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 Post subject: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 3, 2018, 11:05 pm 
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So I have lurked on this forum for years. I have always wanted to build a Locost and gotten close a few times. A few years ago I had a C5 Vette that I wrecked at a racetrack and when I parted it out I was amazed that I actually made money on it even totaled.

It got me thinking why not do a exo-style car with a C5 chassis and drivetrain. I think around that time the roadkill show made a C4 Vette "gokart". Which was pretty similar to what I was thinking. Then I came across this build and decided to do something similar but with a less polished rat rod approach:
http://bobpelikan.com/?p=54

Overall there are a lot of upsides to going this route versus a locost. For one when it is completed you get a pretty similar experience as far as driving it. It is also massively cheaper. If you part of the C5 carefully you can easily make money on the whole build. I broke even but I bought a nice seat, brakes, wheels, and tires. Additionally the whole build is a lot simpler, it really only took me a few weeks to cut up the jeep body and get it installed. If I was to do the build again I could probably do everything in about a month. And unlike most Locost/AryelAt0m/Ex0cet my car has fully working ABS!

Obviously this is not nearly as cool as a real Locost but I figured some of you guys would be interested in it!

Here is an album of build photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Him9SELEkDXBbaRF9

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 Post subject: Re: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 3, 2018, 11:09 pm 
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Oh and because I know you guys will want to know.
It is 2450lbs with 52/48 weight distribution. I could definitely get it under 2300 with a fiberglass or aluminum body (they come up for sale used cheap on occasion), lexan hood, lightweight battery, lighter exhaust/brakes.


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 Post subject: Re: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 4, 2018, 1:36 am 
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Awesome! Please post a pic of the rear of the car showing the license plate location. I assume it is registered and titled.
Good build :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 4, 2018, 12:36 pm 
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I like it. Looks locost to me! :cheers:

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 Post subject: Re: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 5, 2018, 3:13 pm 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: My Jeep Z06 Build
PostPosted: November 6, 2018, 11:11 am 
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I love the Jeep theme - plenty of the ___-Kart builds look kind of hacked up (which is what a lot of them are going for...), but you did the Jeep thing really well and I think it really makes the build. Well done!

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