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Re: [EVDL] Composite bodies for EV's, Using a Unibody

Hi Bill, David and All,

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: David Dymaxion <[email protected]>
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:09:36 -0700 (PDT)

>I didn't intend any specific car suggestion for
>http://www.usbodysource.com/ , just possible ideas.
>
>Some ideas: Cobra or Corvette convertible. If the wheelbase
>is too long or too short you could shorten the body at the
>doors, or cut and move the fenders a bit. Another idea is a
>shortened and chopped fiberglass truck body.

Thanks for the URL David. I especially liked the
63-67 Corvette Coupe which was about $5k for body, doors,
hood, frontend. The doors look fairly good though roll down
windows may be hard. Someone could make good money building
these as EV's!! Think of 63 Split window Corvette EV's? That
would sell well for good cash!! Corvette windows are fairly
cheap for these.
But for an aero, lightweight body for an EV it would
be hard to beat.
They also have a Vega Kammback wagon body/ect for
about the same price that can be very aero, more roomy.
The one thing you don't want in an EV is a
convertible as their aero is rather bad so you higher speed
range would be very short.
A Karman Ghia FG clone or stock body might work as
light and aero.

>
>Another idea is to poke around the kit car sites.

The Factory Five Cobra could be good and they will
finish it for you, almost ready to drop on for bigger bucks.
Would need to remove most of the rear spoiler though for
better aero.
Many used, unfinished Kitcars either dead or not
finished generally go for around $1-2k is another option.
Many of these already have chassis and only need EV drive,
Batts to get going EV!! Depending on how complete your
Tropica chassis is it may be better to do a new, used
kitcar, VW, ect instead.
Jerry Dycus

>
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Bill Dennis <[email protected]>
>To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
>Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:36:50 AM
>Subject: Re: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
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>David, what specifically are you suggesting that I look for
>on that site? I've visited there before, but found no
>Miata listed.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Bill Dennis
>
>David Dymaxion wrote:
>> http://www.usbodysource.com/
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Bill Dennis <[email protected]>
>> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:52:59 AM
>> Subject: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
>>
>>
>> I've got a chassis from a Tropica, but no body parts.
>> The Tropica's wheelbase is 89 inches. I'm looking to
>find another body that I
> could
>> put on the chassis, and I noticed that a Miata has
>> wheelbase in the 89-inch to 90-inch. But the Miata is a
>unibody. Anybody know what's
>
>> involved (or if it's even possible) to take unibody's
>> body parts and attach them to a different chassis? Or
>> can anyone think of another non-unibody that might work
>>well on a Tropica chassis?
>>
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Re: [EVDL] Composite bodies for EV's, Using a Unibody

http://www.distinctivereplica.com/pricing.html


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of jerryd
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [EVDL] Composite bodies for EV's, Using a Unibody


Hi Bill, David and All,

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: David Dymaxion <[email protected]>
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 12:09:36 -0700 (PDT)

>I didn't intend any specific car suggestion for
>http://www.usbodysource.com/ , just possible ideas.
>
>Some ideas: Cobra or Corvette convertible. If the wheelbase
>is too long or too short you could shorten the body at the
>doors, or cut and move the fenders a bit. Another idea is a
>shortened and chopped fiberglass truck body.

Thanks for the URL David. I especially liked the
63-67 Corvette Coupe which was about $5k for body, doors,
hood, frontend. The doors look fairly good though roll down
windows may be hard. Someone could make good money building
these as EV's!! Think of 63 Split window Corvette EV's? That
would sell well for good cash!! Corvette windows are fairly
cheap for these.
But for an aero, lightweight body for an EV it would
be hard to beat.
They also have a Vega Kammback wagon body/ect for
about the same price that can be very aero, more roomy.
The one thing you don't want in an EV is a
convertible as their aero is rather bad so you higher speed
range would be very short.
A Karman Ghia FG clone or stock body might work as
light and aero.

>
>Another idea is to poke around the kit car sites.

The Factory Five Cobra could be good and they will
finish it for you, almost ready to drop on for bigger bucks.
Would need to remove most of the rear spoiler though for
better aero.
Many used, unfinished Kitcars either dead or not
finished generally go for around $1-2k is another option.
Many of these already have chassis and only need EV drive,
Batts to get going EV!! Depending on how complete your
Tropica chassis is it may be better to do a new, used
kitcar, VW, ect instead.
Jerry Dycus

>
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Bill Dennis <[email protected]>
>To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
>Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:36:50 AM
>Subject: Re: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
>
>
>David, what specifically are you suggesting that I look for
>on that site? I've visited there before, but found no
>Miata listed.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Bill Dennis
>
>David Dymaxion wrote:
>> http://www.usbodysource.com/
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Bill Dennis <[email protected]>
>> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:52:59 AM
>> Subject: [EVDL] Using a Unibody
>>
>>
>> I've got a chassis from a Tropica, but no body parts.
>> The Tropica's wheelbase is 89 inches. I'm looking to
>find another body that I
> could
>> put on the chassis, and I noticed that a Miata has
>> wheelbase in the 89-inch to 90-inch. But the Miata is a
>unibody. Anybody know what's
>
>> involved (or if it's even possible) to take unibody's
>> body parts and attach them to a different chassis? Or
>> can anyone think of another non-unibody that might work
>>well on a Tropica chassis?
>>
>>
>>
>>
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