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Chassis Completed

19 Jan

Well, the Chassis is complete. Ready for painting in Etch Primer and some Matt Black Killrust. The chassis is 2170mm long. The for outriders will support the Firewall and rear of the cab. These will also be fabricated in steel tube to allow some torsion strength to the body and allowing something solid to attach the body to the chassis. Hopefully the plans from Reallifetoys – Toylander will arrive soon so we can begin the painful task of measuring cutting and building the body.

Chassis Progress

11 Jan

well. I picked up 2 sheets of 18,12 and 6mm MDF. I screwed the 2 x 18mm together to make a big ‘bench’ on my home made wooden saw horses and the MDF was still a bit saggy, so some trusty 65mm Gal steel made it sit nice and flat, but the bench is getting a tad on the tall side. ah well. I made a jig up from some left over timber, measure, scribe, measure, drill, screw, measure and got all the chassis lined up and square. A few tack welds here and there and it was time to weld it up. I was quite impressed with my welds (normally looks like a flock of cocky’s have made a mess, but that’s an aussie saying I guess). Its all ground back, welds painted in Cold Gal for now to stop any rust. I ordered and paid for the toylander plans, which i’ll use to help mock up the front end and side panels and use as a guide for the rear tub. Hopefully these should be here in a few weeks. The New Circular saw arrived so i can start working on the template panels. i think the progress to get the panels todagether will be fast, stalling when its time for the harder stuff like steering, electonrics etc. we’ll see how we go.