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lincsandy

posted on 22/2/17 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
exoskelital chassis

Hi all iam new here,

I've been wanting to build an exoskelital car for a while now, originally a rtr rocket then when that all went pear shaped I looked at the exocet.

I now fancy building one from scratch, I can weld have a wide range of tools including a lathe and milling machine but I am no chassis designer.

Does anyone know of any chassis plans available? I don't mind paying for plans if anyone knows of any.

Thanks

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big_wasa

posted on 22/2/17 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote
If you find one let me know.

The nearest thing to plans for a mid engine car is the Midlana

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lincsandy

posted on 22/2/17 at 01:06 PM Reply With Quote
I may have to look into the midlana a bit more closely
maybe it might lend itself to some modifications, I guess it's the suspension pick up points and suchlike that that are the difficult bits to get right as I want to build something that handles correctly.

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Ugg10

posted on 22/2/17 at 01:20 PM Reply With Quote
Anyone know of a company or anyone planning to produce a midlana chassis pack or pre-built chassis, seems to be taking off very slowly ???





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Gre3D

posted on 22/2/17 at 06:04 PM Reply With Quote
midlana is actually looking quite good! never knew this existed...
since we're talking about this, is there something ariel atom like available in kit form?

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Ugg10

posted on 22/2/17 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
MeV rocket is probably the closest (buying updated I think) but others would include the deronda, sdr storm (new owners recently) and the asbo (private build only a couple made). Also have a look at the nemesis from USA (super lite cars, not the testsrossa looking thing with the jag v12). There is also an odd USA one that has a Harley engine strapped to the front.

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Davg

posted on 22/2/17 at 07:31 PM Reply With Quote
Exo sports cars in Nottingham are marketing the Rocket and others.





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Ugg10

posted on 22/2/17 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Davg
Exo sports cars in Nottingham are marketing the Rocket and others.


Quite like their exotech - looks like the mevabusa but with zetec engine, nice.





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lincsandy

posted on 22/2/17 at 11:54 PM Reply With Quote
At the moment it's between the exo rocket or mev exocet.
I like the rocket better but the exocet is quicker to build and easier plus easy to turbocharge.

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sam919

posted on 23/2/17 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
What about the SDR V Storm?
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big_wasa

posted on 23/2/17 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by sam919
What about the SDR V Storm?


There is a guy on here that built one and I am pretty sure he didn't rate his.

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sam919

posted on 23/2/17 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
Doesn't say much for his abilities ... :-)
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lincsandy

posted on 23/2/17 at 12:44 PM Reply With Quote
Dont like the v-storm and i think it well expensive even if it is well made.
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sam919

posted on 23/2/17 at 02:12 PM Reply With Quote
I must admit, after driving an atom for a track day company, the V storm is the most similar when compared to the others in the pack. Each to their own.....apart from the seating :-)

[Edited on 23/2/17 by sam919]

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907

posted on 23/2/17 at 02:19 PM Reply With Quote
I can't see that there are any design secrets in this type of chassis as it's on display for all to see.

Since in your opening post you wrote;

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"I now fancy building one from scratch, I can weld, have a wide range of tools including a lathe and milling machine but I am no chassis designer."
unquote

or has there now been a change of heart?


The only problem I see is that when all's on view then you've got to be just that little bit more fussy. Go for it.

Paul G





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lincsandy

posted on 23/2/17 at 04:04 PM Reply With Quote
I guess what i am trying to say is if I try and build one from scratch, it might not end up how I would like it to look..

I like the rocket classic from exo sportscars and I also like the exocet from mev so just need to choose between the two.

My reason for asking is it would be very satisfying to build one from scratch.

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sam919

posted on 23/2/17 at 04:11 PM Reply With Quote
If your starting from scratch why not follow the Atom, it's the original car they all started from. The chassis used to be brazed, although the result was more weld like.
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lincsandy

posted on 23/2/17 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
I will have to give it more thought.
Like i said i have the tools i like to think i am a competent welder its just getting the chassis right and something that looks nice at the end.

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JC

posted on 23/2/17 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
Check out my blog and see how I did it.....well, am still doing it!

If you want a 'nearly complete' (ish) project, tempt me with an offer!

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lincsandy

posted on 2/5/17 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
After visiting stoneleigh on Sunday I have finally done it!

Yes I have paid a deposit on a exo sportscars classic rocket kit.

After looking round and weighing up all options it was the only thing to do, I just love the classic rocket.

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big_wasa

posted on 2/5/17 at 10:11 AM Reply With Quote
I didn't get over to the show but it would have been the rocket I would have looked at.

I really want the Mev v6 Rocket that they are selling.

I would love to pop over and have a butcher's when you get yours home.

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lincsandy

posted on 2/5/17 at 04:00 PM Reply With Quote
I have booked a build slot for august, hopefully gives me time to finish my other projects off.

I will be looking for a focus st170 over the next few weeks ready for stripping and getting parts ready.

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big_wasa

posted on 2/5/17 at 08:21 PM Reply With Quote
I would be tempted to not bother with a donor. There are a couple of dedicated St breakers.
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lincsandy

posted on 19/10/17 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
Not been on here for a while been busy with work.
I bought an St170 in the end and in the process of stripping it down, going to try and use the oem ECU and alter the wiring to suit.
My rocket kit will be ready to collect in a couple of weeks so need to get on and get all parts cleaned and painted.

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Ugg10

posted on 19/10/17 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=190440

How to on ST170 on oem ecu!





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