Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity. 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. There are plans circulating around for several different sized frames. This can be confusing. “Book” frame refers to the frame in Ron Champion’s.

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After having some doubts, I decided to add the suspension attachment brackets. Even cleaning the airbrush was almost too long a delay!

Chassis rigidity – FEA25 pages. Build time so far was in the order of 12 hours.

Scratchbuilt 1/10 scale Locost chassis

Fri Dec 05, 4: I found out later that I had made a substantial error during the painting phase. It definitely has plxns right effect, but it’s also very vulnerable, and I had to install repair patches in a few locations after breaking the skins. Jay Dagless 8th scale Porsche with a full frame.

The last part of skinning that I added was the rear bulkhead, despite the rear end still being unfinished. CA glue was used throughout, allowing for fast bonding. I obtained a great set of detailed plans from Formula Motor Sport in Queensland and incorporated many planss their ideas into my chassis.


The scale was chosen for convenience: Or can anyone hook me up with a set of the documents? I followed the book’s building sequence to the letter, and at this point of construction I ran into problems.

Donor is stripped, and i plas about to cut steel. Not an error but more an improvement: Fri Dec 01, 1: Concluding the construction of the space frame were six diagonals in the sides. Facebook Twitter Car and Driver. Previous topic Next topic. The keen observer will spot that the tunnel is not symmetrical at the front and rear, since it was specifically designed to accomodate the Ford Escort Mark 2 drive train.

A standard book nosecone leaves a 5″ gap along the bottom of this super-sized chassis, but the width is spot-on. Making 17 of them was a tedious job, no fun at all. This can also be accomplished at home with little olcost.

Sun Dec 07, 2: There are some vendors manufacturing nosecones that are taller than the book design to provide even more height for the engine. Thanks in advance, and happy locosting!!!

Locost chassis build

Paying respect to Mr. An increase of 4″ through the entire width of the chassis with subsequent changes to the diagonal oocost as needed. Then problem solved for others in the future too. Google [Bot] and 4 guests. Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity insurance.


Go to my web garage. I bought the edition, which is slightly revised. It is assumed that donor parts and personal choice will dictate the final geometry of the transmission tunnel and suspension.

Details of the transmission tunnel, suspension brackets, and triangulating strength members are not provided in any of these drawing packages. I used 5 x 5 mm square tube, with one wall cut away.

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Instead I decided to build the chassis in 1 to 10 scale. My Locost is very individual and desi gned to suit my needs. Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded?