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Old 05-17-2018, 01:15 PM
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Default Kit car, body, lotus, something that uses C4 running gear

So.. I'm parting a '92.

Thinking of vette kart or some open roadster project.

What uses C4 front/rear suspension, etc ?

Thinking like Lotus 7, dune buggy, 20s/30s ford, etc Fibreglass dash with autometer gauges, no carpet.

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Personal choice would be a '32 with some C4 running gear.
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Don't know if these guy's are still kicking, but they are right in Lebanon NH

Old Post ......
This kit car has been around for awhile, but this new article is interesting









Link to article in KITCAR Magazine

https://www.rcnmag.com/garage/tale-o...ampaign=170802

btw ... This page can be a little slow loading

http://www.dragonmotorcars.com/LWBDragonKit.html
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Why not use the suspension to build a sleeper Jeep/Scout/Bronco?
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Could get a 63 corvette grandsport, take the body off and put a more c4 modern suspension/ underpinnings onto it

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Last week at a gas station I talked to a guy with a 55 Ford truck, LS powered with C4 suspension. It looked really nice, stock looking body but low to the ground.
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Could get a 63 corvette grandsport, take the body off and put a more c4 modern suspension/ underpinnings onto it
Only if the donor has a crossfire.
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You could widen an MGB

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Some serious talent with this car!

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Some serious talent with this car!

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To complete the illusion, this car should have been painted British Racing Green; well, just cuz
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My vote is Corvette Kart. Cheap, easy(you have about 80%+ of what you need) and tons of fun when done.


93 chassis donor.


Cage fabrication.
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How about a Cheetah replica? Everybody and their brother builds Cobra’s, so be a little different. I know where you can get a Cheetah(Winslow replica) chassis and fuel cell.





Winslow Cheetah chassis built by Winslow MotorSports.


You could use your C-4 front uprights and brakes, just design and build upper & lower a-arms.



Fuel Safe fuel cell designed and built specifically for this chassis. Never used.

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Having owned a 74 B, I like that!
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That's a complex chassis and I hate to criticize, but there are a lot of cold welds in that example. The geometry of those front control arm pivot points is torturous!

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That Cheetah is badazz, if that doesnt scream HotWheel nothing does!
Setting a different suspension on a tube frame, positioning things right always baffled me. Takes talent
Friend has a 1940 LaSalle with a C4 suspension under it. When $ permits the 472 is coming out and a 572 will go in.

Anyone remember when C4s were stolen left and right for their suspensions?
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V-8 Miata? It’s been done a lot, so all the info needed to build one is out there.
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The geometry of those front control arm pivot points is torturous!
That's an understatement! If those don't have rod ends, those tabs are going to rip right off the frame or have so much bind that the suspension won't move. If they do use rod ends, they will be at the end of their travel range. Someone didn't properly envision the control arm arcs when setting that up.
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That's an understatement! If those don't have rod ends, those tabs are going to rip right off the frame or have so much bind that the suspension won't move. If they do use rod ends, they will be at the end of their travel range. Someone didn't properly envision the control arm arcs when setting that up.

Ill have to discuss this with the gentleman who designed and fabricated the chassis. The front suspension was modeled in CAD and has been used on the other Cheetah replicas that he built. I will see if there have been issues with the design.

Here is a picture of how the upper A-arm is built.


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