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Custom Ford Sierra Upright – steering arm – Part 2

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This Haynes Roadster has parts from many makes and models of cars: Ford Sierra 4×4 Cosworth, Scorpio, Jaguar X type, Austin Ambassador, Citroen BX, Mercedes SLK etc.

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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 Β£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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Ackermann Angle and Sierra Uprights

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If you swapped uprights from one side of the car to the other the Ackermann Angle would be very wrong.

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Sierra Uprights

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The Ford Sierra upright can be modified to from a MacPherson Strut to an upright for an A-Arm setup. The top ball joint is from a Ford Transit van, as per the book by Chris Gibb. The top ball joint…

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Updated Sierra Uprights

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I used Sierra uprights with standard mushroom top hat adaptors. Using a medium Swing Arm radius (it’s going to be a daily driver) and a top arm closer to 2/3 the length of the bottom arm, I came up with…

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Sierra Uprights

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For the modified Ford Sierra setβˆ’up I used : Modified Sierra uprights. Mushroom top hat adapters. McSorley 442 chassis with suspension mounts similar to Locost. 195/45/15 βˆ’ Diameter 556mm. βˆ’1Β° camber. Chassis to ground clearance 150mm. Front track 1452mm. Β»…

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