That was the 18th Oct 2014 and it hang on the wall of the shed untill 8.45am this morning when I took it down to have a good look and think, and as the sun went down this arvo I took these…
Ok so way back I started a thread here about doing 2 cars that by the end of a few days became 1 Car (( A Red 1 )) well that car now joins a Bentley Body hanging on the wall from back in 2003.
The Bentley like the Red 1 just met a brick wall as what I wanted from them, they would never had made the grade.
So this is a new Detailed Car as someone has waited long enough, sorry Mate I don’t have a name for Her yet or if even a colour.
I took the 5lt 4 pot ( built at the start of “A Tail of 2 Cars” ) laid it on the desk and designed a full chassis to go around it
I had 7 photos of how the chassis was made but iTunes sorted out how to get rid of them, So it was a section of 1/2 inch square that was forged into the shape I wanted then cut right down the middle so that both rails are the same.
The rear springs are my own design and still need to be wire wrapped so they stay together at speed.
So that was my last few days ! what did you get up to.
See Ya Tony
OK Sunday 8th I have made a video that shows what the still photos never show 3D…real.
Monday the 9th Feb 15….
so this took me 5 hours today..Every car that is not air cooled needs a radiator So looking at the beast I took a few distance points and starting with a sheet of copper,
to hold it in as I have to join Alloy,Copper and Steel I ran a wire through the grill grabbing the center bar, a twist or to keep it snug then bent to go through the cooler and grab the 2 center down tube’s.
Funny thing this stuff I started about 2pm it was daylight and then it was dark and I needed a torch to take the last few photos at 7pm, yes I know that is 6hr’s but I did sit and think a fair bit but it was all fun and time stops.
So it’s the 11th today and I missed yesterdays post…ok…here..
So at present the chassis is 22 inches long and it is an old final drive Chain.that was it.
Sorry no photo of a bit of tin with lines all over it just after it was cut in about what looked like where it should have been…That is I wanted the cab floor,firewall,leg well and a nice comfy seat all with a hole for the gearbox tunnel .
While the little test bathtub has ticked away with Fish loss and all the rest of small problems were worked out, I have very slowly been working on the foundations of the greenhouse.
OK so that bit (with day to day life ) has taken nigh on 2 years,
Until 2 weeks ago, a Mate turned up on a Sunday took a look at my block work and said when do I get to the windows?
My reply was at the currant rate 2016.
Say no More.
On the following Thursday at 7.30am (my normal day starts about 10am when I crawl out of bed to get the days Meds)
As with all things weird I had been woken at 4am with arms full of Broken Glass so watching a movie on YouTube in comes the Mate with all his Builder Gear and a helper and 5hrs later I was welding up the roof frame and after a cuppa he left with me to just put on a roof so Friday I got some Tophat lengths and after a while and a trip to th’ Hardware shop where I got myself a battery Driver I managed to also get up 2 x 1/2 sheets of clear roofing.
Then last Saturday I spent the whole day putting on the roof.
I had better explain something here,
I collect stuff some I buy and some just shows up by chance.
Now this greenhouse, the windows came from someone replacing all his windows the rest of the build is part of a huge amount of stuff that cost me $400 when Bunnings shifted from where they were into there new Building.
So the Blocks the steel frames, 8 x 2 Sleepers and some of the tin was just a small section of what was and is there.
OK so by now you are board so here are the photos.
looking straight at it the right side is west and the length is the only point that keeps full sun in mid winter.
In some of the photos at the western end there are 3 long grey troughs these will be mounted under the windows and other tubs will be against the center wall.
Below East on the left West on the right.
Sunday 14th September 2014, with new hole into main shed.
Wednesday 15th Oct 14
so now I sit back and wait for the whole thing to go off.
and there is my forum post at