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PostPosted: June 4, 2008, 1:52 pm 
Hi Guys,

This looks the place to show of my project.
First the concept...
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Early prototype stage...
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PostPosted: June 4, 2008, 2:55 pm 
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Good to see you again. Hey Chet, Meercat needs a sticky!

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PostPosted: June 4, 2008, 6:07 pm 
Thanks Jack...

Here's more progress....

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PostPosted: June 5, 2008, 11:21 am 
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Great to see progress on your design! 8)
Looking really good too. I like the 3 seat design a lot.
I think it looks a bit more like the Super Guppy than a Meerkat though. :roll:


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PostPosted: June 5, 2008, 11:58 am 
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Great looking frame. There is a LOT of thought-out triangulation in there!


Just curious about the two-hoop roll bar. Is it just aesthetics?

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PostPosted: June 5, 2008, 6:44 pm 
Thanks guys..

The twin roll hoops is partly aeshetics, but partly practical because otherwise it's a pretty wide span compared to most small sporty cars and made much sense structurally...

I'm a bit further on than pics show so i'll update again later.


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PostPosted: June 5, 2008, 8:45 pm 
A bit more progress...

The frame after painting...

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Aluminum panelling...

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Starting assembly...

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PostPosted: June 6, 2008, 8:23 pm 
More pics...

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Detail thru' front hub showing how it's used without a driveshaft
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PostPosted: June 6, 2008, 9:07 pm 
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What did you paint your chassis with?

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PostPosted: June 6, 2008, 9:18 pm 
Its Valspar water based enamel...absolutely terrible..still not dried properly after about 6 weeks, and not adhereing well.

When I've fully built and tested I will strip down blast and paint properly...but for now it photographs fairly well....but thats about all..


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PostPosted: June 6, 2008, 9:23 pm 
Oh...and I like the color too...and if I do have to weld or grind anywhere it wont be a big deal....


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I agree it's a great color that's why I asked. I'm gonna repaint mine someday after my POR-15 non adhesion nightmare.

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Great progress, but what's the clearance like between the caliper and LCA?
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PostPosted: June 6, 2008, 10:50 pm 
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Great progress, but what's the clearance like between the caliper and LCA?
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Lots of clearance, but I see what you mean from that view...I'll look for a better angle...

ETA...I could not find a better picture, so I'll have to take one that shows it. I need to now for my own satisfaction.:D


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Nice work on the hub carriers/uprights/spindles/whatchacallits...but I don't get where the bearings go. What are those hubs, might I ask?

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