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Postby Shoveitpusher » 08 Apr 2009, 17:04

do you still need a front bumper?
i have my old one in the garage now
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Postby Shellysowner » 09 Apr 2009, 14:41

RMARKS wrote:Hi

Is it a standard 1256 nosecone that you are after or a HS/Manta/GTE version.

If it's a 1256 jobbie have one spare.

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curryracer wrote:As far as I can tell its a standard 1256 one. Is there a difference to the HS version?

I thought the Manta / Cavalier type had the brace across the car and was a lot more involved to cut and shut???

My version has the two moulded rubber legs instead of the earlier(?) one with 2 removable bobbin mounts. The Sportpart manual recommends the bobbin type as being stronger.

Is yours the same?

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Postby curryracer » 09 Apr 2009, 22:47

Thanks for offer Pete, not sure at the moment. Will need to see what the front looks like once I've finished my bodywork purge.

Are you going to the 2-day Autocross at Braintree?
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 12 Apr 2009, 10:21

no mate, not unless i'm working and can persuade the missus to go.

mate if you're doing all this body work now, get a pair of link boxes and put them in the rear - even if you don't use them now it'll be the hardest part of the conversion done.

mine are escort but i bet TJ has proper chevette ones and i am still running the torque tube.

then you torque tube problems are a thing of the past!
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Postby RMARKS » 16 Apr 2009, 10:37

Hi

The torque tube I have has the same donut as your old one.

Free + P+P if you are interested.

One I have is just the nose cone and does not have the mounting.

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Postby Shellysowner » 02 Sep 2009, 17:57

Blimey! :shock:

On the plus side its sounds like you're ok. Not sure the car will be though :? Keep us posted on what you decide to do.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 03 Sep 2009, 12:31

Hi Chris

couple of thoughts spring to mind you and pratt feature heavily :lol:

glad your ok though

forgive me being alll health and safety but it all looks hard enough to require new harnesses and seat, tubular seats do bend in that kind of crash (have been in one that had me sitting over the tunnel after one shunt) and yu don't want to be sitting in the seat if they break. can lend both if you can collect.

need to see more of the damage to assess the repair start again question
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Postby curryracer » 06 Sep 2009, 20:31

The action shots have been uploaded here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/page3/

You can see I didn't actually roll over. The car ran into the barrel which dug in and tipped the car onto its nose, then it spun around to face the way it came and landed back down - rear first.

Most of the damage was to the front panel, inner and outer wings. The turrets haven't moved at all, neither has the crossmember.

However the A pillar on the driver's side has been pushed back about a quarter of an inch which made it impossible to get out of the door at first!

The A pillars, roof etc are undamaged.

The seat frame that runs along the floor squashed the brace that runs over the tunnel.

At the rear, the impact has pushed the driver's side inner arch outwards and upwards from the floorpan, breaking the welds.

The arch has pushed up by 1/2" around roll cage foot.

The outer arch has been pushed outwards enough to crack the seal around the arch lip which had been folded up to the inner arch.

The exhaust rear box has impacted the rear panel and creased it slightly.

Essentially the front panels are cosmetic and can be beaten into shape and panelled over. ( I know it won't look pretty, but then it never really has! LOL)

My brother-in-law has a port-a-power (another racer had one on the day and with their help I managed to get the car ready for Sunday) which we will use to staighten the front as much as possible and push the A pillar out to get the door to shut properly.

That should sort it for now untill I can save some money to get another shell.

The last race is a double header weekend is at the end of Sep. I should be able to get the car ready for that, then re-assess after that.

I agree with what you said about the seat and belts. They will need a full inspection ASAP. I have a spare belt (it used to be my road car with two seats etc), but I might take you up on the offer of the seat. What make/model is it?

More later when its light enough to take some decent pics!
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 07 Sep 2009, 09:50

you are one lucky lucky driver - whoever said you can't defy the laws of physics would appear to be wrong.

i have a pair of old tatty cobra base mount seats - road use only so should be mechanically sound.
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