Unbelievable fit: I’m pretty good with my hands, but uh…. Nowhere near the patience you have making these things. They’re absolutely stunning!
I think this is great I love the process rhyes has enjoyed it toI'm sure that everyone is tired of the endless posts on mold making but it's all that's going on right now. I'm formulating plans, buying parts and imagining where this build is going but for now it's all about getting the molds done.
So for anyone that's still interested here's what's been going on behind the scenes this week.
As reported, the tank halves came out good last week but there was a problem. If you remember, I made an earlier comment about how even the smallest scratches in the molds will be present in the parts that come out of it. Well I definitely had some unintended scratches!
Here's the first tank STRAIGHT FROM THE MOLD! Yes, those scratches appeared as soon as it came out!
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I thought back and remembered doing some last minute sanding along the open edge of the mold with some heavy grit paper. I obviously let the paper drop in too far and make contact with the business end of the mold.
To make matters worse the scratches removed the endless waxing that lead up to this point causing the black gel coat to bond to the mold in the heaviest areas. This resulted in ripping a chunk out of the virgin mold!
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Needless to say, this was not what I had expected to see! One bone headed mistake and the mold is badly damaged.
Love the smell of new tires in the morning.
The tires came in a little over a week ago and I finally made some time today to mount them on a set of original paint prewar New Departures!
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Ready to go!
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