History of the Classic Cord
Why I built my own Cord
Engineering and Design
Body Construction 1
Body Construction 2
Chassis - Frame and Suspension 1
Chassis - Frame and Suspension 2
Designed and Fabricated Parts 1
Designed and Fabricated Parts 2
Engineering Changes
Final Modifications

Final Details
MN Registration
The World Debut
More Misadventures

Final Recommendations
Glam Shots

The HBC Store
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Body Construction - continued

  One of two gas tanks made out of fiberglass and polyvinyl ester resin (immune to gas and alcohol)  (Aug 2004)

   First drive of Cord.  Grill and front bumpers removed just in case of a malfunction.  (Aug 2004)

   Added steel reinforcement to inside of hood to eliminate deflection from hood springs.  (Sept 2004)

   Fabricated heater ducts, kick panels and internal fender gravel shields.   (Oct 2004)

   Fiberglassed outside of panel.  (Nov 2004)

   Inside door panels made from foam.  (Nov 2004)

   Assembled door panel.  (Nov 2004)

   Fiberglassed panel that snaps into door.  (Nov 2004)

   Assembled door panel.  (Nov 2004)

   Body generally complete.  Next effort is to adjust the fit and finish of panels.   (Nov 2004)

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