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 Posted: 01-10-2007 02:56 pm
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406

I did graft the front end of a Jensen GT to the rear of a 74 roadster as the basis for my E-prod car, but I can't really suggest doing that for a road car.  My concern is the stressed monocoque construction doesn't lend itself well to being rebuilt in such a manner.

For a race-car that makes use of a full cage, it's not a problem.  However, what I'm afraid you may end up with is a car that has very little torsional rigidity.  At the least, it won't handle well, worst case, it could become a very dangerous ride.  Besides, getting all the body panels to fit and look good could prove to be a real challenge.

Forgetting about all the effort it takes to do what you are suggesting (which really is where ALL the fun is!), would it be more practical to start off with another complete car?