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alex89

posted on 21/5/13 at 07:56 AM Reply With Quote
my roadster haynes, first step

Hi everybody, i'm Alex from France and i'm a new locost builder. I started my project on 21th april 2013 with buying my donor car, a Sierra 2.0 ghia with carb and MT75 gearbox. The goal is to replace my current car for trackdays, a 205 Rallye 1988.
here's the Rallye (125hp, 164 N.m, 783kg)


I show you the Sierra:











about 236000 kms i think

the engine, a little bit big




the first time was to disassemble the car, three day later, the result:

just mi-full


i wanted to know if the wheels of my 205 Rallye trackday put on it well

toooo loonng !!!

a little bit heavy


the wire!


heavy!



before i was a Sierra

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alex89

posted on 21/5/13 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
so in parallel, i bought steel tube and installing the board.




for my motivation, i made my futur logo



the board, not well and i moved it after you'll see





but a vidéo call better than pics so...






i must weld all tubes now, see you later for some news.

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kj

posted on 21/5/13 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
Nice looking sierra, are you keeping the original engine or up grading?
Nice work





Think about it, think about it again and then do it.

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Not Anumber

posted on 21/5/13 at 08:29 AM Reply With Quote
Donor car looked in good condition. You should hopefully be able to get some money back by selling the leather interior






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alex89

posted on 21/5/13 at 09:35 AM Reply With Quote
i sold the interior the last week, it bring me back some euros.

In the first time, i will keep the stock engine. Thereafter, i will try to install a TU engine (TU5JP from Peugeot) with the Mt75 gearbox, because it's a small engine with a very good potential when it is transformed into turbo (about 300hp).

But my only wish would be to install a motorcycle engine, like hayabusa or 1400 ZZR or something else more lighter.

but first, i must to finish the first step.

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designer

posted on 21/5/13 at 11:46 AM Reply With Quote
Where in France are you?
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alex89

posted on 21/5/13 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by designer
Where in France are you?
i live in Saint sérotin, Yonne (89)

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omega0684

posted on 21/5/13 at 12:29 PM Reply With Quote
Welcome to the forum! lots of great guys on here, it looks like you are making great progress and you have lots of space!

just a personal note, if that is the dohc engine then i would bin it straight away (they are poop! virtually zero tuning potential) and build the car around the engine that you WANT in there! my donor was the dohc and the engine went straight away and replaced with a Pinto.

I will be keeping an eye on this build, looks like it could be an interesting one!

ATB





I love Pinto's, even if i did get mine from P&O!

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alex89

posted on 21/5/13 at 01:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by omega0684
Welcome to the forum! lots of great guys on here, it looks like you are making great progress and you have lots of space!

just a personal note, if that is the dohc engine then i would bin it straight away (they are poop! virtually zero tuning potential) and build the car around the engine that you WANT in there! my donor was the dohc and the engine went straight away and replaced with a Pinto.

I will be keeping an eye on this build, looks like it could be an interesting one!

ATB
the DOHC is for the first build, next i will change the engine for a more lighter and more appreciate to me.

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alex89

posted on 29/5/13 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
ok, so i welded this part of chassis firstly, because I had to move it for working on my 205 Rallye



after that, I tacked the transmission tunnel (?)



then, I started the bracket of the steering column because I thought " three tubes are simple to put on", but in fact it was not at all the case!

when I got this part I made the pic that everyone must do at this point of the construction




today I will made the rear portion. See you later

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alex89

posted on 29/5/13 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
so today I made the rear parts





more than 10 tubes cut and this will be the end of said tubes.

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Blackhole

posted on 5/6/13 at 09:39 PM Reply With Quote
Do you use the book drawings or the ones for the LHD?
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alex89

posted on 6/6/13 at 09:29 AM Reply With Quote
i use all the drawings in the book, just reverse some parts, like U8 & U7, TT2 & TT3, TT9 & TT11, TT12 & TT10 and the steering bracket assembly.

The MT75 can fit just like that with LHD.

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alex89

posted on 7/6/13 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
Sockets for the front and rear wishbones (free)


first parts arrive from laser cutting (thanks to my wife because it's her job and it's free to!)

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Blackhole

posted on 7/6/13 at 07:31 PM Reply With Quote
how will you bend those brackets?
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alex89

posted on 7/6/13 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
it's a job of one of my friend so i 'll bring those parts to him next week.

[Edited on 8/6/13 by alex89]

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alex89

posted on 9/6/13 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
i want to know if wishbones discribed in the book are good in their dimensions?
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alex89

posted on 14/6/13 at 06:04 PM Reply With Quote
parts returned from bend



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Slimy38

posted on 14/6/13 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alex89
i want to know if wishbones discribed in the book are good in their dimensions?


Take a look here;

http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=2430

there are revised rear wishbone measurements. Along with a whole load of other changes that have already caught me out...

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alex89

posted on 14/6/13 at 06:27 PM Reply With Quote
in my book there are the same wishbone measurements.
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alex89

posted on 9/7/13 at 08:29 AM Reply With Quote
the new place for the Sierra...


and installing the bracket front wishbone. Problems appeared at the center of bracket and i changed some tubes that is symmetrical on each side, that's why you see some small plate between tubes and bracket.



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alex89

posted on 1/11/13 at 06:16 PM Reply With Quote
some update

the rear area:






the hand-brake bracket


bracket rear wishbones


engine mount


you know what is it


in place




with a friend who is constructing the same kitcar, we draw on computer all plates needed for the frame, printing on stick-paper, cutting them and this the result:















some pics that i can explain with my poor english








back view


side view


the wiring loom just for start the engine and it works, just to finish it now



the parts for ... rear hub? (i'm not sure for the name)


and the first wishbone homemade because it's priceless

see you soon

[Edited on 1/11/13 by alex89]

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mark chandler

posted on 1/11/13 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
Looks great Alex

Only one small problem that I can see, you have the steering wheel on the wrong side

Once welded and clad you will have a nice car.

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alex89

posted on 2/11/13 at 09:32 AM Reply With Quote
thanks a lot Mark.

the side is the good one , not because i'm in France but only because i am disabled with the left hand (no rotation), implying that shift gears can be done with my right hand only.

I still have many things to finish before she already looks like a simple car.

[Edited on 2/11/13 by alex89]

[Edited on 2/11/13 by alex89]

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RichardK

posted on 2/11/13 at 11:06 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Alex some great progress there and nice quality, you are very lucky to have a wife that laser cutting!

Cheers

Rich





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