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    Wooden Buck Hot Rod

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    I'm building a Low Cost Hot Rod.
    The chassis is my own version of a Haynes Roadster or Locost.
    It's got a megasquirt'd 4.6 Rover V8 and 4x4 running gear.

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    I made a crude wireframe from the wooden buck (I'm making a new open style buck)

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    The body is going to be made from 18awg steel. I've never done anything like this before. This is my first car project and I don't work in the industry so I'm learning everything as I go. I've only just learnt to gas weld, so welding a car together is a little challenging.

    I'm starting the body by using the hinge pins as a reference. If I can get the hinge pins identical on both sides there be my datums.


    I'm going for modern style hinge pins
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    Everything is being done on the cheap. I'm making an English wheel and I've made my own bead roller, sheet metal roller and folder.

    I'm a newbie at all this, so any help and comments very welcome.
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    Dont look at all crude to me, good idea on the hinge pin reference points post more please.......................

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    looks a good start, are you building to biva spec?
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Watching with interest; I like unique...

    For what it's worth, Kev's BIVA Guide (Legal section) should prove worthwhile reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosevan View Post
    For what it's worth, Kev's BIVA Guide (Legal section) should prove worthwhile reading.
    Have you got a link?
    Is it the dummies guide to biva by kapri?

    Yes, I'd like to build to BIVA but as I'll never drive it (health reasons) I read the IVA spec a couple years back then forgot about it.

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    Yep, that's the one. He also hosts a closed Facebook group for seriously like-minded folk who have built / are building to the spec. Excellent for advice & shared (real) knowledge. Genuinely, a gent worth talking to.

    IMHO, if you're putting all the effort in, it's worth doing it right. I admire you doing it anyway, even if you aren't going to drive it (drop me a PM if you wish?).

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    IF thta is yours at the top , or yours will be near enough like that it lends itself TOTALLY to BIVA . Your front screen would be the biggest issue but I presum eyou are using something already available on teh market ? If so anything post about 1980 tend to be multimarked anyway.

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    BIVA and English Wheel

    Hi Kev,
    I have a re-manufactured windscreen with various markings and logos on it from an MG Midget. I also have an OEM one with no markings covered in dust and primer (the one in top shot) - which I'm using for the fab work.

    The lights are all e-marked from things like '02 minis, Harleys, Piaggio mopeds etc.

    I think my Biva downfall will be the completely random source of parts. There wasn't a donor car.
    The engine is a mixture of bits from a '67 P5B Rover to a '02 Thor Rangie. The gearbox is part P5b, part LDV van and part Escort Cossie. There's hubs from a Granada 24v, brakes from an AMG Merc, discs from a x type Jag, tank from a Lotus, steering from a Corsa, rack from a Citroen etc etc
    You name a car manufacturer or a decade and I'll point to a part!
    Even if I can name the car a bit come off, chances are it's been modified - often to the point it's unrecognisable.

    Some parts like the diffs (there's 2 as it's 4x4) and brakes are brand new, some parts are re-manufactured and some are from swap meets. I couldn't even tell you where the swap meet was let alone tell you what car they were off.

    I'm looking forward to postie delivering your guide!

    My next job is to finish the English Wheel. - It needs a lot of bracing, the legs adding and the cut out for the roller/anvils done.
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    It's already blumin heavy and will eventually stand over 6 feet tall.
    It's made from scrap fence posts, lathe parts and junk from around the workshop.
    Ask me to fix something and I'll come at ya with a hammer!

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