March 2004 Update

Not as much progress this past month as hoped due to problems with my road car. I had to replace the fuel tank, rebuild the brakes and replace the exhaust front pipes. Now that is done we can get on with the Locost!

My main aim at present is to finalise all the welding on the chassis so that I can strip it down one last time and prepare and paint it. Despite a fairly dry garage which is aired regularly with my little fan heater, the chassis is developing some surface rust and I am keen to get some paint on it before it starts to pit. Once the chassis is painted I can begin the final assembly along with all the panelling and fibreglass work.

I have made a long list (98 points) of work which needs to be done, I'll maybe categorise the list and display it here later but for now I'm too busy trying to reduce it a bit. I listed all the work items into a dictaphone and then wrote it up later. A dictaphone is a very handy little tool to use for this sort of thing and I'd recommend it as an easy way of recording information (measurements etc) when you are in the garage which can then be referred to later without forgetting anything.

Anyway, recent progress includes the lower four seat belt anchorages, completion of the steering rack mountings and some progress with the design and assembly of my pedal box. I have also now sourced a new set of Cobra seat runners to use on the passenger's side. The rollbar components are also now fully welded

Here are some photo's of the pedal box from various angles.