Some progress pictures of the frame construction.Continue reading
Now that we’ve established the basic chassis parameters it was time to start building. We began with making and setting up the steering head tube, swingarm pivot and suspension link parts.Continue reading
The frame of the FWS1000 was typical of the TT-F1 era. It is a wide perimeter twin loop ‘diamond’ style made from steel tube. Constructing a replica from the available photos seems a straightforward enough process until you begin to delve into the intricacies of motorcycle chassis design.Continue reading
By the time the plugs and moulds were completed we were thoroughly fibreglass fatigued! So therefore, we treated ourselves to a break from the fibres and fumes and outsourced the manufacturing of the laminates to a specialist fibreglass company in Sydney. But then, just when you think you’ve covered it all…
I love the smell of polyester resin in the morning…
Bodywork page updated to show the moulds we took from the bodywork plugs.
If I ever see another piece of sandpaper or can of body filler ever again it’ll be way too soon! https://fws1000replica.com/bodywork/ updated to show how we made the plugs for the bodywork moulds.
No, not that type of foam! Rigid urethane foam. Check out the updated Bodywork page to see how we turned foam into dust and a pattern or two. https://fws1000replica.com/bodywork/