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Old 14th February 2014, 16:31
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I think Andreas needs some advice on "proper" modification skills from WCA!

On a more sensible note, fabulous attention to detail here.
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Old 22nd February 2014, 23:27
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The mx5 is pretty light as it is in standard form, but my intention is to take it to track events, so i want it lighter. Pulled out the heater, a lot of sound deadening, cut away half of the dashpanel, relocated the ecu and pulled out the kick panel and bracket for that, center console and misc. deleted, floor carpets out of it, will add some very light carpet/felt in it, but only where visible. All this was 31kg! 940kg car minus 31kg makes a difference just over 3%! Kept the fan function, and pulled aluminium hoses to the vents from the fan.

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Old 22nd February 2014, 23:32
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Dashpanel cut i half, wanted a more vintage, narrower dash. Made a new shorter "skirt" for it in aluminium. Then put a chrome trimming on it and some carpet/felt



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Old 22nd February 2014, 23:38
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Made a Control panel for two additional guages, the fan button, and a slider Control for the fresh/recircular air function. Machined buttons for fan, recirc/fresh. Guages got new faces too in same style as cluster



And with outer "trim" panel



Dash finished. Hmmm, a nice Moto-Lita steering Wheel would look nice....


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Old 23rd February 2014, 01:58
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Great looking dash mods. Some lightweight bucket seats would look great in there too!
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Old 23rd February 2014, 06:53
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wow! looks just great!
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Old 23rd February 2014, 07:13
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Thank u guys!
Totally agree with that! And with a pair of these inlays too! Plus a 6-point harness...



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Old 26th February 2014, 19:19
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Love the dash, almost unrecognisable as an mx-5 interior, certainly giving me some inspiration for my interior!
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Old 2nd March 2014, 21:14
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Thanks for comments! Glad to hear you got inspired! So am i when i jump around all the threads looking what others done and getting ideas, some i knock of, some i modify to my taste. That is what i find so amazing with kit cars, all the different solutions! Love it!

Bought nos window cranks and opening handle for fiat 128 on ebay. Made a bracket to fit on door.



Cut out new door panels witout recess for speakers (i won´t have a stereo) upholstered them with diamond pattern fake leather, carpet on the bottom like an old car, and some chrome trim just to get it look older.





Cheers /Andreas!

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Old 3rd March 2014, 21:29
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Got some time in the evening and made a new shifter. The boot is from an old nissan (ebay). Made shifter rod from 12mm stainless bar and polished it.

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Old 3rd March 2014, 21:31
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Played around with paint and photoshop. (i use paint as i am not a good photoshop user). This is the goal for me. British racing green on a british kit car! Wheels are xxr that is unused leftovers from an alfa i used to have. I have used someone elses picture and modified it, if not okay just tell me and i will delete picture!


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Old 4th March 2014, 11:55
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Or this whay...

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Old 5th March 2014, 19:45
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I have used someone elses picture and modified it, if not okay just tell me and i will delete picture!

It's my picture, so you are welcome to use it. Looking good

Your Kit is just out of the mould and ready for modifications to the front end. I will post some pictures in the next few days.
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Old 5th March 2014, 20:27
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Or this whay...

I love that colour scheme, and the dash.

Keep the updates coming.
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Old 5th March 2014, 21:15
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Thats just great Chris! I better shift up and get paint under the bonnet before all the pieces start droppning in!
Happy to hear you guys like it! I always have a hard time to decide about colours on cars. I belive the look off a car is decided by, Colour, Wheels and Stance! At least very important...
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Old 7th March 2014, 20:07
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Andreas's kit out of the mould and trimmed. Bonnet will be bonded to the front section and the lower rear sections of the wings separated to form a flip front. The 3 front vents will be removed at the same time.



The rear vents were blanked in the mould.


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Old 7th March 2014, 21:25
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Fantastic :i con_smile: !!!!
This is the christmas feeling i had as a small child! I really feel like a small child now! (probably because i will never really grow up and stop playing with cars)
Just terrific! Looks nice Chris! Cant wait to get the hands on those!

Thank you Chris!
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Old 7th March 2014, 21:35
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Got a bit more on the way today. I sprayed the engine bay and front end today. It really feels better when the paint is on! Big progress today, and panels is out of moulds to! A great Tribute day today!



Primer on


Some British Racing Green!


Painted!




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Old 7th March 2014, 21:50
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This is more true to the colour (photo taken without flash)
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Old 8th March 2014, 16:25
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Its nice to see someone going to the proper effort of spraying the engine bay to match!

This will look great when its done i reckon
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