Suspension

Custom Ford Sierra Upright – steering arm

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Getting the dimensions correct for this custom Ford Sierra Upright hasn’t been easy. The reason for making a new upright was the steering arm on the standard upright being wrong for my particular application. Therefore getting the next stage right is very important.

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Custom Ford Sierra Upright Part 2

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I’ve been boxing in one of my custom Ford Sierra Front Uprights. They are made from solid EN3B steel along with 3,8,12mm steel plate.

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Custom Ford Sierra Front Uprights

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I had to enrol the skills of the ‘brother in law’ to TIG weld the new Ford Sierra based front uprights.

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Custom Sierra 4×4 Uprights Part 2

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This is not a DIY Sierra brake upgrade, more of a complete re-think. A set of W220 Mercedes callipers came up for less than £25 (inc. delivery).

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Custom Sierra 4×4 Uprights

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Ackermann angle geometry is a tricky subject and often over simplified.

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Locost Push Rod Rear Suspension

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Anti Squat Independent Rear Suspension for a Locost / Haynes Roadster is not easy. I have used push rod rear suspension to get a rising spring rate and reduced hub weight

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Kit Car Cantilever Suspension

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Setting up Inboard suspension on a kit car is a time consuming process. one that involves hours of measuring, clamping and tack welding.

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Haynes Roadster Mushroom Adaptors

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Ford Sierra Mushroom adaptors are available from many Haynes Roadster and Kit Car sources, but I needed some special ones to fit my 4×4 uprights.

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Push Rod Suspension

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Push Rod suspension doesn’t have to be complicated, many kit cars or Haynes Roadsters could have it at virtually no extra cost.

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Push Rod Cantilever Suspension

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The push rod suspension on the rear of this Haynes Roadster is almost complete. The reduction in un-sprung weight should help handling, but more importantly they look GREAT.

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