John from Crendon came round
today. We'd agreed that he would come and look at the car before it
went to the spray shop just to catch any glitches and problems that
I'd missed before it was too late. I'm glad he did because there were
a few things that I'd missed that need seeing to. So I'm busy over the
evenings next week as they need to be done before Saturday. Below is a
list of the things that need to be done before Saturday the 9th
- Move the filler cap
20mm nearer the boot to avoid problems with the fit of the hood.
- Fill the passenger door
around the lock area to reduce the panel gaps.
- Decide on the thickness and spacing
of the two white stripes. The width of the stripe is critical to the
visual impact of the car. But considerations need to be made on where
the stripe actually runs. If it runs off the side edges of the bonnet
air intake it is difficult to achieve a satisfactory straight line.
Viewed from the side the line will not appear straight even though it
is. So the line must either fall outside the air intake or inside it.
This means either narrow or wide stripes. Jill and I masked the car
up to see which thickness of line we preferred. We've decided on 9.5"
wide stripes with a 2" gap between the stripes. Thankfully, John
from Crendon has agreed to mark out the car on our behalf for the stripes
so at least they will be straight!
- Re shape the bonnet air
intake to reduce the thickness of the profile at the leading edge of
- Sand the leading edge of the
passenger door increase the gap between the door and the wing when
the door is opened. It's a bit tight and the moment so when the
thickness of paint is added it might start to rub.