It's been a while since I've been on here so I thought I would show you all what I've been upto.
Firstly missing the bass since I sold the astra but will hopefully get a chance to get some more bass in my life some time soon! But it won't be in this kit lol
I've always wanted to do a kit car but never got round to actually getting one, came pretty close to a Dax Rush a few years back but didn't end up happening. For those of you at Modified Nationals in the summer may have seen the car being advertised by the company in the main hall. Once I saw that I loved the look of it, and a fair bit cheaper than the Dax model. Also looks very different to the usual kit cars based on the dax, caterhams etc.
Its called the Rocket, It's based on the Atom, but uses a ford focus mk1 as the donor car. I didn't want to have the hasstle or buying one and taking it apart so I've bought the main bits new and whatever else I need will just get off ebay. Have got a brand new Focus 2.0L engine to go in it also can get it registered as a new car this way instead of having an age related plate.
I'm building it in a shed in the back of my garden, not the biggest of places but it will have to do. I got the chassis build with a removable roll bar as the plan was to take it out by taking it through the house on its side (without the engine and gearbox in as that would be way to heavy to even attempt!) but I think in the end I will have to get a crane and get it lifted out..but we'll see when I finish it! Hopefully have it on the road by the summer!
Anyway on with the pics:
The shed its being built in
Where I'm upto currently...ish
0-60 4-5 seconds, and once/if I get bored of the power I can always slap a supercharger or throttle bodies on it
More info on the company website http://www.roadtrack....co.uk/rtr.html
Here is a finished car from the company:
Edited by ncohen, 27 Jan 2012 - 17:25.