In the hopes of actually
being able to finish this project we have opted to purchase all
of the body panels. We do realize this makes the concept of building
these cars for under L 600 fade ever farther into the sunset. We
could see this happening after we bought the coil over shocks. But
as long as we spread out the purchases we should be able to simulate
a locost build.
Eric contacted GTS Tuning and ordered 3 sets of panels in British
racing green. Starting with the nose cone we begin to attach the
panels. First problem we encounter is the shock mount. Turns out
that they need to be below the top of the space frame. The following
pictures show the before and after of relocating the shock mounts.
We had extra mounts left over so we simply cut the ears off the
old mounts and welded new mounts over the top of them.
NOTE! When building the space frame place front shock mounts below
top of frame.
The first picture shows
the mount as we initially placed it. The picture below shows Vicky,s
car with the already lowered mount