I did consider the 250f and others... Including the birdcage. I originally wanted something I could take down south for Mr Shelby to possibly sign
unfortunately I'm too late now
but I still plan on honoring the gentleman.
Right now, all my body design stuff are on napkins, so I can't post 'em yet. I will say this though; I'm only 'inspired' by the old maseratis. My design will be modern. Having driven bikes and verts for a long time and now starting to get longer in the tooth, I don't enjoy the wind beating the hell outta me as much. So, I'm leaning towards having a targa or t top roof structure built into the chassis, with removable panels.
I tormented on the long wheelbase...still do...but, as I progress I'm becoming more comfortable with it. Reading over this site for so long now has been awesome and I hope to build a real locost some day. Hopefully this build goes well and I can keep it low-cost.
Like many others on here, I am not an experienced welder, so I figured I needed lots of practice. I ordered 120' of 1" sq. tubing and started. The first thing I built was a rack to store the steel. It's 8' tall and 4' wide. I have a 16' ceiling and I always buy my sheet steel cut 4x4. The back side of the rack has cubby holes to store the sheet steel and the front half stores the shape steel upright. Welding 16ga. Tubing has been interesting and I think I'm getting the hang of it.
The next step for me was to build a build table. Again, here I had the attitude that I needed to use what I had as well as practice techniques that I will need to build my chassis. I started with the dolly I made to drag the car into the shop. It will make my build table portable and still be removable when I need it to move other stuff around. It's dimensions presented me with the challenge of making a table bigger than the base. I designed a space frame chassis ( of course) to sit on the dolly. I'm heading out to the shop now to do some finish welds on that frame. Afterwards I'll be adding fixture plates that I'll cut on my plasma table. I'll have a series of fixture plates on the top of the table and along the four sides.