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bassett

posted on 19/1/08 at 12:00 AM Reply With Quote
Cheers for the link didnt even realise a kit car show was so close to me, plus il have a big shopping list of parts to get by then
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Gaz 1977

posted on 19/1/08 at 03:15 PM Reply With Quote
chassis

as far as the chassis is concerned, it will have its own, developed by Aeon.

Cheers

Gaz

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ettore bugatti

posted on 19/1/08 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
Which price target are you aiming on?

Looks brillant!

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Gaz 1977

posted on 19/1/08 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
I am not too sure at the moment, as soon as i know I will post it on here.

Gaz

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Mr Whippy

posted on 19/1/08 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
it's back, I was wondering what had happened to it.

I never got to see what the Rolls Royce turned out like, it was a great idea






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stevebubs

posted on 20/1/08 at 05:11 PM Reply With Quote
Quick question - is the roof section going to be removable (ala elise) ??
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Gaz 1977

posted on 20/1/08 at 05:13 PM Reply With Quote
thats the plan
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Gaz 1977

posted on 21/1/08 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
Aeon Epona News

I have some news on the price of the Aeon epona kit. We believe that we can produce a basic kit (chassis and Body) for around 4500-5000 plus VAT

Although Aeon will be developing a chassis for the Epona we will be using the wheelbase and track from a plus four chassis. So the option of retro fitting the body to an existing chassis is more then possible.

The Aeon Chassis will have lower side rails then the normal Seven one, to allow a more conventional door.

What do all you chaps think of the idea of the epona being open top rather then targa?

and what do you think would sell better?

I realise that alot of people have said that the Epona will be an expensive kit, but we are doing our best to keep the price low.

Any questions feel free to ask.

Thanks

Gaz

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Delinquent

posted on 21/1/08 at 07:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977
What do all you chaps think of the idea of the epona being open top rather then targa?

and what do you think would sell better?

[Edited on 21/1/08 by Gaz 1977]


Personally, I think there are plenty of 7ish sized open top cars to choose from already - and virtually no hardtops - if you go open you are going into a largely occupied market.

Closed top is enough to make me stay tuned in to see the results. Open top I wouldn't really be bothered as I'd never buy it!

Just my 2penth worth!

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sgraber

posted on 22/1/08 at 04:17 PM Reply With Quote
It's simply gorgeous. So small, yet packed with flowing visual goodness. Muscular yet delicate. Like a featherweight prize fighter. Sorry, the alliteration keeps flowing like...

I think you need to keep it as a coupe since it nicely fills a niche in your weather challenged world.

However, I can really see that as a roadster and wow would it look good too!





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DarrenW

posted on 22/1/08 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
Im liking the idea of a targe top. Im thrilled that aeon are taking an interest. It looks like a very popular car in the making. Is the shell going to be one piece or sectional? Just thinking if the worse was to hapen and you prang a wing how easy it would be to replace (unless full shell isnt too expensive).

Is it planned to be opulent inside or more elise like (stripped out racer look).


I really like it. lets hope the prototype is onshow this year!






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David Jenkins

posted on 22/1/08 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Will it have doors like RazMan's Aeon, with the roof bits that hinge upwards? If so a targa-style top would be fairly easy to achieve.

I like the idea of a targa top...





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ettore bugatti

posted on 22/1/08 at 10:34 PM Reply With Quote
I dont like targa's at all.
They combine all the disadvantages of open and closed cars.

A targa just isn't focussed like a pure coupe or roadster...

Or is Nissan 100NX subzero cool nowadays?

Just made the coupe and develop a targaroadster like TVR for the hair dressers.

