Tools and Supplies:
1/8th inch rivets
1/8th inch drill bit
Spare aluminum sheet
No one likes it to happen but accident damage does occur from time to time. Most parts can be replaced with components from your local Customer Service Representative (CSR) or spares you have with you. Repairing fiberglass to make the next session or green flag can be achieved using spare aluminum sheet, rivets and some duct tape.
Piece the remaining fiberglass together as best as you can
Using the aluminum sheet, cut small sections and shape to contour the inside of the fiberglass using the hammer and pliers
Now place the sections of aluminum you can use tape or have a friend hold it in place
Drill holes through the fiberglass and aluminum and hold in place
Use the rivets to bind the pieces of fiber glass and aluminum together
The aluminum will add rigidity to broken fiberglass
For the nose make sure that there is a bent front lip in the aluminum to stiffen up the structure, otherwise the nose might close down over the radiator opening at speed resulting in an overheating issue
Use duct tape as needed for cosmetic purposes and to fill in the small gaps from frayed or missing fiber glass pieces
She wasn’t the prettiest but she made the next track session that afternoon.