So this time around I’m cheating a little bit, I can’t get enough time off work to have any chance of getting Kara built up before show season…. so I’ve been turning to my friends to help me…. If you have read any of my build threads on Bankruptcy V1 you know that my friends are awesome!
In this case Dave from Deepcar Autobodies. and boy has he and his guys guys been busy! If you ever need any bodywork / respray / hydrodipping doing, then definately give Deepcar Autobodies a shout I promise you will not be disappointed with their work!
My last update was back on New Years day, and like I said back then, I would love to take this new engine bay further than Bankruptcy V1 bay. if you’ve not seen it, it looks a little like this…
you remember what my enginebay looked like at the start of this month? let me remind you.
So Dave went off with a design brief to remove and smooth…. lots, and came back with so many improvements and little touches. I havn’t seen her in the flesh yet, but i received a little bundle of pics via messenger earlier and I’m kinda excited to share them. Yeah, its not finished yet, but the majority of the cutting and welding is done. I’ve been looking through the pics and I keep seeing more and more things hes changed, adapted, trimmed, welded up… its amazing! I can’t wait to get working on her smoothing it out and filling ready for paint.
So whats been done? alot! from the pics (and I’m sure I will notice a lot more when I see it in the flesh and Dave can walk me around her)
- The internal seem down the chassis legs has been removed, this makes the bay seem larger, and gives more space for any V6 engine that might accidentally fall in there.
- All the holes in the bulkhead have been plated up (there were quite a few)
- the suspension towers have been plated up, but not just squared off, they have made an awesome job making the towers look interesting with several surfaces at different angles
- Removed the ugly outer brackets that run from the shock towers to the wings.
- Removed the scuttle panel and shaped in everything nicely
- Reshaped the bonnet slam rubber mounts (those square bits behind where the headlights will be) this got rid of quite a lot of ugly metal work.
- Changed the interior vent from the standard mesh to a nice flush slatted style one
- Trimmed back the top edges where the wings mount to stop ugly double skins showing when the wings are bolted on
- Welded up all the holes on the chassis legs
- Removed all the unrequired mounts all around the bay
- Another myriad of things that I havn’t noticed through the pics yet, and am so excited to see in the flesh
So now that all this base work is done I really do need to decide on engine bay colour….. leading at the moment is gloss white to contrast nicely with the planned dirty weathered and scarred exterior white.