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Rosco 26th October 2014 07:13 PM

Rosco's haynes Build "Warhawk"
Started my build last weekend, with the help of my Dad, just thought I would start a thread to share with you guys and get a few pointers along the way

A bit of background info, I'm 28, and a cnc miller by trade and my dads a carpenter so between us we get on with things ok, I've always loved cars and always wanted to build a kit car, I'm going down the bike engine route in a bare bones track chassis no luxury much to my dads disappointment, I'm going to work to the book and get it on the road as soon as I can, funds permitting, and then after that I will start replacing the uprights for cnc aluminium ones etc, but if I start doing those things now I will never get finished

First I got some sierra bits from a breakers yard for a bargain price,

I have stripped the hubs and they are at the blasters as we speak

Material ready to get started

Next we built a build table, we used a sheet of ply for the frame, and a sheet for the top

Rosco 26th October 2014 07:14 PM

Then got things marked out and started cutting

Front frame done

Rosco 26th October 2014 07:15 PM

I was surprised how quick it started to take shape considering we cut the box as we went along

Rosco 26th October 2014 07:15 PM

Next up the tunnel and cross braces

Then the diff cage

Rosco 26th October 2014 07:16 PM

Got my roll bar bent up yesterday by Tom at www.tube-bender.co.uk, not to far from my house, bent out of 2" cds tube, well pleased with it,
I'm aiming to meet msa spec but not sure if the rear stays can be angled out, I'm going for a full cage but just got the rear hoop until I get my
Scuttle mounted and see what room I've got

It's only clamped on for now as I've got to finish drawing up my parts for laser cutting this week hopefully

And that's about where I'm up to

Thanks for looking

garyt 26th October 2014 07:56 PM

welcome and that's some progress in a week ! there are plenty of helpful minds on here so don't be afraid to ask. if need be.
what engine are you using?
good luck with the build and keep the photos coming
regards gary

Rosco 26th October 2014 08:34 PM

Haha cheers, it has been two weekends! Not sure on engine yet, either an r1 or zx10 I think, I've not really looked into the engine to much, I'm going to get the wishbones made next and try and get some wheels on it

thailoz 26th October 2014 09:11 PM

Great progress well done

K4KEV 27th October 2014 08:36 AM

Nice one Rosco and welcome to the forum and yes that is pretty mean progress in a short space in time......on the road for next spring lol, looking forward to watching your build progress.

dubzter 27th October 2014 11:48 AM

great progress in such a short time, nice to see a scratch build as well.

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