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HandyAndy 20th June 2009 09:45 PM

Big day
 
please accept my apologies for this thread but just had to tell someone that my chassis ( rolling ), with steering & full suspension fitted will see daylight for the very first time tomorrow, i,m like a big kid with the excitement of it all :o :D .

the chassis will be taken out of the garage so that i can have a mega tidy up & dismantle the build table, you won,t believe how much stuff (Roadster related ) is stored under the table, so need to clear the space for the chassis to be rolled back into the garage backwards so that i,ve got the engine end at up over garge door end to aid when need to fit engine, tho thats a while off yet.

sorry for boring you to sleep but its a big day for me & my build.
hopefully photos will be posted tomorrow evening on the forum.

i hope the weather is kind to me :D

cheers
andy

Bonzo 20th June 2009 10:15 PM

Well done
 
Well done on reaching this milestone of you build. :cool:

Really can't belive that you only started this project a few short months ago :eek:

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your progress. :)

Well done Andy

HandyAndy 20th June 2009 10:17 PM

Thanks Adrian,
yes i,ll be glad when engine goes in, as sick of banging my head on it :eek: :D , its in a cradle stand so its about 3 ft from the ground & i,m always banging into it, does this sound familiar to anyone ? :D

tho my chassis is rolling, its far from ready for fitting out, as i,m basically fitting everything that is needed to put it on its wheels , to check every thing fits etc then it,ll be stripdown time for chassis painting,
i,ve also still got some brackets to weld on yet, headlight brackets/ rad / brake line etc
tomorrow is basically the first stage of rolling chassis.
i,ll take lots of photos for my build log

i,d love to know what the first thing the neighbours say to themselves.... "what the bloody ell is that????" :D springs to mind.

cheers
andy

Blade 20th June 2009 10:22 PM

Well done Andy keep this pace up and before you know it you'll be on the road :cool: :cool:

HandyAndy 20th June 2009 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonzo (Post 16515)
Well done on reaching this milestone of you build. :cool:

Really can't belive that you only started this project a few short months ago

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your progress.

Well done Andy

Thanks Ronnie,

yep, first cut of steel was on 2nd April this year,

lets see what you all think when you see the photos tomorrow ?? :o
be kind & gentle with me :o :D
and don,t forget that i,m a chef by trade, never held a welding torch until january 09......GULP.

andy

TOLiSGR 21st June 2009 02:52 PM

That's good news :D

and wait 'till the very first time the engine starts :D

(got motivated again.. going back in the drawing room now..)

slimtater 21st June 2009 03:09 PM

Quite apt that your newborn could take its first steps on Fathers Day!
Good luck mate and enjoy today.
Have sympathy for me - I am at Curborough watching a load of Westfields do a sprint.

HandyAndy 21st June 2009 06:46 PM

just got home, what a day :eek: :D :cool:

gonna have dinner then download some photo.s.....

the photo,s have a slight twist & worth waiting for ;)

all will be revealed soon.

cheers
andy

Slim..... i didn,t think of it being Fathers Day, but yes my "baby" took its first rolling steps today. smiles.

HandyAndy 21st June 2009 08:50 PM

right here,s my chassis today, first time out of the garage.
hope i can still work out how to post a photo.
would you like the next photo with a twist???:D


HandyAndy 21st June 2009 09:03 PM

here,s the twist :D

what a day!!! just think of when waiting for a bus ???? wait for ages then 2 turn up at once :D
here,s one made earlier ;)




thanks to Spud69 for coming over totally unexpected & making a great day into a brilliant day.

andy


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