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 Post subject: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: May 26, 2018, 1:31 pm 
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Anyone care to jump in and analyze this chassis, kinda explain why certain things were done, the good and the bad?
It belongs to the Donkervoort D8GTO


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 Post subject: Re: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: July 10, 2018, 10:27 am 
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Did you have specific questions about it?

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 Post subject: Re: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: July 13, 2018, 6:56 pm 
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I am going to be stopping in to this thread since I'm building a donkervoort based car myself...

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 Post subject: Re: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: July 13, 2018, 7:51 pm 
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Homemade WRX wrote:
Did you have specific questions about it?

Yes, thank you.
The chassis obviously differs from both the locost or Haynes roadster's, especially in the area aft of the seats, where the shocks and rear end are integrated into the chassis.
There are also different sizes of tubing, and if you look at the bottom rails at the cockpit areal, there are dual rails ... one of the many deviations from the locost/Haynes. The D8 chassis is obviously more sophisticated so my question would be how/why it deviates from the original Lotus chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: July 13, 2018, 8:16 pm 
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AVI wrote:
Anyone care to jump in and analyze this chassis, kinda explain why certain things were done, the good and the bad?
It belongs to the Donkervoort D8GTO

Analyze it how? For what? Can't see enough to judge its torsional rigidity.

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 Post subject: Re: D8 Chassis
PostPosted: July 14, 2018, 7:32 am 
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Not aware of any "bad" when it comes to Donks.

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