Part 2 of the Prince George cabin cruiser is well underway! This week we focused on getting the roof mounted correctly, which can be challenging. Also we started in on the body work.
After we have mocked up the roof, we removed it to drill our new mounting holes. We drilled out two of the existing rivet holes to use as mounting points. Doing this gives it a cleaner looking installation.
For the front mount we machined two standoffs from aluminum solid stock.
Here you can see the standoffs installed. This gives a very clean and strong mounting point.
Here is a picture from inside the cart, the mounting bolts go right through the roof upright.
We then moved on to making the rear mounts. We started with some .25″ aluminum flat bar and cut it to length.
We then cut and drilled the pieces and made them into brackets.
We then welded a 1″ x 1″ round corner aluminum tube between the two brackets.
We temporarily mounted it in place so that we could drill the holes in the rear uprights.
Here you can see the roof is now secured. We will now disassemble it and pull it apart so that we can paint the uprights so they match the aluminum finish on the roof.
We now moved on to the body work. This body is in quite good shape as you can see.
The main body also looks quite good with minimal body work required.
Here we are sanding down the rear fender area. This is a pretty typical wear area as it is quite exposed.
The other side of the rear fender area, again same scenario here.
Addressing a couple other small imperfections on the main body.
Here you can see we have the front cowl sanded, it is ready to have a couple very minor areas worked on and then we will be ready for paint.
Here is a full picture of the rear body. A bit more to go then we can repair and prime the trouble areas, then we will be ready to lay down the awesome color the owner has chosen!
Check back next week as we anticipate all the cool parts for this build will have arrived by then! Then we will be working on the chassis and get the lift put in! Check out *PART 1* if you haven’t seen it.