Special thanks to Tim @

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Have added the front guards and started brazing the joints between the panels.

Have recut the side skirts and sent them to the benders to get a 4mm u bend on the botom of them to add strength, it will also make them look heaver then it is.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Have started work on testing the suspension system.
Have made a prototype which seems to work great, bit more testing to confirm it can take the weight.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Have tacked all the panels onto the hull and tested it with the side skirts.Now have to grind the panels back and clean up the edges.
Am going to cut new side skirts and look at putting a right angle bend at teh bottom to streghten the sides more.

Front and rear lids removed, these bolt in place so i can gain access to motors, batteries etc

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Have cut out the front and back covers and started to get them into shape to fit them, there are two access hatches, one into the front of the hull the other into the back were the motors, batteries and speedcontroller will be

The whole front comes off so that there is easy access into the front of the hull, this is 1.6mm Mild steel

You can see the back panel that still needs to be bent, then the outside part will be welded in place and the hatch will be screwed

Have confirmed the sets i need for these parts to fit nicely, now i just have to do teh other side :)
Started looking at doing the skin on the hull and realised that if i weld the sides that are on the outside of the tracks it will make life very hard when it comes to work on the road wheels, tracks or motors so have made up small brackets that run down the side, these will allow the top covers to be welded and the sides can be screwed on and off

Bracket that will run down each side

here you can see the holes that have been tapped to allow the sides to be screwed in place