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Old 07-07-2021, 03:12 PM   #323
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It really does look amazing. But aren't you worried about suspension travel? A good handling setup needs a few inches of suspension travel to corner properly. I may be mistaken, but it looks like the rear wheels have very little room to move up before hitting the bodywork.

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Old 07-07-2021, 09:15 PM   #324
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It really does look amazing. But aren't you worried about suspension travel? A good handling setup needs a few inches of suspension travel to corner properly. I may be mistaken, but it looks like the rear wheels have very little room to move up before hitting the bodywork.

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The current bodywork is only temporary, I will be making new panels from composite material (fiberglass or carbon).
The first step is getting the car sitting at the proposed lowest ride height which meant cutting away some metal since the car is now so low and the wheels are very big.
After this I will be re-shaping the body into something I can take moulds from.

Lay up the composites in the moulds to make the new panels, cut away old panels and install new panels.

That's the current plan.
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Old 07-08-2021, 05:27 AM   #325
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I have been working on the front end, trying to make the panels fit over the new wheels by trimming away metal and plastic from the front fenders and bumper.

This photo shows how low the car is and also that I have extended the wheelbase by 35mm by moving the front wheels forward.



After some trimming I could get the panels back on, you can see I need to remake the panels with a new shape.





I also had to seek some clarification on the rules as one section said I could cut away any metal necessary for bump clearance and another section said I could only make changes to the shock towers solely for suspension geometry changes.

After getting the go-ahead from the technical director I did the minimum amount of trimming to the strut towers so the tyres would no longer make contact.





I have also been trimming away some metal around the wheel wells to help with air evacuation, I post some photos of that once its done.
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I've been in lockdown the past few weeks and it probably won't end any time soon. Luckily this has given me plenty of extra time working on the car.

Most of the work has been around getting all the front end panels mounted onto the car. I bought some 16mm x 1.2mm 4130 chromoly tube and a very cheap manual bender from ebay. The bender snapped during the first bend but I was able to modify it to mount in my vice and now it works surprisingly well.

The tube structure I'm building is very light and will be removable by taking out several bolts. First step was to make a rear mount on the chassis.



This is how all that turned out, one on each side.



Then it was just a matter of bending some tube and making some tabs to hold the fenders in place.



The whole thing is rather basic but it is surprisingly sturdy.



This is it after finishing both fender mounts. More tube which I have already bent up will continue around the front and attach to the top of the bumper. I have left that bit off for now and started work on the main reinforcements to the front chassis rails.

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Old 07-20-2021, 10:31 PM   #327
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Just so you know, your build thread is the only reason I check this forum any more amazing car, canít wait to see the end result!


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I was playing around with the bodywork today, nothing serious, just kicking around some ideas.

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Work has begun on bringing the strength back into the front end, much more to come.

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