My 205 4X4 Cosworth

My 205 4X4 Cosworth

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s m

21,544 posts

174 months

Sunday 23rd February 2020
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Augustus Windsock said:
Fastdruid said:
Augustus Windsock said:
Not sure if anyone on here remembers, or even perhaps knows, but waaaay back a firm at Boughton (Notts) built the first car with Sapphire 4x4 running gear. I believe they are or were (?) DJMotorsport
It was built into a Ford Ka with wonderfully bloated wheel arches and you could actually see the diff under the rear when behind it.
That's is impressive....but ugly, it looks hideous. The 205 otoh is cloud9
https://www.djm-motorsport.co.uk/Ford_KA_Project.h...

If you're talking Cosworth conversions I very much prefer the Puma one. https://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?t=28350
Can’t say I’ve seen that post before about the Ka but he first one was built without a cage in it
The wheels were good coloured (speedlines?) and it was a flat grey colour
One owner lived on Clilpstone Road West in Mansfield if any readers remember it or know if it’s still about
As an aside, I was wondering what the insurance would be on a modified 205 like this?
I would ask the OP but that’s a bit rude. And private !
There was also Richie’s Ka featured on Speedhunters






http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/08/the-ka-coswort...

Caddyshack

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3,757 posts

177 months

Sunday 23rd February 2020
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Olivera said:
Curious, why didn't you just start with a Ford Cosworth of some kind, given that's the basis of the floorpan and running gear?
I love 205’s, always wanted a wide body 205 with cossie running gear.

When I bought it the floor pan was in along with running gear and engine.

The only Cossie I would want would be an Escos and even then I would want the big engine, decent gearbox and rear end so makes no difference, a Wrc spec escort to this spec would be £60k to £100k.


Caddyshack

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177 months

Sunday 23rd February 2020
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The KA is nicely done, oddly enough I believe the KA is pretty much the same wheel base as the escort Cos.

s m

21,544 posts

174 months

Sunday 23rd February 2020
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Caddyshack said:
The KA is nicely done, oddly enough I believe the KA is pretty much the same wheel base as the escort Cos.
I do like the 205s.....but I think if I had loads of cash to do something similar I’d have a 309 built up like this with the YB in



I liked my 309 Gti smile

Caddyshack

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3,757 posts

177 months

Monday 24th February 2020
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Thanks PH for the Readers Car of the week..it means a lot to me!

That 309 Goodwood is nice, there cannot be many left now.

GVK

736 posts

213 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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grumpy52 said:
I have a dim memory of something very similar in the British rally championship back in the 90s . It was a bit of a gaint killer and on certain events it was untouchable.
That was a 306, Andy Burton's.

okenemem

1,138 posts

165 months

Tuesday 25th February 2020
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amazing car

BenLowden

3,610 posts

148 months

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Tuesday 3rd March 2020
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Caddyshack said:
Thanks PH for the Readers Car of the week..it means a lot to me!

That 309 Goodwood is nice, there cannot be many left now.
You're welcome! Although Jack was responsible. You have a PM from me about something else we'd like to discuss smile

Caddyshack

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3,757 posts

177 months

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
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BenLowden said:
Caddyshack said:
Thanks PH for the Readers Car of the week..it means a lot to me!

That 309 Goodwood is nice, there cannot be many left now.
You're welcome! Although Jack was responsible. You have a PM from me about something else we'd like to discuss smile
Hi Ben,

I cannot find the pm so I have sent you a message with all contact details.


Editted to add: Got it now...YES PLEASE!



Edited by Caddyshack on Tuesday 3rd March 15:29

Caddyshack

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3,757 posts

177 months

Thursday 26th March 2020
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A few updates of the underside. My actual gearbox is slightly longer than the mock up as it has a large spacer to allow for the bigger gears.

The underside will have a thin seam seal, then a light stone chip then body colour. I will wax oil all the cavities.

There is a lot of trimming still to be done and provision for the Wrc still stands and the chassis rails will be matched to the floor.









As you can see the ends / joins will all be tig welded together.

GTRene

12,625 posts

195 months

Thursday 26th March 2020
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wow, what a work, great stuf. thumbup

F1natic

316 posts

27 months

Friday 27th March 2020
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Caddyshack said:
All 4 previous owners have been in touch and 2 lost their licences in it.
I think that is almost a certainty - you are going to have to have so much restraint to keep to the legal limits. What a legendary beast you have, very impressive shoehorning.

Caddyshack said:
A few updates of the underside.
Looks like it is rolled onto it's side? I really like that idea, great access, how are you supporting it?

Caddyshack

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Friday 27th March 2020
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F1natic said:
Caddyshack said:
All 4 previous owners have been in touch and 2 lost their licences in it.
I think that is almost a certainty - you are going to have to have so much restraint to keep to the legal limits. What a legendary beast you have, very impressive shoehorning.

Caddyshack said:
A few updates of the underside.
Looks like it is rolled onto it's side? I really like that idea, great access, how are you supporting it?
Thanks.

It is on a rotisserie spit so that it can be welded at any angle. Seeing it upside down is weird

When I had the skyline box in it I altered the tunnel from underneath on my ramps, never again as blobs of weld dropped on my leg and set fire to my trousers and me.