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First, here are some informational links about Bugatti Atlantic, the object of this replica project...

An original 57SC Atlantic-LF An original 57SC Atlantic-R An original 57SC Atlantic-LR
An original Bugatti Atlantic at Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI), Sept. 17, 2005 - one of two surviving
*** This is not the project car. This is an original that we want to emulate. ***

Some stumbling around on the web led to the realization that a Chevrolet S10 pickup 2WD long bed is a very close match for the wheelbase and track dimensions of the Atlantic. This ubiquitous Chevrolet model would be a suitable chassis donor vehicle for a project car.

 '36 Bugatti Type 57SC: S = "surbaissé" (lowered), C = "compresseur" (supercharged)
 * Wheelbase: 117.3 in.   * Track: 53.1 in.   * Weight: 2101 lb.   * Wheels: F 18 x 5.5 in., R 18 x 6.5 in.

 Chevrolet S10 Pickup:
 * short (72.8") bed =108.3 in. wb.   * long (88.8") bed =117.9 in. wb.   * extended cab=122.9 in. wb. 
 * track, f/r (in.):  '82-'93: 54.1/54.1     '94-'04: 54.5 / 54.6

Some links related to Chevrolet S10 subjects...

The Concept:

[09-26-05] Use an S10 donor vehicle chassis lowered the ~3 in. required using commonly available "sport truck" drop components, with a fiberglass/polyester body and 18 in. wire wheels. The S10 radiator, engine, and transmission mounting will be relocated rearward (~33.5 in.). We'll accept deviations from a true replica, such as left hand drive, modern tires, deviation as required in steering box area, and the obviously non-authentic chassis. The S10 donor four cylinder and five speed are just fine; this is not a "supercharged drag racer/hot rod" project. Interior components are to be in the spirit of the original, but not necessarily authentic replication. This is not intended to be a "concours quality" exact replica.

Some resource links for S10 "drop" spindles, springs, shocks...
Belltech Sport Trucks / JEGS High Performance / Streetbeat Customs / StylinTrucks / Summit Racing Equipment

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Concept Layout
1 in.=10 in. [352K PDF]
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3D Computer Model Page
Task Time Estimate [152K GIF] Weight Estimate


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