LOCOST PLANS PDF

Gaktilar LocostUSA. Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? Tube chassis discussion on the MCM forum. Any help or pointers for this would be greatly appreciated. My Locost is very individual and desi gned to suit my needs.

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Until now, the answer has been an apologetic, "sorry But now there is an answer. You can build a front suspension with adjustability and then fine tune the geometry after everything is built. The approach is flexible enough to work with just about any combination of donor parts. The track width of your rear end is where it all starts. Installing a fully adjustable upper control arm is the heart of the solution.

Fine tuning the upper control arms geometry is where you will finish, probably once the car can be driven hopefully not at the same time. The "generic" solution that I show here will work on your build too But what we can all agree on is that a double wishbone suspension design is a tricky business, and many builders want to build Caster, camber, toe, pivot points, track width, roll-center, spring rate, wheel rate, scrub radius, KPI Lions, Tigers, and Bears Oh My!

Having studied and thought about the front suspension design for my build over the last 8 years on and off The approach that I came up with relies on some basic assumptions: the front track should be at least if not more than the rear, as defined by your donor rear end. Chassis ride height is an easy measure to choose typically about 5 inches So, unless you modify the donor parts or add additional parts such as wheel spacers certain measures like track width, KPI and scrub radius are basically predetermined.

So if you want to keep it simple and avoid some serious math The latest updates start with article number 34 : Preparing the Front Uprights.

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LOCOST PLANS PDF

Mauran Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? The increased width exists through the rear and the cockpit, while the front end is based on the book chassis and it uses a standard nosecone. Be sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces. Tube chassis discussion on the MCM forum. Build time so far was in the order of 12 hours. Fri Dec 05, 3: I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. The increased height goes through the horizontal portion of the chassis forward of the dashboard to balance the over all design and accommodate taller engines.

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This can also be accomplished at home with little effort. Standard front wishbones should bolt right up assuming the track width of the donor axle is exactly 4" greater than the UK based Ford Escort Mk1 the book donor. The increased width exists through the rear and the cockpit, while the front end is based on the book chassis and it uses a standard nosecone. The suspension brackets can be mounted according to the layout provided by the book, but the length of the front wishbones should be customized to be sure the track width agrees with the donor axle following assembly.

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