I still drool over the SL-LemansDavid,
Fran has/had a Le mans version in planning. I believe there was one prototype started. Perhaps you should contact him for information about structural integrity of a Le Mans version.
But ... but ... but, when a civic can basically drive right ontop of you, does it really matter in the end? :laugh:Unless the roof is bonded/bolted to the chassis and roll cage and constructed of stout materials, it won't contribute anything to chassis stiffness. Doc is right, the only contribution would come from the roll cage itself.
My $0.60/per perma-seal Molex butt-connectorCam! You're pulling an "Alex" on us! Seriously, you guys are doing a great job on your builds.....
When you get your car, please start a build log... Or Come back in a couple years and tell us all about your build experiences...I hate to resurrect and old post, but I saw this and have to sound off....
In the late 90s, I bought and built an early Cobra from FFR. I wound up with a decent car, but there were quite a few bumps along the way. The quality of the body was terrible. I had to spend countless hours filling hundreds of pinholes in it. Since this was the era before free long distance, I spent about $1000 on phone calls for technical support (also because the promised free 800 number never materialized). The passenger door fit so badly that you might as well say that I constructed a new one.
As a design school grad, I believe I'm qualified to say that the GTM is an absolute disaster. It's a mess. It looks as if three different designers got together, each taking the front, mid and rear sections of the car. Then they pasted their drawings together and called it a day. Look how poorly the area around the side windows is done. I've seen 70s kit cars that are better.
The theme "a mess" is carried on to the interior. It looks cheap and poorly thought out. Exposed screw heads are everywhere. Ask yourself if this looks at home on a car costing $80-100k. Absolutely not.
At any given time, there are 3-4 GTMs for sale on eBay. I think I've seen an SLC- once.
In contrast, the SLC looks amazing. The suspension looks like a Mclaren engineer designed it. The exterior out-Enzo's the Enzo (as well as a lot of other exotics). The quality of everything appears first rate.
I've been researching both for some time. I'm ordering my SLC this year. No contest.