Fortunately Pat Clarke was among those who joined Bob for his Saturday afternoon this week...
So we have some update photos on the Maserati 300S lookalike, principally of the suspension progress. The de Dion tube has just been welded together, but first Bob had end plates cut by laser (not much gets jobbed out at Rennmax, but these took so much work to make last time it paid off). To do that, of course, drawings were required, so here are the steps:
Rough drawing, proper drawing from the drawing board, a cardboard cutout and the plate cut to shape and with the holes also laser-cut.
The jig produced to get the holes accurately cut.
And so it's progressively transformed into a component for the car, a vital component in the rear end.
And this is where it will go, the Holden final drive is bracketed in place and Saturday afternoon visitors check the handiwork. Of course the mounting is very solid to cope with torque reaction forces:
Meanwhile, there has been progresss up front. Engine mounting brackets:
And the front suspension, which with this car doesn't have the rockers to put springs and dampers inboard...
Note here that Bob has adapted the Commodore wheel bearing setup to Gemini ('70s Kadett to Europeans) uprights.
The CAMS Phil Irving award merited a lot of attention this week, of course: