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Inner Wings

I've started the inner wings. The first job was to get the flange onto which the wing mounts done.The U-shaped bonnet slam edge is still just propped into place. To clear my new thicker radiator and twin fans, the bonnet was extended forward about 2". The buck was re-proportioned several times, so this "stretch" might make the front look end too long.
Hot Rod Steel Scuttle

Bonnet Frame

With the scuttle 80% done, this Locost was starting to look less and less Hot Rod and more 70’s saloon. I want this car to look like a modified late 30’s sedan, not like a PT Cruiser or a Morgan.… Read More »Bonnet Frame

Windscreen Surround

Motivation to complete my windscreen surround has been lacking. Poor health means I'll never drive this Locost. You can take the man away from his Hot Rod, but you can’t take the Hot Rodder out of the man.
Hand-Built Bulkhead

Hand Made Bulkhead

I could see my hand built bulkhead being the biggest challenge yet. I wanted something that looked original rather than something boxy made from flat steel.
English Wheel Homemade DIY

DIY English Wheel

A DIY English Wheel from scrap steel tube and an old Lathe tail-stock? Surely that's not possible? - Well I thought I give it a go.
Tipping Dies 22mm

Bead Roller Upgrade & Tipping Die

I wanted a Bead Roller Tipping Die for my 22mm Jenny. However, when I looked online, they were out of stock. I had to strengthen my bead roller first.
dimple die hole swage 32mm

Dimple Die / Hole Swage CAD drawings

Dimple die or Hole swage tools add that 'trick' look to any fabricated Steel or Aluminium project. They not only lighten a panel, with careful choice of size, they actually add rigidity.