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    And now for something completely different....

    Hi Guys,

    Well I haven't posted much, but I've been lurking/reading for awhile and I've decided to create a build thread.

    Little bit of history/backdrop on me. I've built a number of kits over the years (3 to be exact) and have decided that I wanted to make something completely different. So I am in the process of making two cars from scratch. They will look the same but have two different power plants.

    Car 1 is powered by a Superchared Ford Aluminator XS

    Car 2 is powered by a Tesla Model S

    I'm using Corvette C7 suspension components in a custom frame that I have designed. I actually purchased a front clip and rear clip so I could make sure I put the suspension in the same position as GM had it. That way I did not have to recalculate bump steer, scrub radius, camber etc.

    So far I have been able to get the first car to a rolling status.

    Questions and Comments are very much appreciated.





    Oh and if anyone is interested you can find my build vlog at
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...BXuwk2Lok8sUU6

    Cheers,
    Brian


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    NICE,

    is that a ricardo box? I Am looking to do similar chassis build for my convertible

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    No its a graziano transaxle. I installed a new drop gear for the lower revving V8

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    I watched your videos. Interesting build(s). Who built your trans adapter? I'm in SC. My shop just builds muscle cars and trucks now....

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    Hopefully they weren't a complete waste of your time. The adapter is made by Superlite http://www.superlitecars.com/

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    Very cool! I like it. What's the wheelbase on your chassis?
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    Here are some general spec
    Wheelbase 108 inches
    Ground clearance 4 inches
    Tire width 77 inches
    Roof line 42-43 inches off the ground (will finalize in the next few weeks)

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    Very nice work Brian.

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    Thanks....I should have frame 2 done this weekend. After that I will start the cage and rest of the frame.

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    Just watched the videos, I really enjoyed the process and evolution in your design

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