Creating the Chassis
|The chassis was
welded on a flat board cutting and fitting the 1" square box
section by hand. Each tube was then clamped into position and tack welded
The vertical tube were held in place by magnetic right angle clamps - well worth the investment.
Once all tubes had been tack welded together, each joint was then fully welded taking care not to miss any welds and alternating between one side of the chassis and the other to minimize distortion due to the heat of welding.
|Once the all the
chassis tubes were welded together the floor was welded in place, I used
the the roof of the donaor car to provide the material.
Then the in-fill pieces by the wheel arches were fully welded
|The upper and lower rear tube were bent (by hand in a vice) and welded in place. After that the wishbones, trailing arms and panard rod were trial positioned and the bracket tack welded the fully welded in place. A tip here is not to fabricate the wishbones from flat bar but to use some 2" box section instead, drill the holes for the bolts then cut one face away - far easier!|
|Once all the
brackets had been welded in place the chassis was then give a couple of
coats of enamel paint.
And there it was completed.