This all-new colour book provides a step-by-step, extensively illustrated guide to building a two-seater, open-top sports car using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. The down-to-earth text shows how to make the chassis, suspension components and bodywork, and advises on how to modify and use cheap but serviceable mechanical components from a Ford Sierra donor vehicle. The end product is a budget-priced, high-performance sports car - and a learning experience in engineering and design.
Table of Contents
Three-dimensional, scaled, colour working drawings, detailed descriptions, and photographs. Step-by-step instructions on building a strong tubular-steel chassis. How to source the power unit, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes and other parts from donor vehicles. Details of how to manufacture GRP body panels. Fully illustrated assembly instructions. Advice on how to put the finished car on the road successfully, including details of SVA test requirements, and a checklist of common SVA failure points.
Chris Gibbs is Vice Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Technical Adviser of the Locost Car Club. He first built a Locost between 1997 and 1999, and has co-designed the all-new car featured in this book. He admits to being a sports car fanatic, and is currently working on a self-designed single-seater track-day car in the style of a 1960s F1 car. He lives in Sheffield.