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Well after selling the car about seven years ago, I bought it back a couple of months ago and have been on a spending spree since getting donor vehicles to get it to how it was before with a few bits that will make it even better.

Some of the older members may remember it from back in the day, it was a fully completed car with tax and mot and I used it as a good weather toyShock

i sold the car to Robert after he offered me a great price to sell, I never had it advertised but he was very persistent and had offered me a good deal, I let it go and set up my own business with the money but have to say I regretted it ever since. The car has undergone some great changes and now has a full roll cage, better floor design, new gearbox tunnel and a lovely carbon fibre rough, I bought some of the parts with the car like all rose jointed suspension and wrc uprights, the engine I couldn't afford to buy back it was a 2.2 yb (cosworth lump) cabable of 800 bhp, the engine alone is worth £30k so I had to leave that and the gearbox, a proper Rallye style unit.


This is how the car sits at the minute, on a jig-









Since buying the car back minus a few of the important bits I needed to find myself a donor, I knew the sierra cosworth running gear would all bolt up and I could use the gearbox, engine front and rear diff and the loom and ecu, I tried to find these parts separately but this little lot was about £5000 to buy separately. I then started to browse that famous auction site looking for either damaged sierras or rotten ones and was shocked at what they made, I eventually stumbled across one and got it for £4k, minus any tax and mot (yes they really do make that money). On arrival it really didn't look anything special and it took us a while to get it stated but once we did and I took it for a shirt drive it did everything well and with the engine literally 40 miles previous being rebuilt albeit two years ago it was ideal, it was loaded up and it's sat waiting to die now.




Son loved it any way ha ha (grumpy git)





The money shot



since then it's been parked on the front waiting for well time to pass me by and it rots away, no I need to get some enthusiasm and get started stripping the sierra down of all the bits I require and clean them up, re plate them where needed and add some fresh paint etc and transfer it over to the 106.



Well I have been gathering parts etc and knew I would need all the glass for the 106 and also various trim bits and clips and was just looking for a knackered 3 door 106 on that famous auction site and stumbled on a gold 106 xs, yes a 2 owner car with 40,000 genuine miles, it sounded to good to be true, I arranged to collect and turned up to be shocked that it's mint, the original 106 dimma started life as an xs so all the trim is ideal, thing is I have grown attached to the gold one and have been using it for my own transport for the last two weeks, it really is a gem.







Yes the car really is that clean, it reminds me back in the day when I bought a brand new 106, it drives that nice.

keep your eyes peeled, will update as things progress.

many thanks, Carl

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Posted 28th Aug 2014 at 23:35
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Looking forward to this one Carl Thumbs up
Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 10:49
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I'm sure I spied this for sale recently on Passionford or something similar.....

Will keep an eye on this with great interest as I'm currently building up a YB and gathering Saph 4x4 running gear. WAS intending to fit it all in a MKII Escort but giving serious consideration to chucking it all in the 306 at some point!!!

Out of interest, did you graft on the Saph rear floorpan or was the 106 shell converted to accept 4WD gear from scratch?


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Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 12:49
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This is gonna be a good one...

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Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 18:11
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Just to echo what others have said, this is going to be a really interesting thread.

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Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 20:58
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Really ? Is it just me that is yawning at this thread ?
Posted 29th Aug 2014 at 21:01
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bigbadbowen wrote:
Really ? Is it just me that is yawning at this thread ?


Bit like most of your b**ching threads regards cars priced too high or you just cant afford them mate, you don't have to reply, i don't on yours, as if i have an opinion i keep it to myself, i would practice it if i was you!Thumbs up

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Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 15:18
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I think he was joking Carl LOL

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Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 14:08
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I don't think he was LOL

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  • Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 14:55
    cully

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    i don't care!

    more pictures of the 106 shell and floor pan fabrication that looks an epic achievement
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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 15:39
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    How can this be boring? Each to their own I suppose.

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 16:58
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    tarmac terror wrote:
    I'm sure I spied this for sale recently on Passionford or something similar.....

    Will keep an eye on this with great interest as I'm currently building up a YB and gathering Saph 4x4 running gear. WAS intending to fit it all in a MKII Escort but giving serious consideration to chucking it all in the 306 at some point!!!

    Out of interest, did you graft on the Saph rear floorpan or was the 106 shell converted to accept 4WD gear from scratch?


    TT


    The shell was originally converted by a company called djm Motorsport in Nottingham (they used to prep Colin McRae's cars), it was a quality job but the running gear was set back a little too far, meant the weight distribution wasn't quite right and the gear lever was set back a bit, made for awkward gear changes.

    It's now been altered and a new tunnel has been fabricated which has been done from scratch and it's a much nicer job etc, link that with a cage and the rose joint suspension set up it will just been a much better job.

    A few pictures.













    The carbon fibre roof






    Carl

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 18:35
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    love this car Love Great to see it looking so mint, well done for taking it on again Carl Thumbs up

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 18:25
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    Now this is what I call a project
    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:27
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    pebbles167 wrote:
    I think he was joking Carl LOL

    Great avatar. Laugh my ass off

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:27
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    Cage is porn! Potentially stupid question but how does the roof skin fit back in, is it bonded or something? Wouldn't that reduce the overall strength and rigidity of the shell?

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:32
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    demondriverdan wrote:
    Cage is porn! Potentially stupid question but how does the roof skin fit back in, is it bonded or something? Wouldn't that reduce the overall strength and rigidity of the shell?


    With the cage I would say not, it was a sunroof shell to start with, yes I do believe it was bonded into place.

    Carl

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:37
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    pugheaven wrote:
    Now this is what I call a project


    Want to swop for your 306? These projects are a money pit, I wanted it back but boy I have some serious money in it all readyLOL

    Just sold my 205 supercharged track toy and a few other bits and bobs but it's still eating into things, I reckon it will be a long project.

    Carl

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:44
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    mechanical_repairs wrote:
    With the cage I would say not, it was a sunroof shell to start with, yes I do believe it was bonded into place.

    Carl


    Makes sense, cheers Smile

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    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 19:45
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    I'll swap once you have finished it!

    It's taken me 2 years just to strip and rebuild mine so I would have to factor in 10 years to finish yours
    Posted 30th Aug 2014 at 20:24
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    That CF roof Love
    Posted 31st Aug 2014 at 11:02
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    Have you got any further with this?

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    Posted 18th Sep 2014 at 18:37
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    ian7675 wrote:
    Have you got any further with this?


    Unfortunately no, waiting for my custom front subframe to arrive, it's pointless me trying to get everything in and lined up etc without the subframe. Itching to get started.

    Carl

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    Posted 18th Sep 2014 at 19:20
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    demondriverdan wrote:
    Cage is porn! Potentially stupid question but how does the roof skin fit back in, is it bonded or something? Wouldn't that reduce the overall strength and rigidity of the shell?


    Not if it is bonded with very strong adhesive that is very stiff itself when it sets.
    Modern Landrover shells are largely bonded together rather than welded these days!

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    Posted 18th Sep 2014 at 20:45
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    given it has that cage, you could pop rivet the roof on if you wanted LOL

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