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Old 04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 1ownerT
I likely have no idea what I am talking about but here goes, since you are not duplicating an existing vehicle, I would spend some time before you get too much farther, figuring out the rear suspension, fuel tank, engine, trans, and drive shaft layout. You are dealing with a very confined space and may end up having to make a lot of compromises to get things to fit.
I really like what you have going so far.


Believe it or not, my 48 chevy truck had a lot to do with the dimensions of the interior. Driving position will be almost identical. When I built it, I put a lot of thought into ergonomics. A lot of that work transfers over.

My rusty/ratty 48 chevy truck build (w/ pics)

As far as major components go, most are accounted for (engine, trans, rear axle, driveshaft, radiator, seats, dash and overall wheelbase). Rear suspension will dictate how the rear body structure is assembled. There is plenty of room in this car....lots more room than a model A or a real 30's Indy car.
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