Vehicle Development Project - Interests

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Vehicle Development Project - Interests

Post by CFDruss » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:25 pm

Hi all, I’m sorry I have been away for so long, so I hope all are well.

I am writing this thread for a reason and so I should explain.

There will be many people out there, whether they are simply not interested or consider there professional time to delicate, however I hope some member show an interest and can offer there assistance.

For many many years now I have envisaged building a dream machine of a track/road car, but have put it off due to believing it is realistically impossibly to perform such a task individually. However, it has come to the time where I feel I need to pursue such a dream and answer the question of “what if??”

So this basically forms the basis of this thread, I am seeking members who are interested in helping in such a task and being part of possibly the first team to ever fully develop a vehicle though global communication. This dream may never reach past a ideas stage, put with our effort and dreams, nothing would ever happen. Obviously, I do not have the initial funds to pay for your help and can there for only offer a contract to be drawn up that give you rights to a small percentage of any profits ever made should the vehicle ever make it to production. I will also with out a doubt reference all designers on a special plate that shall be mounted either as part of the interior or engine bay.

I am therefore seeking all interest that can help in areas such as follows,

- Steering and suspension
- Body styling
- Engine and transmission
- Aerodynamics
- Control systems
- Ergonomics
- Materials
- Safety

If any of you have interest in this then please do not hesitate contacting me either by posting a reply or ideally PM me your details.

Please remember that this is only in a very very early stage and so such a project may never become a reality, but with a team of engineers that have hopes and believes, anything can be achieved.

Many thanks for your time

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Im game

Post by gear_dawg » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:02 pm

Im up for it!

I would like to work on whatever is avaliable.

PM me.

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Post by West » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:19 am

What kind of car? Is this like Radical's prototypes, or just a modified street car?
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Post by Guest » Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:44 am

Hi West,

Its Russ, at work so not logged on.

Yes you could define it similar to radicals prototypes, however, this will be a more public appealing vehicle and not just a track looking car.

It will incorporate a ergonomic, appealing and satisfiying interiour, with a aggrasive but curvatious body, that has ride caracteristics that can be altered from a smooth enjoyable ride to a track feel thrill.

I suppose you could define it similar to the lotus elise, but obviously I dont have the funds to apply such expert research that lotus apply.

Many thanks and hope you are interested

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Post by pompelmo » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:47 pm

I'm for it!!!! 8)

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Post by rudo7 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:22 am

I'm not an engineer but if can help with something then count me in :D

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Post by ReubenG » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:24 am

I'm quite happy to help - my personal experience is in transmission ratio optimisation (in Mini Bajas) and transmission packaging and design. Most of my work has been what I would consider only 1st or 2nd iteration design but I would love to learn about more detailed design. I can also speak to a friend who puit together a double wishbone suspension and steering analysis spreadhseet - he might be interested in helping out.

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Post by Beostar » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:04 am

I often read the post on this forum don't always post often but I would just like to say that I think this is a great idea.

If you need any help from my side (electronics/programming) I'd love to be of assistance.

Lots of luck on your project.
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Post by akbar21881 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:13 pm

Russ...I'm interested too.Fields that I would love to get in are body styling, aerodynamics, material and control system.

Let me know how this will start and when?

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Post by hardhgear » Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:52 pm

Hello Every body :D

This a great idea & I'm intersted but I'm still a student I have one year
to finish education and to be an engineer.but I want to help In aerodynamics , body styling and hydraulics. So tell waht to do and I'll be for it. :o :o[/list]
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Post by manchild » Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:33 pm

Here I am if you ever run short on wild ideas :wink:

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Post by mcdenife » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:39 am

I am not an engineer (though I have an engineering background: Mech Eng - London, & Gas Turbine - Cranfield), but would like to help.
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Post by stickshift » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:28 pm

Why not approach this with renewable energy sources in mind. fuel cells maybe?
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Post by DaveKillens » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:21 pm

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Sounds like fun!

Post by riff_raff » Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:42 am


I have some experience in race car design engineering. Primarily in engine and transaxle design. I also have a (fair) working knowledge of suspensions. I would be happy to help on a limited basis. I am very proficient with CATIA V5 CAD software, so I can help you with solid modeling or bodywork surfacing.

Please provide me with contact information.

Good Luck!