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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:15 pm 
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thanks lol tho in my defense I it has been so hot that after only a few hours of cutting and welding etc I am f****ed and need a shower but the weather is cooling down a little now so hopefully this weekend I can get a full day in :D

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:48 am 
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not managed to the full day in as I had other stuff to do but got some time in today ,
check my blog for details :D

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:40 am 
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good progress this week check out my blog

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Starting to take shape now Lawrence :D

Think you def made the right call taking the time to change the suspect piece, sods law it would bite you in the backside for the rest of the build otherwise, and you would always know it was there.


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 Post subject: Build grinds to a holt
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Hi all sorry no update for a while the chassis is no further forward as yet due to two things

1. I put my back out so bending over was out of the question.

2 The most annoying part of all I went with my Thai friend to pic up the donor and it was gone no sign of anybody to talk to.

My friend phoned the woman up who was selling it as she said her husband had died ,when he asked where was the car she replied the owner came and took it away. So in essence the lying old bag was trying to sell a car that was not hers to sell :x :x

So I am back to the drawing board as to where to get a front and rear hubs diff and drive shafts from.

I have managed to find someone selling a rear diff from a merc 220 with drive shafts but no hubs

so at this point apart from the diagonals and other top rails. I cant start on the rear part of the chassis .

I may have to look at a hybrid between the Haynes chassis and the Ron champions chassis as a solid rear axle is easier to obtain...

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Shame about the donor, hopefully something turns up soon and I'm totally sympathising about the back troubles :(


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Still no sign of any suitable IRS rear so now looking at live rear axles. I can find plenty of them from small Nissan and Mitzi pick ups as well as Suzuki jeeps.

Just need to know what width to go for.

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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Is this any good

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthr ... tid=156218


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 Post subject: Re: Thailoz build diary
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:14 pm 
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thanks that is great

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 Post subject: Decision made
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Well after lots of research I have made a decision on what to go for donor wise.
I read that some of the locost boys in the US and Australia are using Toyota Hiace van front uprights which I an get easily here.
Also read that some of the mk2 escort racers are using the rear axle from Toyota hilux 2wd or toyota Hiace vans as they are about the same size :o

So my intentions are to use
1. Toyota Hiace front uprights brakes etc.
2. graft a Ron champion style rear end on a Haynes chassis with a Toyota Van live axle and brakes .

My only concern is what ratio to use as most of the hiace here are diesel.

any comments welcome .

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