Hey everyone! This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while reading build logs, information, etc. I decided to build a Locost 7 a couple months back after deciding I wanted nothing more than to build a car from the frame up. I was originally going to build an Ar-i-el At-om type of frame, using a turbo MR2 3SGTE motor, but decided to start with something many others have done, and there were guidelines/instructions about how to build it. I've never built a car from the frame up before, so this is all new to me.
I'm an ASE Master Certified Technician, but do not currently work in the industry. I'm an electrical designer at an electrical engineering firm by day, hopeless car builder by night. I've forever wanted to own my own garage, and I hope that this car will be my introduction into my dream career of building/designing my own cars. Whether for future production or for my own small time use, doesn't really matter... all I know is that I hope to do this stuff for the rest of my life.
Anyway, I started a build log website to track all the nitty gritty details. Costs, materials, details, pictures, all of it. I'll be updating on here as well, and asking all of my questions here. I hope that everyone will be welcoming (I don't doubt it!), and give criticism, good, bad, ugly, doesn't matter to me. If I'm doing something dumb, obviously incorrect, please let me know before I get out of hand and have to redo a lot more than necessary. If I'm doing something awesome, don't hesitate to let me know, I won't get too upset! I won't be posting all my details here, but keeping most of them on the website. It'll just be easier for me to keep track of everything. Hopefully you guys will frequent the site, check it out, and give me feedback! I'll update here as I update there, so there won't be any missing info! http://www.BrokeAssSeven.com
So, I started 2 weekends ago, going out and buying most of the necessary tools, materials, etc. (Can find a breakdown of what I've bought, spent, and where I bought it on the "Cost" page of my website located in my signature). I started, and finished my build table using MDF and steel studs like many other users here have on their builds... I felt like it was the best/easiest/fastest to construct and be strong as hell for what I needed. We'll see after a couple weeks how it holds up, but I don't have any doubts! (See 'Build Table' page on website for details on how I constructed it). Hopefully tonight I'll be able to get in the garage and start sketching out the frame on the table and get to cutting and tacking!
Here's the workspace.
Here's my.. uh.. 'metal working station'. Haha!
Build Table materials.
Here's the finished Build Table.
I don't think I've ever been more excited about anything I've done in my life (save for getting married, of course). My wife, parents, family, friends have always supported everything I've wanted to do, and this is no different. Feels good to have people backing your dreams and supporting your goals!
Anyway, let me know what you think... I'll keep you all updated with pics, blurbs, this that and the other thing. Keep checking back on my website and here for updates!