Neil Tatchel supplied us with a couple of motorcycle coilover units which have worked very well on our front suspension and feel just right. We are going to use the hydraulic brakes on the Mini front hubs with a standard foot pedal and the rear brake of the moped operated from the original moped hand lever mounted on our "steering wheel". This last item is actually the handlebar from an exercise bike which is an oblong shaped tubular jobby. The rear brake must also be operated by a parking brake lever (handbrake) so we must devise a linkage which enables both. The front bulkhead, floor, seat and backrest will be plywood fixed to the framework and will form the fixing points for our body buck when we get to that stage.
Robert, Matt and John have only a few weeks left before they leave school and at that stage it is likely another group will take over the project. My hope is we will be able to drive and prove the chassis and mechanicals at the very least before they leave. Their enthusiasm has been excellent and they have worked hard to get this far so quickly. Hopefully the next few weeks will see some outdoor 'action shots' to add to the site.