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Doran Electric Car - a 3-wheel motorcycle.
Molds for sale - see below
and Gas Vehicles
After six years of professional
engineering development, and thousands of miles of testing, these
sleek vehicles are ready for the road.
Their design objectives: minimized weight, aerodynamic
efficiency, sports car performance.
Achieved by: incredibly strong foam-core composite body,
naturally aerodynamic teardrop shape, minimal frontal area, flush
mounted headlights and windshield, and no 4th wheel (saves weight
and minimizes rolling resistance).
Front wheel drive and steering with double wishbone front suspension
gives handling agility and overturn resistance matching many modern
Good Clean Fun With
No need to wait in gas lines. Here's an affordable
electric vehicle that can be built with inexpensive electric
components, available today. A heavy-duty series wound DC
electric motor propels the vehicle 0 to 60 in 10.9 seconds and
climbs hills with ease. A PWM motor controller keeps
efficiency high with solid state reliability. Inexpensive
lead-acid batteries give a range of up to 50 miles and last for
years. Batteries charge at home, overnight, on only pennies
per charge. Top speed of over 60 Mph, and this electric
vehicle is no slouch on acceleration.
|Sports Car Performance
The Doran gas powered vehicle
delivers sports car handling and performance while achieving 50 mpg
on the freeway. A reliable, high-torque Subaru engine, with
free-flow exhaust really comes to life in this 1280 pound
roadster. The short throw shifter executes quick and precise
gear changes feeling like a muscle car. It accelerates thru
gears doing 0 to 60 in 8.7 seconds. For those wanting real
sports car excitement, this vehicle is unmatched for sportiness and
Racing with a Miata (in the background).
Building your own car is one of the most fun
and proudest things you can do.
Fun to Build
- Fun to Drive
Fully Detailed Plans
Plans cover both the electric and
gas versions with 96 full-sized pages of photos, illustrations,
and precise construction details. Sections include
forming of body components, layout and installation of braking
and wiring systems, and detailed frame and suspension
We've included many ideas for customizing your vehicle, or
building your own design from scratch. A real education
in building your own car, and electric vehicle technology.
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pages from the manual:
|Table of Contents:
||Doran Construction Manual
Gas and Electric Vehicles
||Design Goals and Procedures
for vehicles, especially 3-wheelers
Why 2 wheels in front are superior. Vehicle Dynamics.
||Rolling Chassis Fabrication
||Braking System Layout and Installation
||Composite Body Building Techniques
||Miscellaneous Body Details
||Acrylic Window and Lens Forming Techniques
||Electric Wiring and Instruments
||The Electric Option
||Building Your Own Custom Body Design
sources and drawings)
Molds For Sale:
The original molds for the car pictured are for sale.
Not the car, not the bodies; just the molds.
The molds were built with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.
THE ELECTRIC CAR:
The Doran EV is one of the most famous electric cars which won many races
and electric vehicle range contests and rallys in the 1990s.
THE GAS POWERED CAR:
was powered by a Subaru flat-4 cylinder engine. It was fast, handled
very well, and was still very economical and efficient with its aerodynamic
shape, light weight, and low rolling resistance.
The electric car was owned by the Petersen
Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (a LA County
Museum) from 1996 to 2004. It was acquired for its beauty and
ABOUT THE MOLDS:
The molds were taken from the first car.
Only the second car was made from the molds.
There is basically two big pieces to the car: The main body (cockpit); and the
hood which rotates towards the front of the vehicle.
The main body has 4 mold pieces that bolt together: this includes the top of
the car that also encircles the windshield, the two sides, and the rear.
The hood also has four molds that bolt together to make the entire hood in one
piece (like the body).
you look at the picture of the mold pieces in storage, you will see a large
piece that is red in color.
That is a spare hood that is sitting in the main (largest) piece of the mold for
We are no longer in the fiberglass/composites business and no longer have
personnel experienced in same.
Depending on where you are located, there are probably several fiberglass
businesses within a relatively short distance.
These may include kit car manufacturers, custom body parts manufacturers, and
Doran EV could offer advice to the fiberglass manufacturer. Also, on a
consulting basis (separate from this auction), Doran can offer vehicle design /
Price for the molds:
will consider financing with substantial down, and guarantee of payments and/or