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New Erceg Motorsport MATRIX Prolite


Howdy all.

It is only in its early stages, but after months on the design table (graph pad, pencil and protractor) the work has finally begun on the new Matrix prolite. It is going to be a box section front end design with a J-arm setup. The car will be running a 3.5lt Toyota engine with a 6 speed albins.

This car is being built for Ben Erceg and we HOPE to have it out at round 1 next year in April.

Stay tuned for updates as they come to hand.

Constructive critism is always welcomed.

Cheers

Luke

 

 



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nearly there....not far to go now!


look forward to watching the progress.

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jones off road wrote:

nearly there....not far to go now!




 *facepalm*



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What the hell is face palm?

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Love your dads safety boots......



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Its been a busy week in the shed and after lots and lots of hours we have both top and bottom plate sections made and jigged for the next front end we build. About to start joining the pieces together and getting ready for the steering box mount and shock tower. Hopefully by next weekend they will be ready to go.

Cheers

Luke

*PS - the vertical tubes are only to hold it in place for setup.

 

 



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jones off road wrote:

What the hell is face palm?


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-- Edited by Wolf on Tuesday 30th of October 2012 08:54:41 AM

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Gold!!!

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LOL I thought it was the next overpriced crap technology my kids couldn't live without.
FACEPALM worked when I thought about it.
Finally the Forum made me laugh!!!!!

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Sorry for continuing off topic, but I couldnt resist...

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-- Edited by Wolf on Tuesday 30th of October 2012 08:55:17 AM

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-- Edited by Wolf on Tuesday 30th of October 2012 08:55:00 AM

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Whilst loving the facepalm... I haven't actually had to do it yet. Im sure it will come with time.
Another 10 hours of work and I've got the steering bulkhead finished. I will be installed tomorrow morning. Then to make the front arms.



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hey luke,what size sheet have you used,it looks quiet heavy?

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Hey Scott,
for all the boxing and plate work we are using 1/8" (3.17mm) moly.
Cheers

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from the photo on my laptop it would have said 6mm ,1/8 in moly ,perfect,,

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Had another successful day in the shed today. Have mounted the steering bulkhead and steering servo and also have 1 front lower arm together. Just waiting on a little more laser cutting to come back to get started on the other lower arm.

 

 



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Looking good!!

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Here is a time lapse video I have been working on for this weekend. It is the fabrication of a lower a arm for the new car. Plan on doing a couple of videos here and there. And before anyone says it... Yes I'm wearing the wrong footwear again!

 

[video=http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PT1B-FletCw]



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That's a bit different.... Ann and I love the background music.

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Seeing as it only takes 3 minutes to build a front arm, I expect the buggy to be finished and driving by ........ next Tuesday!!!

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great vid love the time lapse, still hard to believe thats your workshop... i can see the floor.



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Haha good one mike. It would be good... We could be out testing next weekend.
Andrew...don't be cheeky!!! Haha
Thanks for the comments guys. We are just setting up our new bender and will be starting the chassis later in the week.

Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Cameron from racer imports for all his help sourcing all the exact parts we want and getting them too us in a quick fashion.

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Nice video!! build is looking good!

what bender u getting?

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Thanks for the comment Aaron. We decided to go with the JD2. Just waiting for the ram to be delivered so I can get it all mounted up.



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Here is part two of the time lapse arm build, everyone. Hope you enjoy.

 



-- Edited by SAracer on Thursday 8th of November 2012 04:51:22 AM

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cool...very cool. you should be in dirt comp....



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G'day everyone

Bit more progress in the shed on the new Prolite chassis. Floor, hiprails, roll cage and the front bonnet area of the frame are almost complete with just a bit of bracing to be put in. Hopefully this will all be completed by the end of the weekend. Then it will be front shock mounts, top arms and nudge bar next after that.

Cheers

Luke

 



-- Edited by SAracer on Thursday 22nd of November 2012 11:38:08 AM

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Looking good, great video's

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Thanks Gary.

Had a big morning in the shed. Roll cage is now complete. Shockers will be here mon/tues so will get to work on front shock towers and then rear cage. After that the chassis is complete and I can begin the day of welding.

Dont forget to check out our facebook page for all the updates on what we are up to.

We are still on track for our April debut at the moment and we look to have this car racing at all of the ARB Australian Off Road Series events next year.

Cheers

Luke

 



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Its been a big few weeks in the shed with lots of after hours work and early mornings. Progress is going well. Hoping to have pedals and steering mounted by the end of the weekend and hopefully... HOPEFULLY have it on front wheels by the end of next weekend.

 

Cheers

Luke



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