Skids & Louvers.

Tim works on the forward skid panel.

Once the guys in our fabrication shop start cutting sheet metal, it's hard to get them to stop. Tim felt left out since he didn't get to take a whack at the body so he decided to whip out some custom skid panels to cover up all that nifty exhaust work he did (he said something about aerodynamics). In any case it will save time detailing the underside later on.

Frame with center panel in place. Tim adds forward panel to check fit.

Top view of exhaust cut-out with panel in place. Top view with panel in place.

Frame inverted with panels in place.

Louvers being punched. 1 Louvers being punched. 2

Of course, enclosing those exhaust pipes will trap heat, so the panels needed to be louvered.

Skid panels with louvers punched.

And here's what the skid panels look lilke with the louvers punched.

Skid panels hanging in paint booth.

Skid panels hanging in paint booth.

Top view of frame with skdi panels in place.

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(Note: "Vineyard Ave." has been changed to "Auto Park Way." Our address has changed, but not our physical location.)

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