We were debating whether to air this one or not, as we strictly speaking haven't finished the TVR yet and you know what they say about starting new projects before you finish the previous ones...
...but truth be told we had to do it this way round. The opportunity to get the donor for absolutely zero cost could not be ignored but it did create a bit of a space issue. We had to therefor pull the car to bits and bin the shell ASAP. As such, we pushed ahead on starting this one.
I'm putting the last tweaks on it but should be live this Sunday morning. For those who don't already know, pop by our channel and hit Subscribe, this will ping you a wee alert when new episodes come live.
Its been a month, on the nose, since my first episode on this. I think we may have redefined "slightly slower pace" with this one, especially as I havent ACTUALLY chopped any steel or anything, yet somehow have another 20 minutes of build vlog to present. It airs on Friday, so usual requests for subscribe for notifications etc...
Its not pointless waffle though, we disintegrate the MX5 and pack it away in a confident fashion, and start preparing a bench to do lovely welding things on. So thats progress, right?
Good episode Tommy Many years ago B.O (Before Offshore) I used a similar technique involving a sheet of ply and similar sized box section to make a template that I used to build box section frames that were joined together to form storage racks for the factory I worked in. Worked well for me, no reason it won't work for you.
Black is not a colour ! .... Its the absence of colour
OK, another weekend done and another update for you all
The brackets were a pain in the farce to do TBH, and the route we eventually took was unsurprising. Couple that with the Vodou diagrams really not being the clearest, and you can see how project creep can kill a build. Nonetheless we show the issues warts and all.
Next ep on this will be welding these on and sorting the geometric positions. That, at least, was a clever bit of measurement.