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Old 26th October 2014, 08:13 PM
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Default 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


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Old 26th October 2014, 08:14 PM
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Then got things marked out and started cutting







Front frame done

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Old 26th October 2014, 08:15 PM
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I was surprised how quick it started to take shape considering we cut the box as we went along







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Old 26th October 2014, 08:15 PM
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Next up the tunnel and cross braces



Then the diff cage

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Old 26th October 2014, 08:16 PM
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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
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Old 26th October 2014, 08:56 PM
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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
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Old 26th October 2014, 09:34 PM
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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
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Old 26th October 2014, 10:11 PM
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Great progress well done
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Old 27th October 2014, 09:36 AM
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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.
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Old 27th October 2014, 12:48 PM
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great progress in such a short time, nice to see a scratch build as well.
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