Canopy skirt gives the Panther even more dimension


Yesterday afternoon Dan started on the canopy skirt. First things first – cover everything the resin will touch with tape. So after about 4 rolls of wide masking tape along with poster board the Panther looks like a little funny.

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Then Dan started laying out the fiberglass and cut a bunch of 8 inch wide strips.

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Mixing up the resin in a cut off beer can with a wooden tongue depressor works well.

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Then he laid the strips and started blotting and brushing the resin on, layer after layer.

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After about 4 hours of this we pulled the Panther out to stand back and take a look.

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Then we rolled her back in for the night and let the fiberglass harden up.
This morning we pulled it off.

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And then Dan started to grid it down

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And then back on the Panther it goes.

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Next the skirt will be fitted to the frame and hinge.

Go Team Panther!
– Rachel


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