- Apr 19, 2005
- S?dert?lje, Sweden
- Volvo 480ES -88
how expensive are wrecked MX-5's where you live? i can get a perfect doner around here for maybe $800-1200 rememeber other than motor tranny, IRS (something you don't get with a sierra build) pedals and the guage cluster you don't use much out of the doner
I haven't got any good resource for getting a price quote on a wrecked MX-5, but the cheapest working one I can find is 45 000 sek (~7000 usd) so I don't think a wreck will be that cheap. Maybe 10 000 - 15 000 sek compared to 2 000 - 3 000 sek for a Sierra.
That depends on what your donor is. If it has a narrow track for example, you could use the steering rack. There are lots of potential bits to be robbed off of a donor by a creative builder. I wouldn't go with a Sierra unless you were instant at following a recipe and were quite happy to have a big fat Pinto engine in the front. Still a knackered Sierra can be had for pretty much nothing... so why not?
I like the whole "one kit, one donor" idea, and a Zetec conversion shouldn't be too hard.