|Thanks for the info, I'll go get myself a copy of classic ford!
I painted the 'finished' bits of the shell last night…..
….and measured up the front suspension so I can drop it into SusProg3D (Links on the previous page).
Once I've done that, I can easily redesign it to suit the wider track and wheels/tyres combo I'll be running. The program heavily references Chassis Engineering by Herb Adams. ISBN 1-55788-055-7, which rocks, as it's a great book, and I've got it!
This is the path I think I'll chose.
Home made uprights
This would leave me using ford wheels (easy to get hold of), and easily available parts. It also offers a nice upgrade path for the fronts, and different LSD options for the sierra diff. I've not found any aftermarket diffs for the omega diffs, just the OEM LSD option.
In a way it's sad not to use the manta bits, but I'd prefer to use stuff I can get bits for easily, and with a more affordable upgrade path.