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Old 6th January 2016, 01:06 PM
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Default Deans mx5 roadster build

Time to start a thread on my build.
Firstly I think I should introduce myself my name is Dean andI live in a little village called Cottesmore, I'm an ex aircraft engineer and now work in a factory as a mechanical maintenance engineer, the good thing is I work shifts so will have plenty of garage time however I don't have a big wallet (wife and two young boys see to that!)

Hopefully attached is a picture of my donor car, it is a 1.6 eunos roadster with terminal rust, I did attempt to restore it but it is just to far gone.

The plan is to order the steel and cut and weld my own chassis.

I'm going to soak the hub nuts in some shock and unlock then attempt to loosen them.

Is there anything else I should consider before I start stripping it down?

Cheers Dean
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Old 6th January 2016, 04:44 PM
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The rear lower outer hub bolts are sometimes siezed mine too a load of heat and a 20 ton press to shift them

good luck with the build
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Old 6th January 2016, 04:52 PM
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Good luck with the build.
They are pretty simple to strip hardest part being the wiring make sure and label it all.
Slowly tipping over the edge into madness
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Old 6th January 2016, 06:26 PM
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Hi Dean and welcome to the fold, there is a wealth of knolage on here so never be afraid to ask any questions
Good luck with the build
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Old 7th January 2016, 08:26 AM
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Welcome to the mad house, nice to see another build starting, good luck and just remember the only stupid question on here is the one you didn't ask.

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Old 7th January 2016, 09:53 AM
Rosco Rosco is offline
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Hi and welcome, just get stuck in! Building the chassis in the best bit i think because it starts to look like something in no time, i used one of these to clean up the ends of my box section once i had cut with an angle grinder, just keeps the ends nice and the correct angle

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-100...AOSw0e9Uy5p 2

not the exact one i used but this kind of thing


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