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Offline Ariablutron98

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Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« on: 31, March, 2014 - 22:49:49 »
Hay people after taking my c5 out for a spin after school it came to me that when I went to b&q last time I saw thick and long steel tubes. Using my welding skills and also my drill and some bike spare parts would it be possible?
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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #1 on: 01, April, 2014 - 03:55:42 »
Anything is possible  :o

Go for it  8)

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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #3 on: 01, April, 2014 - 13:18:09 »
It would only be worthwhile if you were making provision for additional features such as a different power unit or a gearbox for the pedal operation. Otherwise you would have great difficulty in making a lighter and stiffer chassis than Lotus designed .

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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #4 on: 01, April, 2014 - 22:27:52 »
Alright guys thanks for the positive feedback. Nice to here from you karl I thorght you where out of the game for a whole!
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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #6 on: 01, April, 2014 - 22:32:01 »
Soz just trying somthing

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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #7 on: 02, April, 2014 - 10:58:38 »
OK then.Spaceframe, using airframe tube,would give stiffness(if you've done your calculations right) and lightness. Make it in a jig for accuracy, and use TIG.

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Re: Is it possible to build a home made chassis
« Reply #8 on: 10, April, 2014 - 08:45:29 »
Alright guys thanks for the positive feedback. Nice to here from you karl I thorght you where out of the game for a whole!
Thanks guys 8)

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