Back in the Stone Age when I built a buggy, one of the big problems was resources - not just cash and expertise, but the ability to 'make' buggy parts - especially machined parts and a safe area to work, with some shop equipment (that was hardly ever used for 99% of the year).
I was wonder what y'all though of all the organizations chipping together to set up a common 'shop' area (with tools) to cut the cost of making a buggy.
This could cut down on the huge expense of having small quantities of weird parts made by commercial machine shops, etc.
I can envision a drill press, a lathe, a milling machine, a band saw, etc. It would simply be a place to 'work', and only one organization could be there at a time. I can say that I learned a great deal about how to various tools and materials, when doing buggy building, but the lack of proper tools was a real pain.
I'll bet the BAA could help raise some $$$ for this, especially if the tools are bought 'used' - like on eBay, etc.
Is this a dumb idea?
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