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Transverse Rear Drive Model
The 200ME-t is built onto an all-new powder coated 3 part chassis with integral roll cage protected centre cockpit section. The body panels are manufactured in grp with white primer gellcoat finish for minimal flatting and painting upon completion of the build.
The chassis base is formed of 40mm sq steel tube with both 32 and 25mm intermediates, cross-bracing and triangulation, all resulting in a torsionally rigid, mid-weight structure. Different option, front and rear chassis sub-assemblies, simply bolt to the cockpit centre section.
The roll cage comprises a 45mm CDS main hoop, with 38mm over door & over screen front bars and 38mm rear braces.
The rear chassis sub-assembly is designed to accept the Mondeo ST (and derivative) engine/gearbox and driveshaft/hubs subframe assy complete resulting in our most simple donor to 200 kit build option.
The standard sub-assembly retains the Mondeo suspension legs although we recommend they be upgraded to after-market lowered, adjustable rate, coil-over style replacement struts.
The front chassis sub-assembly can be specified as standard, to accept the complete Ford Sierra donor cross-member assembly, or upgraded to a double wishbone set-up with single or double coil-overs.