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Old 21st August 2009, 09:46 AM
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Cool Cool idea

I quite like this idea

It would be the ideal chance for designing an upright with optimum geometry

Don't fancy my chances of designing an upright on graph paper & knowing bugger all about suspension design
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Old 21st August 2009, 02:23 PM
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Something on the lines of the drawing, u shaped with castor built in as in the Sierra upright and tapered holes for the ball joint we are using now and stub axle to suit lightweight hubs.
Parallel holes for rose joints and a choice of caliper mounting.
I only have limited access to a lathe and drilling gear so not an option for me and speaking to small engineering firms they are not interested.
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Old 21st August 2009, 04:18 PM
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i have all the gear to make them but its not really worth the effort unless your building a race car.

the aim of my build is to make a fast fun weekend/evening toy for the odd trip out and a track day if i fancy it. if i couldnt get sierra or cortina hubs off the shelf then maby i would look into it.

wilwood and raceleda both do front hubs based on cortina geometry. raceleda used to do a sierra version until a short while ago.

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Old 21st August 2009, 08:52 PM
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If I do make them, and its still only a possibility, then it will be along with rear uprights, chassis, wishbones, all brackets, pedal box, infact anything that I can scratch build I will. its not to do with 'worth the effort' more to do with 'I want to make as much as possible from nothing'.
And the advantage of tailoring the geometry also appeals to me.

I also won't be having a Sierra donor, so its no like I will have the uprights free, I would have to buy them.

Will let everyone know how I get on IF I do this
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Old 21st August 2009, 09:08 PM
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If I do make them, and its still only a possibility, then it will be along with rear uprights, chassis, wishbones, all brackets, pedal box, infact anything that I can scratch build I will. its not to do with 'worth the effort' more to do with 'I want to make as much as possible from nothing'.
And the advantage of tailoring the geometry also appeals to me.

I also won't be having a Sierra donor, so its no like I will have the uprights free, I would have to buy them.

Will let everyone know how I get on IF I do this
total respect for the way you are building your car, thats alot of skilled work, best of luck with your build, & yes you will be able to say "i built that from scratch"

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Old 21st August 2009, 09:19 PM
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Make it a case of "when " not if for your own satisfaction !
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