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Author: Subject: Closed wheel body for locost chassis - windscreen?
ChazzyB

posted on 12/4/16 at 02:09 PM Reply With Quote
Closed wheel body for locost chassis - windscreen?

I'm about to start designing a closed wheel body which will fit onto a locost chassis. I have a stuart taylor locorage (basically a locost) at the moment, but quite like the idea of making it a little more interesting.

Anyway, I'm thinking something along the lines of the arion s2, or sylva phoenix/fury, but I'm struggling with finding a donor windscreen.

Has anyone got any suggestions? I was thinking maybe a mk1 MX5 screen, but it might be a bit too wide. I know the sylva cars use an elan s2 screen, but I think this is too upright, I want something a little more swept back.

I'm about to start modelling it all in CAD and will hopefully have some ideas soon which I'll post on here.

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Volvorsport

posted on 12/4/16 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
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907

posted on 12/4/16 at 03:00 PM Reply With Quote
Epona used a Smart I think.
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ChazzyB

posted on 12/4/16 at 03:16 PM Reply With Quote
Genius! Smart roadster screen should do the trick. Just need to get hold of one.
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Ugg10

posted on 12/4/16 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
Fury uses a lotus elan one I think.





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posted on 12/4/16 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ChazzyB
Genius! Smart roadster screen should do the trick. Just need to get hold of one.




He's not called Genius; just Gaz.


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Volvorsport

posted on 12/4/16 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
Try getting one.....





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posted on 12/4/16 at 11:02 PM Reply With Quote
Mev is putting the Smart screen as an option on their Exocet.

VW Superbeetle (1303) has been used on Westfield Elevens.

Other candidates are the Fiat Cinquecento/Seicento and the Ford Ka.

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rdodger

posted on 13/4/16 at 07:52 AM Reply With Quote
The GTM Libra used the screen from a Fiat Cinquecento






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russbost

posted on 13/4/16 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
How about the Elise screen, probably not cheap tho'





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Sam_68

posted on 13/4/16 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by russbost
How about the Elise screen, probably not cheap tho'


Good call. You can get heated screens for Elises, too, which would make life easier with demisting and IVA:

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You might also think about looking at the Japanese K-car type sports cars; stuff like the Daihatsu Copen, Suzuki Cappucino and (rarer) Honda Beat.

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Volvorsport

posted on 13/4/16 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
Or a Renault spider.





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