Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity. It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore. There are plans circulating around for several different sized frames. This can be confusing. “Book” frame refers to the frame in Ron Champion’s.

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I later enlarged the holes in all brackets, to make them look more realistic.

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Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public loccost and professional indemnity insurance. I bought four meters of 2. It definitely has the right effect, but it’s also very vulnerable, and I had to install repair patches in a few locations after breaking the skins.

I need to quit looking stuff up on my phone.

Therefore the buffing did not go easy, and especially on the delicate 0. I don’t know the story here. Next were the skins, and I started with those at the bottom of the passenger compartment. The increased length provides an additional four inches in the engine bay with a relatively “book” sized cockpit.

The plans are not complete, but they should provide you with a very good and very accurate starting point. The first is the frame and the second is the wishbones.


And they behaved very different, the latter drying very, very fast at summer temperatures. CA glue was used throughout, allowing for fast bonding. Does anyone still have a set of these they would be willing to email to me? Generally I managed locosst build the chassis within 0.

I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill. Jay Dagless 8th scale Porsche with a full frame.

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The reality was that the process is far from simple and there are many decisions to be made along the way and problems to overcome. Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

An increase of 4″ through the entire width of the chassis with subsequent changes to the diagonal members as needed.

I also have the full set of Saturn plans as well.

Chassis Plans The chassis plans on this site are based on the original Locost design presented in Ron Champion’s book. So take a look at the photo albums and follow my project as it grew into a home built, road registered sports car.


Facebook Twitter Car and Driver. For example, it would be great to have a 3D model of all of this, but that is going to pocost another search to find. In the real world locosg, the overall effect of this discrepancy is negligible given the accuracy of most shop tools or lack thereof.


Plns sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces. Thank you very much to all who contributed here. I bought the edition, which is slightly revised. Jim McSorley Sevenesque site with drawings of various versions. First up I built a solid timber table with steel legs to provide the level surface required for the space-frame construction, which also gave me a chance to practice my cutting and welding skills before launching into the serious construction stuff.

Users browsing this forum: I’ve excluded them from the drawings because each builder tends to customize the transmission tunnel to meet their needs cut-to-fit. Ever since doing a design exercise involving a truss-frame aircraft fuselage, I have a deep lockst in frame structures. 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. Paying respect to Mr.

Chassis rigidity – FEA25 pages. If you think it’s contrary to the wishes of the folks that made the plans than don’t bother, obviously. The missing triangulating members were simply too difficult to model with the computer. Sat Dec 06, 4: My Locost is very individual and desi gned to suit my needs.

My own car reportedly achieves 22,