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PostPosted: April 18, 2017, 10:01 pm 
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This is a great help Marcus, I'm taking these points you mentioned into a new updated model. Will post results here. -Cheers, Vinny


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PostPosted: October 9, 2017, 8:03 pm 
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Checking in here, I started another chassis drawing. In the past months I bought an engine and have it mated up to the Porsche 5-speed in the garage. In the hunt for wheels next. Slowly getting there with the chassis model. Thanks to all here on the forum, Vinny


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PostPosted: October 9, 2017, 8:57 pm 
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Unless it was mentioned before, the 800-lb gorilla in the room is the shell - where's that coming from? I think this should be designed opposite - start with the shell, which dictates wheel base and track, then work your way in, and I mean an actual shell, or a known-accurate CAD model. I feel as things are going, it's going to get 90% done before the shell is put over the chassis, only to find that critical tubes are either in the wrong place or could have been placed just slightly different to be far more useful. Unless there's a plan regarding the shell, I feel a bit like watching someone build a flying saucer, figuring out the framework, seating arrangements, and control accessibility, and when asked, "oh, the anti-gravity unit will be dealt with when the time comes." Okay.

I'm very glad that the first thing I did with my mid-engine Mini project was to start with the composite shell on the floor and design inward. It fit the finished chassis perfectly, but of course it would.

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PostPosted: October 10, 2017, 8:02 am 
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I equipped my garage with metal shaping tools and machines over the past year, I'll be hand forming the body myself with both inner and outer skins. I'm not fond of fiberglass. Cheers Vinny[/quote]


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PostPosted: November 9, 2017, 11:25 pm 
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Been working on the rear suspension and trying on a set of Corvette Z06 wheels and tires I recently picked up. The rears are massive at 295/35r18.


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PostPosted: December 2, 2017, 6:02 pm 
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getting there...


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