Before it meets the Sawzall of doom, however, I am recording a few basic dimensions in case they are useful later.
I realize that was a light-hearted comment, but I'd recommend keeping it whole until the new chassis is finished, or even longer. (If you have the room, of course.) Ya just never know what you might wanna measure/look at/copy somewhere down the road... Even if you're totally changing something, I can see "test fitting" it on the old chassis before you commit to welding it onto the new one...
Then again, maybe I'm just an old pack-rat... OK, I am an old pack-rat, but I still suggest keeping the rusty ol' thing...
I don't have room to keep it, or else I might consider it. Plus, as one of the main points of this project, I'm doing a clean-sheet chassis design. There is some incorrect design in this chassis, and I don't want it to be a corrupting influence on my own design. Plus, I want to create something new myself (with help from you guys
), not just copy what has already been done. The measurements that I'm taking are the basic ones for making sure that the new chassis is properly sized to support the bodywork.
Reasons for doing this project:
1. Design a chassis myself
2. Build my own car from scratch
3. Have a capable, good-looking mid-engine race car to take to the track