I've been lurking on this forum for a long time but am making my first post today to try and clear up some confusion i have about the build process. I'm choosing to use the Vodou Vr5 frame designed specifically for the miata as a single donor but am unsure about some things:
1. The rear end of the Vodou chassis is incomplete (Picture bellow). Further more it is designed very differently to say the mcsorely rear end (picture bellow). my main concern is with the roll bar supports. How would tubes be added and arranged to offer a sturdy structure especially with relation to interaction with the rollbar?
2. With the fabrication of the brackets for the suspension ive heard mention of specialized tools being used to make them. is it possible to make these with basic hand tools or is it a safer option to purchase premade ones?
3. long shot on this one but i'm in australia, sydney,nsw to be specific, and will need to make modifications on the chassis to make it comply with the laws over here. (this forum is far more organized/better than anything local to me) the first part of this question is has anyone here build a road legal locost in australia, and if so what modifications did you make to your chassis which allowed for this. ive looked at a number of threads and read the thesis on chassis improvement but would like to see a complete collation and application of the design.
also in one of the resources in the files found in locost7.info there is mention that with the inclusion of pannels boxing in the transmission tunnel, the tubes forming this tunnel may be removed with no effect to the effective structure of the chassis. has anyone applied this mod?