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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    There's such a minimum of the original Monte tub left for a proper 037 conversion Peter. Whatever rust is left in the very small tub wouldn't be much to tackle?
    For example; every 'new' group 4 Escort shell built these days, nearly always needs a small amount of restoration before any fabrication begins, and there's a lot more shell to restore.
    There is that and the work would be fairly small compared to full restore, however I suspect in the UK at least, there are likely to be few available in this state, hence from a future point of view, having a new centre secion fabricated like the current Stratos replicas I would have thought makes sense, though I have no knowledge of what is involved as to how practical it would be.

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    I think there are enough rusty ones still out there, and I think most potential owners would want an 037 replica based on the factory steel centre tub? Well I would?
    I'd rather have had a Stratos rep with a steel tub too, but that's much more difficult and expensive than a Monte based car.

    What about a spaceframe that has versions to accept both Monte steel tub or a fibreglass one?

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    In theory, I'd break this to make one.
    Cheap Monte
    You could sell all the stuff that you won't need.

    I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project I must not buy a project

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Original 037's were based on Monte spider centre tubs. Very nice as that one is, its a long way away. One of the Forum members HERE makes an exact 037 replica. I have hi res chassis/tub pics but unfortunately not on this pc, on my old one. Was very tempted but I have too many unfinished projects that'll probably take me the rest of my days to finish!

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Quote Originally Posted by strat24v View Post
    Original 037's were based on Monte spider centre tubs.
    Is that because of the bubble roof, John?

    For any replica, it has to be a steel tub at the very least? Don't you think?

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Bubbles is correct, plain to see, both bits raised quite a bit. As for a steel centre tub then yes, it would have to be along with the correct tubular structures front and rear and also, for me, the correct uprights. Didn't know this originally but the front tube structure isnt linked into the roll cage at all, personally id want it linking correctly to the rest of the cage. I have drawings for the tube structures somewhere?

    The Peter Collins book on the 037 is worth a read, plenty of info and stacks of colour pics.
    Last edited by strat24v; 10-09-2012 at 15:56.

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Recently a "parts car" Lancia Scorpion was sold for $1700, it really wasn't a parts car as I purchased it form the guy who bought it for a parts car and saw that it was much more than that. He was not the guy who glued the new carpet on top of the old one, that was the guy he bought the car from. With only 1803 US modeld made, it might be hard, but not impossible to find a real "parts car". I've started my search.

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    About the recreation closeness. A friend of mine has a rally team, the father of one of his mechanics worked on the Lancia teams that used Stratos and 037s, he reviewed the web site and comment how close to original the recreation looked.

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Threads like this are dangerous in terms of the amount of daydreaming they create!!

    A quick search turned this up just 5 miles from my new work location:

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3251138041.html

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    Re: 037 Recreation

    I thought the best bet was a basket case rusty one. The bits that get cut off are usually whats replaced. So long as the screen pillars and roof bits are something like. As far as the mechanicals go, they arent worth a deal so why bother?

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