Tag Archives: Chassis

New Spyder Chassis on our Custom Jig

We’ve developed a custom jig to build the chassis for our RW Spyder.   We will also use this jig to fabricate the chassis for our RW RSK. Here are some pictures of a new chassis in work.

RW Spyder Chassis on the Jig - Front Detail
RW Spyder Chassis in Fabrication on the Jig – Front Detail
RW Spyder Chassis on the Jig - Wide Shot
RW Spyder Chassis in Fabrication on the Jig – Wide Shot
RW Spyder Chassis on the Jig - Overhead Shot
RW Spyder Chassis in Fabrication on the Jig – Overhead Shot
RW Spyder Chassis on the Jig - Back Detail
RW Spyder Chassis in Fabrication on the Jig – Back Detail

Getting Close to the Finish Line on our First Speedster Builder Kit

The chassis has been partially bonded and fastened to the body of our first RW Speedster Builder kit.  The negative draft pieces have been removed and we are in the process of installing floor boards, footwell panels and front bulkhead panels, as well as completing our chassis to body alignment jig.  After completing these tasks, the finished body and chassis will be removed from the mold tool.

356 Speedster - Chassis Body Buildout
RW Speedster – Chassis Body Buildout
356 Speedster - Backside of Floor Board Mold
RW Speedster – Backside of Floor Board Mold

 

Speedster Mold – Body Buck Removed

With the superstructure completed to support the mold and the secondary mold section fitted for the body skirt and wheel wells, the body buck was finally removed.  Exciting days to see all the work come together!

Secondary Mold Section for the Body Skirt and Wheel Wells Fitted to the Mold Superstructure
Secondary Mold Section for the Body Skirt and Wheel Wells Fitted to the Mold Superstructure
Preparation for the 356 Body Buck Removal
Preparation for the Speedster Body Buck Removal
Speedster Body Buck Removal in Process
Speedster Body Buck Removal in Process
356 Speedster Body Buck Removed
RW Speedster Body Buck Removed
Inspection of Freshly Released 356 Mold
Inspection of Freshly Released Speedster Mold