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Old 9th April 2012, 05:22 PM
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Default Let the fun begin :) (newbie)

Just a quick hello form me, just joined as i have been mooching for a few days and just ordered my copy of the book, should be here this week i hope.
I am a member on the other forum but as i believe i need to use the Haynes chassis for my build i found this forum with the adcive form others, so best of both worlds for help when needed i hope

I have almost given up my old hobby of 4x4 off roading, i want some thing a bit cleaner that welding rust together and scraping mud off everything, i have had the Locost build book in my shed for 16 years now and never got around to doing anything untill now, i still have my new 4x4 off roader but that mite just be for sale soon, only to fund a bit more of this project, we will see.

I have a small work area i will be doing the chassis work in, very small but i will squeze in i think. i have just cleared it out and built a new work bench and shelves to go in next before i make the work bench for the chassis. I have a good area for when the chassis is built to get around easyer. I will be gettting a marque for that.

My plan is to get the book and build the chassis ny the book but leavae a few parts out for fitting the 4x4 set i want, i will be using sierra 4x4 running gear ( complete donor ) but the engine will be the 2.9i 24v Cosworth engine and MT75 G box. There be the reason for leaving bits of the chassis build out, i know there will be loss of space for the driver with the T box where it is, shame i cant bet a left hand drive T box LOL. I will see if i can widen it a bit more so it will be wider on the central part of the chassis, i was going to use a Locost but i found the Haynes is wider.

I will be building the chasis while i am either hunting down parts or saving for the donor, either way i like to do build threads and as soon as i get the steel in i will strat the thread, i know folk like pics of builds, also you can tell me what i have done wrong easyer

All the best folks

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Old 9th April 2012, 05:34 PM
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Hi Wayne and welcome .That sounds like a real blaster if you can keep it stuck to the road
You'll get lots of help and advice here anyway
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Old 9th April 2012, 06:00 PM
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Thanks kida, the reason i am trying a 4x4, and i love 4x4 anyway
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Old 9th April 2012, 06:45 PM
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Hi and welcome Wayne.....should be interesting watching a 4X4 develop ....go for it bud.
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Old 9th April 2012, 06:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum Wayne, I,m sure you,ll find lots of help & info on here

There was a 4x4 Haynes Roadster build in progress a while ago, tho its all gone quiet so not sure if its still being built,
I supplied the chassis kit, I,ll try & find a link to the thread for you.

All the best for your build .

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Old 9th April 2012, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the welcome lads

That would be good Andy if you could, cheers

I am looking all the time for parts etc etc, i am not sure now if to get a donor or parts as i go, can come by some good bargains at times, sure i can get some hubs and other bits to make up.

Already lookig at wheels LOL

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Old 9th April 2012, 07:44 PM
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Hiya Wayne, what happened to your plan to build a motorhome? (fellow motorhomefun.co.uk member here

To be fair I seriously doubt a 4X4 is do-able simply because the trans tunnel will not accomodate the transfer box and the forward axle prop shaft would be between the drivers legs. I vaguely recall someone else planning to do a 4X4 using Mondaneo running gear but haven't seen anything of it for a year or more.

I'm building a bastardised version of the Haynes but based on Locust chassis (polite words for piece of crap) spaceframed using the Haynes design as guidance and using a BOA Cosworth V6.

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Old 9th April 2012, 08:36 PM
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Could have been Leon from Liverpool possibly......
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Old 9th April 2012, 08:55 PM
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Hi Davey, the camper is sort of on the back burner, i found my Ron Champion book in the shed LOL, still have the UMM though kida

Since i got the book, yes some time ago, i always wanted to do a 4x4, heck if i cant, i tried If Dax can do it....yes i n,ow but i can try
I thin k the main problem is the T box, but the chassis must be easy to mob to fit it, even build my own, i am new to chassis building so the reason to use a wider chassis as the Haynes.


flyerncle, you lost me kida with this

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Old 10th April 2012, 09:52 AM
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Here's the 4x4 Mondeo thread:

http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showt...ghlight=mondeo

It all went a bit quiet though...
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