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    Here is link. ...

    Here is link.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#GTP_Era

    IMSA GTP cars.

    Look at most of cars in first picture.

    Look at Toyota Eagle in article.
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    Econo Road Race/Street Sports Car

    Cleared up two things about building this.

    1 Body is a sheetmetal/fiberglass rectangular box.

    A box with a sloped down nose.A box with wheel well openings and cockpit opening.

    2 STOCK CAR...
  3. 'You can't post photos using the site software...

    'You can't post photos using the site software anymore... you have to use a photo hosting service like PhotoBucket, Imgur, or Flickr.'

    Getting a lot of different stories here.

    My answer in a...
  4. I think I see where the disconnect is here. ...

    I think I see where the disconnect is here.

    The forum says 'Mad Mechanics' 'Custom and Kit Car forum'.

    Put me solidly on the 'Custom' side.

    More like 'fabricator'.

    Had a tubbed Dart at...
  5. Making progress here. Our pick is A arm...

    Making progress here.

    Our pick is A arm (double wishbone) front suspension with 'lean over' coil overs.

    Ooly firm thing about body is open engine compartment.

    Guess the other firm thing...
  6. My mistake.I meant A arm racing suspension...

    My mistake.I meant A arm racing suspension parts.IMCA maybe.Beefed up Pinto/Mustang II

    and universal type.

    Forget the Track T body and frame.

    Sprint car/Modified better.Sheet metal down the...
  7. Thanks for the response. Looking into the...

    Thanks for the response.

    Looking into the sprint car universal front suspension parts.

    Upper and lower a arms spindles.

    Have to find out if they are plenty strong for a big block.

    If it...
  8. Road Race Car Kit Simple as a Bucket T Kit

    I am FIGURING OUT how to do this.

    Added that to keep me out of the clutches of the nitpickers and soreheads.

    So that new to kit car builders have finishable project.Or at least they can sell it...
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    How to Uplload Pictures

    I think I asked this before.

    When I click on Upload nothing happens.

    How do you upload a picture please?
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    San Diego guy. Build a Track T. If you want...

    San Diego guy.

    Build a Track T.

    If you want to start smaller build one of those kart/car racers.

    Don't waste time on the internet.

    Okay.You two.You win.You have Youtubes of your shipped...
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    'put a v8 in a miata' Our cars are race...

    'put a v8 in a miata'

    Our cars are race cars.Trailer cars.

    'So why don't you build it? Build what YOU like, that's what the rest of us are doing here!'

    What's up with that?

    I am helping...
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    'I've always liked the idea of a Kurtis Roadster'...

    'I've always liked the idea of a Kurtis Roadster'

    Guess I should rename the post.We're building a roadster period.

    The simplest way we can figure out so it will be an alternative to Model T...
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    Updated Kurtis 500 K Roadster

    If I was going to build a kit car today this would be my pick.

    Front engine with engine and radiator setback BEFORE the front axle.

    That is the definition of a roadster.If you want to avoid all...
  14. Build Your Own Racecar Frame Start Here

    Here are some ideas to get your frame design plans going.

    1 Lay out the bottom loop.

    Bottom loop can be irregular.One width for front subframe, another width for cockpit and another width for...
  15. Boy From Oz Thank you! THAT is a very nice...

    Boy From Oz

    Thank you!

    THAT is a very nice piece!

    That is good argument for leaving drivetrain the way it is.

    Then just use Buick V6 for front engine car.
  16. Bartman Well. Let's say it's direct drive....

    Bartman

    Well. Let's say it's direct drive. Just turn the rearend upside down.

    Like the engine. We will figure out way to make it work.

    They have parts to make a Corvair engine run rotating...
  17. We Thought and We Bought-Corvair Engine It Is!

    Going to put the engine only up front. Figure out the rest later. That's in a tube chassis.

    It's light and being a flat 6 has a low center of gravity.

    An 80 hp one will be fine. Don't want to...
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    Here's link to Kurtis 500S pictures. ...

    Here's link to Kurtis 500S pictures.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurtis_Kraft

    Our car can look like this generally.

    Squared off some.Functionally the same.

    Separate body and rear...
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    'looks like locost 7' They are both roadsters,...

    'looks like locost 7'

    They are both roadsters,

    Just had an evil thought.Enlarge a George Barris Surf Rod type body to get it done.Simple flats with radiused corners.

    'start from 0 and move...
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    Add something here. Building a car the Bucket...

    Add something here.

    Building a car the Bucket T roadster way greatly simplifies the job.

    You can use a simple chassis.

    Build the body in sections.

    Nosecone.Hood and side covers.Body.Rear...
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    Restyling a Bucket T Body

    Took me awhile to figure this out.

    Get a Bucket T fiberglass body and restyle it along the lines of what Tex Smith did with XR6 showcar.
    ...
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    I agree with you about the Cheetah. You have...

    I agree with you about the Cheetah.

    You have to keep in mind the goals of racing.

    They are built to the rules of the moment.

    So they can be real kludges but they get the job done.

    You say...
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    Body styles. AC Bristol/Cobra(European...

    Body styles.

    AC Bristol/Cobra(European roadster)

    Same kind of body as a whole bunch of sportscars and most of the 50's fiberglass kit cars.

    I think there was some Ferrari that inspired all...
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    Here's a sample of the 'nosecone' or 'front cap'....

    Here's a sample of the 'nosecone' or 'front cap'.

    https://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/hl137.htm

    Early 60's bucket T show car trend of having a part body instead of just radiator.

    Can...
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    Just to clear things up. Goals: Body price...

    Just to clear things up.

    Goals:

    Body price w/o nosecone. $400-600

    Nosecone $200-300

    Frame $600-1000 bare
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