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Old 21st September 2010, 06:43 PM
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Sourcing the parts individually may sound the cheaper optionbut you will not have all those clips and plugs, alternator, distributor, senders etc.
If you are dedicated enough you can get money back for doors and trim, then weigh in the shell etc. You could make a couple of hundred back.
Take your point.

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Old 21st September 2010, 06:47 PM
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I have 2 engines (1.8 pinto and 2.0 dohc), gearbox (MT75), diff (1.8cvh estate), shafts, cvh loom, dohc ecu, hubs, fanimolds, and a few more bits I cant remember (shocks/springs were wrong size ) and have spent 110.

I dont have the space to break a car, so had to go this route.

it takes a while and a bit of bartering though!
When needs must, I suppose Headshot, but keeps thing interesting and I suppose you can spread the cost without the hassle of the shell and superfluous bits to dispose of.

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Old 21st September 2010, 07:29 PM
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All my bits were sourced individualy.

Engine came free with a car I bought, but since bought another engine too.

Gearbox was 20 colected from someone whilst I was nearby collecting my chassis.. I also have a spare box that cost a lot more but was bought just a week before the cheap one turned up.

Drums, Diff and Shafts were free, just had to collect which cost 30

Steering column was freed up when I put an adjustable one in my Sapphire.

Calipers.. Lots of those in the garage.

Master cylinder, had that too.

Front hubs 50 but they came with the joints and some mushrooms that I sold on.

Handbrake leaver of a fellow sierra club owner.

Switchgear.. Lots of that in the garage too.



I am fortunate that I have been the owner of 13 sierras over the last 16 years. quite a few were not sold on.

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Old 21st September 2010, 10:36 PM
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All my bits were sourced individualy.

Engine came free with a car I bought, but since bought another engine too.

Gearbox was 20 colected from someone whilst I was nearby collecting my chassis.. I also have a spare box that cost a lot more but was bought just a week before the cheap one turned up.

Drums, Diff and Shafts were free, just had to collect which cost 30

Steering column was freed up when I put an adjustable one in my Sapphire.

Calipers.. Lots of those in the garage.

Master cylinder, had that too.

Front hubs 50 but they came with the joints and some mushrooms that I sold on.

Handbrake leaver of a fellow sierra club owner.

Switchgear.. Lots of that in the garage too.



I am fortunate that I have been the owner of 13 sierras over the last 16 years. quite a few were not sold on.

TT
You certainly are building in the spirit that the book intended then TT.
Well done. Jonte
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Old 24th September 2010, 11:54 PM
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Well, the gearbox went for 22!! Sold the dash for 26. Every little helps.
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