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Old 10th September 2016, 10:53 PM
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Default new haynes MX5 scratch build

Hi All, having built and then quickly sold a locost from Rons book several years ago, I have now began a new build.

Haynes MX5 running gear

already purchased/acquired

Mx5 engine 1.8
MX5 gearbox
MX5 diff
MX5 steering column wheel and stalks
MX5 drive shafts
Ford steering rack
nose/scuttle/bonnet/rear panel/arches/wings


having put together a build table the other week, I have started today putting the chassis together, progress shown below -


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Old 11th September 2016, 08:42 AM
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Looking good, so good when your first start, one thing to check is the board is square, just measure corner to corner
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Old 11th September 2016, 09:39 AM
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welcome and great to see another mx5 build good luck and keep the pictures coming
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Old 11th September 2016, 10:38 AM
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Welcome aboard. I must say I had grate pleasure in building mine from scratch. I think it makes it that little bit more personal to your ideas.
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Old 11th September 2016, 06:42 PM
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day 2 -

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Old 11th September 2016, 07:30 PM
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Looking good what plans are you following talon or saturn
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Old 11th September 2016, 07:47 PM
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Looking good what plans are you following talon or saturn
Hi Vmax,

dont have Talons plans although he has dropped me an email with some details so im looking at utilising his info and the saturn plans as a mix
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Old 11th September 2016, 10:59 PM
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Is that a MK2, looks too close to the wall to be an s-type. Looks nice

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Old 11th September 2016, 11:00 PM
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Imp California?

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Old 11th September 2016, 11:35 PM
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Fully restored jag mk2 with xjs eng/running gear (I think) dads project, been at it for over a decade, was basically a rust bucket when we picked it up
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