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PostPosted: April 27, 2018, 10:53 pm 
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PostPosted: April 28, 2018, 6:51 am 
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I kinda like Cheapy's idea... Clean, neat... You know, all those things the Slotus ain't... :mrgreen:

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Hi TRiX! Are you thinking for IRS or a solid axle?


Midi with De Dion, similar to Steve Graber's LaBala.

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I was also considering cycle fenders for the rear.


Cycle fenders were my original plan, but the rear deck has to be pretty tall to cover the engine, and fixed fenders sit taller than the cycle fenders for tire clearance. That means the back of the car doesn't look quite as malproportioned as it would with cycle fenders.


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I don't know if the boxes are covering trailing arms, but here's an example of side boxes:

download/file.php?id=53473


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PostPosted: April 28, 2018, 6:07 pm 
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TRX wrote:
Cycle fenders were my original plan, but the rear deck has to be pretty tall to cover the engine, and fixed fenders sit taller than the cycle fenders for tire clearance. That means the back of the car doesn't look quite as malproportioned as it would with cycle fenders.
TRX, have you considered "cycle" fenders fixed to the chassis instead of the hubs, but still standing off the body? As they would have to set "tall" like fixed fenders for tire clearance, the proportions would be similar to normal fixed fenders, but without the bulk. Being set away from the body, they would also clear the De Dion trailing arms.

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Nope. Hmm... with the right sort of bracketry they could be easily removable, which would sure make it easier to work on the engine.

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TRX wrote:
Nope. Hmm... with the right sort of bracketry they could be easily removable, which would sure make it easier to work on the engine.
TRX, For bracketry I'm thinking of short (2.5") receiver tubes fixed perpendicular to the chassis that would accept slide-in support tubes attached to the fenders. Kind of a variation on Perry's front fender mounts. Through bolts could pin the fender tubes inside the receivers for easy fender removal.

Marcus, sorry for the hijack, but it is about Car9 :D

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PostPosted: April 28, 2018, 10:28 pm 
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TRX wrote:
I don't know if the boxes are covering trailing arms, but here's an example of side boxes:

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/downloa ... p?id=53473


Reminds me of the Bolwell Ikara, all relevant to bodywork iterations for Car 9 and Locost.

Not often you get a full blown test report on TV on a kitcar, "Torque" was a top rating show in Australia back in the 1980s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deYywwBJ23U

https://www.google.com/search?q=bolwell ... 24&bih=579


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