Funky chicken

3 Mar

This evening we added some typical luggage to the taxi’s rear ute tray, including Funky the chicken.
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Accessorising

28 Feb

With the chassis now painted a glamorous coat of orange it’s time to accessorise. With carpet, a swing arm, rear lights, ‘number plates’ and rear mudguards initially.
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Orange

27 Feb

The orange door opens to reveal an orange taxi which is very orange.

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Spray painter, here we come!

23 Feb

See you in five days.

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Off to the spray painter

22 Feb

So fabrication of the chassis is finally complete. Finally. And it’s off to the spray painter tomorrow.
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Choosing colours

18 Feb

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been choosing colours for the taxi: the chassis, the mudguards, the carpet and the seats.

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Getting ready for Womadelaide

14 Feb

We’re working hard to get the prototype ready to display at Womadelaide (http://www.womadelaide.com.au/). Lots of work to do, and it’s good to have a deadline to work to.

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Mock ups and templates

7 Feb

Despite designing the vehicle using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, we still make mockups of some components to check that they ‘look right’ in the real world before we make the final versions, and we make templates to guide some material cutouts.
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Front and rear suspension

31 Dec

Whilst completing the chassis, we’ve also been busy working on the detailed design of the front and rear suspension.
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Pre-painting preparations

31 Dec

With chassis fabrication complete, we spent a couple of hours yesterday sanding off any high spots and filling any low spots to make the body smooth and tactile, ready for painting. We’re also experimenting with sections of automotive carpet for the vehicle floor areas.
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