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Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:42 pm
by big J
Given that there has been historical and ongoing interest in spaceframe imps,I thought I'd start a thread about them.
These pics are from Les998 and are of his old and new Stilettos and although Les wasn't sure if they'd be any use,for somebody like myself with an unhealthy interest in these wee hybrids,I absolutely love them.

Many thanks Les.

Will anyone with pics of spaceframes or semi spaceframes please add their pics,I'd love to see them.

John

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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:47 pm
by big J
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:50 pm
by big J
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:53 pm
by Duk
I was actualy going to ask about les's car after seeing the pics in the album, many many thanks! :D

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:34 pm
by speeddemon
Hi I have always been interested and have raced with a team that used a proper spaceframed mini i would like to ad pics i can email some pics of the stuff we have done and then maybe you could post them for me.
My big love is the imp shape, im in the prosses of either purchasing one or making a new one.

The problem with the old stuff is its very dated and usually rotten and if you went out into todays motorsport you would struggle. Thats without thinking about the safety side as well. Thats a brave man looking at restoring that car. But good luck.

As i said by the end of the weekend i will have more than likely chosen whether to buy one or make a fresh one. However if i make one i am hoping to get either 1 or 3 more individuals invloved with a keen interest in spaceframing the imp which will be based on a brand new state of the art chassis with 2 motorcycle engines. But more about that later.

From the pics it looks like some new panles have been purchased, For future reference if needed, i was wondering where you got these. I believe keith in Ireland has some mcquire moulds. I was wondering if these are the same.

If i Build a fresh car im looking to borrow some moulds and make some either from very light fibreglass or out of carbon fibre/kevlar. Alot of the earlier stuff was very heavy. Theres probaly 500 quids worth of material to do one in carbon /kevlar so they would be strong and light .

keep the spaceframe alive, theres not many left, they seem to be changing hands for a rolling shell for anything from £200 to £2000 dependent on condition and more if they are complete. But i certianly want to get one out for imp followers as well as get one northern based back into competition.

hopefully i we will sooon.

good luck mike

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:14 pm
by Denno

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:19 pm
by big J
Glad yis like them lads,here are some of Col Rooneys lovely wee semi spaceframe
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Mike,if you want to email them to me,I'll try and put them up(not very good with computers,but I'll give it a go :D )

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:24 pm
by big J
This is the car that was for sale recently-
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:31 pm
by big J
And these are some I had saved,but forgot I had them til I saved Les's.I think it was for sale a long time ago,did anyone on here buy it?If so,any progress?
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I'm out- :D Over to anybody with a spaceframe-semi spaceframe.Keep em coming

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:36 pm
by speeddemon
Thats a credit to you, very nice car. :P


Denno wrote:Semi space frame, road car



http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa14 ... hotos/IMP/

Denno

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:52 pm
by colin rooney
here is a few of my car 7 years ago
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and 1 with the rear wing of showing old position of drysump tank
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:54 pm
by colin rooney
these are of my friends mason spaceframe
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:55 pm
by colin rooney
more mason stiletto
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:04 pm
by colin rooney
this is the mason in action plus the new chassis
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:07 pm
by big J
Wow,thanks Col,great pics.
On a spaceframe like the Mason or that,how do the panels attatch?I'd imagine the wings are removeable with dzus fasteners or similar,but what about the roof?Would it be bonded to a firewall or something?

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:18 pm
by maguire imp
Stunning ive loved space framed imps all my life,they are the most exciting fun cars ive every driven in my life,well done for posting,hi to colin,big j,mike,and all the other columinists


Keith

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:26 pm
by big J
Hey,never mind typing,get some pics up :lol:

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:37 pm
by ibbo
last time i was at ben boults he had one needing some work well worth saving dont know if he would sell or not

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:48 pm
by colin rooney
Most of the roof sections are just pop riveted tothe fire wall i may have a few of a maguire with no clothes on as long as you lot dont get to excited by a naked imp :lol: :lol: you know what i mean big j

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:04 pm
by maguire imp
lol colin

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:07 pm
by big J
colin rooney wrote:Most of the roof sections are just pop riveted tothe fire wall i may have a few of a maguire with no clothes on as long as you lot dont get to excited by a naked imp :lol: :lol: you know what i mean big j

I'm quiverin already :lol: c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:11 pm
by colin rooney
Ok this is graham de looze car i hope graham joins in as he is a lover of spaceframe imps
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:33 pm
by maguire imp

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:46 pm
by big J
Got these pics from Mike Speeddemon and whilst they're not Imps,they may well be relevant to anyone looking to repower their car and there's some nice work there too.Thanks Mike.
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:16 pm
by chris
hey Colin them pics from 7 years ago are the same you sent me about two years ago was just looking at them the other day as Ill be semi'ing mine this year and I was wondering if yours was a tin top and std imp chasiss in the middle?

Thanks
Chris

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:24 pm
by colin rooney
chris mine has floor pan from the rear suspension cross member forward ,front bulkhead ,the rear window scuttle is only the outer skin and the roof is glass ,i will be taking the car apart in the next few months to change the cage so will post up pictures

col

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:47 pm
by chris
thanks col, if you wernt a mission away I would have popped over to have a look!

Im going to do a mid mount bike engine and spaceframe front with the std chassis, rear arms, front bulkhead, std roof will need to buy a full lift off front end now though.

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:56 pm
by big J
2 from Keith Scott,fully clothed :shock:
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:37 pm
by big J
Found on the Imps4ever site,John Meredith Maguire
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:22 pm
by big J
Some shots of the semi-spaceframe of Kivisto Racing in Finland,some car.
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:43 pm
by big J
A couple of interesting pics of the car of Kai Saarenmaki from Finland-
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:55 pm
by colin rooney
Rob knox maguire stiletto
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:58 pm
by colin rooney
Rob knox ,ray chassis x pat mannion stiletto
with the young miss knox getting the feel for her new imp ready to take on her dad in a few years time
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:03 pm
by colin rooney
Rob's davrian imp i know this is for space framed cars but its a special saloon ,big j if you want me to move to a special saloon page i will
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:04 pm
by colin rooney
Then there is this spaceframe it was on ebay around 2 years ago anyone know where it went
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:18 pm
by big J
Ah jeez no,Col,it's all good,Davrians,Maguires,Rawlsons,Masons,whatever.
Maybe try and keep it saloons,though? 8)

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:25 pm
by colin rooney
well you have to let the coupes in ,i have more just loading them up

Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:28 pm
by Megapin
Space frame I am currently building.
Designed to run Hyabusa longitudinally in rear driving a Cosworth Diff.
Hoping to clad in Maguire Stiletto panels from Keith.

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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:31 pm
by colin rooney
The x Simon benoy rawlson imp bought by leo the davrian and now owned by Alan kessie
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Re: Spaceframe Imps

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:45 pm
by big J
Ya just beat me to it! Came across these somewhere on the net....
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Yeah,Col,I just meant no sports car types.