Lotus did a similar chassis execution with their Europa back in the
day. The transmission was even used as a frame member with chassis
links attached! Composites have come a long way since then so best of
luck, this one could stick. The older I get the less comfortable I am
in low slung cars from an era before crash testing (that I sincerely
adore) so please hurry :)
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:27 AM, jerry freedomev via EV
> Hi All,
> Things are moving along in my 63 Vette looking
> EV project. The body, hood, doors were pulled out of the molds Friday so
> now the fun begins!! ;^)
> It still has some touchup, fitting the doors
> but should have it home Friday. The shop with the mold which normally make
> drag racer bodies, USBody, were amazed how strong it was with my layup
> inside to make it structural as going to be a unibody/monocoque with a
> composite chassis bonded into a single piece.
> It is the male mold for my actual production one
> which I'll modify some to make more aero, easier, stronger to build at less
> weight and make the production simplified molds from it. The mold it came
> out of has 10 parts vs mine will be 3 parts. ;^)
> Now in the process of taking a 90 C4 Vette apart
> for suspension, steering, A/C, etc which I'm selling the other parts to pay
> for it and take the motor out which being fairly handicapped now, I just
> can't do anymore. So I sold the transmission for $100 but to get it they
> have to take the motor, A/C,
> etc out.
> Once that is done Saturday I hope, I can handle the
> rest by working until I hurt too much, rest, repeat at my home shop.
> Once the suspension is off I can design, build the
> composite chassis and mate it all together fairly quickly.
> Right now using 2 6.7"motors because I own them,
> I'm on SSI so lowest cost is a big factor, but hopefully I can get an A/C EV
> motor/controller that is hacked I can use. But must be a shaft output I can
> put on a diff . Might have to change rear suspension so I can adapt a Tesla
> to it now they have been hacked. And hard to beat in power, cost as more
> It should end up weighing 1800lbs or so with 2
> Volt packs worth 600kw if I can use it which should get me 150, maybe -200
> mile range as I drive it.
> As now legal to build 325 25 yr old or more
> looking cars/yr/model and 5k/yr /company with minimal/Hot rod regulations, my
> goal is producing production lines of multiple models including El Camino, a
> Van, A Brubaker Box style gull wing tiny van, 68 Mustang fastback, etc.
> All done the same tech in EVs drives to get EVs
> being produced locally since big auto certainly isn't going to fast enough as
> they have shown.
> Jerry Dycus
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