- Part 6
While I was
waiting for paint to dry etc. I started looking at some more things to improve.
In various places, there are quite large holes between the body and chassis which allows a lot of mud and muck into the vehicle - the worst example is in the front wheelarches which, although I bought inner arches with the kit, have a huge gap directly behind the tyre. This allows muck to be thrown up the side of the bulkhead and onto the dashboard and even the windscreen!!
large gaps are at the front and rear of the rear arches - these are an awkward
shape and will be harder to fill than the front arches which will just need
a piece of flat sheet.
Fortunately these other holes don't allow anything like as much muck in as they are not in the "firing line" from the wheels.
and no play makes Dakar a dull toy, so I had to go and drive around for
Along similar lines, I took a trip to the National Kit Car Show.
Now for a
roof - I got hold of Sue & Ian Mason's old roof for the cost of the postage
The first thing to do was make a strut to support the rear edge - to be honest, I always thought there should be a tube across here anyway.
Now I can see how the roof will sit and attach the fasteners to the body accordingly.
I've finally finished the wheelarch/sill mud shields - they just need painting.