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TimTricker

posted on 26/12/07 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
Locust 7 - Alternative Designs

I know the Lotus 7 design is a classic. Its simple but instantly recognizable. Ive seen some companies have various designs based on the idea. Nothing too out the different, but still recognizable as a Lotus 7.


But are there any companies making alternative bodywork? Something completely different from the 7 design? Ie, a full bodied design. I see Dutchman has styled something in 3d. Do any kits exist like that?

Sorry if it sounds a stupid and amatureish question, but it would be interesting to know

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liam.mccaffrey

posted on 26/12/07 at 03:55 PM Reply With Quote
in a similar search i started this thread about this full bodied westfield, i'm building a regular 7 now but I still really really like the design, but only in red curiously. the yellow one sucks.

This isn't a standeard 7 chassis either but theyou could do this kind of body on a 7 i reckon

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=45485





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coozer

posted on 26/12/07 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
Have a look at the Stylus, based on the same chassis as the Striker





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Humbug

posted on 26/12/07 at 04:59 PM Reply With Quote
or based on (almost) seven chassis:

Phoenix (now by Rainbird Racing)

Fisher Fury

GTS Challenger

Toniq R are apparently going to do bodies for other Locost chassis

HRB Automotive (maybe)

Ex-Tiger Storm alleged to be preparing for a comeback

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Mave

posted on 27/12/07 at 04:55 PM Reply With Quote
It seems RAW is developing a full body kit for their Striker. Looks promising.







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violentblue

posted on 28/12/07 at 06:20 PM Reply With Quote
now thats sharp, I'd buy it if it ever came to this side of the pond





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RK

posted on 29/12/07 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
It's a 70's era Corvette! I think those DID come to our side of the Atlantic at one time.
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violentblue

posted on 1/1/08 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RK
It's a 70's era Corvette! I think those DID come to our side of the Atlantic at one time.


shares some lines, but very different from the corvette.

I'm a fan of th Opal GT, I believe it was designed by the smae person that did the corvette stingray.





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smart51

posted on 1/1/08 at 10:30 AM Reply With Quote
There's a hint of smart roadster about the front.
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Dutchman

posted on 2/1/08 at 11:25 PM Reply With Quote
Just to say that I'm looking for 3 years for different body , even If knew that I would probably built my own design... sorry to have to disappoint U but still there are nothing of a kind

well there is a fiber shell on 7 like chassis but FWD and 1.3 skoda favorit engine kit car
look this site www.kaipan.cz

and it looks like this









and I saw it in person , it is crap
firs time I saw the 3d I tought it would look nice but it isn't





soory guys but when I finish the built , maybe we can have some deal





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quadra

posted on 3/1/08 at 01:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mave
It seems RAW is developing a full body kit for their Striker. Looks promising.









The front looks good, but what does the back look like.

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Gaz 1977

posted on 3/1/08 at 05:13 PM Reply With Quote
locost body

I have a revised side view of the Epona concept.

Gaz Rescued attachment side revised red.jpg
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