The body has been trimmed; the rough glass fiber edges have been trimmed off. Even so the cuts have been made to fit in the fuel cap and the rear light. Using a lot of paper templates made in Solidworks; digital CAD modelling.The body and the frame will be joined soon! Some brackets and flanges will be welded on the frame to bolt the body on the frame.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Last weeks I have been working on the handmade glass fiber body for the MTD café racer. With the valuable help of Antony, one of my Spark design & innovation colleagues! Check our website http://www.sparkdesign.nl/ After two layers of white gel coat, the glass fibers have been positioned in the mold and soaked in epoxy resin. Lot of small clamps kept the fibers in place while adding the peel-ply and all the foils and vacuum plastics layers.
After the epoxy resin hardened the mold was opened and made super happy! The body is super clean and fitting on the frame perfectly! The coming period the body will be sanded and painted. Keep posted for the latest developments.
Monday, 23 December 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Looking for the right company for the paint job now..