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spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by speeddemon » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:17 pm

For all interested in spaceframes. Since the succesfull test at curborough we have arranged for the engine to be pullled down by Andy Jones of Shrigley Engineering for inspection and re-ringing we think, plus one or two mods. Being quite far into the year we are gonna gear everything towards next years northern race series based mainly at Oulton Park.

We have started to strip our Davrian bodied rawlson spaceframe. Removed the body tonight and have started to prep up some panels and the chassis will be stripped and blasted then re-powder coated.

If you are genuinley interested in having a new spaceframe built this is an ideal time for someone to get in touch. We are gearing up to have new chassis built to the same design but introducing new features or to your spec.

When we tested the car it was our first outing but i can honestly say it was like driving a Go Cart which shows what a great design the rawlson is.

i will try and post some pics in the next few days. :)
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Post by big J » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:02 pm

Some shots Mike sent of his rebuild,looking good.
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by hillclimb 1220cc » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:19 pm

The rawlson space frame is just too heavy to race,the guy that owns it seems an expert on cars

I havent saw this space frame car he talked about yet

Seems as if alot of people have been slandered by him on the racing tread

For example people like keith scott who has had imps all his life


Little manners goes a long way
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by speeddemon » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:32 pm

Are you talking about me?
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Post by colin rooney » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:26 pm

Looking good mike keep up the work and with a bit of luck we may even get to have a race together in the next year or so

col
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by ganderson888 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:42 pm

hillclimb 1220cc wrote:The rawlson space frame is just too heavy to race,the guy that owns it seems an expert on cars

I havent saw this space frame car he talked about yet

Seems as if alot of people have been slandered by him on the racing tread

For example people like keith scott who has had imps all his life


Little manners goes a long way
Hi David,

Could you explain your comments to me by pm please.

Thanks
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by speeddemon » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:52 pm

Hi colin, the Frame is down now and being dipped at weekend, shell being preped and we have a sponsor to do the shell hopefully. Andy at Shrigley is pulling down the engine and box and with a bit of look later this year the car will be out, Hopefully we can have a burn together, look forward to it.

Keep an eye on this thread I am putting some more pics on Via big J.

Thanks veryone for the interest.

Regards

Mike
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by big J » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Send them on,the more the merrier :lol:
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Re: spaceframed chassis rebuild.

Post by big J » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:24 pm

Mike,for the sake of clarity and to keep all your pics in one place,I've posted here as well as the spaceframe thread.
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I'd be interested to see some more pics of the frame if you have them?There's more to it than I first thought.
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