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norton 22nd May 2015 11:10 AM

FOR SALE - MX5 Saturn build.
 
Fast forward to the last post for sale details.

Hi everyone,

About 4 weeks ago I found the Haynes Roadster book then 3 weeks ago I started my build!

I've gone for the Saturn mx5 plans and I've been making nearly everything from scratch myself.









I hate the front frame...

norton 22nd May 2015 11:12 AM








K4KEV 22nd May 2015 11:19 AM

Hi Norton whats your proper name and where you at? great to see a newb since it has been a while since anyone has started a build , look forward to watching your roadster take shape and looking like very good progress so far dont forget there is a plethora of info on here so ask if not sure. gud on yer so far bud.

norton 22nd May 2015 11:26 AM

Cheers Kev, I can't stop!!

My names Gavin, I'll add some details in my sig in a bit and yes, I've a mass of questions!

Latest.





I'm waiting for the suspension brackets before I can complete the rear end. I've welded what you see together which was a bit naughty but it's still dimensionally good. My table sagged a bit meaning one of the lower side to side chassis rails bowed down when clamped up however removing the unwanted section which blocks the trans has helped.

Next up is the remaining plates then the suspension arms. Hopefully the brackets will arrive soon :(

Numplumb 22nd May 2015 11:34 AM

Hi Gavin and welcome 1 of your photos shows TR5 which will be in the way of the inlet manifold if your going to use MX5 engine

Regards Mick.

norton 22nd May 2015 11:40 AM

Hi Mick and thank you, yes I got carried away. It's gone now though.

So, first question, will 13" wheels fit the mx5 running gear?

I intend to use the 1.6 brakes but if anything bigger will fit I'm all ears.

Stot 22nd May 2015 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norton (Post 100630)
Hi Mick and thank you, yes I got carried away. It's gone now though.

So, first question, will 13" wheels fit the mx5 running gear?

I intend to use the 1.6 brakes but if anything bigger will fit I'm all ears.

Hi,

It depends on the wheels. Mine has 13" steelies on it, 1.6 running gear and brakes.



Not sure 13" alloys would fit as they tend to have a thicker rim material. Heres the clearances on my steelies.





Cheers
Stot

norton 22nd May 2015 11:52 AM

Thanks Stot,

Hmm that's promising then. I thought the rear lower arm would get in the way so I'm glad to see it might not.

norton 22nd May 2015 06:38 PM

I made a start on the steering column however it's become very clear I need to do this with the seat in place.







Is it looking about right so far?

I'll get the rack fitted tomorrow to help the process.

twinturbo 22nd May 2015 07:06 PM

Speedy progress, well done!

Have you got a plan for the body work?

TT


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