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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #30 on: 29 November 2012, 08:21 »
Well they wont now tweed ;)

We are hoping to compete with it but not sure what in at the moment.
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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #31 on: 29 November 2012, 10:25 »
Another update

Another update,

Both front and rear end mock up


















Custom Engine mounts made




















Chassis leg notched to take driveshaft






Carbon roof skin and door card mock up














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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #32 on: 29 November 2012, 11:18 »
I hate to sound like dh having a b!tch, but is it a good idea having those bars from the turrets to the fronts of the chassis legs? That's supposed to be the crumple zone!

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #33 on: 29 November 2012, 13:26 »
I hate to sound like dh having a b!tch, but is it a good idea having those bars from the turrets to the fronts of the chassis legs? That's supposed to be the crumple zone!

The tube is around 1mm thick so its not very strong. It's not there for strengthening. Its used to mount the wings etc  :smiley:

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #34 on: 29 November 2012, 15:07 »
Looking forward to seeing the progress on this! :-)

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #35 on: 29 November 2012, 16:57 »
The tube is around 1mm thick so its not very strong. It's not there for strengthening. Its used to mount the wings etc

I don't think there's supposed to be anything reinforcing-like ahead of the turrents, regulations-wise.  I nearly commented on it myself, but wanted to see things get a bit further down the line, in case it was a 'show car' or some other such rubbish.

We are hoping to compete with it but not sure what in at the moment.

Not building to regulations, just building: FAIL.  :grin:
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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #36 on: 29 November 2012, 21:01 »
Well they wont now tweed ;)

We are hoping to compete with it but not sure what in at the moment.

I must admit i find this rather odd as well considering the amount of time , effort and money involved in this project.

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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #37 on: 30 November 2012, 08:14 »
The tube is around 1mm thick so its not very strong. It's not there for strengthening. Its used to mount the wings etc

I don't think there's supposed to be anything reinforcing-like ahead of the turrents, regulations-wise.  I nearly commented on it myself, but wanted to see things get a bit further down the line, in case it was a 'show car' or some other such rubbish.

We are hoping to compete with it but not sure what in at the moment.

Not building to regulations, just building: FAIL.  :grin:

This project was based on a show car and for us to have some good track use out of it. This has to be finished to be showcased at Autosport in January as a show car. Its a project to show what we are capable of. We will be looking into competing later down the line!

If then we decide to compete changes will be made!


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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #38 on: 01 December 2012, 20:51 »
The tube is around 1mm thick so its not very strong. It's not there for strengthening. Its used to mount the wings etc

I don't think there's supposed to be anything reinforcing-like ahead of the turrents, regulations-wise.  I nearly commented on it myself, but wanted to see things get a bit further down the line, in case it was a 'show car' or some other such rubbish.

We are hoping to compete with it but not sure what in at the moment.

Not building to regulations, just building: FAIL.  :grin:

This project was based on a show car and for us to have some good track use out of it. This has to be finished to be showcased at Autosport in January as a show car. Its a project to show what we are capable of. We will be looking into competing later down the line!

If then we decide to compete changes will be made!


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Re: Forge Mk1 Berg Cup Build
« Reply #39 on: 02 December 2012, 09:31 »

This has to be finished to be showcased at Autosport in January as a show car.

Awesome build so far, must be nice having a company credit card to throw at it ;)

I'll be along to Auto-sport to take a look for sure!