Month: July 2015

Lines, brakes, panels, wings – its all happening

First item this week as to pick up my shopping – fuel and brake line parts from Matt at Autopro Canningvale – awesome service and price, thanks guys!

IMAG0417

Got all of the callipers fitted onto the hubs on all 4 corners, with brake pads etc all fitted.

IMAG0423

Had the day off work on Friday, so made a final boot lid, from the moulds that I made previously.  Just need to trim the edges up and its ready to bolt on!  Total weight of 2.5kg, and strong enough to hold the pressure from the rear wing.  If it were not for the need to support the wing, this could have been just under 2kg.  We’re no pros, but we have come a long way with our fibre glassing since our first attempt 3 odd years ago.

IMAG0419IMAG0420

JC paid me another visit on Sat, and we started the rear wing.  More on this as it grows.IMAG0422

Sunday afternoon I went and picked up a bonnet and some head lights, hopefully that’s the last big item that we need to get this thing going.  The photo below is the bonnet, surrounded by a dam, covered in a nice layer of gelcoat, the first step in making a mould of the bonnet (the steel one is nearly 19kg!) so that we can make a fibreglass one, and other fibreglass ones when we hit things and ruin this one 🙂  I’m aiming for a sub 4kg bonnet that is still stiff enough to feel like steel, time will tell if I’m dreaming or not – so the aim is a 15kg weight saving.

IMAG0427

Front arms, intake and exhaust

JC helped me out for the day and sculpted up the buck for the air box.  It’s a bit hard to explain, or to see it from this picture, but as the weeks go on you will see this take its final shape.

IMAG0287

Front lower control arm in progress.  Still need to add the lock stops and the sway bar mount.

IMAG0284

The amount of steering lock looks good, and I didn’t have to resort to steering spacers or anything yet.

IMAG0283

Next thing to tackle was the Exhaust.  It was next on the list so that I finish all of the welding on the shell, so that I can paint the whole thing.  Managed to get the whole thing nice and high, up above the chassis rails for pretty much the whole length.

IMAG0367 IMAG0365