I am doing some research to find out peoples opinions, over the last 10 years I have built 7 Bowler Tomcat vehicles in England and now that i'm in the US I miss them. I don't see that anyone builds them over here so it's time to change that
If you don't know what a tomcat is just take a look at their website which is www.tomcatmotorsport.co.uk
, it is a very high performance off road vehicle that is very simple to build and maintain. There are so many Range Rover Classics here in the US that are at the end of there life mainly because of rust that we now have a good supply of donor vehicles
I have started the build of my first prototype that is based on the 100" wheelbase so no chassis frame cutting is needed, the spaceframe rollcage will be to FIA spec so no worries there. Just to make it interesting i'm using the 4.2 liter running gear from a '93 LWB so it will not be slow!
I am intending to make this into a commercially viable product, supplying the spaceframe/chassis frame package with the harder to find parts you need. I plan on producing a fibreglass hood, inner fenders and the air scoop to make it easier. All of the other body panels will be easily made from flat aluminum sheet.
Let me have your thoughts on this project :rellye