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Old 10-21-2020, 05:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Baby / Spirit

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Baby Template, not Spirit?

You do seem to overbuild things. What happens to front/rear weight distribution?
Baby's done. There's nothing really left to do that would be worth the cost and hardship getting it to and from North Carolina. CUER has the numbers. Baby would just be redundant.
If I don't get Spirit back I'll lose around 1,000-hours of fabrication time with nothing to show for it. Too hard to swallow.
As to overbuild, Baby had to survive the commute, allow for attachment to the tunnel without destruction, be strong enough to survive the cantilevered load of the tail when added, not warp in the North Texas humidity, roll on its own, etc.. I can barely lift it.
I could have used Baby as a buck, then another 800-hours to make three sets of tooling, to cast three sets of lightweight parts, plus a completely new chassis to roll on. There's another 1,000-hours. She's done!
The weight actually gave me almost a perfect 50-50 weight distribution. She feels like a large CRX.
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