The beetle gets a shell

OK, after the frame is finished, it was time to roll some tube. I used a simple tube roller (Harbor Freight Tools) to help (see it in the background, attached to my welding table). It helps to have a set of extra hands, especially with a long roll. So, I recruited my son and his friend to guide the tube while I turned the wheel. I used three sections of 1-inch tube to create the shell. A few welds later and a graceful form was born.