Body off SE6

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Jasper53
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Body off SE6

Post by Jasper53 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm

Hi all, considering building a car for sprints and climbs. What is the body like to get off the SE? Figure it will be easier to work on the chassis, suspension, any rust issues with it off. Does it leave the engine and box in situ ? Cheers Rob



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Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:49 pm

Easier than the 5 series and yes, you can leave the engines/box in if you really want to. There’s rarely any need to remove the body though.

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Removing bodyshell - instructions here


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:09 pm

Jasper53 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Hi all, considering building a car for sprints and climbs. What is the body like to get off the SE? Figure it will be easier to work on the chassis, suspension, any rust issues with it off. Does it leave the engine and box in situ ? Cheers Rob
I would really advise purchasing a car that has been modified already, they do crop up.


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Post by guybetts » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:25 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Jasper53 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm
Hi all, considering building a car for sprints and climbs. What is the body like to get off the SE? Figure it will be easier to work on the chassis, suspension, any rust issues with it off. Does it leave the engine and box in situ ? Cheers Rob
I would really advise purchasing a car that has been modified already, they do crop up.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:40 pm



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