Sealing the Left Tank Access Cover

Another quick build session.  I first wanted to do a initial water leak test, but that proved to be a bad idea.  Well, using the cork gasket as a temporary seal instead of sealant on the access plate proved to be a bad idea.  I filled the tank up with … Continue reading

Left Tank Closing Prep Work

Just a quick prep work session tonight.  I had a few things to get done before I do the water leak test.  The time lapse didn’t catch much due to the angle, but here it is anyways. I started off by pulling the masking tape off the fittings, and then … Continue reading

Riveting Left Tank Inboard Outer Rib

LOTS of work done in this session!  I had to capture it in two time lapse videos, Here is the first video: The second covers the last bits, found below.  I started the session by dry fitting the outer rib and then trimming the last little bits of excess on … Continue reading

Left Tank Miscellaneous Sealing Work

Good progress tonight! I wrapped up a few miscellaneous things that needed to be done before riveting the inboard outer rib. Here is the time lapse: The first thing I did was to test fit all the accessories and fittings on the inner rib to make sure I had everything … Continue reading

Riveting and Sealing Outboard Rib Left Tank

The goal for tonight was to get the outboard rib sealed and riveted.  I started out with a bit of miscellaneous work first though. I did capture another time lapse, and heres that video: I fixed up the fuel return line, and cut it to the right length, and then … Continue reading

Riveting the Left Tank Ribs – Part 2

Got a lot done tonight! I finished up the larger riveting job on these inner ribs.  I had three left from the last session, so I finished those last three up tonight. Heres the timelapse: My tools were already ready to go from the last session, so I jumped right … Continue reading

Sealing the Left Tank Inner Ribs

After a short break from the previous build session today, I came back down to get the inner ribs sealed and cleco’ed in the left tank.  This will set me pretty good to do some riveting on them tomorrow and Monday.  I would love to have this left tank ready … Continue reading

Closing up the Right Tank

Time to seal up the right tank!  My goal tonight was to get this right tank completed and curing so I can do a final leak test on it. I underestimated how much work the baffle would be to be honest.  You can’t really stop mid-way once you start on … Continue reading

Sealing the Inboard Rib on Right Fuel Tank

I had some more parts arrive yesterday for the build.  The 8/32 x 1/2″ socket head stainless screws that I’ll use for the access plates and float senders.  I’ve heard these screws make it MUCH easier to remove and install the access plate, as compared to the stock phillips head … Continue reading