I have finally arrived. I have been at this build for nearly four years and enjoyed every minute of it (almost).
My locost is a 7+ L10, +4.25W +2H made entirely out of steel except for the nosecone and the scuttle in glass bought from COLD in BC. The fairing of the sides was my idea for improving the flow and provide added rigidity to the chassis. All body components were welded in order to avoid rivets. The finishing of the body involved a good deal of body filling which I contracted out. The suspension features 4 quarter eliptic leaf springs and airbags a system remarkably adjustable. The engine is a rebuilt 1.9 L TD diesel VW with a performance injection pump and larger turbo.
What I like best about this car is the effect of a 145 lbs-ft torque @ 2000 rpm . This light car accelerates effortlessly without fuss.
I will be delighted to answer questions if any one is interested.
Thanks to this group for your support and assistance.
ps. a few more pictures on this linkhttp://picasaweb.google.ca/googbrown/Lo ... 0950843714