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Guys,

anyone know of a sports sedan that is either an unfinished project or one sitting around, it seems our regs are changing next year and i will be able to run a space frame car and i have a good rb26 to throw in.

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now you're talking!! but sadly I have no idea of anyone who'll have a car like that. as far as I know in aus sports sedans if you wanted to run an AWD, turbo car in sports sedans it had to retain the factory floor-pan ie no space frame in combo with FI and AWD. plenty or RWD, NA, V8 spaceframe getting around though.

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our rules specify that an AWD vehicle must run the factory floor pan so you won't find a space frame GTR here.

Mine is probably as close as you'll get to a space frame GTR. It retains the original floor pan but thats about it everything else has been cut out and the cage is the cehicles strength.

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i guess that i can convert an exsisting frame to accept the RB even if i dont run the 4wd i dont think that would be an issue for me.

Makes it easier to dry sump i guess. I did see a car on this forum being prepare and i am not sure if that was yours Risking.

Which site would i be best look at to find a doner car?

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Duncan,

it seems we are going to be heading down the route of GT3 And GT4 which i really dont want to be butting heads with GT3 cup cars.

They are also running a class simular to the 24 hours regs, which allow space frame cars and any that fall outside GT3 & 4 and THAT is more to my liking.

Even though were are currently converting a lotus elise to GT3 spec but with a K20 honda engine, i still like the idea of a space frame car.

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I think a well sorted GTR can take it to the cup cars.

The regular "club" cars are going to get hammered every time. But something thats built to compete would have a chance.

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A well sorted GTR will definatly be able to give it to the cup cars for sure.

I know as I have built one.

Built it for a mate of mine rego 26r32 and he was quicker around bathurst on semi's than Peter Fitzgerald in a cup car on slicks at the drive Bathurst event in december last year and the car has a lot more in it yet. Just for those that do not know Peter fitzgerald has raced cup cars very successfully for a lot of years and is no slouch behind the wheel.

He was also quicker than a GT2 that was stnd and ran about the same pace as a GT2 that was extensivly modified all of the cars mentioned were on full slicks to. We have footage from the camera mounted on the boot of the car i will upload it for you guys to have a look in the next day or so.

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try as i might i cant get close to these things, the GT3RS yes but the heavily modified GT2, Z06 and viper are just to bloody quick of which my old banger will be lumped into as its not GT3 or 4. I am no slouch behind the wheel either i have national karting championships etc. But i am truely all at sea with this car and getting to do as i want. I love the old engine even with its issues but to have a space frame car with the RB 26 in it would tick all the boxes for me.

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an existing space frame chassis would be the best place to start if thats your chosen path.

You could always do a semi space frame like mine, the cage is very intense and all sheet metal is redundant but left there to keep the rule makers happy.

I have considered buying the Prelude with an SR20 and replacing it with my dry sumped RB with holinger RWD only obviously.

The biggest issue is modifications to the space frame can become a pain if the 4 cylinder is a tight fit to begin with.

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