At the very end of January, our diesel engine for HotRod arrived! We are so excited to get it on the Dyno and see it in action.
Here is a picture of the Roadster car next to ThunderDawg. It is crazy to see that the new prototype vehicle is shorter that the wheel pods of Roadster!
Before carbon fibering can begin on the outside of ThunderDawg, the back cone must be attached. The back cone was glued to the rest of the body. ThunderDawg is seen in the picture being held together to ensure the cone will stay in place.
At the end of January, after the two halves were joined, the team sanded the outside of the prototype vehicle. This sanding smoothes the cutout and prepares it for carbon fiber to be applied to the outside. The picture shows several of our team members sanding on the body getting it ready to be carbon fibered.
After the outside cut of ThunderDawg was complete, the two halves were joined. Joining the two halves of the vehicle went very well! The picture shows the body strapped together as the glue dries to join the two halves.