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Old 7th May 2012, 08:26 PM
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Ill stick an old black one in the post with other bits foc, its off my first build thats in bits and is probably going to stay in bits. Its got a patch a couple of inches wide on the right side that was dulled with the da when noel polished it in a hurry, just needs rubbing with some 1200 and then polishing again.
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Old 7th May 2012, 09:25 PM
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Hi Chris,
You don't like waisting anything do you...
You just keep coming up with new ideas and I think "why didn't I do that"...
Honestly mate top notch.

Keep up the good work....Johno
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:28 PM
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Ill stick an old black one in the post with other bits foc, its off my first build thats in bits and is probably going to stay in bits. Its got a patch a couple of inches wide on the right side that was dulled with the da when noel polished it in a hurry, just needs rubbing with some 1200 and then polishing again.
Cheers Nathan that's very generous indeed. You're a top bloke.
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:35 PM
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Hi Chris,
You don't like waisting anything do you...
You just keep coming up with new ideas and I think "why didn't I do that"...
Honestly mate top notch.

Keep up the good work....Johno
Haha, No I don't like wasting anything, how did you know! Always been a bit of a hoarder which makes it difficult to keep an empty garage. I have a little over the garage door attic space and I still have stuff up there from a Mk2 Golf I haven't owned one of them for 10 years.

Thanks for the compliment though, made my day. Now if I just had your superb fabrication skills I'd be a happy man.
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:45 PM
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Great---Ive just been trying to think how to locate the nose cone--thanks
Glad to be of help.
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Old 15th May 2012, 01:41 AM
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All the suspension bits arrived today...



Not as pretty as the protechs but I'm happy with them for the money.

Plenty of adjustment there and if the suspension is set with the wishbones level there's about an inch of body thread still available but if you lowered it that much there wouldn't be much shock movement available before the bump stop so you'd be firming up the damping to the max. Which as far as I can tell would give you very little suspension. Plus my arse and engine sump would be about 2 inches from the tarmac.





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Old 15th May 2012, 01:45 AM
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The back shocks and springs went on so easy and I can adjust the damping from the drivers seat! Made me laugh!



Bit high atm.



Looking a little more car like.

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Old 15th May 2012, 09:32 PM
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I bet you had a big grin on yer face when you put them bad boys on...

Cars really taking shape now Chris, so what's next?
I guess by the look of it you plan to mount your harness to the top of the seat rail is that what the extra box is for? I believe there is a certain measurement from the base of the seat to the mounting point for the top harness fixings. Also if you go that route are you planning to ommit the rear diagonal braces to the roll bar as they are no longer required.
Well by the looks of it you have a couple of extra hands to help out...LOL
or are they quality control?.....

Well Chris keep coming up with new Ideas and don't waste anything ...

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Old 21st May 2012, 04:32 PM
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I bet you had a big grin on yer face when you put them bad boys on...
Yes I did, whilst jumping up and down on the chassis like a crazy baffoon or is that babboon .

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Cars really taking shape now Chris, so what's next?
Well your guess is as good as mine, I tend to just wonder out to the garage and randomly start working on something. Seems to work well, certainly keeps things interesting.

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I guess by the look of it you plan to mount your harness to the top of the seat rail is that what the extra box is for? I believe there is a certain measurement from the base of the seat to the mounting point for the top harness fixings.
Got it covered, lowered floor and modified mx5 seats have allowed the lower mounting points. (see a few thread pages ago.)

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Also if you go that route are you planning to ommit the rear diagonal braces to the roll bar as they are no longer required.
Well I'm going to put in an 'X' brace just to be sure I think. I don't mind going bald but I'd like to keep the skin.

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Well by the looks of it you have a couple of extra hands to help out...LOL or are they quality control?.....
Mmmm I'm pretty sure this car would be finished if it weren't for the 'quality control department'. Eldest son spent the first year looking at me like I was mad and saying things like "Is this car actually going to work?"!! He was won over when the seat, steering and harness went in, finally.

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Well Chris keep coming up with new Ideas and don't waste anything ...

Johno you're going to love this next post!!
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Old 21st May 2012, 04:39 PM
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Ever wondered what to do with knackered caliper pistons and an office chair?



LOL!!!





I think I'm enjoying myself too much with this reuse, reduce, recycle thing.
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