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Old 04-02-2014, 11:30 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Is the sight line out of the windshield toward the ground going to be a problem?

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:34 PM   #252 (permalink)
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Based on the pictures, my guess would be yes. This needs to be augmented with a forward facing camera or portholes.
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Sitting in the drivers seat, I can see the garage door down to 10 inches from the floor 19 feet in front of the vehicle. The seat will go up slightly when it is mounted to brackets so the tracks will work. It will also have some padding added. It's tight for my 6 feet and I need to wear a helmet which will make it even tighter. Right now I have about 5-6 inches of head room and I'll loose half of that when the seat is securely mounted and padded.

The base of the windshield is 6 feet from the drivers face, on my Fiesta it's 5 feet. It looks like when everything is in place I should be able to see the ground about 23 feet in front of the vehicle. Not a problem for me, maybe if the driver was 5 feet tall but then the seats rise as they move forward in the tracks so the 6 inch lower eye level, with a 5 footer would be more forward and Just slightly lower. In that case I would just add a couple of inches padding to the bottom of the drivers seat.

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Look at the photo. I could also use clear plastic for the two center panels in the front below the current windshield opening. That would allow me to see the bottom of the rear hubcap on the Fiesta which is only about 6 feet in front of the 3 wheeler.

Bottom line, a non issue.

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Pretty sure the regs for headlights are they must be 24 inches off the ground. My plan is to put them in the two openings outside the center two openings below the windshield. The parallel beams are 18 inches apart, ground clearance is about 6 inches. Floor will be perfectly flat except for openings for wheels.

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Look at the photo. I could also use clear plastic for the two center panels in the front below the current windshield opening.
Would be nice, looking like the cockpit of some helicopters...
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:06 AM   #257 (permalink)
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Pretty sure the regs for headlights are they must be 24 inches off the ground.
I was wondering about this. I'll have to rethink how i want to mount my headlights now.
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Some more pictures. Floor is basically finished, need some more tabs welded to the frame to mount the floor pan securely. Perfectly flat from bow to stern . Only thing protruding are the screw heads. Motor is temporarily secured with all of the necessary components to get it running. I need to make a bracket to hold the fuel tank, radiator, and the EFI components in place above the engine. I'm not going to securely mount the engine until I get the rear sprocket configured with the Harley wheel, so Ican make sure the chain is properly aligned before I drill the mounting holes for the engine support brackets.

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recycled road signs?

Now the car is even more green
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This is going be very nice!

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