I've made this, my GD Cobra build website, to illustrate my progress during my sessions in the garage.
Building my car, to the point where I'm currently at, has allowed me to delve into and revive my dormant woodworking, metalwork and tech'-drawing skills. I also needed to master [to the low standard I set myself] 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 realised would be so important a skill. And last but not least, the varied and decidedly nebulous world of electrical jiggery-pokery was something that was most important to get to grips with.
And in those themes, I am very pleased that my build is progressing nicely. I do like to understand what's going on, and the 'why' is important to me. Moreover, and contrary to popular belief, you really don't have to be a whiz-bang mechanic to get the job done. Getting oily is an option -or not as the case might be.
- 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. This is where we can openly collaborate. Please send me a request to view & post via the page
- The Links and Contact pages have some useful information too
The plan is to be on the road by Spring 2018
Oh! by the way, I'm a retired civil servant... So here goes...
Build Articles Listing
This is where the interesting stuff is. If you don't see it, I haven't started it.
(The default sorting is Alphabetical, but you can sort on any column by clicking on the header)