The final stage of a hot rod build can get a bit tedious...saying that though... it's my second favorite part - the first being the transition from 2D to 3D. In your mind's eye you can see it finished, but in reality there's still a long list of details that need to be completed.
We had to cut our own windshield for this project. Starting with an OEM windshield, the perimeter was taped off in preparation for cutting.
A diamond tipped cutter was used to sequentially score the glass, break it along the scores, cut the laminate and sand the perimeter.
Grill's inner trim piece.
Trim for the roadster's grill started off as 1.5"x2" aluminum stock. We then rip it down to the specified dimensions. To get rid of the saw marks, the strips were sanded starting with 40Grit paper and working on up to 120Grit.
The strip is formed, by hand, to conform to the template
It looks close, however there's still a long way to go before it correctly fits the metal surround. At this point, the aluminum trim piece is clamped at specified areas in the vice and tuned up with a mallet.