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Old 17th November 2012, 21:06
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Extra interior lights ! showing your age Nick.
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Old 17th November 2012, 22:31
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I have tried putting an interior light on a standard MX5 roof, but the screws stuck out of the top of the fabric!
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Old 17th November 2012, 22:40
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@ Tribute....keeps the birds off!
@ Peeps....I prefer not to fumble in the dark
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Old 18th November 2012, 16:33
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Thanks You all for advise I will find something cheaper and then starts fun with it.
Mx5's are cheaper in PL in winter too :P
I'm in UK every 6months so I will order kit then
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Old 18th November 2012, 18:46
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Quick go this afternoon. Sanded up the roll cage and sprayed two coats satin black. Also splashed a bit around the inside of the vents.
when it was time to go my 'instant spray booth had covered up the lightswitches so it was a fairly chaotic exit![IMG][/IMG]
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Old 18th November 2012, 21:00
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Did you spray the dog too????
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Old 18th November 2012, 21:07
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As long as it wasn't overspray...
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Old 18th November 2012, 22:27
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He was al' white before I started ...
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Old 18th November 2012, 22:34
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Fumes getting to you?
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Old 24th November 2012, 17:58
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Week 4......and not alot has happened due to serious dose of Man Flu. Not able to cope with the evening sessions!
Fitted some 6mm ply to the rear.
made a patten like this......uding a hot melt glue gun to hold the pattern together...[IMG][/IMG].....

Transferd it like this.....

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The ends were done buy rough cutting a bit of ply then using the boatbuilder method to take a patten. A small piece of wood, parraelle sided, is used as a 'dummy stick' to transfer a mark on to the ply (spile board). Then to transfer the marks fix the ply Patten to the finished ply and using the dummy stick again reverse the process. This method is used for everything from planks to locker bottoms, and can be mm accurate.
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in this case it nearly worked!

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Old 24th November 2012, 20:29
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Thanks for the helpful tutorial. Get well soon.
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Old 25th November 2012, 18:17
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Back on form now thanks Froggy, crash diet. Spot the difference....[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 25th November 2012, 20:56
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+ 1" each side?
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Old 25th November 2012, 21:22
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Back on form now thanks Froggy, crash diet. Spot the difference....[IMG][/IMG]
Been there, done that!



Rims bigger than you thought Nick? Looks fabulous whatever the reason Driving it soon!
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Old 25th November 2012, 21:27
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No, try again.....(your on the right lines)
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No, minus 2" each side. Now I dont need wheel spacers!

[IMG][/IMG]
Shrinking the second side. It was a ''deep breath and cut" moment!

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Old 25th November 2012, 21:35
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Hope to have the rear on by this time next week, with a finished interior.
Have new plans for the front...

@ Chris, did you have to stretch the initial/original mould for the Supra, or did you mould from the finished Supra??
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Old 25th November 2012, 22:01
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Hope to have the rear on by this time next week, with a finished interior.
Have new plans for the front...

@ Chris, did you have to stretch the initial/original mould for the Supra, or did you mould from the finished Supra??
The Supra was a one-off using the original 240Z moulds before modding for the MX5. Sold it as an unfinished project, so no moulds made. Did u want one?

Great work on the narrowing, it looks great. Can't wait for the front end!
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Old 25th November 2012, 22:11
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No, dont want one, I was just trying to understand the evolution of the shape.
Glad you like the narrow version. I reckon I could have taken out 3" per side and it would still look good.

[IMG][/IMG]

On advantage is it makes the mid section between the wheels (panal after door) 2" longer too.

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Old 25th November 2012, 22:18
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Matting on the outside? Fill it over?
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Old 25th November 2012, 22:31
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Cut, taper outside edge one inch each side of the join to a feather edge. Support, then 3 layers csm. Remove body, clean up inside and glass two layers. Replace body, grind off excess glass to just kiss the original gell then either add more glass or gell coat over. Fill and fair ad infinitum.
Works for boats!

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