The plan is to put the chassis on axle stands on the platform so we (by that i mean jack) can crawl underneath to rivet and screw bits I'm a bit worried that the platform may not be wide enough or long enough but we'll see on thursday.
Hey, just wanted to say me and dad went to RTR to pick up the chassis and suspension, brakes etc. Looks awesome a shame the lower wishbone shock bracket is in the wrong place (as on froggy's build) but RTR are replacing it straight away so we will get on with the floor
Safe well constructed with attention to detail Longevity and reliability and function above form & performance Performance through weight control (mainly dad's ) No rush
What we hope to get out of build
Re-discover automotive DIY skills Overcome build challenges whilst discovering new techniques and materials Produce a detailed and valuable build diary for future builders Quality time with the lad
Learn about working of cars Learn automotive DIY skills
Okay so we started the floor well, with dad finally making a crazy Idea that WORKED basically he made a wooden jig and drew round the frame in permanent marker, then I used a compass to make bisectors to give the line so me and dad know where to drill for the rivets, so that was today. laters
yep we drew 2 lines either side of the frame with the jig and then took the chassis off and used a compass (to create a bisector KS3 maths finally having a practical use) to create a midpoint line which should coincide with the midpoint of the chassis frame so we'll drill the rivet holes 10 cm apart along this line, and let you know if they line up !!
hi today we cut out the floor using one of dad's inventions, a strip of metal stuck to the jigsaw 2cm from the blade, so yeah that's how we cut out the floor.
after that we use a deburring tool to deburr the edge of the floor sheet which took ages.
so yeah, once we put it on the frame it looked like this:
all the holes lined up with the centre line of the chassis pipes ;D and that's really good because it means that once we've drilled the steel the rivets will have a better connection and then the water won't get in and the floor won't stretch.
Great to see another red chassis with black panels Rocket being built - not that I'm biased
As it happens, my Dad's name is Jack and he helped me start my build, but then promptly returned to Australia. I also have Jim's rolling platform, which is proving the most useful bit of kit I have so far.
Looking forward to seeing your build progress (faster than mine I hope)!