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Old 18th July 2009, 07:14 PM
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Default Haynes roadster Chassis on ebay

I found this on ebay, They seem to be making the majority of the chassis for a realtively low cost(350), however, what baffles me if that if they are painting it, do they expect people to gind away the paint in areas to weld on the bits they havent done as said on ebay . hope someone hasnt already mentioned this on here. Also im having trouble finding anyone from armoto as im looking for their wishbone jig and some m18 and m20 bosses for the top wishbones.
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Old 18th July 2009, 07:30 PM
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they could do with putting some pics up
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Old 18th July 2009, 07:47 PM
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Flippin heck thats a really good price if the chassis is any good
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Old 18th July 2009, 07:56 PM
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COnsidering all the metal costs welding supplies(gas, wire...) Paint for spraying and ebay fees, there really cant be much profit for the ammout of labour required to make the chassis. It seems like a great price, but you never know..
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:14 PM
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Wink How cheap is too cheap

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I don't like private ebay sales.

Made to order ??? How long will you have to wait, probably longer than you have to raise a paypal dispute

Painted black, that will be that cheap and nasty Rustins garden ornament crap. ( Spend a month, rubbing it all off )

Not good enough to show photographs. After all, the first photo is free on ebay.

All that glitters is not gold !!?? Would any forum member build an almost complete chassis for 350
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:30 PM
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One should never refer to other people as amatures unless one knows how to spell amateur.

I've been considering offering built chassis for sale, and have been wondering if I can get the price down to 650 (admittedly for a finished chassis, not like chummy is offering), so how he thinks he can do it for that price I don't know.

If it's genuine he must be reckoning to just throw the chassis together. More likely though is that when he gets an order, and finds out just how much work is involved, how much material and other expenses, then he will be re-thinking the whole thing.
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:40 PM
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they do have a good ebay record though
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:41 PM
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Yeh, my thoughts exactly, i am not sure if they have acutally built one before, and think that they feel they have the know-how to build one, and just assume there will be a healthy profit in for them at a 350 price, but i dont think the seller has thought it through fully, however innocent until proven guilty. I personally wouldnt ever buy the chassis from someone who isnt reputable and already has a good track record in the kit car buisness as the chassis is really the most important bit of the car.
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:44 PM
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I have to agree with you there

Would have to think long & hard at building a sub 700 chassis. Heck of a lot of work involved for not a lot of gain

One thing that confuses me. Why are the 4 seatbelt mounts not included ??

4 Bits of 40X3 strip steel with a nut welded to it . My 7/16 unf nuts cost me a massive 4p each & took all of 5mins to make ( Perhaps they do not have the use of a drill !! )

Perhaps it would be wise to ask a few questions, perhaps ask if you can view a completed chassis
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Old 18th July 2009, 08:49 PM
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Someone enterprising could do a basic Roadster kit with bones and 6 piece body set for 1500/1600 and maybe get more of them out there...
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