I've just finished setting up my own blog to keep a diary of my Tornado TS40 build. The site will fully document every stage of my build. I'll also post up any build progress updates on here so people can follow my build progress.
I've just put a list of all the tools needed in order to construct a TS40 on my blog. Very handy for people thinking of building a GT40 to see what tools and equipment are required. Big thanks to Andy from tornado for the list.
Good news everyone, my chassis has arrived. I picked it up from the Tornado factory yesterday and am well chuffed with it. I've gone for a chassis with optional lowered seating areas which I am very impressed with. Not only do they seem very secure due to being welded in but they also get the power coating treatment with the rest of the chassis.
So far I've not had much time to spend on the car but I've managed to mark the front section of the floor out ready for cutting and also sealed round the underside of the lowered floor areas to avoid any water etc seeping through. I also decided to treat some small areas of the underside of the chassis with hammerite that were scuffed, scratched or slightly missed during the powder coating. I don't think this was necessary as the areas I coated will be panelled and not visible anyway but I thought that if moisture does get through then it should help prevent any possible rust and corrosion to the chassis frame.
Here's a few pictures so far:
Chassis arrives at its new home (upside down)
Me pretending to be working hard:
Front floor section marked out ready for cutting:
Close up of the lowered floor areas:
Tomorrow I turn 28, surely getting a GT40 chassis has to be the best birthday present ever
Thanks Scott. Yeah not old enough to remember the originals like some on here but have always loved the GT40 and have really enjoyed discovering more about their history over the past few years. I thought I start building one while I've got time on my side as who knows how old I'll be by the time its finished
Do you know if I have to panel the gap between the two lowered seating areas (shown in picture posted above)? The manual only doesn't say to and I didn't get a panel for it so I am guessing not. Normally with the standard floor the entire base of the floor is covered with the floor panel so I just wanted to check.