In mid-July while travelling through California I was able to stop in Lompoc CA and visit the Lightning Cycle Dynamics factory.
Here is Tim Brummer and I holding the nose cone of my soon to be F-40.
The F-40 was being built so various pieces of it were in different sections of the factory.
Here is the tail frame assembly: (notice the Lightning X-2 hanging from the ceiling)
The P-38 frame had just been powder coated and pieces were hanging from a drying rack:
Visiting the factory was very cool!
Thanks Tim and company for showing me around.