Sunday, October 24, 2010
Did some layout and some cutting between naps last night and today and have the existing body cut and fitted to the new configuration of the frame. Might take a little bit more off the front end body where is curves up from the 'floor' to make it flat for as much as possible.
On the back section, I removed so much material to get rid of the hump that ran down the center, I inspected and found I had enough clearance to add some boards to the back and underside to hold its form after the cut.
Here is the whole thing with the modified body in place. A piece of plywood will be cut and fitted over the entire 'floor' and the old body will be secured to that to make it all one piece. This will get the Shuttle back in operation, and meanwhile, I will design and build the new body.