Tag Archives: Chassis Plans

Locost Roadster

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Ron Champion’s original book was followed up with “Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget” (ISBN 1-84425-391-0) by Chris Gibbs. The subject car differs most significantly from the original in that it has an independent rear suspension. Additionally, the…

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Components

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Locost / Haynes Roadster CAD If you are building a Locost or Haynes Roadster then you may find the following CAD dxf and dwg drawings handy. I started my chassis plans form scratch and have a produced literally hundreds of…

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Resources

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Haynes Roadster Directory Haynes Roadster Forum Locost Builders Forum Locost7.info Sevenesque − Home of the McSorley 442 Applications Kangaloosh! carFactory – Excellent Free Suspension Analysis Software

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3D Modelling

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Ron Champion started the latest kit car revival with the Locost Seven or Haynes Roadster. I intend to generate blueprints, from which any enthusiast build a car from scratch. Every component used on this build will be measured and modeled…

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CAD drawings

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Having discovered that errors of 1mm or 1° can add up to become a huge problem and that many critical dimensions were missing from drawings, the decision was made to enter the Adobe Acrobat format drawings into CAD. This process…

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Plans and Drawings

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When the design of this chassis is complete, full plans will be published. However, I started this design with a chassis bought on Fleabay. Complete ’Chassis Plans’ for the McSorley 442 can be downloaded in Acrobat format from : http://www.sevenesque.com/. −…

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Locost Chassis – chassis plans for kit car

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I started by purchasing a ready built chassis on Fleabay. It was too twisted and distorted to use without a lot of work, hence the re-design. I did a search for ‘chassis plans for kit car’, but found very few results. Therefore, I…

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Kit Car Tube Chassis

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Kit Car Tube Chassis can be very tricky. Just because everything fits doesn’t mean that the engine gearbox or differentials will fit. The look of the car often comes last.

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Kit Car Bonnet Height

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Getting the height of a Kit Car Chassis right is not easy, there are many factors to take into account. Engine height through to aesthetics

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Haynes Roadster Bonnet

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Shaping a Haynes Roadster bonnet can be hard. First you have to decide engine height then you’ll need to work out bonnet bulges and scoops.

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