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Old 13th June 2020, 08:48 PM
semtexsteve semtexsteve is offline
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Default Different donor

Hi all. Is there any other car that someone has used instead of a Sierra, BMW or MX5.?
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Old 23rd June 2020, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by semtexsteve View Post
Hi all. Is there any other car that someone has used instead of a Sierra, BMW or MX5.?
I could be wrong, but think even the BMW engined builds use Sierra diff and driveshafts?

There's a chap who posts on Locostbuilders sometimes who did a rebody of an old VW Beetle into something resembling a Locost, because of the limitations on registering kit/amateur build cars in his country (somewhere in Eastern Europe I believe).

There was someone who posted on here several years ago who I think was/is in Thailand - he made plans to use a live rear axle from something like a Suzuki Carry(aka Bedford Rascal in UK) I think.

You could look to other Ford donors with live axle - e.g. Capri/Cortina or similar - which would suit a Locost build, rather than a Haynes Roadster.

Are you specifically looking to avoid Ford/BMW/MX-5 donor? If so, why?
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Old 23rd June 2020, 10:35 PM
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Personanly I can't se the point in anything other than a Sierra or MX5 based Roadster but maybe you could use an engine and gearbox for either base from another front engined rear wheel drive car - or make a type 9 fit an ST170 er or something. Please expand on the question OP
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Old 2nd July 2020, 10:08 PM
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it would be an MX5 for me as I know how much a sierra would cost
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