Tag Archives: Tooling

Update on Work in Progress

We’re juggling a lot of cool projects around here.

Here are some pictures of work in the shop. We’ll provide more details as the jobs are wrapped up.

RW Electric Speedster  (in process)
RW Electric Speedster (in process)
RW Speedster - Yellow (freshly painted)
RW Speedster – Yellow (freshly painted)
RW Spyder RS - Front Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS – Front Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS - Back of Body (in process)
RW Spyder RS – Back of Body (in process)
RW GTS Tooling (in process)
RW GTS Kit Fender Well Detailing

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

 

Details, Details, Details…

We’ve been continuing to work the RW Spyder tooling.  It’s important to get the little things just right so your driving experience is as authentic as possible.  Here are some tooling pictures to keep you up to date, including pics of the interior bulkhead as well as rear body assembly.

550 Spyder Interior Bulkhead Tool
RW Spyder Interior Bulkhead Tool
550 Spyder Interior Bulkhead Part with Tool
RW Spyder Interior Bulkhead Part with Tool
550 Spyder Rear Body Tool Assembly
RW Spyder Rear Body Tool Assembly
550 Spyder Rear Body Tool Assembly Detail
RW Spyder Rear Body Tool Assembly Detail

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