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Slabtown Tom R
Columbus grove, OH, USA   USA
I live in northwestern Ohio looking for a club. I’m 2 hours from Detroit and 1hour from Fort Wayne. I have always had a thing for the Stutz Bearcat from that 70’s tv show. Not real sure if that’s a good choice though worried about open cockpit and center of gravity to high. My second choice would be a 1939 Maserati. Just need some good advice on wheel base max length and chassis width.Im a part time cabinet maker and have welding,sheet metal and fiberglassing experience.I will be retiring early next year and have a huge list of projects to work on. So if anyone can help I’d really appreciate it thanks

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Welcome Tom, just remember that those are guide lines and not set in stone. Build what you are going to enjoy most.



S'all for now!

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Welcome Tom
Go to Gittreville for the guidelines (Stevenson Formula).
You have chosen great inspiration cars, so you are on the right track.
Brian

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Chelmsford, Essex, UK   GBR
Greetings from across the pond.
Can't go wrong with a Maserati...

cotto Craig Otto
Wapakoneta, OH, USA   USA
Hi Tom, I'm a new member as well, I'm not too far down the road from you in Wapakoneta, planning my first build now.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
So much easier to be, and keep inspired if you are not alone on an island while you are building!
Hope you guys find each other and get something going in your area.
Good Roads
Brian

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Racie35 Bruce T
Terre Haute, IN, USA   USA
I'm from the terrea haute area of Indiana...I'm also trying to get people interested enough to build and play . I started a Facebook group but so far only two joined.
Maybe as winter sets in and people are stuck working in their garages things will change. I'd love to get people together in spring for a test and tune somewhere.

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
You asked about proportions: Gittreville guidelines are the bedrock. Then take your inspiration car and get proportions from the 17" moped wheels and measure everything out in wheel diameters. For instance: if your inspiration car has a wheel base of 5.5 wheel diameters, you take 17" x 5.5 and you've got your ck's wheel base.

I went a step further and drew out a grid in Adobe Illustrator (when I had a working copy) where each line was 4", and then superimposed pictures of my inspiration car under that grid, sizing it so the wheels were 17" measured by the grid. Then you can measure all your proportions in that scale. Do this for track width, cockpit size, etc. Your proportions will be spot on. Tho you may want to leave a little extra room in the cockpit. You can size down your car but not your own body proportions!



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

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dman1962 Dennis B
Trenton, MI, USA   USA
I am just south of Detroit and started building one. Do not have a type of body in mind.

Rhysn Rhys Nolan
Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK   GBR
In reply to # 36450 by dman1962 I am just south of Detroit and started building one. Do not have a type of body in mind.

In my opinion, the very base start point is to decide on the "inspiration".

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dman1962 Dennis B
Trenton, MI, USA   USA
Gotta fit my 6 foot 6 size 13 feet in it. That will determine the body

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Hi Dennis
Pick an inspiration car that has a "long nose" ie a Delage or an Alfa.thumbs up
Good Luck with your build.
Woody

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
If the clowns at Ringling Brothers can squeeze into them little cars, I'm sure
you'll figure out a way Dennis. They don't have t be 66" long so you've
got plenty of room to work with.
My Riley has a WB of 72" and it needs it to look anywhere near correct.
any shorter and it would better fit in a Mickey Mouse Cartoon.
Denny G


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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
This long enough?


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