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voucht 24th November 2013 05:15 PM

First drive
 
:) The Roadster saw the day light for the first time today (and the window is quite short now in winter time, night falls around 16:00).

I'm glad I could do that before calling the first building inspection, as I haven't have any problem on this short test. I even could pass the second gear :eek:

Hopefully, I can take the first inspection and have the chassis painted before Christmas :)

A video of this historical event here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvsOn...ature=youtu.be

swe7 24th November 2013 05:29 PM

nice

I like the seets and bottom. superlight.

Good luck with inspection.

/Peter

K4KEV 24th November 2013 06:14 PM

Car is impressive Syl ....well done on another milestone....tell you what tho that video camera must have a seriously good image stabilization system as it was super smooth especially when walking.....looks a lot like you are striving for getting it onto the road in spring I would say you are well postioned to do just that

Janne E 24th November 2013 07:05 PM

Well done:)
Looks and sounds great!!!!
If i look at the houses it looks like your in Småland..

//Janne

ayjay 24th November 2013 09:44 PM

Puts a smile on your face :) :) :)

thailoz 25th November 2013 08:20 AM

well done.I really must get on with mine, been kinda busy but hopefully next month can crack on a bit.

Sounds good too

voucht 25th November 2013 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swe7 (Post 94651)
nice

I like the seets and bottom. superlight.

Yes! Genuine Swedish pine tree :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by K4KEV (Post 94652)
Car is impressive Syl ....well done on another milestone....tell you what tho that video camera must have a seriously good image stabilization system as it was super smooth especially when walking.....looks a lot like you are striving for getting it onto the road in spring I would say you are well postioned to do just that

Thanks Kev. Yes, my goal is to have it finished for next spring. Hope I can live up to that. Regarding the camera, it is actually a tiny photo camera (pocket size Canon Ixus 120). So I think the steadiness has to be credited to my girlfriend ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janne E (Post 94653)
Well done:)
Looks and sounds great!!!!
If i look at the houses it looks like your in Småland..

//Janne

Spot on Janne, Småland it is !



Thank you for the nice comments and wishes guys. Still a lot of work to do, but it is becoming more and more real!

TheArf 25th November 2013 01:54 PM

I bet the splinters are a bugger to get out, that would be asking the other half to go beyond the call of duty

Arfon

jps 25th November 2013 06:20 PM

looking good!

alga 26th November 2013 03:09 AM

C'est magnifique, Sylvain! I envy your self control for not spinning the wheels a little on the grass :-)

I love these first drive videos. Along with reliving our long-time virtual friends' joy we get to see their faces for the first time, too :-)


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