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PostPosted: March 26, 2017, 1:47 am 
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Actually making some design progress on this.
Have settled on the FJR 1300 engine for the Hill Climb car.
Toyota 4Runner front axle works out very well as a center section for the rear wheel drive with rear engine, even better if I swap the gear ratio.
Will probably use TR GT6 front suspension for simplicity, and because I have it.
May use modified GT6+ uprights and hubs with modern axles for the rear.
Seriously looking at a wood monocoque center as carbon fiber is just too expensive for a toy like this.
May have to give in and go space-frame with alloy panels.
Trying to keep weight to an absolute minimum.
Might do a second set of front fenders and cut them down similar to 7 clamshells.
Recently got an indexer for the CNC mill so may be able to do my own axle splines.

Checking CL for a cheap Fiat 850 to do the economy car version.
Somewhat hard to find now, most are already scrapped, or sellers are asking silly money for them.

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