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Old 21st September 2011, 08:56 AM
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Wow that would be really cool if that bodywork would fit onto a haynes!
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Old 27th September 2011, 01:57 PM
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I gave MK a call about this bodywork today and they seem to think it would fit without any problems I plan to send them some measurements of my chassis for them to work out how well they think it would fit so I'll let you know how I get on
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Old 27th September 2011, 02:56 PM
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I gave MK a call about this bodywork today and they seem to think it would fit without any problems I plan to send them some measurements of my chassis for them to work out how well they think it would fit so I'll let you know how I get on
The yellow one isn't the body available from MK. It is from JW Engineering in St Austell. http://www.thruxtongt.co.uk/

The MK one is a little rough around the edges and I'm not sure about the light placements for IVA.

The Thruxton (yellow) body sits on the chassis where you step into the car and has frame work front and back with outriggers. It is also available in a lightweight spec and with a different front.

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There is a good feature in the current Total Kitcar. Jim and the car will be at Exeter.
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Old 27th September 2011, 03:09 PM
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Ah right I thought it was the same one, they look pretty similar. The yellow one won't fit a haynes though as mark said it was about 2" too small?
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Old 27th September 2011, 04:32 PM
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Ah right I thought it was the same one, they look pretty similar. The yellow one won't fit a haynes though as mark said it was about 2" too small?
Too small where? The body or the chassis?

From talking to Jim it should be a good fit. I will find out for sure when I go to Exeter and can take measurements from the Thruxton and the Vodou/ Talon chassis. Jim tells me he will have a bare chassis there too so it should be easy enough to check everything.

I don't see there can be much difference in the dimensions of the 2 bodies apart from the length of the bonnet. I believe the MK chassis and the MAC1 chassis are pretty much the same. The Thruxton uses a development of the MAC1 chassis. The Thruxton bonnet is moulded so that the length can be reduced if the wheelbase of the intended chassis is shorter.

As far as I can find out at the moment the Haynes wheebase and the Thruxton wheelbase are identical and the track is also the same.

Lets hope they are as I really have got my heart set on the Thruxton body.

Can anyone confirm for me the exact wheel base and track of a Haynes?
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Old 27th September 2011, 07:17 PM
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That would be amazing if the thruxton did fit also. It'd give people some other options in terms of bodywork and it looks amazing. I really like how it has the flip up front end to let you into the engine. look really smart and reminds me a bit of the ultima
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Old 27th September 2011, 09:10 PM
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Brainbug. Can you tell me which dimensions he thinks are different?
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Old 28th September 2011, 06:45 AM
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Based on this post from markb earlier on in this thread? http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showp...81&postcount=8
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Old 28th September 2011, 08:32 AM
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Based on this post from markb earlier on in this thread? http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showp...81&postcount=8
DOH! Sorry, missed that

Looks like it will require a good measure. To be honest I think it will be fine and will require some alterations where the body sit on the top of the chassis but other than that I don't see a problem.
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Old 28th September 2011, 08:41 AM
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Well I'll definately be interested in the measurements you manage to get and then compare them against my chassis
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