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PostPosted: March 7, 2013, 6:57 pm 
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I started a thread on this a while back and due to some questions from the owner of this car, that I am building, I had to remove what I had posted.
But all is A-OK now and I figured I'd start a clean thread on it.
Sorry about all that.
Below are four time lapse videos and I'll follow up with some photos in the next post.

Greg V

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Cfvejm6lg

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laclFku4m44

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFUcaohjWgo

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JfgLaYaFb8

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PostPosted: March 7, 2013, 7:05 pm 
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Test fitting thing, though body will be all glass. Chassis and body will be 4" higher then seen in pic as it's just f;at on the table here.
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My son in driver position.
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Monty (my 14 year old Jack Russel) going fast! ;)
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Few more bars
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PostPosted: March 7, 2013, 9:51 pm 
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Testing out how he (owner) feels.

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Where I am today. Time for suspension.


Front suspension

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PostPosted: March 7, 2013, 11:23 pm 
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So glad you're back. I was bummed when your first thread suddenly went off the air. Good that all is sorted out now.

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PostPosted: March 7, 2013, 11:54 pm 
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It may just be me. It's late at night and I haven't been drinking so please ignore anything stupid I might say, b u t . . .

I'm presuming this is going to be one low riding sum beach, correct?

I'm also presuming you're going to be using some pretty small diameter wheels/tires, correct?

The front bottom A arm is quite a bit above the bottom of the main part of the chassis, so how's that going to work?

Everything would probably be perfectly clear to me if I was drinking so please excuse my impaired state.

Maybe it's just cause I've gotten so used to seeing the bottom A arm attached to the bottom rail on the 7's.

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PostPosted: March 8, 2013, 12:31 am 
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Yea, not sure what you may be suspecting, but do help me out here if you see something wrong, ...but maybe tomorrow when you sober up. ;)

Here is a straight on pic. The suspension is at ride height here. The lowest part of the chassis will be 3" off the ground. The wheels are 15" and the tires are about 23" in diameter.

By the way, this is a NON streetable car. Race and track days only

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PostPosted: March 8, 2013, 9:01 am 
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carguy123 wrote:
It may just be me. It's late at night and I haven't been drinking so please ignore anything stupid I might say, b u t . . .



:lol: :lol:

carguy123 wrote:
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The front bottom A arm is quite a bit above the bottom of the main part of the chassis, so how's that going to work?


Control arm height is relevant to the upright and desired geometry, not the chassis height which is pre-determined seperately depending on use.


Nice KISS chassis there Greg, very production'able too.


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PostPosted: March 8, 2013, 12:20 pm 
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Nice KISS chassis there Greg, very production'able too.

Thanks, ... I think, .... cause I don't know what "KISS" means. :mrgreen:


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Keep It Simple, Stupid or alternatively, Keep It Stupid Simple. :cheers:

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Acerguy wrote:
Keep It Simple, Stupid :cheers:


Maybe I just feel amorous when I see his chassis ....


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PostPosted: March 8, 2013, 1:27 pm 
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I do try and keep things as simple as I can. I get annoyed when I see so many extra bars here and there on chassis, ones that only do the same thing as another.
But this chassis will be getting a little more added here and there as it progresses. I am not one for computer programs and do very little drawings. In fact what you see here was just stored in my head. :BH: :wink:


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Nice looking project; glad to see it back.

I like the composite front uprights. ;)

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PostPosted: March 9, 2013, 1:37 pm 
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Hmmm... using compacted fibrous cellulose for uprights. Nice idea... the neighbor will never miss his picnic table.

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PostPosted: March 9, 2013, 1:45 pm 
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Soon I will have to figure out the steering. (Another rhread I posted)
Built this model to help wrap my head around Akerman as I am a very visual person. Haa.... I get lost in the written word.

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Looking forward to the progress of your chassis..I love the way you have designed It..clean, simple and not much need for a tube bender..I am going to use your clean build method to built my Miata chassis mule..

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