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CraigJ

posted on 28/12/10 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
Uprights?

What other uprights have been used on a book locost other than cortina ones?

These seem to be going for silly money now, is there a cheaper alternative?

Are there any plans for fabricated uprights?

Craig.






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MikeR

posted on 28/12/10 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
People (westfield, mnr + probably others) are using MX5 uprights.

Sierra uprights are common (rally design sell them new)

There are plans for weld your own uprights but some people have questioned the design a little - sharpe edges etc introducing stress raisers.

You can buy uprights that are cast ally - although there have bee questions of the longevity of these due to historic manufacturing defects (now fixed with imposed weight limits to reduce stress).

Rally Design also do some uprights which look similar to the cortina ones but i think are from an american car (ie i'm not that sure what they are)

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MakeEverything

posted on 28/12/10 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
I think ive got a cad file for a fabricated upright if youre interested?





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SPYDER

posted on 28/12/10 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
Any other upright will require specific wishbones to match them to the locost chassis pickup points.
Does anyone make suitable wishbones to suit the sierra unit on a book chassis?

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orton1966

posted on 28/12/10 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be interested

quote:
Originally posted by MakeEverything
I think ive got a cad file for a fabricated upright if youre interested?


Hi, I've been working on drawing up some uprights in cad but would be very interested in seeing your cad file

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Daddylonglegs

posted on 28/12/10 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
For want of hijacking the thread, I'd be intrested in the CAD file (as long as I can view it )

JB





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irvined

posted on 28/12/10 at 11:47 PM Reply With Quote
Likewise for the CAD file.





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David H

posted on 29/12/10 at 02:44 AM Reply With Quote
So... what is the going price for Cortina uprights c/w hubs, rotors and calipers?
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CraigJ

posted on 29/12/10 at 08:24 AM Reply With Quote
I keep seeing the uprights with hubs go for 80+ on ebay.






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MakeEverything

posted on 29/12/10 at 08:57 AM Reply With Quote
OK guys, ive had a look and its a Rorty PDF File so you need to get in touch with him really.

Sorry.





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expatkiwi

posted on 29/12/10 at 01:40 PM Reply With Quote
I will have some uprights,hubs and discs available (all going well) from this saturday





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Yazza54

posted on 29/12/10 at 02:42 PM Reply With Quote
Was researching sierra ally uprights... anyone know of them?

Apparently they were used briefly but a failed and were discontinued...





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