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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:23 am 
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hi everyone! my name is will and im building a my first ever locost with a 4age silver top. this is my first time and there are no one else in my country (Philippines) that i know that build such a car before. so i need to get as much help as i can from you guys!

here is my progress so far
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The engine... needs some cleaning though..
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my friend told me that the tube wall was to thin i used 1.5mm is that to thin? is my project doom?
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Sorry for my English. i dint never did practice my English when i was young..

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:30 am 
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We do have another build from your country, and I think it is also Toyota, so you are in luck. Here it is:

http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10062&p=101580&hilit=Philippines#p101580

That's the right size for your tubing 25mm x 1.5mm

Good luck. :cheers:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:13 am 
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horizenjob wrote:
We do have another build from your country, and I think it is also Toyota, so you are in luck. Here it is:

http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10062&p=101580&hilit=Philippines#p101580

That's the right size for your tubing 25mm x 1.5mm

Good luck. :cheers:


whoa! thanks man! now i can ask some one from here some advices...

and also thanks for the encouragement with the tubing...

i saw a topic and also saw you talking about the philippines... its great country for cars in the provinces but not near cities (traffic)...

in the provinces theres alot of twisty roads in mountains or near beaches... you gotta visit Boracay island here...

anyways i will post a video of test drive when its complete.. and maybe a drive around the mountains downhill...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:26 am 
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Oh don't wait for the first drive, keep working on your log, people everywhere can enjoy it and it will likely help some people...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:12 pm 
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In this country most people use .063in which is 1/16in. That is very close to 1.5mm, so you are ok. It is not too thin. Just right. Many people here will help you. Just ask. Don't worry about your English. It's probably as good as some of mine. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Don't wait until the car is finished to post photos. I enjoy looking at other people's build photos and especially ones from other countries. I noticed that you are building your car outside. Where I live, that would be difficult, since it gets very cold this time of year. Don't be afraid to post any mistakes you make, since we all make them. There are many talented builders here who will help you.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:55 pm 
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photoman wrote:
Don't wait until the car is finished to post photos. I enjoy looking at other people's build photos and especially ones from other countries. I noticed that you are building your car outside. Where I live, that would be difficult, since it gets very cold this time of year. Don't be afraid to post any mistakes you make, since we all make them. There are many talented builders here who will help you.


thanks man... will do post picture of the progress and mistakes... i have a couple of them already ill post them as soon as i find my misplaced camera...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:30 am 
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like i said this is my first time... and i can see i have bad weldings... i have ask my friends to help me with the weld. and this is what he saw

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the engine sits a little bit high for me and i wanted it to sit lower in the car so this is my plan is to cut the tube directly beneath the transmission.

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the engine mounting plan

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prim the chassis to avoid rust because im working out door and weather here can be unpredictable sometimes.

rust work faster than i can :P

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:31 am 
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engine support
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Cockpit area
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:!: :!: :!: my advice to others! it is better to have a car donor than sort the parts individually... now its driving me crazy getting all the parts i need :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH:

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[ :!: :!: :!: my advice to others! it is better to have a car donor than sort the parts individually... now its driving me crazy getting all the parts i need :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH:[/quote]


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sevenesqueron wrote:
[ :!: :!: :!: my advice to others! it is better to have a car donor than sort the parts individually... now its driving me crazy getting all the parts i need :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH: :BH:



Welcome to the club :D[/quote]

lesson learn everybody! if you want the hard way do it our way! :BH:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:48 am 
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its been a while guys! ive been very busy from my work... and i have just weekends to work on it...

here is my progress long time ago... some of the pictures is old and i made some changes to the car so...

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im considering cutting my oil pan to give me better ground clearance
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i remove the air filter to give me better engine sound and hopefully better power
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i want better support here. roads here are so bumpy
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note i already change the front suspension design it was all wrong
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my rear gearbox housing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 am 
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Will, is that your own frame design? It looks a lot different than a book locost, a lot wider at the front. I'm curious because it looks stronger and simpler to build. I can't totally visualize what it will look like with bodywork but I think I like it. What spindles are you using?


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emgr3 wrote:
Will, is that your own frame design? It looks a lot different than a book locost, a lot wider at the front. I'm curious because it looks stronger and simpler to build. I can't totally visualize what it will look like with bodywork but I think I like it. What spindles are you using?


thanks! its a little bit different locost chassis its a little bit wider and the nose does not follow the curve design the original locost do.

as for the bodywork i too dont know what it will look like..
but i like this design if it looks good on the chassis.
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im not sure yet on the design.. hmm any suggestions?

and the spindles came from this kind of van
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:25 am 
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hey guys!

emgr3 gave me something to think about...

emgr3 wrote:
Will, is that your own frame design? It looks a lot different than a book locost, a lot wider at the front. I'm curious because it looks stronger and simpler to build. I can't totally visualize what it will look like with bodywork but I think I like it. What spindles are you using?


telling me he thinks about the body work... guess what me to i dont know either... so i was surfing the net for new design and i cant find one...

so i draw one instead.. im not an artistic person nor a designer... but here is my drawing...

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what do you guys think about it? good or bad? and why? thanks in advance!

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