Work continued on the under side sheathing. Here Bill K. and Don are cutting one of the edge boards to fit around the hardware that is protruding through the outer sill, while John is looking on approvingly.
This photo shows the platform decking installed temporarily between the end sill and the face piece. There is a good tight fit between the boards which will help hold the face piece in place.
In addition lag bolts will be installed at each end through the face board and into the end sill. It is necessary to drill through the steel on the sill, and here Joe is using the magnetic drill to accomplish this.
The siding for the end of the car was formed into panels before installing. Grooves had to be routed into the back to allow for the steel bracing.
Here Craig is making adjustments with the router for a perfect fit.
In it goes for one more check.
We had a severe windstorm in January that was severe enough to overturn two semis on the Interstate near the Air Force Academy. It also separated the zipper tape from the fabric on our shelter on the east end. The tape can be seen hanging free between the edges of the fabric in this photo.
It was separated all of the way to the top of the zipper. I used a hand stitcher for leather or sail repair to sew the tape back on to the fabric. The first stitches are shown on the right.