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thepeck

posted on 19/11/17 at 08:52 AM Reply With Quote
robin hood as donor for Haynes

Stupid question maybe.
Would all panels, fiberglass, glass etc from a robin hood be useable on a Haynes or similar chassis.
I've seen unfinished robin hood's based on Sierra's for sale that'd make gathering all parts a lot easier. Plus some without engines which would reduce that cost for me as I have bike engine already.
What's an unregistered robin hood without an engine with in your opinion?
Thoughts?

[Edited on 19/11/17 by thepeck]

[Edited on 19/11/17 by thepeck]

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posted on 19/11/17 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
Personally I wouldnít bother... Iíve just bought an MX-5 for £450 with 10 months MOT and a full tank of petrol.. lol.
Iím going to run it around and then build one of the new MK Indy RX-5ís.
Iíll recon all the parts I need, sell all the stuff I donít and weigh in the car. Iíll have a brand new car for about 7 or 8k and all the donor parts will cost me nothing.
They do Finance too so itís going to cost me a couple of hundred quid a month.

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ianhurley20

posted on 19/11/17 at 09:42 AM Reply With Quote
I bought an MX5 for £360 used it as a donor and sold the unwanted bits for £560 - I'd probably go for Phils TMXR chassis or a diy weld route if you are confident with a mig/TIG or Martin Batho for a complete kit is worth a look





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thepeck

posted on 19/11/17 at 12:16 PM Reply With Quote
I have a Kadett c with MX5 engine and box so I'm not interested in that route. I have an R1 engine so I want to do something with that. I was thinking a cheap robin hood would have all Panels and running gear already.
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drt

posted on 19/11/17 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
I understand what you're trying to do.
Depends on the Robin Hood.
The GBS zero is much closer to the haynes chassis, but the bodywork of the older ones (the simple round tube ones) will not fit.

The running gear ...
I remember the 2b having a sliding pillar design, would not recommend that vintage of tech.
The S series were a mishmash of cortina and sierra stuff.
The MK2 where sierra uprights all round.
Very old ones have dolomite stuff.

Hope it helps

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ianhurley20

posted on 19/11/17 at 04:07 PM Reply With Quote
http://nw.rhocar.org/identification.htm This will help to identify the various types of Robin Hood, they are all different in both suspension and in sizes of car. You will not get any suspension and running gear to fit a Haynes apart from using the Sierra rear axle for brakes, driveshafts and diff. I don't think you will find very much bodywork will swap either





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Dingz

posted on 19/11/17 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
Prior to the 2B they were all monocoque so all you would have would be wings, nose and screen, and a big supply of stainless steel! unless its a zintec body.





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ianhurley20

posted on 19/11/17 at 10:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by thepeck
I have a Kadett c with MX5 engine and box so I'm not interested in that route. I have an R1 engine so I want to do something with that. I was thinking a cheap robin hood would have all Panels and running gear already.


Are you seriously saying an Opel Kadet? MX5 engine in a 7 is a lot different if that is what you have!





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thepeck

posted on 20/11/17 at 12:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ianhurley20
quote:
Originally posted by thepeck
I have a Kadett c with MX5 engine and box so I'm not interested in that route. I have an R1 engine so I want to do something with that. I was thinking a cheap robin hood would have all Panels and running gear already.


Are you seriously saying an Opel Kadet? MX5 engine in a 7 is a lot different if that is what you have!


I'm saying I don't want to do the mx5 thing again, I have bike engine already and want a 7 project for that

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thepeck

posted on 20/11/17 at 12:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by drt
I understand what you're trying to do.
Depends on the Robin Hood.
The GBS zero is much closer to the haynes chassis, but the bodywork of the older ones (the simple round tube ones) will not fit.

The running gear ...
I remember the 2b having a sliding pillar design, would not recommend that vintage of tech.
The S series were a mishmash of cortina and sierra stuff.
The MK2 where sierra uprights all round.
Very old ones have dolomite stuff.

Hope it helps


this is that answer I was looking for I guess. Scrub that plan so, cheers

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