ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

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colin davids
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ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by colin davids » Wed 21 Nov 2012, 08:39

GDAY.I THOUGHT I'D POST SOME PICS OF AN ORIGINAL XR8 BODYSHELL THAT I RECENTLY FOUND.IT IS QUITE STRAIGHT AND ORIGINAL AND DOES NOT REALLY NEED ANY BODYWORK OTHER THAN SOME TORN VINYL ON THE DOORS.THE BODY HAD BEEN STORED IN A GARAGE FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS BUT LUCKILY THE I.D.TAGS ARE STILL IN PLACE.SO FAR WE HAVE FITTED THE FRONT AND REAR SUBFRAMES AND SPRAYED THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.I AM CURRENTLY DOING A FULL REBUILD ON A 302 MOTOR FOR THE CAR AND IT WILL HAVE A T5 GEARBOX.THE CAR WILL BE USED FOR FINE CAR RACING SO IT WILL HAVE A HALF CAGE AND UPGRADED FRONT BRAKES AND 22MM SPRINGS.WE ARE STILL MISSING A FEW INTERIOR BITS AND IF ANYBODY HAS A BOLT-IN FRONT BRAKE UPGRADE FOR THIS CAR IT WILL SAVE ME THE HASSLE OF A BMW CONVERSION.WILL POST PICS OF THE PROGRESS.

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FORD CAPRI PERANA NO. 66
FORD CAPRI V8 DRAG CAR
FORD SIERRA XR8
FORD CORTINA 3.0 S W/CHEVY V8
BMW E30 W/ FORD 347 STROKER
1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 MANUAL W/4V CLEVELAND
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Re: ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by gordini » Wed 21 Nov 2012, 08:50

That is a nice find..keep us updated on the progress 8) 8) 8)
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Re: ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by motor1 » Wed 21 Nov 2012, 21:22

Damn nice find. Updates with pics please! Awesome build potential
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Re: ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by colin davids » Fri 07 Dec 2012, 19:44

SOME PROGRESS PICS OF THE XR8.SUB-ASSEMBLY DONE,BUMPERS SPRAYED AND FITTED,DOOR WINDOWS AND MECHANISMS FITTED,BOTTOM OF DOORS SPRAYED AND 17 INCH MAGS WITH NEW TYRES FITTED.STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A CAR NOW!!I'VE PUT IN THE 22MM FRONT COIL SPRINGS AND I HEAR THERE'S A GUY IN JOBURG IMPORTING EBC RACING BRAKE DISCS FOR VARIOUS MAKES AT REASONABLE PRICES.A FRIEND OF MINE BOUGHT A SET OF GROOVED AND DRILLED DISCS FOR HIS JAG XJS FOR R 1 400 SO I RECKON IT'S WORTH LOOKING INTO.WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO WORK ON THE CAR MUCH BECAUSE IT'S A REALLY BUSY TIME OF YEAR BUT I HOPE TO FIT THE MOTOR AND BOX BY NEXT FRIDAY.ONCE THAT MOTOR FIRES IT USUALLY GIVES YOU THE NECESSARY PLUCK TO FINISH THE REST.SORRY ABOUT THE POOR QUALITY PICS.

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FORD CAPRI PERANA NO. 66
FORD CAPRI V8 DRAG CAR
FORD SIERRA XR8
FORD CORTINA 3.0 S W/CHEVY V8
BMW E30 W/ FORD 347 STROKER
1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 MANUAL W/4V CLEVELAND
SUZUKI GSXR 1000
FORD SAPPHIRE 2 LITRE 16 VALVE TURBO

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Re: ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by alvin chetty » Sat 08 Dec 2012, 10:37

Looking good Collin. I see you are using the V6 front cross member. why not build one like the original. I am sure Pat still got a template
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Re: ORIGINAL SIERRA XR8 FOUND

Post by colin davids » Tue 11 Dec 2012, 17:32

THANKS ALVIN.I'LL GIVE HIM A CALL BUT FOR NOW I JUST WANT TO GET THIS BASTARD RUNNING ASAP. STARTING TO GET WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS.

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FORD CAPRI PERANA NO. 66
FORD CAPRI V8 DRAG CAR
FORD SIERRA XR8
FORD CORTINA 3.0 S W/CHEVY V8
BMW E30 W/ FORD 347 STROKER
1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 MANUAL W/4V CLEVELAND
SUZUKI GSXR 1000
FORD SAPPHIRE 2 LITRE 16 VALVE TURBO

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