Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as $250
by Ron Champion
This book is a step-by-step guide to building a roadworthy two-seater open sports car for a fraction of the cost of a kit car. Using standard tools, ... Show synopsis This book is a step-by-step guide to building a roadworthy two-seater open sports car for a fraction of the cost of a kit car. Using standard tools, basic skills, and low-cost materials, Champion shows the reader how to build the chassis, Suspension, and bodywork, and advises on the modification of inexpensive but serviceable mechanical components. The book also includes: -- Scaled work drawings, derailed illustrations, and photographs -- Fully illustrated asssembly instructions -- Instructions on building a strong chassis and suspension components -- Directions for finding an engine, transmission, steering, brakes, lights, and other parts -- Making and fitting all bodywork -- Legal requirements and registration procedures -- References to relevant manuals for overhauling major items The resulting "Locust" is a fun car that provides an educational course in engineering and car design. And although, Champion wrote this book for a UK audience, the principles and costs represented here translate beyond the British Isles.