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craig_thomas

posted on 1/7/19 at 06:28 PM Reply With Quote
Which chassis?

Looking for some help trying to identify which chassis I have as Im looking get some new body panels (scuttle, bonnet and nose cone).

The car currently has gts panther panels which are a couple of inches taller to help with taller engines, but this I no longer an issue for me.

Does anyone know what chassis I might have? Locost or Haynes?

And what body panel might fit?

Thanks

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rusty nuts

posted on 1/7/19 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
A few photos might help?
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craig_thomas

posted on 1/7/19 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
Here some pics via insta, struggling to upload straight to here...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH7-qVZA1zQ/?igshid=iuukxgixzmi1

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNMsKSaALY4/?igshid=12ks5wmuh05a6

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBbstNjzbE/?igshid=mduz61gaq1w2

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big_wasa

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
Gts chassis was based on the Locost and the body was 1 taller to get a Zetec under. It had the ears cut of the front and the rear bulkhead was also 1 taller. It also had a dedion rear so had the same trailing links as the Locost but also the Sierra diff mounts.

I built my chassis from his plans. My opinion was the body style of the gts suited it really well.

If its not a gts chassis it will be Locost based not the Haynes roadster, I think its wider ?

Mk Indy has the chassis 1 higher than Locost to take taller engines so its a fare bet that it would be Locost based on the body work.

So many firms made a car with just a few tweaks from the book.

[Edited on 1/7/19 by big_wasa]

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MikeR

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
The roll bar is classic mk. I think the noise cone is as well.
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big_wasa

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
Nose, bonnet and scuttle definitely look like Gts panther / Locost.


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big_wasa

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:43 PM Reply With Quote
But it does have the Kia / mk bonnet vent
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craig_thomas

posted on 1/7/19 at 07:48 PM Reply With Quote
The body work is defo gts panther (I brought it) and I had that roll cage made custom.

I also brought the bonnet vent from carbon mods.

So will the mk body work fit the Locost chassis?

[Edited on 1/7/19 by craig_thomas]

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hootsno1

posted on 2/7/19 at 10:23 AM Reply With Quote
Contact Gavin174
on here, I think he made have the original moulds

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craig_thomas

posted on 2/7/19 at 11:12 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hootsno1
Contact Gavin cocks on here, I think he made have the original moulds



Thanks

Cant find him in Member List though...?

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hootsno1

posted on 2/7/19 at 02:40 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry its Gavin174





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