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Fabricated Hot Rod Door

My fabricated Hot Rod door is not going to be easy. Considering I'm new to this metalwork lark, I'm actually finding it quite fun.

Hot Rod Hidden Hinges

As a datum for the whole body, I'm starting with the A pillars and hidden hinges. With the hinge pins as datums, I'll make the bulkhead & windscreen surround.

New Workshop Required

I've been moving my car and all my tools. Now the bodywork can begin. The wooden buck has been scrapped so from now on I'll be using the wireframe

Rover V8 Electric Water Pump

I’ve fitting an electric water pump to my Rover V8. The P38 water pump I was using tried to occupy the same space as the front 4×4 prop shaft. I…

Anti Dive Geometry

As a vehicle brakes, the front has a tendency to dive. This can cause the car to become unpredictable and therefore it is important to minimise this effect. Anti-Dive geometry…

Haynes Roadster Rear Upright

Haynes Roadster Rear Suspension is quite basic. Why not spice up the mix with Anti Squat, camber, caster and toe in and out adjustment, just like a Formula 1 race…

Side window curvature

You see renderings of concept cars all the time, but this Haynes Roadster rebody will actually get built and will use standard production parts. Finding the right ones is hard.

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…

Differentials

Front Axle Assembly

For this Haynes Roadster build I'm going to use a Ford Sierra Front differential but the Cosworth sump will be thrown away. To regain some strength some new mounts will…

Sierra Tripod Differential

Like many Locosts or Haynes Roadsters this build will use a Sierra Tripod Differential. Drawing it up in AutoCad has taken quite a few lunch hours!. I did notice that…

Sierra Cosworth Differential

Finding a Ford Escort Cosworth 4x4 LSD Diff for this Locost / Haynes Roadster build has taken ages. The prices are rocketing and the choices are getting limited. Luckily, I…
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