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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:23 pm

They are available as their separate pieces from GW or QRG - think they’re galvanised? Terry H welded them up as a complete assembly per side then replaced the lot in one go I believe.

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Post by Wrighty57 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:19 pm

Thanks Phil,
I will look into it.

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Post by Chgperformance » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 pm

Welcome, I’m on the Norfolk/Cambs border but attend the Norfolk Noggin :)

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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:00 am

My front outriggers and side rails were replaced (with QRG galv ones), "body-on" (not by me, as I don't have welding facilities). It required a couple of small holes cutting in the floor to give all round access (but that's glassed back in again afterwards).


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:59 am

Colour wiring drawing for your car can be found here -
The only other advice I can give is you seriously think about fitting a steel or alloy timing gear wheel as the fibre or nylon wheels are known for failing - steel or alloy fit and forget.

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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:11 am

Kevin it`s not practical to fit SS to the mild steel chassis, the MOT man would be wondering how the welding was done.
As the components WOULD have to be welded back to the mild steel there WILL be issues of cracking and weld compatability.

I personally use Zintec sheet which can be welded just like the original stuff, and as its a chemical/mechanical bond of the zinc to the steel it last without painting.

I have made lots of Zinc plated parts over the years.

I will look out the pictures of the last chassis outrigger's I fitted.


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Post by Terry H » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:11 pm

Hi Kevin,

Yes I have successfully replaced the side rails and out riggers without taking the body off a SE6. Might be helpful if you say where you are located, someone may be able to pop over and give you some pointers. You have a PM.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:36 pm

If I’m honest, I prefer to make them up from thicker metal then the ones we can buy from our traders. As has been said 100% possible in situe.


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Post by scimrick » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:49 pm

Hi Kevin
Look forward to seeing you at Noggin 17th Jan at Little Melton

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