|It is now time to prep the body. We connected with the Automotive
Technology Program at Algonquin College to take care of this part. The body
was shipped over to the Woodroffe campus. Under the guidance of professors
Andre and Steve, the Algonquin students used the knowledge and tools given
to them in the various body shop programs offered in the new Automotive
Training Facility to convert a raw fibreglass body into a smooth, gleaming
piece of art.
|The body comes from Eva Sportscars with a coating that can be
primed and painted. However there are always imperfections
that should be dealt with before finishing the job.
|First the body is shot with a special thick coat of
primer. This allows them to block sand and quickly
identify high and low spots.
|The scoop was molded into the hood. Eventually,
we will cut out the hole in the hood to allow for a
ram air set-up.
|After many coats of primers and repeated sandings, the
body was ready to go to the paint booth.
The students and professors worked around class
schedules to fit this project in. Although it did take a
while, the end result will be worth it.