Not Virus Content (NVC) Made scale sketches of the Locost

72" track width, 10" wide tire , 6" ride height.
72" track width, 10" wide tire , 6" ride height.
Body work is way down the road if I even get that far but this is what I’d shoot for, probably w/ a longer snout
Body work is way down the road if I even get that far but this is what I’d shoot for, probably w/ a longer snout
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They look a little wonky because the papers bent, as you can imagine each hash mark represents roughly 6". This visualization was necessary because the 1uz going into this frame is significantly bigger then most anything that goes into a Locost chassis, especially height wise. Aesthetics are important, it’s going to look bulky but not too horrible due to larger diameter wheels and width.

This will roughly be the view over the hood, and that’s with a 5" seat height.
This will roughly be the view over the hood, and that’s with a 5" seat height.
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Decided on doubling the upper beams all around the passenger compartment.
Decided on doubling the upper beams all around the passenger compartment.
Exhaust manifold clearance means the engine cant go lower.
Exhaust manifold clearance means the engine cant go lower.
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The lower front beams will need to be pulled closer together for proper suspension geometry. (As pictured above) Then figuring a way to depower and shorten the (overly complex) Lexus steering rack.

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Much to do, but likely wont get a whole lot done in the next couple weeks. If I do rest assured itll be spammed on oppo.

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