Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
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PostPosted: January 11, 2019, 9:23 pm 
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Location: Pemberton, BC
Well, I've been sitting on the fence about selling my baby, but after I realized that I only put about 250 km (about 160 miles) on it last year, I have to face the truth. I love building more than driving. Although the insurance is only $ 500 for the season, that's still $ 2/km :BH: Last summer, I spent all my time riding with my girls, and we had a lot of fun. And the next season promises to be even busier. So, I have to be realistic, and let go of the 7.
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So here it is:
Registered as a 2015 Ubilt in British Columbia, Canada
The engine is from a 2005 Yamaha R1, which I was told had about 5,000 km on it. I have no reason to doubt that. I've added less than a 1,000 km to that.
The frame is based on the Haynes book, with my own modifications; it is wider, longer and taller. The drivers seat is 17" wide and there is another 5 inches of seat travel behind my setting. There is a lot of room for some tall drivers (and passengers) :D There is actually so much room in the passenger foot well, that my kids keep their backpacks in there.
The roll cage is obvious, but I have also made the rear frame from the same DOM tubing, thus protecting the fuel tank a bit more.
All aluminum panels are removable, and the vinyl wrap can be changed easily.
The reverse is electric and a video about it can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdObULc ... m-comments

Here are some more specs:
Frame: 1 1/4 in square tubing; 16 ga
Engine: Yamaha R1; 1,000 cc; 172 hp; 13,500 rpm redline
Transmission: 6 speed sequential (stock Yamaha R1)
Reverse: custom built; direct to the drive shaft with a 3.5 hp SBC starter motor
Rear end: 1994 Ford Mustang 7.5 inch; 3.21 ratio
Suspension: Front - pushrod actuated in-board coil-over shocks (Yamaha R1)
Rear - solid axle with Mallock trailing arms and AVO coil overs
Steering: Ford Escort Mk2 rack and pinion - high ratio rally version (2.4 turns lock to lock)
Brakes: Front - Wilwood Dynalite calipers and Mustang II rotors
Rear - 1994 Mustang calipers and rotors
Roll Cage: fabricated from 1 1/2 in DOM (0.095) tubing
Wheels and Tires: Motegi 15x7 with Kumho Ecsta 205/50R15
Weight: less than 1,300 lbs (but it has never been weighed properly; this was only for registration purposes)

Finished build: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=17751
My build log:
My build video:
https://vimeo.com/143524140 password "matovid"

Price: US$ 10,000

I also have a custom built trailer that I would be willing to sell for US$ 1,500

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My build log:
My build video:
https://vimeo.com/143524140 password "matovid"
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PostPosted: January 13, 2019, 12:00 am 

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It's a lovely beast for an attractive price. Will make someone quite happy.

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