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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Hey Folks,

Been reading this site for a while now and even though my build isn't exactly Locost, it was my first 'car' and I learned a lot from all of you. We built it over the course of a year in full stealth mode. If I had kept a build log it probably would have taken 30% more time. Hope the "finished" pictures make up for it.

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Let me know what you think. We're hoping to sell these as kits for intrepid builders, or complete rollers/vehicles for those less mechanically inclined.

Thanks,
Hong
Prong Motors, LLC


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Looks pretty from the one picture you posted, might want to add some more.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Whoops, forgot the link. Here's 19 more:

http://picasaweb.google.com/hong.quan/P ... Prototype#

And I'll continually add pics to our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/prong.motors

Thanks for the compliment kb58!

-Hong


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Is it just me or does some of those pic's look like they are in Jay Leno's Garage? Good looking car. It is a little too modern for my tastes. But that is just me. Does it have a reverse? Russ

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:59 am 
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trialsmangasgas wrote:
Is it just me or does some of those pic's look like they are in Jay Leno's Garage? Good looking car. It is a little too modern for my tastes. But that is just me. Does it have a reverse? Russ


Sharp eye Russ. We taped an episode of Jay Leno's Garage last weekend. It should be on his site in the next few weeks.

It does have a mechanical reverse inside the transmission.

-Hong


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:05 am 
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Hong
Just noticed you had posted a tread on your car, very cool but.....You know you are going to have to cough up some more info on it :wink:
Anyway just curious but...the front suspension....any relation to the lotus elise/exige????
:cheers: Tony


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:18 am 
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eurokraft wrote:
Hong
Just noticed you had posted a tread on your car, very cool but.....You know you are going to have to cough up some more info on it :wink:
Anyway just curious but...the front suspension....any relation to the lotus elise/exige????
:cheers: Tony


Thanks Tony! All the details are on our website. Please let me know if there is anything else you'd like to know about the vehicle.

The suspension is not off the Lotus, but the chassis was designed by an ex-Lotus Engineer.

-Hong


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 4:50 pm 
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Finally met Hong, he came by the shop, nice guy and nice car,
It sure feels good wen you actualy sit on ypour dream.....turn the ingnition and drive it eh?
:cheers: Tony


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