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Author Topic: BB Bonneville Bugeye  (Read 70128 times)
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« on: February 19, 2008, 10:10:38 AM »

Started new project will post progress from time to time.  Thanks to Sum for the inspiration and my friends who helped get the project moving.  Objective is Maxton for sure, Bonneville a stretch (2008). Will post photo's from time to time, class Modified Sports, engine yet to be determined.


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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 11:10:32 AM »

Well you are past the hard part.
A couple of "all nighters", and you are set. wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 12:50:46 AM »

Is that a cowl for a Sprite I see?

I'm thinking a Speedwell Sebring front clip might be legal in your class.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 07:01:24 AM »

Yes it is, I will be using a modified cowl and stock rear clip.  Cowl forward will be fabricated aluminium nose and side panels.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 05:03:09 PM »

Today is a big day.  Main frame rails cut and fit ready to weld.  First fit of the rear body section, starting to look like a car.  Will begin design of roll cage, narrow the rear and build the front axle.....Sounds easy enough!!!!


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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 05:55:57 PM »

Progress!

You thinking SBC, or just using it to dummy up for location?

This could be very frightening when you're done.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 06:37:37 PM »

Today is a big day.  Main frame rails cut and fit ready to weld.  First fit of the rear body section, starting to look like a car.  Will begin design of roll cage, narrow the rear and build the front axle.....Sounds easy enough!!!!

Looks good!!  Don't let anyone give you a hard time about the "flat" wooden tires/wheels like they did about my wood frame  cool.  I like the build table,

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 07:30:08 PM »

Today is a big day.  Main frame rails cut and fit ready to weld.  First fit of the rear body section, starting to look like a car.  Will begin design of roll cage, narrow the rear and build the front axle.....Sounds easy enough!!!!

Looks good!!  Don't let anyone give you a hard time about the "flat" wooden tires/wheels like they did about my wood frame  cool.  I like the build table,

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Car looks good and I love the build table..........oh, nice wheels!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 08:26:03 PM »

The table is great, don't have to bend over to work on it.  SBC power, class somewhere between AA and D.  Had to take the rear tires off to set the body on.  I guess I'll have to down size'em with a router.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 06:46:02 PM »

 Have added front and rear frame sections and all suspension mounts.  Started going vertical today hope to have roll cage pretty well under way by next week.  Material arrived for the bodywork, wishful thinking, maybe in 2 or 3 weeks.  Want to make this a roller as some as possible.  Pic as of today......


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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2008, 07:09:50 PM »

Finished welding the main frame, the chassis is back on the table at ride height. Next week the roll cage and suspension.  It's coming together.  I fitted a dragster seat and can finally sit in the car. Will have BB sitting on its wheels shortly....... 







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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2008, 07:48:45 PM »

Nice work - curious as to your front suspension, but I'll wait and see.

It's easy to lose perspective on this with the cowl and rear section removed.  How long's your wheelbase?

Cheers!
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2008, 08:39:13 PM »

Nice split window!

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2008, 08:24:04 AM »

Why are you so high out of the car?

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2008, 12:54:54 PM »

Wheelbase is 129 inches.  The shoulder hoop is 4 inches below the body shell.  Less than 12" of roll bar will be outside the body lines.  Sitting in the car the line of sight will be the top of the cowl.  Body height is 25 inches + 4 inches ground clearance.
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