Soapbox racer build for the Eastnor Castle show. (Redbullwho)

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  1. It is

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  2. If you get worried about the competition, don't forget to report them over their VW sign!!!
     
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  3. We could always pull the plug on their car
     
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  4. or a log in his bath tub might be good :D
     
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  5. Another night in the workshop as the deadline is creeping up a bit quickly.

    Tonight was steering based.

    Before we could mount the steering box we needed to mount the steering column.

    But before we could do that we needed to know where the seat was going.

    So seat mounting was first. We fitted a length of box front to back inside the log

    Then angled the seat back a bit for comfort and welded them together

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    Then we could set the angle of the column and box and mount them

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    The triangle section is foot supports and to give us somewhere to mount the brake pedal

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    Steering wheel has been lightened, just the boss for that to knock up and a few extra welds and the steering is done.
     
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  6. Got a couple of hours in this afternoon.

    Steering wheel boss made and all fitted,

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    Brake pedal modified from a land rover, and fitted, brake cables run.

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    Just the tracking to set, adjust the bakes properly and a final tightening and welding check over, a couple of test runs, then I can start the decorating...
     
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  7. What's the big hole towards the front for?
     
  8. Access for building the front end, it'll get filled back up next week
     
  9. Looks great, I just hope after all this work it's at least as fast as last years rocketship!
     
  10. This time next week we'll probably have a fair idea
     
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  11. I got a delivery at work this afternoon.....




    The log is back.

    Paper mache night tomorrow, let the decorating commence
     
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  12. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
     
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    First coat of paint on the frame before work this morning
     
  14. I like the clever use of a hand drill for the steering box, but if it's anything like my single cog one it may slip. Hope it's a posh one with the balancing cog. :thumbsup:
    Still, all the steering force when the main cog bit is possibly held on with a small screw would worry me brakes or no brakes!
    4 days to go...
     
  15. You worry too much, it'll all be fine
     
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  16. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    ...and anyway there's loads of handy flat grass for the air ambulance. :)
     
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  17. Are you sure you can't make it? I got new custard and everything
     
  18. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I would really love to but we're going due North. I'm actually having a holiday at the end of my road, but it is the A1. I'm missing techenders as well. :(
     
  19. You won't miss much at techenders, I won't be there ;)

    Try and have a good trip
     
  20. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    I'll try my utmost but without you I think it'll be a mere shadow of what it could be. (sigh).
     
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