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TheGecko

posted on 26/3/07 at 11:11 PM Reply With Quote
Well done Gaz - you should be very proud of that. If it looks that good in clay, it's going to look fantastic with a good gloss colour finish.

Looking forward to the next stage.

Dominic

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WanchaiWarrior

posted on 27/3/07 at 01:47 AM Reply With Quote
Well done, that is very very nice.






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Jon Ison

posted on 27/3/07 at 02:06 AM Reply With Quote
Gaz, my 1st post in this thread.

That is amazing, hats off and respect too you, I sincerely hope all your hard work so far see's you take the project too a successful end.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 27/3/07 at 12:22 PM Reply With Quote
what a great R/C car that would make

well done, when am I getting my body shell....?


oh yeah, keep going with this, as we want to see the next stage. Maybe on a new thread though.

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emsfactory

posted on 27/3/07 at 01:42 PM Reply With Quote
Very impressive. Really enjoyed reading through this thread.
Looks great.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 27/3/07 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
Locost design

Thanks chaps,

Tomorow I start the mold making, The process might be of use to people so i will take plenty of photos. I might well start a new thread probably called 'locost design cont'

Thanks again for all the comments

GAZ

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gottabedone

posted on 28/3/07 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
Hey Gaz,

It's finished then - well done it looks wicked.

I hope that you don't damage the model whilst taking a mould of it as you should keep it for posterity.

It's already been mentioned about mating the body to the chassis - you know it fits so it's all about the logistics of getting access to everything under the bodywork. A seven is so easy to work on as it has minimal bodywork.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 28/3/07 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
locost design

Thanks Gotta,

I dont think it will be a problem but it is hard to tell untill i have the fibreglass cut and fitted.

Thread to be cont....... Its a bit long

Thanks.
gaz

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JoelP

posted on 30/3/07 at 05:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977
Thread to be cont....... Its a bit long

Thanks.
gaz


Aye, its onto the front page! 2nd longest running thread. Congrats on the finished product, very nice.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 30/3/07 at 06:09 PM Reply With Quote
finished

FINISHED!!!!!

I'm at about stage 3 of three hundred

But thanks

GAZ

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novacaine

posted on 12/5/07 at 08:34 AM Reply With Quote
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=59404&pid=529797




Am i the only one that finds the "this way up" on the box below the table amusing?

[Edited on 12/5/07 by novacaine]

[Edited on 12/5/07 by novacaine]





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gttman

posted on 13/5/07 at 01:18 PM Reply With Quote
Impressive concept and very good looking, I really hope you move this forward.

Imagine if you could make it universal to fit on almost all locost type chasis, you'd open up a HUGE market.

Doesn't have to cost a fortune to produce if you get get a production screen.
However do your homework on the cost of the screen, I assumed my screen would be cheap as its a production car... but gona cost 500.
Also remember that it is possible to cut the front screen down if you are careful.





Andygtt

Please redefine your limits

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locostv8

posted on 13/5/07 at 10:56 PM Reply With Quote
I have been lurking but want to congratulate you on your design and bringing it to this state. If you are intending to take it to the next step, and I hope you do. A couple of thingy you might keep in mind. Remember the Devin? It was designed such that by manipulating the mold many different sizes could be produced, kinda one size fits all. I would atleast shoot at a book chassis and a 442 chassis with variants being sorted by the buyer massaging the fender wells. Generaly there are restrictions on the windshield, backscreen, head lights, and tail lights that are location specific. I would try to find production pieces from vehicles that are pretty much available world wide, this will increase your market considerably.

Again good work just a couple of thoughts.





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Gaz 1977

posted on 14/5/07 at 07:50 AM Reply With Quote
EPONA

Thanks chaps, I am thinking of using the new book chassis with bmw doner at the mo, I hope that with a bit of thought and alot o0f measuring that it should fit severial chassis.

Several peple have tryed to convince me that the design should be priced similar to the GTM Libra but i rather like the idea of filling a gap in the market and making it considerably cheaper.

Thanks ,
GAZ

Dont forget that this thred is continued.

See ,locost ext design cont..., I will post some pics of the finished model on there tonight.

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