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MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltraDork
1/27/14 12:15 p.m.

The Skyline was mostly a joke - importing it is likely to be too much hassle.

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
1/27/14 12:35 p.m.

Only way to get the skills is to start. Since you're building it, you can take as long as you'd like to build it. By the time you hit some of the more difficult aspects of the project, you'll already have gained a number of skills and confidence and knowledge to know that if you screw it up, you can do it again until it works.

Start by buying one of the more recent Lotus Seven books (Keith Tanner's is pretty good: http://www.amazon.com/Build-Cheap-Sports-Motorbooks-Workshop/dp/0760322872/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1390847229 along with Kurt's: http://www.lulu.com/shop/kurt-bilinski/kimini-how-to-design-and-build-a-mid-engine-sports-car-from-scratch/paperback/product-4858803.html) and then build a table to start building the chassis with wood and you'll see that it isn't that bad.

If you use off-the shelf circle track or production car suspension pieces you can save some time with your build, etc. even if they aren't optimal they can work until you decide to re-engineer them later (if ever).

If there are community colleges in your area, they sometimes have welding classes that you can take, which can help you learn how to weld and may even allow you to build your frame as part of the class. Worst case, you can buy a cheap welder from CL/HF, etc and tack the chassis together and find a local welder in the area that can weld it properly for you.

Its a hell of a daunting process, but you don't have to do all of it at once. Start small and take it one step at a time and you'll find that you'll have eaten the entire Elephant, instead of birthing an Elephant (which is how many seem to view it, it seems).

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
1/27/14 1:07 p.m.
turboswede wrote: Locost with T-bucket/hotrod styling?

This is the only answer that matters.

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
1/27/14 1:41 p.m.
JoeyM wrote:
turboswede wrote: Locost with T-bucket/hotrod styling?
This is the only answer that matters.

Not that you're biased or anything ;)

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer New Reader
1/27/14 7:05 p.m.

I may try the locost...

crankwalk
crankwalk HalfDork
1/27/14 7:46 p.m.

Drop it in a 240Z.

Mine preferably. PLEASE.

kanaric
kanaric HalfDork
1/28/14 1:33 a.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote: The Skyline was mostly a joke - importing it is likely to be too much hassle.

not as much as you would think if you really want one. Plus a few of the earlier cars are already here.

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer New Reader
1/28/14 12:32 p.m.
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.

Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
1/28/14 12:50 p.m.
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?

Meh, booooring! That isn't the GRM way! :)

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer New Reader
1/28/14 3:54 p.m.
turboswede wrote:
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?
Meh, booooring! That isn't the GRM way! :)

The other (and preferred) iidea is either a spitfire or gt6. With a custom irs rear end.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent HalfDork
1/28/14 5:03 p.m.

Isn't the Datsun motor a little large and heavy for a Spitfire?

evildky
evildky Dork
1/28/14 5:17 p.m.

68 mustang

Pretty much anything that came with an inline 6. The maxima or 810 would be great but hard to find. I wired an L28et swap into a 240sx, that swap requires the LD28 oil pan as well.

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
1/28/14 5:52 p.m.
JacktheRiffer wrote:
turboswede wrote:
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?
Meh, booooring! That isn't the GRM way! :)
The other (and preferred) iidea is either a spitfire or gt6. With a custom irs rear end.

For that much work, a locost isn't far off, honestly.

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer New Reader
1/28/14 6:11 p.m.
turboswede wrote:
JacktheRiffer wrote:
turboswede wrote:
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?
Meh, booooring! That isn't the GRM way! :)
The other (and preferred) iidea is either a spitfire or gt6. With a custom irs rear end.
For that much work, a locost isn't far off, honestly.

True but i would like a full body.

crankwalk
crankwalk HalfDork
1/30/14 9:25 a.m.
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?

Nope! Mines not for sale but is the motor?

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer New Reader
1/30/14 11:56 a.m.
crankwalk wrote:
JacktheRiffer wrote:
crankwalk wrote: Drop it in a 240Z. Mine preferably. PLEASE.
Looking like thats what i will end up doing...is yours for sale?
Nope! Mines not for sale but is the motor?

It might be depending on my rent situation.

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