Thursday, April 17, 2008
Today I wanted to take care of something that only a fellow R2 builder would even notice. I have a set of Gary Weaver's aluminum legs from the last run (I believe). And no, I'm NOT complaining ... I like these legs. The only thing I wanted to fix was the rounded edges (which indicates that the shop didn't grind much off, thus they will be stronger than the ones that were ground down a lot). I was going to use JB Weld, but that stuff would be a PAIN to sand down, unless you caught it at the right time (not soft, but not quite hardened). And since I never know how long I'll have until I'm caled to do something else, I decided to go with Bondo. As you can see, the results are pretty good. I figure if it chips after I'm done building, I'll hit the rough edges with some silver paint and call it weathering. ;)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Well, here it is. Many fellow builders' blogs have inspired me (despite the fact that I seem to never have time to actually work on mine). So I'm hoping by starting my own blog, not only will I inspire new builders, but keep myself going. I figure maybe if I know I have a site to update (and possibly others looking at it), I'll have something to push me into continuing on my project. So again, here it is. I've already done some work on my R2, so here are a few pics to catch up.