I've made this, my GD Cobra build website, to illustrate my progress during my sessions in the garage. And so far, the build has been a pleasantly challenging and rewarding experience; the WoW factor coming after the research, the sourcing, the measuring, the drilling and cutting, and the doing of things that are not within my everyday comfort zones.
The build has also allowed me to revive my dormant woodwork, metalwork and tech-drawing skills; and I also had to get to grips with the vagaries of GRP manipulation, compounding and finishing; and this is where a cursory knowledge of meteorology was useful too.
The intricacies of the Dremel was something I hadn't realized would be such an important skill to master either. And last but not least, the varied and decidedly nebulous world of electrical jiggery-pokery was something that was [to me] a very important topic of understanding.
And in those themes, I am very pleased that my build is progressing very nicely. I do like to know and understand what's going on, and the 'why' is important to me.
Loads of research and self-doubt are enablers enough to focus you to get the build right and done properly, and contrary to popular belief you really don't have to be a whiz-bang mechanic to get the job done... getting oily is a personal option -or not as the case might be.
The plan is to be on the road by late Summer 2018
Oh! by the way, I'm a retired civil servant, so here goes..!
- My build articles at the bottom of this page take you to the interesting stuff i.e. what's going on in the garage
- The 'Pre-Build' link takes you to the pages containing my shenanigans up to the point of me taking delivery
- I also have a 'Facebook' page set up where we can openly collaborate. Please send me a request to view & post
- The Links and Contact pages have some useful information too
- I've also put additional build photos in the galleries menu
Build Articles Listing
If you don't see it, I haven't started it or there's not enough to write about.
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