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Flight Service
Flight Service PowerDork
3/24/13 11:08 p.m.

Post 'em if ya' got'em

Flight Service
Flight Service PowerDork
3/24/13 11:09 p.m.
Flight Service
Flight Service PowerDork
3/24/13 11:11 p.m.

Flight Service
Flight Service PowerDork
3/24/13 11:17 p.m.

ae86andkp61
ae86andkp61 Reader
3/25/13 12:47 a.m.

I came in here to post Skinny G's car and then declare the thread done, but I was beaten to the punch.

I love the variety you see in Locosts, with subtle differences in size, proportions, fender style/width/angle, wheels, windshields/screens/none, headlight placement, all painted or polished aluminum, etc.

For my eyes, the more like a Lotus Series 3/Caterham, the better it looks, and I prefer clamshell fenders to cycle fenders. i prefer bare alloy with painted fiberglass, and red just happens to be my color of choice, so when it doubt, refer to the above post for the standard.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 Dork
3/25/13 2:12 a.m.

On a car that small, why not make it a single seater....

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic Dork
3/25/13 2:19 a.m.

In reply to amg_rx7:

Some people do, running a roll bar member in the passenger seat area. That's the beauty of the locost, its open source and easy to customize infinitely.

mr2peak
mr2peak Reader
3/25/13 3:12 a.m.

Two seats because things this good should be shared

JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
3/25/13 3:41 a.m.

paging keith......

I'm also hoping that Dr. Hess tunes in here. I really like the looks of his paint job

my car doesn't count, since it is modeled after a 1930s datsun instead of a 1950s lotus, but I'll toss a couple build pics in here since I did use a locost-like construction for the chassis. This is what the chassis looked like before the transmission tunnel was built. (drivetrain donor in background)

mblommel
mblommel Reader
3/25/13 7:17 a.m.

In reply to Flight Service:

Only seems appropriate:

How about a polished aluminum body?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH UltimaDork
3/25/13 7:40 a.m.
amg_rx7 wrote: On a car that small, why not make it a single seater....

Modernbeat already did it:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/reader-rides/528/

Dr. Hess
Dr. Hess UltimaDork
3/25/13 10:36 a.m.

mainlandboy
mainlandboy New Reader
3/25/13 10:46 a.m.

Here's mine, which was completed in 2007:

And here is my build gallery:

https://picasaweb.google.com/marktsui1975/MarkSLocost#

I'm actually looking to sell it this year to build something new

noddaz
noddaz HalfDork
3/25/13 1:04 p.m.

Hmmm. I wonder if anyone has stuffed spinning triangles into one of those...

Keep the pictures coming, I really like the way these look...

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
3/25/13 1:10 p.m.
noddaz wrote: Hmmm. I wonder if anyone has stuffed spinning triangles into one of those... Keep the pictures coming, I really like the way these look...

Yes a number have. Go to LocostUsa.com and do a search.

Flight Service
Flight Service PowerDork
3/25/13 1:22 p.m.

The whole basis to this post is to get ideas for mine. It is #2 on my project list.

I can't decide with going Ranger donor with a 2.3/2.5 Duratec or a RX8 donor.

atm92484
atm92484 New Reader
3/25/13 1:25 p.m.

Mine:

A few more pictures: http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/atm92484/library/?page=1

And the build: http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=11437

bgkast
bgkast Reader
3/25/13 2:29 p.m.

Not mine, but I will be starting a build soon:

fasted58
fasted58 UberDork
3/25/13 3:02 p.m.

Are these street legal, say in Pa.?

kb58
kb58 HalfDork
3/25/13 3:38 p.m.

Almost always, yes, and are typically registered as a Lotus Seven replica. The Midlana above is mine and was registered as a Specially Constructed Vehicle and insured as a 1960 Lotus Seven replica.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy Reader
3/25/13 3:56 p.m.
bgkast wrote: Not mine, but I will be starting a build soon:

hubba hubba, ... beautiful.

kreb
kreb SuperDork
3/25/13 4:02 p.m.

Heh, I've got literally hundreds of pics in my Locost image file. What I find interesting is that the exo movement has always been associated with middies. I think that a traditional Locost layout exo build would look great - largely due to the flowing lines of the radiused tubing.

I like the looks of this guy's car:

Driven5
Driven5 Reader
3/25/13 4:55 p.m.
JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
3/25/13 4:57 p.m.

FYI -

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/200x-classifieds/locost-parts-in-wisconsin/62141/page1/

SkinnyG
SkinnyG HalfDork
3/25/13 7:16 p.m.

I went to add mine, but I see it's already here (grin).

Taken today:

Lethal Locost #2 today:

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