Friday, April 6, 2007

American Car Show 2007

The show stand still needed some final adjustments on Friday morning.

The Camera automatically focuses on the girls... Hmmm.

Had to take multiple shots to get the flash in the right position.

The sides look nice!

Friday's girls + a girl from the GTI stand in the middle.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The day of building the car show stand...

The day when we had to take the Locost to the car show. Luckily we had time until 22:00. There was still loads to do, like the sheet metal covering the propshaft tunnel was made 5 minutes before we left, and the parts were put inside the van to let them dry.

Carbon fibre tape. It looks just like the real deal, even when looked at close. Its made of metallic foil where the carbon look has been pressed in, so it has a 3d effect that makes it look really good.


We painted the exhaust black. The part before the muffler is stainless, so we left a bogeyracing sticker to cover a bit of that part, and when the paint dried we took the sticker off.

Looking good, picture taken at 20:17 at the garage. Takes about 1 hour to drive to the car show.

Finally there. Speed was limited by the front fenders moving a bit, so we had to tape them to the wheels.

When we got the cars inside began the work of applying vinyls on the cars. The beetle also needed a windshield.

"Disassembling" of the vinyls in progress. On the background you can see the air balloons that will be on our stand.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Painted car, engine cover ready, panhard bar

Even after painting it twice, there is still a big flaw in the dashboard. Have to paint it again...

Painted car.

The spacers for the rear suspension. Here's enough for two cars.

Assembling the rear suspension.

Finnish cell phone culture, all the time on the phone.

Fitting the hump on the engine cover.

"Take a picture from here."

A picture taken. The sides turned out great, from the right angle it looks like an ice breaker.

Camber adjustment in the front.

Making of the panhard tube was a quite last minute deal.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Painting the front sides

The left side got a hole so we can fit the exhaust tubing. The hole is just the right size so it is easy to install and remove the exhaust.

We moved the other frame outside so we would get more room in the garage.

Me and Mika lifted the car on the jigtable, so it's quite lightweight at this point.

The fixture to paint the nosecone and the dashboard. We had to repaint the nose because we managed to get a pretty bad scratch on it when fitting the engine cover.

Masked car, ready to be painted.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Testing how the tires fit

Putting a tire on the wheel. According to rules we can only use Yokohama A048 tires in Medium or Soft compound. Tire sizes are restricted to 185 or 205 in 13" and 195 or 205 in 15".

Testing how a tire fits the car.

The fender fits surprisingly well, even though we have 205mm wide tires instead of 185mm which the fenders are made for.