Archive for January, 2012


January 30th, 2012

Or rather the firewall hoop. I did go and collect the steel the other Saturday. More tube, some flat strap and a 600 x 600 x 6mm plate to put on top of my work bench. The plate alone was about $100NZ. But well worth it. It’s a great, flat surface to work on and […]

Run out of steel.

January 17th, 2012

Well, not run out. Never had to start with. The front hoops are now good. I welded the front one up into one piece so I can go ahead and start on the firewall. First though I am going to weld a piece of flat strap to the hoop so there is a flange to […]

More on the front hoops.

January 6th, 2012

I wasn’t happy with how the hoops turned out. They were too flat on top. The car lost her peak! I got Joss round and he agreed. So I spent the day redoing the front. Joss advised making the hoops a little higher and also making the bend in the middle from one piece welded […]

Front hoops. Again.

January 5th, 2012

Right, today I tackled the two front hoop tops. Only this time instead of trying to bend them in one go I made them in two halves and welded them together after cutting them to the right size. First I used a piece of cardboard to draw up the shape I wanted. I ended up […]

Reworking. Lots of it.

January 3rd, 2012

Joss came over to see how I was doing on Monday. After looking at the car and seeing the firewall we went back to his place to see the Chummy he has there so I could make some measurements of it and see how the firewall went. I also wanted to see his Riley Brooklands […]