Hi Dick and Rob.
Glad to see you on the list Dick.
I can confirm that there were RHD lightweights in 1967. One came to Australia
and was raced by the factory race team. The chassis still exists and is in
Melbourne, owned by the guy who was the mechanic for the race team (it has a
standard 67.5 body on it. What is reputed to be the "original" body for this
car is 1,000 miles away in Tamworth. The car had a few heavy hits so all of
the lightweight panels are gone.
This car was identical to the Japanese FIA spec racers. I don't think they
were had as much weight taken out as the 68s.
If I could ony get Nissan Japan to 'fess up on what their Motorsport division
really got up to in the 60s.
>===== Original Message From RoadsterGB@aol.com =====
>Great to hear from you and thanks for the knowledgeable frame stuff. As far
>as I know anything lightweight (frames OR panels) only started in 1968.
>Jack Scoville says about the lightweight frame on his car:
>"The first time out at Kent, on bona fide race tires, the front crossmember
>just collapsed! It was so thin. We had to cut a crossmember out and put a
>standard one in. It was a truly flexible flier! It had no rigidity in the
>chassis at all."
>The Fairlady Roadster