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Old 10th May 2013, 18:41
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Old 11th May 2013, 12:22
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Thanks Heinrich!!
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Old 15th May 2013, 20:09
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OK So maybe an OTR project might not have been the best idea ever...In 3 days of driving and even in its current state Ive been stopped at the petrol station, the shop, the pub and at the train station by petrolhead...'is it a Maserati a Marcos (yuk) a MUIRA?? (seriously) a this a that yhe other...... Its great but when its finished this ISNT going to be a good daily drive unless you have 20 mins spare on each trip. Also I wait til theyve finished and tell them actually its a Mazda MX5 :-).......
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Old 15th May 2013, 20:17
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Ill caveat that Chris so you know. I do tell em all about Tribute too
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Old 16th May 2013, 20:12
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OK So maybe an OTR project might not have been the best idea ever...In 3 days of driving and even in its current state Ive been stopped at the petrol station, the shop, the pub and at the train station by petrolhead...'is it a Maserati a Marcos (yuk) a MUIRA?? (seriously) a this a that yhe other...... Its great but when its finished this ISNT going to be a good daily drive unless you have 20 mins spare on each trip. Also I wait til theyve finished and tell them actually its a Mazda MX5 :-).......
Marcos!! I hope you resisted the tempation to punch them.
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Old 16th May 2013, 20:46
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To be fair he was outside a pub in a cut off jean jacket with a beard and probably drunk.. so take him a Muira and a Marcos and blur the poor mans vision and he probably thought he was on the money.... lol
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Old 16th May 2013, 20:49
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Pins and hinges now.....





Ditched the leather belts... now I have some alignment to do and all is good :-)
Suppose Id better wire up the headlamps tomorrow. Also the low profiles on the front are bugging the crap out of me so will have to get that sorted too

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Old 19th May 2013, 15:10
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A lot more sanding today on the joins....





The roof starting to look good. However I noticed two of the rivets on the rear wing were definitely gonna show through the final paint job and having seen that at Stoneleigh I definitely didnt want that....



I ground them back a little after this piccy was taken...
Im now working with the easy sand and its really taking shape


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Hi HAmmy,
it taking shape, its easier with the MK1.
Our MK2 have eaten pounds of fiberglass putty.
Your wheels look just great i like it
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Old 20th May 2013, 12:31
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Thanks Heinrich, the passenger side is nearly done....





Bank holiday next weekend!!....
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Old 20th May 2013, 14:03
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For those not doing a Fauxrarri these are genius and retro...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=160577621983

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=400309318031

I think the black one on the nose and the lambretta Grand Prix 250 on the rear would be great.....
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For those not doing a Fauxrarri these are genius and retro...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=160577621983

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=400309318031

I think the black one on the nose and the lambretta Grand Prix 250 on the rear would be great.....
What this one?
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Old 20th May 2013, 22:01
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yep
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Old 24th May 2013, 12:43
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A few more bits ordered today for next day delivery. Hopefully crack a few more jobs (as well as filling) this weekend. Looks like from the forecast that the gazebo will have to go up over the car though

- Fit 2nd set of tailpipes
- Fit Hubcentric spacers
- Fit 2nd set of bonnet pins
- Remedial work on the roof which I will detail later over the weekend with pics
- Seal rear windscreen

Most of this list is dependant on couriers and the posty being good to their word....
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Old 24th May 2013, 14:12
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Tell me about it thwarted by rain today then working for the next three days.
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I predict sun all weekend, mark my words
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Old 25th May 2013, 17:18
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Took the car for quote for paint..... 2.5 - 3k!!! Guess ill be doing a lot more of the prep ......

Chris you were right on the weather ;-)
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Old 25th May 2013, 20:20
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Thats ridiculus, I had a LWB Shogun respereyed from red to black, due to materials my usual sprayer (who is painting my kit) wanted 1500, it was done for 1000, by another guy and came out looking like a new car, shop around backstreet painters with recomendations (Ask around the garage industry). Oh and the more sanding and filling you do the better.
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Old 25th May 2013, 21:34
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he Quoted upto a grand in materisls and told me he couldnt gaurantee a date even if i gave a 6 eeek lead time..... BTW i went to him cos he is known as the absolute dogs danglys...
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Old 26th May 2013, 15:08
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Even though Ive followed all instructions to the tee about bonding and the prep involved I started to notice a crack in the roofline...



Ive ground it back to give another good strengthening with chopstrand....



Also more filling and sanding and done one swage line...





looks much better without it....



I also fitted some 5mm spacers to the front wheels and such a small adjustment has made a great difference....



Lastly I now have four pins....





More tomorrow folks....
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