Saturday, 31 July 2010

Alternative Suspension


Standard suspension on the Ibex is front Panhard rod and rear'A' Frame. We soon hope to offer the option of a Watts Linkage system for the Ibex F8, with a torsion bush set up for radius and trailing arms.

Providing improved dynamic control of the rear axle, this arrangement will be suitable for less extreme but higher speed or road based applications.

A rear Panhard rod arrangement will also be available.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Prototype Number 1 Makes Progress



Aluminium body panels in place on proto1.

Now it is really starting to look how it should. Just the tailgate to finish and then off to the paint shop.

3D CAD generated  profiles for the roof panels saved literally hours assembly time compared to the old roof design and make for far easier welding with no obvious distortion. We should have done this years ago!

We are also trialling fully bonded aluminium structures for the roof, hard top, door and tailgate assemblies. TIG welder anyone?

LED rear lights are a neat fit and offer good resistance to water ingress compared with conventional lights

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

LRO Show at Billing 16, 17, 18 July 2010

There will be a sneak preview of one of the F8 prototypes at Billing on the 16th, 17th and 18th July. Visit the IBEX Owners Club stand.