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Old 28th April 2011, 07:10 PM
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Right I'll be listing mine this weekend! Can you link me your sale thread so i can see the format? Thanks.
Noooo, I don't need any more competition

I stuck most things on a 30-day buy-it-now listing, with the price set slightly cheaper than similar items.
I kept the listings nice and simple, as it's a pain in the ar5e entering them all.
Here's one of mine
I had things flying out of the door every day for the first couple of weeks, but it's slowed down now I only have the less sought after stuff left.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:50 PM
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Well I didn't make it to Stoneleigh, but I did get a fair bit of garage time over the long weekend.
The donor's now stripped of everything I need and anything worth selling and is ready to be scrapped.
Also made some good progress on the rear end



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Old 9th May 2011, 09:12 PM
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Thanks James
Not looking as good as yours, can't wait to get mine off the table and on it's wheels too. Got a little bit to do first though...

I pretty much finished the rear end this weekend. Just need to add the wishbone mounts and tank support plates, then I should be ready to fully weld the chassis. I'm not sure whether I'm looking forward to, or dreading that much welding!

Got rid of the donor chassis today, which I'm very happy about, not nearly as happy as my neighbours are though
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Old 13th May 2011, 07:35 PM
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can't wait to get mine off the table and on it's wheels too. Got a little bit to do first though...
Same here but I have a little bit more than you to do!
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Old 14th May 2011, 02:23 PM
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Just a tad - I'm sure you could catch up soon enough it you put your mind to it though!
Good to see you over on oddunit.com by the way, small world indeed!

I just got a new toy, which might slow my build down a bit.
I had sworn not to ride bikes on the road again, but a mate gave me this for free last weekend, and I might just have to get it roadworthy and potter about on it for the summer.
Not exactly the fastest bike in the world, so hopefully won't get me into too much trouble!

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Old 30th May 2011, 04:21 PM
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Well, I've not had the most successful bank holiday weekend.
First I ran out of welding gas, then I managed to grind through my grinders power lead.. doh!

Other than that, I'm well on my way to having a fully welded chassis, and I've made a start ripping all the cr&p out of the wiring loom that I don't need



I put the chassis on it's side to weld the bottom of it. Clearance above it couldn't have been much tighter if I'd tried:


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Old 31st May 2011, 11:20 AM
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A new steering wheel arrived in the post today. It's an original MX5 one, which is nicely padded and should pass the IVA:



I got it to replace this aftermarket one which came with the donor. This one had no chance of passing IVA, but also has such a silly amount of dish that I couldn't reach the indicator stalk without taking my hand off the wheel

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Old 31st May 2011, 10:54 PM
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I must of put about 60 hrs into the mx5 loom separating engine from lights, nearly there now, and I'm enjoying it perversely! Can't believe how much stuff goes back to the ECU! Did you have an immobiliser on your car? Are you going to keep it?

I keep thinking! I'll sell that, then I think, no, what about the IVA!!

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Old 31st May 2011, 11:12 PM
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My donor had an immobiliser and an alarm/immobiliser fitted, had to pick both of the buggers out of the loom! I flung them in bin...
I've spent a fair few hours on the loom too, and still got a lot to do.
I'm currently thinking I might strip it right down to the bare essentials needed to get the engine to run, then make my own loom for lighting and instruments.
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