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Old 4th June 2015, 01:43 PM
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Hi all
Im starting a roadster/ satern mx5 build
I have the book on order just waiting anxiously for it to arrive but in the mean time ive to do some prep work like cleaning the shed and painting the walls and the floors. Also ineed a heavier power supply in the shed to power the welder so that will keep me busy for a few weeks.

Are the mx5 plans in the book or do i need to use saturn plans to complement this.
Are the wishbone tubes a standard size pipe or is it easier to jus order them from ebay or the likes.
Also any tips or advice frim the pros.

Are there any builder in ireland

Thanks
Steve
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Old 4th June 2015, 10:09 PM
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Hi and welcome to the mad house If going the book / saturn way then you need to use the book and the Saturn together along with the list of corrections.
Alternatively speak to Phil at talon motorsport as he uses a new diff case to mount as per the sierra build , it replaces the long diff arms, I hard mounted my diff with the long arms just replaced the rubber mounts with solid.
Read any of the build threads and pick ideas , pitfalls etc from those, feel free to look over my build photos.
Don't forget we have all made mistakes and had problems so don't be afraid to ask any questions no matter how small.
Good luck, Gary
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Old 5th June 2015, 08:34 AM
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Welcome to the house of fun, remember the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask, and be careful of who you trade with on ebay, there are a few not so good suppliers for the haynes on there, Rogue engineering being one, I speak from experience

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Old 5th June 2015, 10:52 AM
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i am building a mx5 based roadster at the minute, chassis about ready for paint, using talons flatpack and wishbones, have a look at my build on roadster builders
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Old 5th June 2015, 12:22 PM
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Welcome Steve...looking forward to watching your build evolve...ask away when stuck, we all can usually suggest a solution to almost any issue that may arise
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Old 5th June 2015, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcomes
The idea has been a the back of my mind for the last 15 years since i got ron campions book.
So no time like the present.

Can anybody reccommended reputable e bay sellers.
Also do people weld up the open ends of the square bar on the chassis
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Old 7th June 2015, 09:53 PM
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Also do people weld up the open ends of the square bar on the chassis
Welcome and yep weld em up.
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Old 8th June 2015, 11:26 AM
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Also do people weld up the open ends of the square bar on the chassis
A good solution is to use pieces of 20x20 square section tubes to obstruct the ends of the 25x25 tubes. I made a post on my blog about this:
http://vouchtroadster.blogspot.se/20...-end-caps.html

Not my idea, but I tried it and it is very easy and gives a very nice result.

Good luck with your build
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Old 8th June 2015, 12:07 PM
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Hi SteveH1 Welcome
I bought plastic square caps which knock into the frame tight you can remove and wax oil etc in the future and then replace/renew them etc.

Regards Mick.
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Old 8th June 2015, 01:22 PM
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A good solution is to use pieces of 20x20 square section tubes to obstruct the ends of the 25x25 tubes. I made a post on my blog about this:
http://vouchtroadster.blogspot.se/20...-end-caps.html

Not my idea, but I tried it and it is very easy and gives a very nice result.

Good luck with your build
Thanks for the replies this is a handy tip thanks.
No doubt ill be back with loads of questions in the future but for the moment ill plug away with the cleaning and getting the place painted.
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