Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

    copied from my post on other forum:

    as i am making the scratch build guide for the murciélago, i am also
    including fairly detailed plans for a custom tube chassis if someone
    wanted to make one instead of relying on donors.

    i must emphasize that i am not a metal fabricator, and can't even weld, so
    the design is straight foreward and structurally similar to others for the
    diablo.

    I can include a broken up series of prints so that the assembly process
    would be fairly simple, but as i know little mechanically as far as motor
    mounts, tranny sizes, brackets, etc.. so i would have to leave it to the
    people fabricating it to do this work.

    I am a graphic/3D artist so my knowledge in this field can only go so far.
    Here are 3 views of it and how it fits into the car.





    Any suggestions, comments, opinions?

    PS: I do admire NAERC's work and hope to do work that will be worth it
    considering the lower price. my whole guide will be less than the tube
    chassis drawings.
    Professional 3D, web, graphic, architectural, interior, and CAM design at affoardable prices.<br />Any questions: voicemail/fax (323)281-0583<br />sales @ rt-network.com

  • #2
    Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

    ;D You do VERY nice computer work. I'm not sure what you are looking for, as far as comments go. How are you going to provide a builders guide without having built one? Please don't take this personally. The frame looks to me as though it will fold in half. Some MAJOR bracing in the middle looks to be in order. Unless of course you want to use the body for support ie........unibody style. Fiberglass won't take kindly to being used for this. Good luck with your plans! 8)

    Comment


    • #3
      Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

      When you make these drawings do you have or can you make drawings with exact measurements of each piece complete with mounting angles. Flat surface frame manufacturing is easy, just make a jig on a flat piece of steel. Once you start going 3D you must have exact plans. Is this what you can provide,,,, just asking.
      The frame pictured looks like it has about $400.00 worth of steel if you use something like 2X2X1/8 or even 16G steel.
      I could probably make that in a week or so if all the steel was pre-cut with the correct angles. Once a jig was made, it would probalby be even faster.
      Welding is what I do for a living, I reconstruct, fabricate and strengthen car carriers (car haulers). it looks easy to me if the plans included the right stuff.

      Later
      Jim
      http://jimdinner.wordpress.com/

      Comment


      • #4
        Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

        hmm yes i see your point. how much space is supposed be
        left in the middle for all the mechanics under the center
        console? if it isnt much, then i can make it much more
        reinforced.
        Professional 3D, web, graphic, architectural, interior, and CAM design at affoardable prices.<br />Any questions: voicemail/fax (323)281-0583<br />sales @ rt-network.com

        Comment


        • #5
          Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

          Originally posted by LarryBud
          Please don't take this personally.
          How do you not take it personally?
          He asked; Any suggestions, comments, opinions?


          If you don't do the load stress analysis with the #'s, then you need to build one/several for testing to failure.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

            yes that is a problem, i dont have the resources or means to
            do either. question is what to do?
            Professional 3D, web, graphic, architectural, interior, and CAM design at affoardable prices.<br />Any questions: voicemail/fax (323)281-0583<br />sales @ rt-network.com

            Comment


            • #7
              Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

              The only problem with the pics provided is that they don't show the center tunnel (whether AutoMX meant this I don't know). That is where a lot of the chassis strength is.
              Bob custom '84 Fiero SE --->>> custom F408
              http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/cu...ilepic37_1.gif

              Comment


              • #8
                Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

                if I were you and didn't have the cash for testing etc ...the only alternative would be to copy a proven design and adapt it to your sizes...I may have some drawings of a diablo chassis around here if your interested I will look for them ...john

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

                  AutoMX your frame looks plenty strong enough have a look at this one.
                  http://www.lambobuilder.com/edb/Chas...s/P8080001.jpg
                  This is a 6.0 Diablo frame ...very similar to the Murc.\
                  Find a whole selection of pictures of thos frame here.
                  http://www.lambobuilder.com/edb/Chassis/index.htm

                  Later

                  Jim
                  http://jimdinner.wordpress.com/

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

                    Here's my "no expert" comment!
                    The center tunnel should be used to strengten your design.
                    Since the Murcielago is no convertible, I would also use the roof line to strengten the whole thing... Relatively easy, cheap and effcient !

                    LarryG

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re:Need opinions on Murciélago chassis design

                      i have been reviewing the situation and found that the chassis indeed
                      WOULD need testing and detailed planning/test building, something i
                      simply cannot do.

                      however the diablo chassis WOULD WORK so i will suggest looking into
                      one of those.

                      i will leave my chassis in for looks, but remind readers that it is most likely
                      unsafe and NOT RECOMMENDED. besides, that was not what i was after
                      in the project.

                      Professional 3D, web, graphic, architectural, interior, and CAM design at affoardable prices.<br />Any questions: voicemail/fax (323)281-0583<br />sales @ rt-network.com

                      Comment

                      Unconfigured Ad Widget

                      Collapse
                      Working...
                      X