LA BALA PURCHASE OPTIONS – All the time adding more product to our catalog!
Now available: fabricated chassis and suspension arms, complete rollers minus bodywork stage, suspension tubing included in tube packs.
DIY plans for chassis and suspension – this is our MR2 Running Gear based car. You use some mechanical parts from a MKI MR2 to save money instead of buying all new parts….
Please note Bala Chassis and Suspension plans are not finalized – Buy the plans now for $99 and as we finish the drawings we will send them to you free of charge. This means that every Early Adopter chassis plan purchaser will receive free upgrades to the plans and build manual for as long as the car is being developed. This guarantees that you will always have the latest drawing package
Chassis Plans – The Grabercars La Bala chassis plans include a drawing sheet for every tube in the chassis and suspension, a parts list spreadsheet listing all of the major donor parts, purchased parts and fabricated parts you will need to construct the La Bala Kit and a BOM with the length and weight of every tube in the chassis. In the plans every tube appears on a separate 8.5 x 11 sheet which doubles as the template. Simply cut the paper, wrap around your steel tube and tape down, then cut the tube to the line on the paper for ‘exact fit’ tubes with no guesswork.
Parts List – a very complete list of major items you will need to buy to complete the car. Includes donor parts, purchased parts and part numbers as well as which parts need to be fabricated and are available from Grabercars.
Chassis BOM – a spreadsheet that describes every tube in the chassis and front suspension. Includes length and weights in metric and imperial.
Assembly Guide – an assembly guide showing how it all goes together is still being written. When it is completed you will receive it as it is included in the price of the plans.Expected completion in Winter 2008.
Please note that the plans and the assembly guide are not finished and the price for this package will go up when they are.
OPTIONS FOR FABRICATORS/BUILDERS:
Pre-cut steel tube packs – instead of buying and cutting your own, let us cut them for you.
Full Chassis and Suspension Tube Pack – Every 1″x1″ square tube, 1.5″x1.5″ square tube, 1″ round DOM tube and 1.5″ round DOM tube required to build the La Bala MR2 based chassis and front suspension plus rear deDion axle. Every tube is pre-cut, numbered and packaged according to the section of the frame. Includes the round tubes for the front suspension arms AND the rear deDion axle. This tubing pack includes all of the DOM round tubing pre-BENT to the correct shape! You will not need a tubing bender, or to do any tube bending if you buy this pack. You will still need to purchase flat stock, paneling and some additional steel locally.
Steel Pucks for front suspension a-arms – The Grabercars front suspension arms require machined steel pucks to accept the outer balljoints of the uprights into the a-arms. This is one of the few machined parts required on the entire car.
Price: $65 – plus $15 shipping (mainland USA) – This product is available right now!
Chassis with suspension arms – fully welded and primered chassis with front a-arms and rear deDion axle – Chassis is professionally welded, fully bracketed and braced, primered and comes with engine mounts for either Ecotec or MR2 4AGE. It is ready for rigging and paneling. Available in your choice of powder coat color for additional $400. Now includes suspension arms!
Build manual – MR2 based build. Describes step by step assembly process with text, photos and illustrations. This is the assembly of components required to build a car using plans sold above. Includes a complete component list.
Complete Bodywork for La Bala – Made of Hand Laid Fiberglass – Includes the front clamshell with integral headlamp buckets, rear clamshell, side panels, lower rear valance and windshield/dash frame. This is not some crappy high resin chopper gun body, but the highest quality hand-laid fiberglass. It is lightweight and very stiff. With our bodywork there is very little prep work required compared to many fiberglass products available on the market today. This saves you money in the paint prep stage. You could even leave the car in gel-coat with no paint and it will look good. These parts have virtually no ripples and only the smallest flashing lines. Specify black, white or gray gel-coat when ordering. Additional gel-coat colors are special order.
Windshield Frame/Dash Combo of Hand Laid Fiberglass – The Dash Windshield is a complicated piece to manufacture with multiple layups bonded together in final assembly before being pulled from the molds. It not only serves as the dash and gauge pod on the interior of the car, it is also the windshield frame. The glass it uses is 1996 Geo Metro. It is designed to bolt onto the chassis and is also held in place by the front clamshell, which lays down over top of the leading edge of the glass. This assembly deletes the windshield steel frame from the chassis plans.
Lower Rear Valance of Hand Laid Fiberglass – The rear valance is a piece that attaches to the lower part of the rear clamshell and is a cosmetic enhancement to the rear bodywork. This part is a very lightweight hand laid fiberglass cloth of the highest quality.
1- LA BALA TRACK – Self-Assembly Car in crates – We build the complete car minus engine for you, then disassemble, crate and ship to you. This product includes all components required to assemble a complete roller minus driveline and paint.
- Fiberglass body panels, unpainted
- Complete tubular spaceframe chassis with aluminum panels
- Interior panels and center console
- AIM mychron auto dash
- Team Dynamics Pro 1.2 wheels with Falken Azenis RT-615 tires
- Wilwood brake package front and rear
- Custom CNC Cut and bent plate steel welded uprights
- Steering rack
- 2 aluminum racing seats with covers and 5 point harness
- wiring harness for main electrical (not including engine harness)
- tail lights and headlights with lexan covers
- front windscreen
- All suspension components and quality dampers
- engine mounting brackets (for designs in-stock)
- cooling system
- fuel tank and filler
- and more… Pretty much everything needed to build a track car minus the engine, shifter cables and engine-specific wiring harness, minus half-shafts, minus paint prep and paint.
- We can also assemble your la Bala and have it shipped to you with the engine of your choice. Please email to discuss this option.
Price: $25,000 – There is currently a 90-120 day lead time on this product.
Note: La Bala Track is sold as a track car, for off-road use only. If you desire a street legal product you may be able to accomplish this yourself, but you will need to ensure that it complies with your local state requirements. We will give assistance as we are able.
Shipping – For bodywork orders we have to crate the bodywork and then will ship via freight F.O.B. to your destination. It is a light crate, but large due to the shape and size of the clamshells. You are also welcome to come personally to pick up from our shop. Call ahead to determine space and weight requirements for your order.