Sunday, 30 November 2014

Two fish in a tank...

... One turns to the other and says, "You drive, I'll fire the gun."

What? A tenuous link to my non-fishy tank, I've failed to find someone who presently has both the time and the space to take the car and design and fabricate a tank so I'm having to do the first part of that myself. Here's a selection of images showing progress - ignore any internal supports, they exist only to keep the cardboard in shape.

As they say, watch this space.


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Roll Out

I have an unusual issue in that I'm looking to spend a significant amount of dough on aluminium tanks and pipework and nobody seemingly wants my money.  I've three specialists in the locality and one of them is struggling to fit my work in and the other two don't seem to want the work.

This is a bit of an issue as I'm unable to fit the bodywork until the main tank is in at least.  This isn't holding me up as such but has caused me to deviate from the schedule.  Next on the list was to get the roll-bar finished.  I hadn't actually trial fitted the cage since the final welding was done and I was concerned that the heat might have caused some distortion.  To be frank, it has a tiny bit but not to the extent that it's a big issue.

The trial fit went well enough as a result:
Now, in terms of putting some colour on the roll cage, I had planned to drag the cage to Leominster to get it powdercoated.  This would've involved a three-hour plus round-trip which seems a bit unnecessary.  This is particularly the case now that I have a bodyshop with a quickly-developing reputation within walking distance from home.  So, this morning I attached two ratchet straps to the cage so that I could sling it over my shoulders and wandered down the road.  I probably got some funny looks from passing motorists but it was easier (and healthier) than faffing about with the trailer.

News of the cage's 'Mini Adventure' will follow soon.

For now though, it's time for some Rugby.  Pob lwc bois.