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Building the chassis

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Steel tube for chassis

Work table

Engine bay top rails

Holding tubing in place for welding

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Side rails

Rear angles

Mounting the rear subframe

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Subframe trimming and mounts

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Basic bare locost chassis

Changes to original plans

First fitting of engine

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Engine mounts

Setting up the ride height

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Rear wheels in place

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Transmission tunnel

Transmission and shifter

Handbrake

Brake booster

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Side bracing

Transmission tunnel bracing

More chassis bracing

Seat mounts

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Transmission mount

Top shock mount - rear

Shock and roll bar mounts

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Lower shock mount - rear

Roll bar

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Rear firewall

Rear of chassis

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Fuel tank in place

Rear of vehicle completed

Bracing the front end

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Bracing the engine bay

A rolling chassis

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Locost chassis stripped ready for full welding

Welding completed

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Front bulkheads

Rear reinforcing plates

Chassis floor

Chassis front reinforcements

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Scuttle area

Steering column and brake pedals

Trial fitting

Progress

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First road test

Bit rough around the edges

Road test completed

Rotisserie in action

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The project manager at work

Chassis ready to be painted

Back to bare metal

Painted chassis

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Strong chassis

Top engine bay rail bracing

Chassis tortional testing

Front axle set up

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Rear axle set up

Rear beam

Measuring the chassis twist

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