Monday, June 20, 2011
The First Cut is the Deepest
The basic environmental and fun factor in these transformations are not lost on my customers. An incredible statement from gearhead straight to the so called greenies thinking they saving the world with production of new products....rebuild the old diesel, run it on biodiesel maybe, get 60 miles per gallon...and most importantly have a bloody ball building and driving a rippin fast sports car. A magical story that is just now real since John cut his car...Kim and I wouldnt miss it.
The car is cut, I didnt pick up a saw, and the learnings I took away were perfect...I was too close to the project and had to see a smart guy like John do the cuts on his own. As all firsts go there are surprises. I thought the front where the windshield was would be tough...it was not...plenty of stamped holes and guide points for the laser/scribe lines to follow. I thought the rear would be easy...it was not...I am home as I write working on more detailed drawings for the rear cut under the car. All around education for the win. John has put a bunch of pics up from the event here http://g3f-jlphil.blogspot.com/2011/06/john-and-mark-two-sweaty-guys-jeff.html
So a quick mod of the rear directions and a few more sections typed in the build manual and we are good for Clint to do his car in Ohio. John has plenty of clean up and prep to do as I make his frame out here out of the first production batch of laser cut steel. I have plenty to do finalizing the new tube steel cutting station in the new building here...and we all will be building our cars together in july as Kim wants to be driving hers in short order...hey its summer after all. Good times around here indeed.