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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…
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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…
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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…
Hand-made Scuttle

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-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.
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Locost Front Suspension

Haynes Roadster front suspension in its standard form has never been my ideal choice. Therefore I have started from scratch with this push rod bell cranked setup.
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Haynes Roadster Cornering G Force

Have you ever wondered how g forces are calculated, or how to calculate cornering forces? Are corner weights important? How much difference do corner weights make to lap times?
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Escort MK2 Steering Rack

The Escort MK2 Steering rack has been used for ages on Locosts and Haynes Roadsters but when you've got a 4x4 front differential it can get a little complicated.
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Rear Suspension

Fitting inboard shock absorbers and bell cranks to a Haynes Roadster has been a long process, mainly because Sierra Diffs now cost a fortune!
Suspension Mounts

Suspension Mounts

I'm not the first to mount a 4x4 front diff into a Haynes Roadster and at the speed I work at it's not surprised. It's not just a case of…
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Kangaloosh

This Haynes Roadster has been used with Kangaloosh Gaming Software. It's not for toys, the big race teams use it too and the results can definitely be very interesting.
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Side tracked

Suspension modelling is a very important and vital part of any custom Haynes Roadster design. Ignoring it and following the crowd is not how designs progress.

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Sierra Rear Shaft

Sierra Rear Shafts

There are many different Sierra rear drive shafts. Some are much longer than others but some that may be sold as one length may in fact be slightly different.
Locost Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension

Fitting inboard shock absorbers and bell cranks to a Haynes Roadster has been a long process, mainly because Sierra Diffs now cost a fortune!
Suspension Mounts

Suspension Mounts

I'm not the first to mount a 4x4 front diff into a Haynes Roadster and at the speed I work at it's not surprised. It's not just a case of…
Granada Rear Hub

Granada Rear Hubs

Haynes Roadsters can use some pretty old parts, that will turn up in rather rusty condition. These Granada rear hubs were cleaned up using electrolysis and the results even surprised…
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