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Old 04-15-2009, 10:42 AM
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The frame reminds me of the "Locost" sports cars.

http://locostusa.com/

Wow. Thanks for the link. Looks like I have a ton of reading to do.

I guess my build is not as far out there as I thought. I'm building a locost with a swoopier body.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:47 AM
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LOTS of info available, just search for "Locost".
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:03 PM
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Damn, I've exceeded my monthly bandwidth allowance for my free photobucket account.

That is the first time it has happened.

I guess I have to wait 12 more days to do an update.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:49 PM
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Pictures are back. I upgraded my photobucket account.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:35 PM
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I've been thinking about what I am going to do to it this weekend....

I think I made it too big. I may narrow and shorten the cowl. It looks really big in some of those pics.

I think I am also going to play with the size of the passenger compartment opening. I think the dash may need to come back...or move the seat up just a little.

Oh, and I think I am going three link on the rear suspension.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:49 PM
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Originality, creativity, making do with what you have. Yep these are the reasons i come to this board ! Great thread, thanks
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:22 PM
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I decided to try and see how the stock jag rear suspension fit. It fits better than I thought it would. I didn't think the springs would have cleared the last set of verticle pieces.

Not really sure how the springs are supposed to be mounted. Dad pulled the rear suspension out of the jag. At the time, I had no plans to use anything except the axle. Anybody got any good ideas?








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Old 05-02-2009, 09:38 PM
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So, does anybody have any guesses as to how to hold a spring tight enough in the middle so that it acts like a quarter eliptic, but loose enough that the other quarter of the spring still works?
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I bought an old frame that had that spring setup. The center point of the spring was on a pivot so it could rock a bit. This was a 1920's frame so I don't know if Jag used the same concept. I wanted to use the setup in my International but it was too big and heavy (from a fairly large truck, most likely), so I cut them down into regular quarter eliptics.
Your project is really interesting. It's great when someone uses lots of talent and vision instead of lots of money.
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