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Old 09-18-2010, 10:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Its been a long year, and I've been absent from Ecomodder for a long time, but I'm happy to say that SCarlett is four steps closer to being healed.

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Kate's Outback is now called "Max" because it bears a striking resemblance to... Max.



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Old 09-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Its kind of hard to tell from the photos, but that is the A-pillar and roof assembly from a 1996-1998 Saturn SCx strapped to the roof of "Max". The windshield rode home in the boot.

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Old 09-19-2010, 04:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Oval_Overload -

That was my sneaky suspicion. Does this mean you are making a convertible "SC1e", as in SC1-Electric? How will you reinforce the space-frame? A roll-bar thingy or ?!?!?!?

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Old 09-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Carlos,

Unfortunately, my motor and controller combo just isn't beefy enough to power anything as big as a Saturn, so SCarlett we be keeping the SOHC motor for the foreseeable future. I wanted to build a BugE three-wheeler EV kit with it, but I don't have the scratch for that.

The plan is to replace the dented space frame parts with the assembly I just purchased and cut the roof back to the support that crosses over the rear seats. The windshield can then hopefully be fitted. I'd like to devise a way to have a removable piece of polycarbonate replace the dented-up front half of the roof skin.

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Old 09-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Turns out, my neighbor builds art cars for Burning Man, and he's interested in helping me patch SCarlett up.
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...an open-top (br-r-r-r in winter) roadster Saturn by chance?
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Carlos,

Unfortunately, my motor and controller combo just isn't beefy enough to power anything as big as a Saturn, so SCarlett we be keeping the SOHC motor for the foreseeable future. I wanted to build a BugE three-wheeler EV kit with it, but I don't have the scratch for that.

The plan is to replace the dented space frame parts with the assembly I just purchased and cut the roof back to the support that crosses over the rear seats. The windshield can then hopefully be fitted. I'd like to devise a way to have a removable piece of polycarbonate replace the dented-up front half of the roof skin.

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Ok, I see. I thought the "antlers" were from SCarlett. Duh, those were bent up. Maybe you could make a T-Top for SCarlett :

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:19 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Maybe with the "while I'm in there I might as well..." mindset, you could redo the body on the back to be more boat-tail like. Failing that, I wonder if a "trip line" at the rear of the trunk would reduce drag.

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