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PostPosted: November 12, 2020, 3:57 pm 
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Been reading on here for a couple weeks & am thinking about diving in on doing a full DIY.

Wanted to get a 'test fit' in a completed car before getting started, just to be sure the fit is good. I'm 6'0" 160lbs, so I don't forsee a problem, but just want to be sure.

Anyone in the Houston area (I'm in N Spring) available for a demo/test fit?


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PostPosted: November 17, 2020, 3:52 am 
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PostPosted: November 17, 2020, 10:58 am 
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6 ft and 160 lbs can easily fit in a "book" chassis. A driver 6 ft and 200# plus fit in my car with tilt steering. Shoe size/type seems to be a more of a factor in many builds. That being said, there are so many variable in builds, that a test fit in one persons car may feel too tight while somebody else's build using the same chassis size you might float around in. I know this doesn't help. For clarification, re-read the first sentence and start your build. We are here to help even though this post may not help you much. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: November 19, 2020, 1:16 pm 
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Thanks, I'm in a 9-9.5 shoe, so probably not a problem there. With how custom these seem, compared to a Caterham I guess, it's easier to tailor make it to suit.


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PostPosted: November 19, 2020, 8:07 pm 
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Remember, you can build a wider chassis (e.g., McSorley 442) and or narrow the tunnel. You should be fine however, with a size 9-1/2 shoe in a standard chassis (Haynes or Champion).

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: November 20, 2020, 11:29 am 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
Remember, you can build a wider chassis (e.g., McSorley 442) and or narrow the tunnel. You should be fine however, with a size 9-1/2 shoe in a standard chassis (Haynes or Champion).

Cheers,

Thanks.
I'm narrowing my focus to a Miata-based build, so I'm going to need to figure out which is the best chassis for that, getting on the lookout for an NB1, unless an NC makes a good donor, as they're much more plentiful.

But, it'd still be nice to meet a local or two :cheers:


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PostPosted: November 21, 2020, 11:39 am 
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There are multiple plan sets (most free) for Miata versions of the Haynes Roadster. It is also larger that the Champion (Book) chassis and you would fit for sure. It was also engineered to a higher degree.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

Build Log: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5886


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PostPosted: November 24, 2020, 1:09 pm 
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Thanks, I'll start hunting for a good set of plans for a Haynes chassis.
I think I've read that Vodou is a source for the Haynes plans?


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