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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    That's Kirkham billeted aluminium rear end. Don't think you will be walking away with much change from 10k just for the suspension parts!Attachment 38122
    Nice....very nice

    Just imagine saving yourself a few bob
    Your local stockholders may have aluminium offcuts.

    All of my previous 6 Cobra builds have cost less than £10k.

    Prices have risen (mirrors/door locks) but I hope my latest Cobra will be on the road within budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    That's Kirkham billeted aluminium rear end. Don't think you will be walking away with much change from 10k just for the suspension parts!Attachment 38122
    I have never understood the (American) obsession with making stuff out of billet. You end up with something rather crude and chunky to look at, hideously expensive and (in this case) less rigid than the original. That's not really what you would call good engineering.
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    I do question if I would feel as safe with billet aluminium wishbones as apposed to steel.
    Hawk front Pic 1
    Kirkham Pic 2

    Both look nice
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    Have another look at billet v original
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    A gusset plate welded to the original steel blob would be good engineering practice.



    Has anyone on here actually bought one of those £10k suspensions ?

    My suspension was less than 4 figures.....

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    What you drawn there is exactly as you'll find the lower arms to look like in the Aston DB7 use of the Jag IRS - they beat you to it LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell_ram2 View Post
    What you drawn there is exactly as you'll find the lower arms to look like in the Aston DB7 use of the Jag IRS - they beat you to it LOL.
    I really like the end bit of your quote where it ends LOL

    I'll bet you £5 you'll find that statement is incorrect.
    Remember - I'm a cannae Scot wi his first penny.
    £5......is a lot



    Now - Do not let this photo of my wife's car influence your decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by drammyboy View Post
    Have another look at billet v original
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    A gusset plate welded to the original steel blob would be good engineering practice.



    Has anyone on here actually bought one of those £10k suspensions ?

    My suspension was less than 4 figures.....
    I do like your aluminium ones. Interested when you have your front and rear all fitted . You might get some orders.

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    Ooeerrr missus, I have gussets on mine already
    GD Mk3 Jag based
    Supercharged LS1
    GD J1M

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    Adding the gussets make them more rigid but is it required and noticeable?

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    I've never needed them because I only use a wee Rover V8 and drive sensibly.

    It would be prudent to have them welded on if you want to go racing or like tyre smoke

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