Last time I showed you the sides that I made for the “box” that sits atop the hood. I attached them and filled the inside with epoxy foam. That will hold the box rigid. Next I shape the foam and drop the top on. Then it’s body work time prior to mold making. Next I will send photos of final shape.
As an oddity, I show you my stock seat cushion. I like race style seats on my sleds. I cut the storage box off the seat cushion and replaced it with a great chunk of foam. This I whittled down to my final shape. Lots of grinding and sanding. I bought a 2 foot length of 4” PVC tubing (for $24 at Home Depot). I’m going to insert it into the seat foam for a tool box. If I remember, I’ll show that next time.
Both glass sides have been made. Now the finishing begins as side and deck top pieces are joined to frame.
I learned from a Phazer owner this weekend that the plastic carb cover carb and air box are a bitch to remove when servicing the carb. The back of my part is filled in. I wonder if I should extend it down further (closer to the hood) so an owner just could remove that cover from the sled totally. I’d still leave a gap for cabinet heat to escape. That way carb work would be a snap. Does that louvered cover have a purpose I don’t understand? Is this a good idea?
The hood addition project just sat like this for a year plus. Warm weather is here and I’m motivated to complete it. The end product will be the hood cowl, fasteners and optional graphics for hood and tunnel. I’ll make the cowls in white and black.
I’ve just made cardboard templates for the sides.
I made magic marker tracing of templates on to a big piece of glass.
Next, I laid down one sheet of fiberglass because I want the side parts to be flexible when I apply them to the super structure. Coming are the screw bosses which I’m having machined. That way the screw relief areas can be as perfect as possible and won’t look hand done. The cowl will screw to the hood with ¼-20 button head bolts. It will kinda look like those add-on truck fender arches. More when I have it for show and tell.