Build Your Own Sports Car for As Little As 250 Pounds and Race It!

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Build a roadworthy two-seater open sports car for a fraction of the cost of a kit car! Using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials, this volume shows you how to make the chassis, suspension and bodywork, and advises you on how to modify and use inexpensive but serviceable mechanical components. Contains sections on improving handling, information on how to get through the Single Vehicle Approval test, and builders' own stories.

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Overview

Build a roadworthy two-seater open sports car for a fraction of the cost of a kit car! Using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials, this volume shows you how to make the chassis, suspension and bodywork, and advises you on how to modify and use inexpensive but serviceable mechanical components. Contains sections on improving handling, information on how to get through the Single Vehicle Approval test, and builders' own stories.

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Car and Driver, August 2006
Included in “The Homemades: Yes you can build a sports car for just a few grand”

“There’s a good deal of interest these days in backyard car-building, thanks to Ron Champion. In 1996, he wrote a book, Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as £250. In Yankee greenbacks, that’s about $465. The book shows how to build an inexpensive sports car practically from scratch, but more important, it can get a gearhead thinking, ‘Hey, I can do that!’”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859606360
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    All that I hoped for!

    That the book contained drawings of the frame, and cut instructions for each piece was unbelievable. I was chuffed. The book was based on British car parts, but a review of the internet showed that U.S. builders had developed alternatives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    It's the only book on the subject.

    If you've read Roadster; How (and Especially why) a Mechanical Novice Built a Sports Car from a Kit, by Chris Goodrich, you might think the only way to build your own car is to buy a kit and assemble it. That is certainly one way to go and may be the most practical alternative for you, and there are at least a dozen companies willing to take your money in exchange for a tubular steel space-frame chassis and a package of parts you could find more cheaply elsewhere. But if you really want to build your own from scratch, this book tells you how. Of course you'll use an existing engine, transmission and drivetrain package from a an older car that still runs, but it's the chassis that makes the car one that you really built youself. Matt Cramer correctly points out the lack of information for the American builder -- the book is geared toward the British market and presumes access to used British cars and parts -- although a third edition is supposedly in the works with a section devoted to getting useful parts from American 'donor' cars. But don't wait for the new edition; buy this one and make the necessary modifications to adapt what you can find. (How about a pre-1974 Pinto? Mustang II? A lot of older Japanese imports are also potential donors.) Most (all?) state governments have programs for registering owner-built cars and post the information on the Web. The author claims that the chassis is fully triangulated in all planes, but that's definitely optimistic although his basic design is stronger than the original Lotus Seven from which the car is copied. A few more stategically located tubes, adding a couple of pounds to the total weight, could double the torsional stiffness. The information you need for this upgrade is readily available on the Internet -- just search for 'locost seven' (without the quotes) and you'll get hundreds of hits that will eventually lead you where you need to go. And all those proud car builders' Web sites? Well, it was this book that got them started!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2001

    Just what I was looking for.

    I was very pleased with the detail in this book. I'm going to build one of these cars and this book is the perfect aid. Also very impressive was the Barnes & Noble service, I had my book in three days.

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