Haynes Forums  

Go Back   Haynes Forums > Haynes Roadster Forums > Donor cars
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11th March 2015, 07:55 PM
dubzter's Avatar
dubzter dubzter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North of Scotland
Posts: 117
Default MX5 body removal

Has anyone done the mx5 body removal leaving the drive train etc intact?

Like this
https://youtu.be/ywoHUlZTMWs

If you have do you have any hints and tips?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th March 2015, 09:15 PM
JasonL JasonL is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dubzter View Post
Has anyone done the mx5 body removal leaving the drive train etc intact?

Like this
https://youtu.be/ywoHUlZTMWs

If you have do you have any hints and tips?
Have you tried this?
http://www.mevltd.co.uk/mev/mevexocetbuildguide.pdf
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11th March 2015, 10:07 PM
dubzter's Avatar
dubzter dubzter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North of Scotland
Posts: 117
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonL View Post
Yeah found that not long ago, cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th March 2015, 10:14 PM
dubzter's Avatar
dubzter dubzter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: North of Scotland
Posts: 117
Default

If I do go down this route gonna need to document/film it
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th March 2015, 10:16 PM
Ianr Ianr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 216
Default

There are a few guides around for removal of the body of the MX5 from its powerplant and frame. They all miss a few bits out. I did mine a couple of months ago and its fairly straightforward. Keep all the nuts and bolts and plastic fasteners, you can use lots of them later, label everything you can - I haven't put the loom back together yet but I am sure all those labels will help no end. In fact label anything and everything.
Taking the body off was fine but I did everything on my own and actually dragging the body on the hoist was a bit of a struggle but its fairly straightforward.
Keep the fuel tank and fuel filter - the filter bracket will save you having to make one - the tank will save you having to make the screw in fittings for the pump and level indicator.
If in doubt - keep it - if not sell it. I've made about 150 profit on selling the bits I didn't need and have a free engine, gearbox, prop, electrics and instruments, can't be bad.
__________________
My build blog here http://ianhaynes20.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12th March 2015, 12:00 AM
vmax1974's Avatar
vmax1974 vmax1974 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Teesside
Posts: 1,140
Default

I did it on my last build found it much easier that crawling undr the car trying to get the ppf seporated from the gearbox and diff
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12th March 2015, 12:13 PM
TalonMotorFabrication TalonMotorFabrication is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southminster Essex
Posts: 260
Default

I have a bad back so did'nt fancy crawling under it so took the engine and gearbox out then rolled the whole thing upside down and stood up to remove every thing else with the engine crane.
__________________
Unofficially rated No.1 supplier of fabricated Haynes Roadster parts by the workshop rat population.

Direct email talonmotorfabrication@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12th March 2015, 12:24 PM
Stot's Avatar
Stot Stot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 748
Default

I found it pretty straight forward as long as you remove/cut all the right bolts first.



I would probably have tried to remove all the hub nuts before this point in hind sight though.

Cheers
Stot
__________________
1.6 Mazda B6 : Garrett TBO339 : 420cc WRX Injectors : FMIC : Microsquirt V3 : LC-2 Wideband : Toyota COP
Build Started Jan 2013 : OTR Aug 2014 : Build Pictures
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.