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    Thread: The super slappy locost 7

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      12-10-2011 06:53 PM #1
      Im just over a month into this project. Tomorrow it should be a roller.


















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      12-10-2011 09:27 PM #3
      Subbed. Looks awesome

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      12-12-2011 11:13 AM #5
      looks awesome!! did you come up with the design or is it an actual Locost 7 kit? I know nothing about them other than seeing one once haha

      looking great and I cant wait what you come up with once you put a power plant in it

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      12-12-2011 06:18 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      looks awesome!! did you come up with the design or is it an actual Locost 7 kit? I know nothing about them other than seeing one once haha

      looking great and I cant wait what you come up with once you put a power plant in it
      S2000 engine and trans. The shop I work at is one of the big S2000 tuning shops. We build everything else for these cars so why not build the whole damn car?

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      12-12-2011 07:23 PM #7
      Occupy locust 7 thread
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      12-12-2011 09:15 PM #8
      awesome!
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      12-12-2011 09:50 PM #9
      sick work Tigninja aka slappynuts aka psi aka kooter aka meatpipe, what else am i missing

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      12-12-2011 09:54 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by killa View Post
      sick work Tigninja aka slappynuts aka psi aka kooter aka meatpipe, what else am i missing
      So a couple of times they didnt want to hear the truth

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      12-13-2011 11:54 AM #11
      Looks Great

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      12-13-2011 07:00 PM #12
      Very cool- I saw your build log on locostusa.com. I'm on there too with the same username, although I haven't updated my build log in a very long time. I'm still working on it, just haven't had time to take pictures!

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      12-13-2011 09:36 PM #13
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      12-13-2011 09:45 PM #14
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      12-14-2011 08:51 PM #15
      Neat!

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      12-15-2011 08:45 PM #16
      Here are some pics of the finished engine bay on that S2000.








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      12-16-2011 08:38 PM #17
      sweet build thread!

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      12-17-2011 07:04 PM #18
      Worked on the trans tunnel today.










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      12-20-2011 09:43 AM #19
      ghetto subscribe. looks like a cool project

      quick question, why all the overlapping/coiling on the headers? i've never seen factory ones look like that?
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      12-20-2011 06:18 PM #20
      Im gonna say equal length.........


      Awesome project!!

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      12-20-2011 07:37 PM #21
      Where the engine going? Is it going to be a two seater?
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      12-21-2011 07:35 PM #23
      Question:
      what is up with this?

      http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/a...Picture082.jpg

      That's not the final location for that link, is it?

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      12-21-2011 07:41 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Pat @ Pitt Soundworks View Post
      Question:
      what is up with this?

      http://i886.photobucket.com/albums/a...Picture082.jpg

      That's not the final location for that link, is it?
      Nothing is really final unless its fully welded. which link are you refering to?

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      12-22-2011 09:35 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGninja View Post
      Nothing is really final unless its fully welded. which link are you refering to?
      i'm guessing the lower one that's across 2 beams
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      12-22-2011 09:45 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i'm guessing the lower one that's across 2 beams
      The wheel travel is only about 3.5" so it will never be able to make contact.

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      12-22-2011 03:34 PM #27
      Tig, my respect to your weld skills but I see a major problem in your susp. A-arms construction. Just imagine a bit. If you extend one or even both of the A-arm rod end bolts ( for camber/castor change) you're actually changing the angle at the ball joint. Since both arms are welded to ball joint, this angle is fixed and there is no compensation. Think of it like a triangle. When you change one of the arms you have to change the angles of the triangle as well to compensate. In your case one of the angles is fixed so there will be a lot of tension in that point.
      Damn! My English is awful.
      Last edited by vr-vagman; 12-22-2011 at 03:38 PM.

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      12-22-2011 06:07 PM #28
      Thats a very good point ^ With that design you can't adjust the rod ends at all really, as the angle of the tubes is fixed, so doesn't allow the shape of the A to change.

      You need something like this:



      where the arms can change angle relative to each other

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      12-22-2011 08:05 PM #29
      yup. I have been looking at that as well. I am going to see where I come out at when im closer to done and if I have to change the upper I will do so. Because the bottom is adjustable in the same manner as the top it is fully adjustable (not very easily though).
      Last edited by TIGninja; 12-22-2011 at 10:07 PM.

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      12-23-2011 05:58 PM #30
      wow, this is artwork to me...

      looking very good good sir

    31. 12-26-2011 06:15 PM #31
      Nice! I've had 200 feet of square tubing sitting in the basement for over a year now - this could be the inspiration I need

      Are the control arms Cromoly? Did you purchase the brackets that they sit in, or fab them?

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      12-26-2011 06:24 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcameron View Post
      Nice! I've had 200 feet of square tubing sitting in the basement for over a year now - this could be the inspiration I need

      Are the control arms Cromoly? Did you purchase the brackets that they sit in, or fab them?
      I just made them. There are a few that are going to be angled that I want to remake before this weekend. The control arms are just 1" .125 round tube.

    33. 12-26-2011 06:34 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGninja View Post
      I just made them. There are a few that are going to be angled that I want to remake before this weekend. The control arms are just 1" .125 round tube.
      Thanks for the info. I'm looking at these guys for some of the brackets: http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/

      If you do a search for " clevis heim " a bunch of suspension brackets come up, most of them $4 or $5.

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      12-26-2011 07:06 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcameron View Post
      Thanks for the info. I'm looking at these guys for some of the brackets: http://www.aa-mfg.com/pdshop/shop/

      If you do a search for " clevis heim " a bunch of suspension brackets come up, most of them $4 or $5.
      I got all kinds of things from those guys. The threaded tube ends and the brackets for the rear spindles are from them. Good people and good company.

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      12-26-2011 08:52 PM #35
      Trying to get the frame done so I can start sheeting in the floor pan this weekend.




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