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Old 28th September 2011, 09:35 AM
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As I say the only part that I think makes a difference is where the body rests on the chassis. I can't see 50mm making a difference any where else.

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You can just about see on this pic where the body on the iside curves around and down to rest on the top rail.
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Old 28th September 2011, 10:37 AM
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Fair enough, hopefully it wouldn't crack/damage the bodywork stretching it over much. Although is the bodywork strong enough as I'm guessing you'd have to be quite carefull getting in & out of the car and wouldn't really be able to put any weight on the side?
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Old 28th September 2011, 02:55 PM
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I don't think there would be any stretch. It just rests on top so I would just weld in another tube on the inside and rest it on that.

If it's 25mm each side it couldn't be easier.
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Old 20th February 2012, 12:46 PM
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Has anyone done this yet or checked the dimensions??
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Old 20th February 2012, 07:56 PM
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Has anyone done this yet or checked the dimensions??
No it won't fit without a lot of work because the Roadsters track is the same as a Sierra. The Challenger was made to take the Mk2 Escort axle or IRS with shorter Sierra drive shafts. Was never a gel coat finish either so needs painting.
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Old 20th February 2012, 08:08 PM
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Has anyone done this yet or checked the dimensions??
I checked the dims and the haynes is 50mm wider than the Thruxton chassis.

I am currently building one but using the Thruxton chassis.

Wheelbase will be the same. Though the bonnet is moulded to allow a 50mm or so variation.

Jim Walker @ JWE will be happy to chat if you are interested.
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What sort of money are they asking for the bodywork ?

I quite like Super 7 styling myself but appreciate it's not to everyone's taste so having the option of alternative body styles for the Haynes chassis would seem to be a great idea as it would attract wider interest to what we all recognise as an excellent build platform.
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I've been thinking about designing/making some new front and rear arches/wings that are a contemporary cross between the classic 7 clam shells and a Morgan. You would still use the current range of nose, bonnet and scuttle but it would give a full body look. This keeps the cost down and keeps the moulds easy and cheaper to make.
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Old 21st February 2012, 09:51 PM
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I think you need to go and see these things . It looks a bit like a down sized austin healey. I remember looking at an aston type body conversion on a capri once and thought it looks ok but in the flesh it was crap.

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I've been thinking about designing/making some new front and rear arches/wings that are a contemporary cross between the classic 7 clam shells and a Morgan. You would still use the current range of nose, bonnet and scuttle but it would give a full body look. This keeps the cost down and keeps the moulds easy and cheaper to make.
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