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Old 28th November 2009, 08:23 PM
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Cheers Mark, that makes sense, I will calm down with my flap disc.

Ash, I have all the suspension brackets, just need to make the jigs and get some threaded bar.

How’s your hand? My arm feels like normal just looks odd now.
hand is still killing me. found it hard going fiting the fuel pump with dave the other day. the biggest problem is that its on the bloomin joint and keeps cracking open and pissing blood everywhere when i move my hand. on the plus side its not swolen any more. glad to hear your mending better than me

threaded bar is nice and cheep in screwfix. dont use it for anything other than doing your brackets though as its not high tensile. if you had mentioned it when you were up you could have took some of mine as it was surplus to requirements aftr i had done my sus brackets.
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Old 28th November 2009, 08:35 PM
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Mate there was so much I should have Ďpicked upí when I was at yours, almost worth popping over again.

Nicky keeps plastering on the E45 cream which seems to help.

Have you got a job yet?
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Old 28th November 2009, 09:46 PM
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threaded bar is nice and cheep in screwfix. dont use it for anything other than doing your brackets though as its not high tensile.
I know the deliver is high but would
this
be any good?

She was watching X factor so I have had some internet time on my hands!
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Old 30th November 2009, 09:10 AM
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8.8 Grade Theaded rod is high tensile and suitable for rear wishbone to upright through bolt use. cheers
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Old 30th November 2009, 01:18 PM
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30 Nov 09

No more further forward with the car however today was the day I had arranged to go over to Swindon to pick up the £150 Sierra. The girl text me this morning to say see left the log book in Staffordshire, that’s OK I thought I can cope with that. Then she says it is a 2l not 1.8 now it is a 93 so I know deep inside it is going to be a DOHC with an MT75 gearbox, just threders. Anyway Nicky and I made the trip over all the same, my theory being she (the girl not Nicky) has made mistakes already maybe she has got the year wrong and it is a pinto! NO as suspected it was a 2l DOHC, so I walked away.

Now I don’t know whether to keep my current £300 budget in the bank in case a car comes up or spend the money with 3GE to get all the wish bones and take advantage of the free delivery.

I am going to ponder in the garage whilst removing some weld splatter!!
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Old 30th November 2009, 01:29 PM
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i,d go for getting your wishbones etc, you might end up waiting for ages for the right donor to come along, so gives you time to save up some more pennies
plus once you have your wishbones already to assemble & a donor comes along you,ll be able to get your Roadster on wheels double quick

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Old 30th November 2009, 05:34 PM
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It was the same when i was looking could only find 2lt dohc

Thats why i paid over the odds for mine when i found one (£400 )

But it was a 1.8cvh with only 65k all documented so i just went for it

In any other circumstances i wouldnt dream of spending that on a crusty sierra but when you think of all the parts you get from it, it is worth it especially on a low miler.

Get your wishbones now and just keep on looking, im sure if one pops up after you have spent the money on wishbones you will still find the money to buy it

As people always say one will pop up when you least expect it

Are you looking for pinto or cvh or either?! i will keep my eyes peeled

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Are you looking for pinto or cvh or either?! i will keep my eyes peeled
Pinto or 1.8l CVH please, tell the world

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Actually cracked on a little this afternoon, I cut RS11 and 12 from 19 x 19 tube then realised they should be cut from 25 x 25 tube so took a breath and cut them from the correct size tube, and to my amassment they have another compound cut on one end, I am getting quite good at them now. Fully welded the suspension frame to CP1 and 2 as I flipped the chassis over to weld the underside of RS11 and 12.

The garage needs a good tidy up then I can start to construct CP3 and 4 on the weld table. I need to get a stock of nuts and bolts, I was thinking M8, 10 and 12 in full nut, Nylock nut complete with bolts in varying lengths, any top tips would be helpful.
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01 Dec 09
Only two hours in the garage today, it is so cold; I think it is the concrete floor so I am going to invest in some of that rubber flooring. There was a bloke selling it at Exeter I should have got a strip.

In two hours today I have managed to fabricate the driverís side upper suspension and roll bar mount, it was a labour of love but looks the part now and just requires welding to the chassis.

I will get a picture up later.
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