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gsand

posted on 22/11/03 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
Full-bodied Locost?

Just wondering if its ever been done, as in a complete f/g body over a Locost chassis.

Its just that i'm thinking of endless possibilities for my new car, and considering just dropping a body similar to a Quantum Napier over a widened, lenghted Locost.





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Hugh Paterson

posted on 22/11/03 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
Full bodied car

Mmmmmm great minds think alike, wuz contemplating the very same subject the other day, had thought of the lotus 11 type body but looks a bit "old hat". I have a vision but not got space to do the jig yet for the plug yet I need to clear some space and move some boat moulds about a bit, but its on the list of things to do 2004. However I suspect to get the proportions looking right the car might need to be a wee bit longer. Then again when ya look at the Lmp lookalikes why bother going to all that trouble it might just be as well with a fresh sheet of
paper
Shug.

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MikeR

posted on 22/11/03 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote
Could i suggest checking out darrens Courgar Racing Web Site- he's selling the triton lotus 11 type body.
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chrisg

posted on 22/11/03 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
The WLR is built on a modified MK Indy chassis

Link

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Chris





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Hugh Paterson

posted on 22/11/03 at 02:14 PM Reply With Quote
Chris and Mike
Looked at them already, nice as the 11 is its still dated, and notwithstanding the cost of producing a decent plug/mould I HATE buying someone elses stuff if I think I can do it myself. The trick is a) finding the time b) producing somthing that make u go instead of a big bit of jobbie u all laugh at
Shug.

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greggors84

posted on 22/11/03 at 06:05 PM Reply With Quote
Depends the reason u want people to go

The onyx fastcat in Novs Which Kit certainly made me go . Probably not for the right reason!





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Stu16v

posted on 22/11/03 at 06:16 PM Reply With Quote


A car that has fell out of the ugly tree, and hit every branch on the way down.



IMHO......





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Hugh Paterson

posted on 22/11/03 at 06:35 PM Reply With Quote
Onyx Fastcat

No kidding, thats NOT the jawdropping look I want
Shug.

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Simon

posted on 22/11/03 at 11:09 PM Reply With Quote
Can't believe they've actually sold any of these

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=998

Was hoping we'd seen the last of that car!

ATB

Simon

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gsand

posted on 23/11/03 at 11:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chrisg
The WLR is built on a modified MK Indy chassis

Link

Cheers

Chris


OMG

ThaT is SOOOOOO nice!!!!

Right then, I think im set on my new design.... Locost 8" wider, 4" longer with a copy of the WLR bodywork

(BTW, ive sort of come to the conclusion that a full Le Mans replica is just too much for the street, because that is mainly what my car will be used for..





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ned

posted on 24/11/03 at 10:57 AM Reply With Quote
I found this pic a while back, don't have any more details than whats in the pic. the body is apparantly dropped over a standard westfield chassis (which isn't too different from a locost)

Ned.


full bodied westfield
full bodied westfield






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Hugh Paterson

posted on 24/11/03 at 04:33 PM Reply With Quote
Ned
Possibly somthing they knocked up to try and sell some for the sports 2000 series, looks good though dont know how robust it would be in use.
Shuggie

[Edited on 24/11/03 by Hugh Paterson]

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Noodle

posted on 24/11/03 at 08:54 PM Reply With Quote
Onyx Fastcat

Mmmmm.

Not only does it look like a steaming pile of freshly excreted shyte, it's front wheel drive. Poor thing. Never stood a chance.

The design deities were clearly angered that day and decided to wreak a viscious, painful and sadistic revenge on mankind. Designed by beating plasticine with a shitty stick.

Neil.



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chrisg

posted on 24/11/03 at 11:35 PM Reply With Quote
Come on Noodle, off the fence, do you like it or not???

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Chris





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