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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…

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…

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…

Bespoke Steel Scuttle

I wanted a steel scuttle but the MG Midget has a bolt on aluminium item designed for a soft-top roof. A lot of custom sheet metalwork would be needed. Apart…

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.

Push Rod Suspension

Push Rod suspension doesn't have to be complicated, many kit cars or Haynes Roadsters could have it at virtually no extra cost.

Push Rod Cantilever Suspension

The push rod suspension on the rear of this Haynes Roadster is almost complete. The reduction in un-sprung weight should help handling, but more importantly they look GREAT.

Front Suspension A Arms

Ignoring the hours spent doing the CAD work, plus those making the brackets, the front A-Arm mounts took me 10 hours to get in the right place.

Rover V8 CAD

The BW35 bellhousing for the Rover V8 hasn’t arrived, so I’ve started drawing up other parts of the engine. This may look like just another rocker box, but in fact…

Jaguar AJ-V8 CAD

As you may imagine the CAD and measuring process for the Jaguar AJ-V8 has been very slow. Apart from the fact that every dimension seems bigger than my height gauges…

Sierra Front Propshaft

Putting 4x4 into a Haynes roadster is not easy and there are plenty of clearance issues to contend with. Especially when you are using a Duratec v6 or Rover V8.

Differentials

4×4 Haynes Roadster

I’ve started to mock up the front 4×4 system. In CAD everything looked extremely tight. I spent ages moving components back and forth to get everything to fit. So far,…

Kit Car 4×4

Building a 4x4 Kit Car isn't easy. Building a 4wd sports car from scratch is even harder. Getting the Sierra front differential to fit has been slow but surprisingly simple.

Ford Sierra Front Differential

When you are building a Four Wheel Drive (4x4) Haynes Roadster, the engine will sit a long way behind the front differential. Therefore, there will need to be some pretty…
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