[Edited on 22/1/08 by ettore bugatti]

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Benonymous

posted on 22/1/08 at 11:38 PM Reply With Quote
Roadster

I agree with Delinquent. Stick with a hard top. It's going to be more trouble and more expensive but it will be almost unique at the same time. In addition, many of the best styling elements in your design are tied together by the turret. I especially like the rear deck and the rear window. Don't be discouraged by thinking it will cost too much, people lay out much more on tweaking their silly production cars than yours will cost in total.
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neilj37

posted on 23/1/08 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
Got to agree with the others, stick with a hard top. IMHO there are to many leak paths on a targa top if it isn't fitted properly + you don't want to end up in the same situation as the TVRs where the targa flys off at high speed (allegedly).

If you think a removal top is required why not have the whole roof removable as a panel rather than sections?

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Gaz 1977

posted on 23/1/08 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
Epona

Thanks for the great response chaps, it is great to get different peoples opinions.

I will try to answer every-ones questions at once.

I rather like the idea of the body-shell being one piece (not the doors) as it makes for an easier build and a reduction in shut lines that can look unattractive on kits.

As far as the interior is concerned, there will be a basic interior but i rather like the idea of offering an optional interior kit, Different people like different things, My one will have the nicest, most resolved interior that i can build. But some people like the stripped out race look.

The doors on the Epona will be conventional in their design .

The rear window is to be hinged to offer access to a luggage area. If i am going to drive this thing to work each day, i want somewhere to put my toolbox.

As for targa tops being for hairdressers, I like them...... But.... I do drive an MX5.

Keep em coming.

GAZ

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edspurrier

posted on 25/1/08 at 05:13 PM Reply With Quote
Beautiful. I'd be tempted to try to build one as a daily driver, with aircon etc.
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Schrodinger

posted on 25/1/08 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
Keep it as it is.
I don't think the 5k for body chassis is out of the way, obviously it will depend on what else will be included like interior, exhaust. instruments etc but even so I am interested.
Keep it coming





Keith

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quadra

posted on 25/1/08 at 07:22 PM Reply With Quote
It looks stunning and you can be proud of all the work you have put into it so far. Just try to maintain the superb contours and lines into the production version, too many times prototypes are launched and then the road version is disapointing i.e. the Toniq.

Cheers Mike





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Gaz 1977

posted on 26/1/08 at 08:50 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks again chaps.

I was worried that after admitting owning an Mx5 that no one would speak to me.

I am planning to build my own as a daily driver as i haven't got much space to keep loads of cars, (Saying that, my dads got a nice big, soon to be muddy lawn.)

I am going to spend today working on the revised model. As soon it has reached a suitable point i will put a few pics up.

Thanks

Gaz

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posted on 26/1/08 at 12:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977

I am planning to build my own as a daily driver as i haven't got much space to keep loads of cars, (Saying that, my dads got a nice big, soon to be muddy lawn.)

Thanks

Gaz




Does anyone know where I can get a large Five Bar Gate with chain and padlock?



Dad

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rusty nuts

posted on 26/1/08 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
quote:
Originally posted by Gaz 1977

I am planning to build my own as a daily driver as i haven't got much space to keep loads of cars, (Saying that, my dads got a nice big, soon to be muddy lawn.)

Thanks

Gaz




Does anyone know where I can get a large Five Bar Gate with chain and padlock?



Dad


No! but I know a good welder? Cars looking good Gaz, Will it be on the road before dads?

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Gaz 1977

posted on 27/1/08 at 11:27 AM Reply With Quote
Its looking that way.

You can't beat a bit of father son rivalry.

I should have a few pics of some changes to the model to put on here in the week.

Running it through the band-saw at work was strangely satisfying

[Edited on 27/1/08 by Gaz 1977]

[Edited on 27/1/08 by Gaz 1977]

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RazMan

posted on 27/1/08 at 12:17 PM Reply With Quote
I have a feeling the extra width will improve the proportions even more Gaz - looking forward to seeing the pics.





Cheers,
Raz

When thinking outside the box doesn't work any more, it's time to build a new box

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Gaz 1977

posted on 2/2/08 at 04:59 PM Reply With Quote
I hope that the model has moved on enough now for you all to get a good idea of where the design is going.

I must stress, it is very much work in progress and there is still lots to do.

thanks

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