After a week of carbon fiber construction, I finished the co-driver pod and the blank plate for the radio. The pod looks awesome, but I’m saving pictures for when it’s all wired up. I used about 8 feet of 10 inch wide carbon fabric and 16 ounces of 3:1 thin epoxy to make 2 flat plates. I then added a second coat of epoxy to make them smooth. The epoxy takes 8 hours to cure, so advance planning is a must. I did 5 seperate epoxy ‘cures’ over the last week.
After seeing how beefy this switch was, I decided that just CF attached to the plastic faceplate was not going to be safe enough to hold it. I built a bracket out of some left over diamond plate. Then drilled and bolted the kill switch where the radio once was. The bracket worked out well as I could recess the switch slightly and cover up the bolts with the CF plate.
The kill switch will get wired with some 4 gauge I picked up at the local Circuit City Road Shop. I have a bunch of wiring to do and I must say that I miss handing that task off to James. The Brantz rally computer, water temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, and kill switch, all need to be connected and tested. This is the fun stuff compared to an engine swap or body work.