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PostPosted: January 31, 2015, 10:09 pm 
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Like others have said, you can make your own. I was given the Kimini shell but it was Very rough. The amount of work that went into that pretty much made me swear off composite work. So that leaves finding someone's dead project for just the shell, which often times can be acquired really cheap if you show up with a trailer.

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PostPosted: February 1, 2015, 9:50 pm 
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Ok today I picked up a new to me Millermatic 200 welder and a new Formula Vee frame, I am thinking this could be the starting place for my frame, it seems if my searched here and your input I can get a Lotus 19, 23 or Elva body from Curtis, and there may be a crusader or Fiat body available Some time in the future. Any other thoughts on a commercially available open top mid-engine 60s ish sport racer fiberglass bodies?


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PostPosted: February 2, 2015, 4:57 pm 
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http://www.classglassperformance.com/P-38%20Belly.html


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PostPosted: February 3, 2015, 4:37 pm 
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Very cool, just missing the extra seat... 90 Pounds of glass that is amazingly heavy. It is very much thinking out of the box!


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A clear or removable fairing and tandem seating. .... You'd get some strange looks but you'd have a really small frontal area!

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PostPosted: February 3, 2015, 7:30 pm 
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Thanks, I think I now see the mental image, very cool out of the box thinking!

It on my short list.


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PostPosted: February 4, 2015, 7:26 pm 
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See this guy,

http://www.hurleyracingproducts.com/lsr.html

I am using the LSR original

Top quality


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Very nice. I like the yellow body.

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PostPosted: February 5, 2015, 10:06 am 
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John Se wrote:
See this guy,

http://www.hurleyracingproducts.com/lsr.html

I am using the LSR original

Top quality


I have seen and race against the Nash body on a FST that they make, they do excellent work.


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