Step 5: October 24 – November 14, 2011 – Intial Fabrication work (tubs, firewall, wiper cowl mods, etc.)
Over the next few weeks, the car was in the hands of Piper Motorsport. All the unneeded holes under the hood were filled, the tubs were created, new portion of the firewall installed, wiper cowl modified to run the right hand drive wiper motor, and some other small things. Also, new floor pans for the right hand drive pedal setup were fabricated and special tow hooks were welded at all four corners to ease in strapping the car down (these aren’t really visible unless you get under the car).
Next stop is the mechanical mock-up –
Motor and other mechanicals go back in, wiring harness gets revised and made, brake lines are run, basic ideas for the fuel line routing, and other work completed to get close to the final setup to minimize work after paint. As you’ll see in the next few steps, the car makes its way back to Piper Motorsport for some additional fabrication and custom touches.