Is Chassis taking the P**s

Is Chassis taking the P**s

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craigw

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12,248 posts

249 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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any thoughts?

marki

15,763 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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I belive you are the one to ask the question many have been thinking

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PetrolTed

34,327 posts

270 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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When Ali (chassis) first posted up his raft of questions I did have a dialogue with him directly. I suggested he post fewer more focused questions or he was liable to get flamed. He seems genuine to me, just a little unfamiliar with the forums.

marki

15,763 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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But when Mcnab offerd helpful sugestions as he always seems to he got a lecture on making money from a webbsite !

domster

8,428 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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I agree with Ted - he seems genuine, but a little naive.

I can't believe what he says re his age or experience, though. My brother was asking daft shit like this aged 18 before he did an engineering degree. He told me how he was going to make his own 'kevlar chassis' using the University of Sheffield's microwave oven or something.

I had to put him straight. Building a chassis (that works), let alone a kevlar one, is beyond most people and most companies.

Now, he is 25 and the happy owner of a Caterham Seven. That he didn't build himself!!!!!

He can't even change the wings on it, let alone making a chassis for it. I'm sure he'd laugh at his original ideas now, but there is nothing wrong with being enthusiastic or ambitious, so I'm glad pistonheaders have been humouring chassis (and being quite helpful), and not being too rude...

McNab

1,627 posts

241 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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No!!! The more I the more I am Or am I going ?

MEMSDesign

1,100 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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I had to put him straight. Building a chassis (that works), let alone a kevlar one, is beyond most people and most companies.

It's not that difficult. Students can manage it: www.pistonheads.net/gassing/topic.asp?f=28&h=&t=5083

Leeds Uni have been running monocoque style chassis for a while now, and they are just a bunch of students who do it in their spare time (which they admittedly have a lot of, being students). Most team members are only involved properly for a year or two, so they don't have ages to get up to speed.



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craigw

Original Poster:

12,248 posts

249 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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Oh well, whether he is or isnt, I cant post any more today as I've found some scaffolding poles, some straws, 25 baked bean cans and an elastic band and I'm off to make a Maclaren F1.

craigw

Original Poster:

12,248 posts

249 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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out of interest, does anyone know where you can get solid gold heatshielding ?

MEMSDesign

1,100 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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out of interest, does anyone know where you can get solid gold heatshielding ?

You can use the wrappers off the round toffees in quality street if you tape enough together.

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craigw

Original Poster:

12,248 posts

249 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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thanks, I'll give it a try.

JSG

2,238 posts

250 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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I think he's genuine in that he is not trying to wind anyone up - but the continual questions and statements re not wanting to go back to studying or learn seem at odds with the initial questions.

I read through his posts and must admit that I didn't fully understand what he was asking for / trying to achieve. If you want to build a car then the 'locost' route is the way to go and if he is reluctant to invest in Ron's book then how will he fund a DIY Ferrari?

Also multi posts will not endear you to people who think you may be a wind up anyhow.

Chassis, if you read this please post stating what your aim is so that you can get the best advise.

Cheers,
JSG.

domster

8,428 posts

237 months

Wednesday 6th February 2002
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Hi MEMS - when I meant making a chassis was beyond most people, I was including people who drive Vectras and eat lentil soup in the mix - not your average engineering student. I must admit it isn't that impossible.

A mate of mine built a chassis on the floor of his garage with my best mate, to make a Ron Champion Sevenesque thing, and he reckoned it measured up better than his BMW... Even I'd have a go at putting an Ultima together if I had the space.

I was really trying to say 'make a decent chassis' to suit a sports car, ie one that goes sideways in the tail out not crab sense!!!

Rgds
Domster