Archive for November, 2011

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Steel.

November 29th, 2011

Joss came over to see the car and despite us not being able to get her outside he said I was ready to start on the frame. In the weekend I headed over to Steel North Shore in Glenfield to get some tube. I bought 8 lengths of 16mm by 1.2 wall tubing. The lengths […]

Cardboard car outside.

November 22nd, 2011

Tonight, since it wasn’t raining, I managed to get the car outside and my friend Grant came over to take a look. He’s an artist so a good person to critique the shape. He approved!  So did several people walking past and the beeps from cars driving past I will take to be approval too. […]

Cardboard cars.

November 21st, 2011

I finished up the framing and went off to buy a huge roll of corrugated cardboard to add a skin to the car to see what she was going to look like. This is a very fun stage. I basically spent the weekend in my garage, door open with a roll of masking tape, a […]

More framing.

November 14th, 2011

Tonight my advisor popped in to see how I was doing. He liked the look of the lines I’d laid out so we took those as a start and refined them. We simplified my adjustable framing. Turns out I didn’t need so much adjustment! Instead we screwed simple uprights to my bookends and then screwed […]

Hill climbs and buggered floor.

November 13th, 2011

Last weekend I went off to the Chelsea Hillclimb run by the vintage car club. Apparently it’s been going for years but it’s the sort of thing you need to be in the know to know about. They run up the hill from the Chelsea Sugar factory on the north shore of Auckland. Funny, I […]

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