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The front of the chassis looks to be in better condition than the rear. We cleaned it up further, but it seems quite acceptable really. I think this will give everyone a reasonable idea on the condition. 

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On UK chassis, the side rails often rot away (usually at the back), and I've seen the radius arm mounts pull through the rear outriggers. Certainly, the condition appears better than 99% of cars you'd find over here. I'm curious to know if there are any differences between the home market and export chassis. CKD kits were also built and sold in India where they apparently had a reputation for being intolerant of the local road conditions.

I had forgotten about the rear shock and diff mounts on the Mk.1 chassis, this is probably the most salient difference compared to the Mk. 2, which has cross member between the two. Perhaps this is something also worth considering?

Out of interest, what is the aluminium item on the bulkhead, connected to the air duct below the windscreen, facing the carburettor?

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I think the cross member is a good idea. The alloy 'beehive' looking thing is a cabin heater - the origins are unknown. It's not Datsun 1200, which supplied the engine and gearbox.

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Can only see the first pic for some reason but that looks like a pretty decent coupe - smooth-roof too.  Would fetch pretty good money as-is here, not that that is any use to you in Oz!

JFs pic is of a Mk2 chassis.  Yours is probably a Mk1 chassis.  I noted your earlier remark about the export Mk1 chassis being "strengthened" but certainly the standard item is legendarily feeble and prone to cracking up around and behind the front wishbone mounts and anywhere around the diff mounts at the rear.  This without any help from tin-worm.

Nick

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That's interesting - I can see the other images - can someone else tell me what they can see?

The roof is free to a good home.

The 'export' chassis comment came from others on a forum - I have no information to support it.

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An OE estate roof is a very floppy item. distorts under its own weight if you hold it up by a corner.   And it weighs 30kgs

The GRP roof I made for Silverback was so stiff that we couldn't bend it between two men holding the corners, and it weighed only 9kgs.

 

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1 hour ago, NeilR said:

That's interesting - I can see the other images - can someone else tell me what they can see?

The roof is free to a good home.

The 'export' chassis comment came from others on a forum - I have no information to support it.

I could see them earlier when I posted my previous reply, but not now. I just see the following symbol instead of the image:

Perhaps a permissions issue?
 

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Sorry all, I just cannot work out a method of having the images appear in the forum ATM, so links are below:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HJtUdRHVymXo1cWc9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HjpCVWh3JeFnBSii9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/am7vmhKwc4cNpL9G9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DC5P6ExDMK8Pqv2NA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/98TFqAaEpapzKWnc7

 

please let me know if these work

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Those links worked for me. That is a project car for sure.

good luck and enjoy.

 

( but surprised you included the pic of you in that yellow bikini Neil :ninja:)

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Chassis looks pretty good. Whole car looks pretty fair bar front foot wells and read plates (though photos may lie!).

Have a good look for cracks though especially around diff mounting areas. Anything more than 948 is reputedly too much power!

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I've looked at pictures of the Mk1 and Mk2 chassis - the main rails and outriggers seem the same - is the difference only on the diff mount and the additional support from the bumper mounts/front chassis sleeving.

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