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Old 22nd October 2011, 08:58 PM
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Hi all,
Not been on this forum too long I know but as far as I can see it's very helpfull for all builders I'm sure. With this in mind I'm going to upload my photos on Photobucket and hope what I am doing may be of some interest or help to other people.
The build is based on "Spud69's" Saturn based car for a MX5 with a lot of advice from Andy on certain areas.
Gonna keep this short but if you want me to do a full build thread for reference for others it can be arranged....

Keep up the good work guys....

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Old 23rd October 2011, 09:13 AM
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Some great stuff there Johno

Photos are a great help to everyone.

That is certainly one aspect of my own build that is sadly, very lacking
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Old 23rd October 2011, 01:07 PM
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Johno. you could have asked me to wipe the mud and water off the car. Good pic's from your phone.

Looks like a lot been done since my visit 2 weeks ago.
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Old 23rd October 2011, 05:17 PM
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Some cracking ideas there realy like the steering rack bracket

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Old 23rd October 2011, 06:20 PM
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Looking good and another not to far from me in peterborough lol
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Old 24th October 2011, 09:21 AM
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Hi Johno,

Some nice build pics there, some good progress to. Our chassis and bits are off to powder coaters at the moment and we are making extra effort to crack on with the mx5 build as well as the single seater. Race on i guess......

All the Best.....AndyH
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Old 24th October 2011, 08:17 PM
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Hi all,
Managed to weld all my wishbones up Sunday apart from shock absorber brackets, shouldn't take too long I guess. Decided to TIG them up and then regreted it 6 hours later...with making sure I removed all the scale and contamenents it seemed to take ages...
Oh well I need to move on to the next project which will probably be the pedal box I guess. Got the pedals laser cut a few weeks ago as per book so going to mock that up this week (Andy if you have any photos that would be great )
Also got my steering extensions machined as per book and found out Sunday that they are are a tad too long... should have read forum before jumping in and getting them all done...LOL
Well guys thanks for the support and keep up the good work..

ps.....Andy race on...(what have I just said)

Added some more photos today with domed caps welded to all my threaded inserts on my wishbones and a picture of my donor car.

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Old 25th October 2011, 12:12 PM
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Just waiting for some more bush tube for the pedal boxes John and i'll get them made up.

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Old 25th October 2011, 12:32 PM
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Steering rack support looks good BUT have you mounted the rack to see how it fits as the left hand side has some lugs that side either side of the mounting face of the original rack support design.
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Old 25th October 2011, 07:12 PM
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Hi Ozzy1,
You are correct about the lugs on the left hand side, I trial fitted the rack Saturday and realised there was something not quite right but was going to wait until I got my ally clamps before doing anything to it.
Had a quick look today after reading your post so it looks like I'm going to have to cut in another slotted hole with the edge of the hole ligning up with the inside of the bracket....
Cheers for that matey..
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