The reality was that the process is far from simple and there are many decisions to be made along the way and problems to overcome. First step was to decide on the mechanical components that I was going to use as they determine a lot of the design criteria. I purchased a complete Mazda MX5 NC as my donor vehicle and a selection of steel tubing, I was then ready to begin the process. I obtained a great set of detailed plans from Formula Motor Sport in Queensland and incorporated many of their ideas into my chassis. Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity insurance. My Locost is very individual and desi gned to suit my needs.
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Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest. Posted: Fri Dec 05, am. I have been browsing for a while, and am excited to start my build. Donor is stripped, and i am about to cut steel. Measure twice, and cut once is a good rule to follow, so i have been trying to gather as much chassis information as I can.
It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded?
Or can anyone hook me up with a set of the documents? Any help or pointers for this would be greatly appreciated. As they were freely available for private use, I would expect there is no issue sharing a copy? Thanks in advance, and happy locosting!!! Posted: Fri Dec 05, pm. I have a set of Vodou plans. Send me a pm with you email address and I will forward. I also have the full set of Saturn plans as well.
If the plans are free and available, you can upload them here into this thread in a zip file. Then problem solved for others in the future too. If you think it's contrary to the wishes of the folks that made the plans than don't bother, obviously.
I don't know the story here. The Saturn Sports Cars plans are freely available. Here's the link. Vodou plans There is actually 2 parts to the plans. The first is the frame and the second is the wishbones. Here are the wishbones. Frame plans are too big to upload as a zip file. I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill. Posted: Sat Dec 06, am. Posted: Sat Dec 06, pm. Thank you very much to all who contributed here. For example, it would be great to have a 3D model of all of this, but that is going to take another search to find.
A common location could be useful to me, and all future people like me looking for a place to start. Happy Locosting!!! Posted: Sun Dec 07, am. It would be easy to change the suspension to the Miata compatible parts. Posted: Fri Dec 01, am. Never mind. I need to quit looking stuff up on my phone. Page 1 of 1. Previous topic Next topic. Post subject: Vodou plans Posted: Fri Dec 05, am. I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
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Plans and Drawings
As seen on The plans are not complete, but they should provide you with a very good and very accurate starting point. Be sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces. I've excluded them from the drawings because each builder tends to customize the transmission tunnel to meet their needs cut-to-fit.
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest. Posted: Fri Dec 05, am. I have been browsing for a while, and am excited to start my build. Donor is stripped, and i am about to cut steel.
A Locost is a home-built car. Front suspension is usually double wishbone with coil spring struts. The rear is traditionally live axle , but has many variants including independent rear suspension or De Dion tube. Body panels are usually fiberglass nose and wings and aluminium side panels. Each car is highly individualized according to the resources, needs and desires of each respective builder. The original design was intended to be built from scratch. However, the design has become so popular that several fabricators have begun producing the chassis in kit car form.