Chassis

The chassis can best be described as a semi space frame/roll cage. All tubing can be removed by means of specially designed joints. The front has effectively been replaced with tubing. This decision was forced on me because the donor vehicle had been involved in an accident. Much of the rear has been cut away as well, but all suspension pick-ups and engine mounts remain. The rust had set in to a certain extent, and a fair amount of remedial work was required, all cavities have now been waxed. The rear suspension and engine mounts have been heavily reinforced. The engine and transaxle assembly are solid mounted, making them semi stressed components. I was concerned that the engine mounts, despite the reinforcement, would not be up to the job. For peace of mind I added four tie rods, with spherical rod ends, tying the engine to the chassis tubing.

Front view showing layout of tubing. The anti roll bar runs through one of the tubes mounted on needle roller bearing.

Chassis

Collapsible front joint inside passenger compartment. Clamp rings are made from alloy steel.

Software Box

Collapsible rear joint inside passenger compartment.

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Collapsible top joint inside passenger compartment.

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Finished layout under the front.

Front-View

Rear of the chassis.

Chassis