The last 2 weekends I have been at WiMoto, the workshop of Wido Veldman. He is an awesome skilled welder who has been helping me with the subframe of my cafe racer. The steel tank has been made of sheet metal, clean TIG-wedling!The body and tank will be mounted on the frame with slim tank mounting rubbers; to eliminate all possible vibration problems!
Sunday, 9 February 2014
The body has been trimmed; the rough glass fiber edges have been trimmed off. Even so the cuts have been made to fit in the fuel cap and the rear light. Using a lot of paper templates made in Solidworks; digital CAD modelling.The body and the frame will be joined soon! Some brackets and flanges will be welded on the frame to bolt the body on the frame.
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Last weeks I have been working on the handmade glass fiber body for the MTD café racer. With the valuable help of Antony, one of my Spark design & innovation colleagues! Check our website http://www.sparkdesign.nl/ After two layers of white gel coat, the glass fibers have been positioned in the mold and soaked in epoxy resin. Lot of small clamps kept the fibers in place while adding the peel-ply and all the foils and vacuum plastics layers.
After the epoxy resin hardened the mold was opened and made super happy! The body is super clean and fitting on the frame perfectly! The coming period the body will be sanded and painted. Keep posted for the latest developments.