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Old 22nd May 2015, 09:19 PM
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Welcome, that's good progress so far like everyone said don't be afraid to ask if you have any questions
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Old 22nd May 2015, 10:24 PM
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Looking great so far, you've really cracked on with the build.
Take a look at the faq in my sig, if you haven't already as there are some really useful tips and answered questions in there
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Old 23rd May 2015, 12:19 AM
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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.
I've just gone through this process and found it important to have the pedals and rack in to get everything to fit (and the seats). That said I have retained all the pedals, brake & clutch cylinders and the servo all top hung as in the MX5, this may not be the same if you are mounting the book pedal arrangement mounted on the floor level
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Old 23rd May 2015, 05:12 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys and the links, much appreciated.

I'm pushing to do as much as poss atm as we're due our first in September. I'm sure everything will grind to a halt then.

A couple of hours spent today.





I found this quite stressful due to wanting to achieve perfect dimensions. As it turned out it was bang on in all but one which was out by a mm. Using enough amps generated a ridiculous amount of heat however it's penetrated well.
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Old 24th May 2015, 03:30 AM
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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.
Yes they will I run pro 1.2 alloys with 1.8 brakes, the offset I can't remember off hand. Quick build so far!
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Old 24th May 2015, 08:33 AM
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Coming along nicely
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Old 24th May 2015, 09:52 AM
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13" wheels AND 1.8 brakes! That's that sorted then, thank you!

I've got a solid 8 hours in the garage tomorrow so I plan to have all front arms done. The rears will come next weekend then I can hopefully, if my brackets arrive drop it on the floor...
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looking good and impressive build speed so far.
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Old 25th May 2015, 07:46 PM
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Another arm done. I've also gone to town tidying the main chassis and welding more plates on.

I'm still waiting for my suspension brackets to arrive, I can't finish the rear end until then.

How has everyone gotten welding inside the really tight angles on some of the chassis rails?
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Old 25th May 2015, 10:38 PM
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Welcome to the forum and a nice looking build you have started there. If you have any questions re the mx5 build just ask.

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