Kit Car Tube Chassis can be very tricky. Just because everything fits doesn’t mean that the engine gearbox or differentials will fit. The look of the car often comes last.
The MT75 4×4 gearbox has been trial fitted to my Haynes Roadster. Unfortunately, I may have a very small modification to one chassis rail.
The standard Haynes Roadster chassis needed some additional strength added to it’s gearbox tunnel. I given this car a backbone chassis similar to a Lotus.
After buying one twisted and distorted chassis, the only real way forward was to build a chassis table. It needs finishing, with extra tubes added, welds filed etc, but for the £16 pound of steel (Pulham Steel). It’s a…
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.
For this Haynes Roadster build I have decided to start again.
The first stage was to straighten out the bent chassis
It was concluded that my chassis was a modified McSorley 442. The measuring process also showed that several measurements did not completely line up with the drawings.
Having debated building a Super Seven style car for decades, when a chassis came up on eBay with a reserve of only £0.99, temptation and curiosity took hold
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