Gareth's Robinhood 2B Site
I watched the
first three videos and roughly planned the build order. When this is completed
I'll add it to the website.
I also went to
my local tyre shop and decided on Firestone
tyres for the alloys. They were a little more expensive than I would
have liked to pay but they do look nice - and they have a rubber profile
that protects the alloys from kerbing.
do a huge amount today but wanted to keep the page as updated as possible.
I have decided to follow the build video's advice and use self tapping screws throughout. I may at a later date decide to change them all for rivets, but at least during the early stages I can't make it too permanent.
well towards the first major milestone - the rear subframe installation.
This weekend has been the busiest yet! Jon was helping out at the local beer festival on Friday and Saturay night. On Friday Bernard and I went down to Eastleigh for beer and um well beer actually.
Come Saturday morning, we were all feeling surprisingly good (soon fixed by the required section of build video ;-). After a fortifying cup of tea and a bacon sandwich, we started on the rear axle. We presented the rear subframe to the chassis and realised that the subframe needed a slight change to ensure an easy fit - the forging surrounding the outer bushes needed to be ground down to allow the bolts to fit snugly into the holes on the chassis. The bolt into the differential was simple, as was the drilling and bolting of the subframe - although I was happy to have two extra sets of hands!