I have always had a desire to build one of these. Following my first drag weekend at the HRD and an Ebay listing I thought why not just do it and try out a bit of racing.
The tank is from a Hunter and was from an Aviation salvage yard near Lichfield so for £300 I had a start.
The problem was that it is heavy and the overall diameter is 22" which makes it a bit of a squeeze for me and the engine I had planned would not fit within the circle. I was also not happy with the overall shape as the sides were parallel not the classic cigar shape.
So I moulded up a front quarter to start with in glass. which was over centre to make a larger diameter.
I then cut some semi circles and fixed them to a board on my chassis table.
Using sections moulded from the original mould and some wooden templates I built up the shape I wanted.
Then using about 18kg of filler I made the final shape.
I then divided the buck into 3 sections and made a mould of each part.
I could then make one complete half for the bottom.
I have bought some cds tube and can now start the chassis. Over Xmas I bought an Audi 2.6 A6 estate with a very sound v6 engine and box which should sit within the body profile behind the driver .
The plan is to run it at the Nostalgia Nats so a fair bit of work to do.