights would be the smallest LED ones I can find, and they'd only be clipped on when it gets dark, otherwise being stored in the car leaving the alloy plates bare during the day. The indicators are LEDs in the bumper, and LED park lights are just below the bumper (not illustrated).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hood latches

This evening I installed the Aerocatch hood latches, something I've been looking forward to for ages! They are such nice pieces of hardware, I've had one sitting on my desk at work and desk at home for over a year.

The hood had some rough old circular latches which I removed before measuring up and cutting the holes for the new ones. This beat up old drag race weight hood is pretty rough too!

Done, now to fabricate the mounts for the pins to thread into.

Rough cardboard mockups of the hood-tach and the power steering NACA duct, playing with alignment. I've also cut down/narrowed the front bumper and smoothed it in preparation for molding it for a lightweight fiberglass reproduction.