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Old 04-12-2009, 01:46 PM
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This is looking awesome Flipper. You guys really have a good eye for an artful style. May I offer a suggestion? I'm thinking the flow of the body would look sweet if you swept the bottom of the tail up a little. Starting from just behind the cockpit and maybe finishing with something like 4 to 6 inches up at the tail. Just a thought for you.

I had planned to sweep up the rear starting just behind the rear axle. You can see the marker on some of the early pics. I'll play with starting the sweep earlier and see what that looks like. Thanks for the input.

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:02 PM
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People keep asking about my tubing bender for the square tube. Here it is.

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Old 04-12-2009, 10:16 PM
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Adding diagonals is a pain. They have to be curved so that match the horizontal pieces. Chassis should be plenty stout though.







Door swoop goes down to the frame / truss thingy.


Rear suspension is the next thing to figure out.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:10 AM
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Has anybody here ever built a car from scratch with no real plans? ....given yourself true artistic liberty?

I have a "list" of ideas and a huge library of influences of what makes a cool vintage racer, but nothing is down on paper. I have also given myself permission to change it if it needs to be changed.

It went from this



to this, in a matter of moments



I think it works.





Right now the rear suspension/frame layout is a blank canvas from the seats back.





The rear of the car will be built around the suspension.

I have thought about a triangulated 4 link with the bottom bars on the outside of the body (attaching at the node just ahead of the quarter panel skin). The uppers would be inside the body.

I have also considered hairpins attaching at the same general location.

What would you build if you were not constrained by a traditional frame/floor layout?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:09 AM
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Man that is cool! Someday after I have really tuned my skills I hope to be able to really build something from scratch. That is a great build you have coming along there. It is going to be great!
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:16 AM
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Man that is cool! Someday after I have really tuned my skills I hope to be able to really build something from scratch. That is a great build you have coming along there. It is going to be great!
Thanks for the compliments.

One of these days, I will build an english wheel so I can make my own body panels. Then I can really build a car from scratch.

This car is not really from scratch, for the most part, I am using existing shapes on found objects....just tweaking them.

It is a really fun build though. It does the mind some good to think WAY outside the box. I have learned a lot in the past month trying to figure this thing out.
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A four link ain't what ya want if ya want to turn. Look up nascar and road race suspension designs. they are three link. I don't feel like typeing out the explanation as to why but it takes into account body roll,changes in track width,and changes in radius as a car goes around a corner. 4 link is for drag racing.
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So, what are the opinions on building a car without a traditional style frame under it?

Too early in the build to pass judgement?

Is this thing just too far out there?

There will be lots more angles installed before the plating begins. Some of the plating will probably be bead rolled for even more strength (and style).

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The frame reminds me of the "Locost" sports cars.

http://locostusa.com/
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Great link Ian, a guy can learn a lot about building your own chassis from scratch off their forum! THANKS!!
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