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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

 

Spyder Mold Near Completion

Our Spyder is catching up with our Speedster in production!  The body mold is undergoing its final finishing.

550 Spyder - Finishing Prep Work on the Body Mold
RW Spyder – Finishing Prep Work on the Body Mold
550 Spyder - Finishing Prep Work on the Body Mold (Cont.)
RW Spyder – Finishing Prep Work on the Body Mold (Cont.)

The door skin tool is complete and a door is in works. The picture below shows the part gel coat before layup begins.

550 Spyder Door - Part Gel Coat on Tool Prelayup
RW Spyder Door – Part Gel Coat on Tool Prelayup

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