Jun 18, 2014 update to the Tornado Typhoon project car

Analyzing the Tornado’s Body

The gaps in the door and trunk were also pretty horrendous.
It looked pretty good from ten feet away. Upon closer inspection you could see the bubbles in the paint.

The next step to take on our Tornado Typhoon was to have our body man, Tom Prescott, come up and take a serious look at our newest project.

The verdict: This thing might be a simple fiberglass sports car, but the body needed a lot of work.

With its fresh coat of green paint, it looked pretty good from ten feet away. Upon closer inspection it was obvious that it had been painted with water in the air supply and had bubbles everywhere in the paint. Several repairs had been badly made and even the floors had holes in the fiberglass. The gaps in the door and trunk were also pretty horrendous.

Even with all those defects, it was all fixable. Tom certainly has the talent and we have done a fair bit of fiberglass work, ourselves.

To save some time and money, we would need to strip the body ourselves and do much of the preliminary fiberglass repair work. We would leave the tough stuff, like getting the door gaps correct, to our buddy Tom.

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