Sylva Mojo

Hi, my name is Trevor, and here you can follow my build of a "Sylva Mojo" kit car. Please remember the oldest news is at the bottom of this page, so if you have not visited for a while, please read from the bottom up.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Work begins!

This weekend I finally managed to start work on the Mojo, after a frustrating couple of months where I either haven't had the time or the weather has been cold and miserable!

The weekend mainly consisted of cutting out the major aluminum panels that clad the chassis. These include the floor pan, tunnel sides, seat back panels etc....

Once the panels were the correct shape, they are placed up against the chassis where they will be fitted, and the outline of the chassis is marked onto them, as per the last photo. This allows me to drill through the panel off the car, debur and clean up the holes, then place the panel back up to the chassis, clamp it on and drill through all the holes into the chassis. This way the holes must line up with the centre of the chassis bars, a much more exact science than guessing and doing it by eye.

This process was repeated for most of the panels, so the next step is to drill them all accurately off the car.