First a bit about me.
As of this writing I am 33 years old. Just to give you some perspective. My parents own an automotive parts store and shop, so I grew up around cars. To steal a phrase from one of my friends, I am a hobby addict. I have been into boats, cars, racing, jeeps, motorcycles, brewing beer, cooking, computers… I could go on and on. Any most of the things I am into I am still into but maybe with a bit less motivation. My wife is a saint.
Since college I have dreamed of building a car and designing 100% of it. While a locost doesn’t get me all the way to that goal I feel it is a good first step. I am also a Colin Chapman fan. So building a car inspired by one of his early works also seems like a good thing.
Plan. I am not a small guy and this is a small car. So I am going to base my chassis on the McSorley 442E. The drawings for this chassis and others is available at http://www.sevenesque.com/plans/
I am working on drawing up the chassis in CAD now. I would like to use a Miata as a good bit of the donor. I plan to make the chassis have the same suspension pickup points as the Miata. Once I get this drawing up I will post pictures here.