The bodywork is being styled using two 1930's vehicles as a basis. The first the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Spyder for the front end; I need the horizontal parallel single curvature of the Alfa inner wings to cover the wishbone suspension. And secondly the Squire Vanden Plas from aft of the wings which will be swept down to running boards.
So far the design has used single curvature panels for all of the bodywork with the exception of the radiator / nose. The wings are yet to be designed, and these may need to be either made to order (cant avoid double curvature without significant welding requirements) or made up in carbon / flax / GRP composite.
The plan for fabrication is to upset / dimple the sheet for counter sunk rivets in combination with epoxy adhesive. The skin will be supported by transverse and longitudinal elements which will also be used to provide attachment points to the chassis. More on this later.
Body work to date II