Light at the end of the Aluminum tunnel. For now.
It looks better than last time I took a photo. The end caps for the chassis might be aluminum or might be red. I think they will stay aluminum.
The front of those pieces will be red.
Here is the cockpit with the floor, fire extinguisher, and front lower suspension arms dry-fitted in place. Some touch-up with aluminum still needs to be done, but it is looking better than before. The A lot of it won't be seen as the driver's seat will cover it.
I have also been painting the brake drums and rear suspension parts. And also filling ejector pin marks on the front and rear wings.