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> Locost 442E Rolling Chassis – Lotus 7 Replica – DMod or EMod $170
post Jul 11 2020, 08:53 PM
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Rolling chassis to build a Lotus 7 Replica. Also referred to as a locost (low cost…) 7. Early Locost plans started with the Hayes build your own sports car book. This is a Mcsorley 442E version that is slightly larger than the original "book chassis" (4" wider, 4" longer, 2" taller). Chassis Plans available here: http://sevenesque.com/plans/
Pending drivetrain selection these cars weigh in the low 1000 lb range so they don't require a lot of power (less breakage, less tire abuse, nimbler handling…) and make a great D or E mod car. After getting to drive Rick's green Homebuilt over the last year it is a much more raw experience to drive a light weight manual steering, manual brake car, with very high handling limits.

There are a number of good forums of builders and owners of locost cars:




The complex body panels are available from kinetic


I purchased the frame from Kevin Brister and did not do much with it other than buy more parts. The transmission tunnel was partially cut out when he was going to go a different route than a rotary engine, that part of the frame is still present and can be re-welded, or adapted for your drivetrain.

Includes everything pictured, here are a few highlights:

- Speedway Motors upper control arms

- Mustang II based front brakes and spindles

- 2x Mazda 13B rotary transmissions

- QA1 single adjustable front shocks

- Aluminum seats – cut to be low back more vintage look, have the top part if desired to make full back.

- Aldan American single Adjustable rear shocks

- Dana 35 Rear axle (wrangler) with disc brakes (grand Cherokee)

o Spare 4.11 gear set

- New Aluminum Radiator

- New Keep It Clean wiring harness for lights, turn signals, main power distribution)

- Spare steel for the frame

- Wilwood steering rack

- Mustang Wheels w/ old tires (would want to replace tires once driving)

For more pictures:

Call/Text 520 three 07 7941

E-mail Dan_Gurney14 at Hotmail.com

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