From plans to parts – a TubaTrailer emerges….

The new TubaTrailer is building up at a pace, here in Thurso on the far North coast of Scotland.  Here’s Steve Fosters chassis layout plan, to be fabricated from mild steel……

 

InTub Chassis GAThe plan looks simple enough – but its creation represents painstaking consideration of the “work” to which the chassis will be put over thousands of miles on variable road surfaces – and the carriage requirements of its unusual payload. From here we set to work transferring the plan to real life trailer chassis parts – maintaining precision accuracy of all dimensions and angles….

Chassis-Fab-1

Steve’s photo shows the cut, filed and prepared parts ready for welding, along with the tools we used to reach this point in production. You will see only one power tool – a really good pillar drill.  The remainder are the standard hand measuring, cutting and shaping tools which can be found in many a home workshop across the world.  It’s been liberating to see, with disciplined thought, hand and eye, what can be achieved using traditional tools and techniques….

Welding is now near completion – come back soon to see the finished chassis, ready for brush painting……