Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget

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The all-color practical Build Your Own Sports Car provides all the information needed to build a road-going two-seater, open-top sports car on a budget, using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. The down-to-earth text clearly explains each step along the road to producing a well-engineered, high-performance sports car, providing a learning experience in engineering and design - and opening up a whole new world of fun motoring.

The Haynes Roadster, which has ...

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Overview

The all-color practical Build Your Own Sports Car provides all the information needed to build a road-going two-seater, open-top sports car on a budget, using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. The down-to-earth text clearly explains each step along the road to producing a well-engineered, high-performance sports car, providing a learning experience in engineering and design - and opening up a whole new world of fun motoring.

The Haynes Roadster, which has fully independent rear suspension, has been designed with the aid of CAD software to develop the chassis and suspension, resulting in a car with performance and handling to challenge many established kit cars and mainstream sports cars. The design is intended to make use of components sourced primarily from a Ford Sierra donor, although alternative donors are mentioned.

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Octane (UK), June 1, 2007

“Well-written and superbly laid-out. It should be inspirational for boys and girls of all ages.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844253913
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

We have managed to find the ideal author for this new book, Chris Gibbs, a 42-year-old semiretired web designer and vice secretary, newsletter editor and technical adviser of the Locost Car Club. He has impeccable credentials for the job in hand, as he built his own Locost between 1997 and 1999 and has access to a tremendous database of Locost information through the Locost Car Club, which he currently runs in his spare time. He is currently working on a self-designed single-seater track-day car in the style of a 1960s F1 car, with Sierra running gear and a Honda Fireblade motorcycle engine.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Skills Required     14
Tools and Equipment     18
Parts and Materials     26
Making the Chassis     34
Making the Front & Rear Suspension     56
Fitting the Engine, Gearbox & Back Axle     78
Making a Fuel Tank     86
Make and Fit Body Panels     90
Braking System     108
Electrics     112
Interior     114
Legal Issues     120
What's Next?     128
The Experts     134
Tube Details     160
Further Information     190
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