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Old 7th December 2009, 02:22 PM
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02 Dec 09
I managed the passenger side upper suspension and roll bar mount today, again only two hours in the garage. The suspension mount is quite a complicated piece of construction, it was quite enjoyable getting it right.

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03 Dec 09
I got the two suspension and roll bar mounts welded to the chassis today and also cut the ends of an AshG roll bar and got it welded on.
I have made a start on the very rear end using the plans from Dave, Mark(Gus) from the forum and so far it all looks good, thanks men.

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04 Dec 09
Friday morning and up at 04.30hrs to drive around the M25 to Kent to see Ash, we had a great day and I learnt loads also picked up the steel for the up-rights for the roll bar and the oval section for the head mounts.

05 Dec 09
No really work just spent some time removing weld splatter.

06 Dec 09
Works Christmas do last night so no work today felt like poo all day. I did manage to ‘win’ a Ford Sierra on Ebay. Finally it is a 1.8 CVH, good for a Zetec conversion later. I shot over to pay for it this evening and will pick it up tomorrow. Chuffed to bits to finally have a Sierra and it only cost me £150.

07 Dec 09
What a laugh this morning. Nicky and I drove over to get the Sierra. Firstly it didn’t start but luckily it was parked on a hill so I just dropped the hand break and rolled it to bump it, no pushing required, then it ran out of petrol on the way home, so back home, back to the Sierra, then it wouldn’t start again so out with the jump leads in the pouring rain with Nicky sat in the Renault laughing at me. We did finally get it home, it runs and pulls well. The battery is now charging.
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I am going to keep an eye on the weather as I will be dismantling the Sierra on the drive and I am not doing it in the rain! Air box of first then loads of pictures and loosen the rear hub nuts!
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Old 7th December 2009, 02:32 PM
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Some nice progress on your build Ginge

Well done on finding your donor

Just goes to show......There are still a few reasonably priced ones out there

Enjoy your stripping
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Old 7th December 2009, 02:39 PM
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Cheers Ronnie,

I'm really looking forward to stripping
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Old 7th December 2009, 02:58 PM
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looking good Ginge, progress is swift

hey behave !!! £150 for your donor !!!!! you,ll get a reputation like me if your not careful ......... a tight git

thats what i paid for my donor too

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Old 7th December 2009, 03:08 PM
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well done mate that sierra looks ok. must have been one of the last ones on a j plate. like the roll bar
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Old 7th December 2009, 03:36 PM
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Bargain!

Chassis's looking really good.

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Old 7th December 2009, 04:10 PM
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Still reckon I win for bargain sierra doner - paid £50 for it, drove it home, then found £15 in change in the glove compartment!

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I have come up with what might be a hair brain scheme, so I thought I would bounce the idea around to gauge opinion.

I want to work on the Sierra at home not at work, you always need the one tool that you didn’t bring with you, obviously once you have removed the front or rear wheel stations the car becomes pretty immovable. My plan, to enable me to be able to move the car in and out of the garage and for the scrappy to be able to drag the thing up my drive, is to weld some large casters on to the sills.

Then I would be able to stick the roadster chassis on the roof of the Sierra and work in the garage on the Sierra.

I have not explained that very well but I am sure you get my drift

I have just had a look at Machine Marts
heavy duty castors
and they are not very ‘heavy duty’ 113kg
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Shopping trolley castors are what you need, they have a huge rating, not that i'd condone pinching a shopping trolley mind.........

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Still reckon I win for bargain sierra doner - paid £50 for it, drove it home, then found £15 in change in the glove compartment!

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i feel like i was ripped off now

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sorry Ginge....good idea about a rolling donor
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