I posted some teasers on the FB pages, but figured I'd post some more info here for you guys.
The Beck C coupe (currently with the in-house name "super coupe") is nearing completion. The last of the detail work is bing done by Chuck in GA currently and then it moves back up here for final molds of inner panels and the first actual production body. We expect this first production build to start in less than a month now.
For those who are not familiar with what we've created, here's little background/info. Designed after the 64 coupe we've created a tube chassis tribute car that features our own design dual a-arm front suspension with rack and pinion steering. Chuck spent quite some time engineering the front to eliminate the issues of other aftermarket a-arm kits, and he's done a fantastic job. Proper Ackerman, and virtually zero bump steer through the full range of practical suspension movement.
The rear suspension is a bottom mounted a-arm design with parallel 4 link, much like our 904GTS, which has proven to work extremely well and dominate on the track.
The engine cradle was designed to be the most versatile ever built. While our initial run will be exclusively flat 4 Subaru powered in MID ENGINE, with a choice of the 5 speed Subaru manual gearbox or an automatic, we have already created interchangeable cradles to accept a wide variety of power plants in mid engine configuration. Plus we left things open to also make a rear engine car via a different style cradle and different trunk and interior panels. I addition, Chuck and I put this all together in a fashion that give you nearly 2" more leg room than the previous mid engine 356 based replicas.
All exterior and auxiliary molds are completed for production (sans the inner wheel wells) and the chassis and suspension component production jigs are also complete.
I'll post a few shots from last month. Again this is the #1 pre-production prototype of the coupe, and still crude in several areas. I wouldn't normally post "in process" pictures like this, but you guys asked... :-) As for the chassis, we've also completed and tested a very similar version of this chassis (in rear engine) on our Speedster and I am VERY happy (hint, hint). I'll know a LOT more in the next few months as we wrap up all the final details and move into full production...
As of last week, the inner panels were completed, the hood and engine lid were completed, the doors were completed, the steering was completed, the hiding of the AC unit was figured out, the gauges and switches were fit up, and the floor is ready to go in.