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PostPosted: February 8, 2021, 9:35 pm 
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I'm having trouble finding a decent donor for a traditional locost so I'm starting to look at alternatives, and considering a middy build, maybe even a df goblin.

Looking at the DF goblin it uses the complete front subframe control arms, knuckles and macpherson struts. This makes the engineering a lot simpler, and less fabrication. Have most middy builders used the complete subframe in the rear, or engineered everything from the ground up?

I have just ordered the midlana book, pricey, :!: and it's going to take a few weeks to arrive.


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PostPosted: February 10, 2021, 2:12 am 
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I'm planning a mid engine build which will use the complete subframe, control arms, knuckles and CV axles from a front wheel drive donor car for the exact reasons you mentioned. I don't plan on using the MacPherson struts though. Instead, I will make a custom upper control arm that attaches to the top of the knuckle, to convert the suspension to double wishbone. Here is some information on my web page:

https://midixsportscar.wordpress.com/re ... nd-brakes/

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