Building a workshop to build the car in

As the project has reached a point where it going to need a place to be built in, we decided to build a modular workshop now. The design below was drawn up first. The idea was that it can be spit

The Cad drawing of the workshop

The Cad drawing of the workshop with the roadster in it

down into four sections to be transported to a new site Planning on moving to a better site in the next couple of years. The design is built around a freestanding central truss across the middle of the workshop to which the four section of the workshop are bolted. Each section of the workshop includes a floor section side and end wall and roof (when the sections are moved these will have to be supported with braces).

It will be another month or so before the interior of the workshop is completed so a little longer before we get back to the roadster. Looking forward to building up the basic frame and seating to test that it is comfortable before designing to much more, may be the steering wheel mounting need to be designed first. The car has got to be drive-able, so we wanted to do some full scale testing to be sure…..hence the workshop.

Workshop without the skin of 1/22 ply to show the framing

Workshop without the skin of 1/2″ ply to show the framing

Central free standing truss system

Shows the central free standing truss system


The Floor with the holes to bolt the sections together


One of eight boxes of screws

The finished basic workshop

The finished basic workshop still needs the fitting out ….wiring insulation inner sheeting etc

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Various door and frame construction pictures.

Building workshops takes alot of time and effort but it’s getting there…



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Building a workshop to build the car in