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Craig Vetter tries Cedric's Streamliner

Craig has a very careful ride in Cedric's machine, not daring to put his feet in, while Cedric runs alongside in bare feet!
Photo: Blez

Craig Vetter tries Cedric's Streamliner

Craig Vetter meets Cedric Lynch

Craig Vetter met Cedric Lynch and Arvind Rabadia at Paul Compton's house in Luton in August 09.
Here Cedric sits in his electric streamliner while Craig holds the door open. Photo: Blez

Craig Vetter meets Cedric Lynch

BBS 09 4

This is Bristol. The San franscisco of Europe.

BBS 09 4

BBS 09 4

You don't get this at ordinary Bike shows.
Note unfortunate feature of Canon Ixus, it has a brain and decided that full colour was too much for these pictures.

BBS 09 4

BBS 09 2

Usual Suspects.

We were all completely appalled that we didn't get awards for Best Engineering, Best Classic and best Roadster.

Again

BBS 09 2

BBS 09

S'OK. It's not a motorcycle...

BBS 09
Ian's picture

Three together

Three together
Ian's picture

Bring on the dancing girls!

Bring on the dancing girls!
Ian's picture

A crowd gathers

A crowd gathers
Ian's picture

BBS 09

BBS 09

Frame with rear suspension trial fitted

Frame with rear suspension trial fitted

Very preliminary body musings

Very preliminary body musings

sketch

sketch

GRP. A fabrication technique using foam

If the 'carved foam' technique is to be used for the bodywork, as will happen next here, foam blocking can also be used to simplify sheet GRP fabrications. Here, a foam block has been glued to the upper and lower sheets that form the rear light mounts (Ford Ka units). Later GRP can be laid onto it to form a very strong box that would be difficult to make from sheets

GRP. A fabrication technique using foam

GRP. A fabrication technique 1(for Bob)

When flat sheets of flat GRP or with right angled edges as seen below are not enough, several sheets can be joined together with resin and glass laid into the joins to 'weld' the assembly together.

The assembly needs to be held together firmly enough to maintain the right shape while the strips of glass are laid up, but in a way that will not intrude on the finished part.

GRP. A fabrication technique 1(for Bob)

GRP. A fabrication tecnhique 3

Sheets of GRP are normally joined up with the 'good' surfaces (facing the table when laid up) outboard and the rough surface is used for the jointing layup. To avoid resin running onto the good surfaces, that may be finished surfaces, lay a strip of masking tape along the join.

The surfaces that are to be laid up onto MUST be cut back to 'Grey' with all cured surfaces (Glossy) cut away. This ensures a good bond when resin is laid "Wet on Dry". (Work "Wet on Wet" if possible) 40 or 60 grit "production paper" is normally used for this

GRP. A fabrication tecnhique 3

GRP. A fabrication technique 2

Several pieces of GRP can be joined together using this technique

GRP.  A fabrication technique 2

Mot09: The Discovery of France (and bits of Spain) non-FF

(if he can use my name, I can use his title)
F-Roads

GRP - The Kit

From left to right;

Digital scales, the Sicomin Epoxy SR5550 resin mixes at 100grams to 29 grams, scales work to +- 1 gram, not good enough for cocaine but fine for resin. Scales live in a plastic bag to avoid resin contamination.

Release wax. Ensures clean release from table, or anything else you don't want the resin to stick to.

1 kilo pack of Sicomin SR5550 and the 5505 hardener. Goes off at 25 degrees C to touch dry in an hour.

Pair of good kitchen scissors to cut the cloth before and after curing. Double layers need sheet metal shears.

GRP -  The Kit

GRP, extra features

Some mountings are best done by right angled sections and these can be easily made using a right handled panel on the layup table. Table is ordinary 'melemine' worktop surface. These release very well, but an application of release wax also helps once they get a bit scratched. A corner radius was achieved using a strip of masking tape, this removes fairly easily after curing.

GRP, extra features
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