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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 12th February 2010, 20:26
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The Good news is I have gone a bought a new track day car. Lotus Exige supercharged...

I survived telling the wife and I still have my head! She is in Canada just now so I was pretty safe.

The bad news is I have to sell one of my current track day/Project cars either the Hood or the 90% complete 5Exi, damm and blast.. Just got the LSD new gearbox and the body is fitted now as well so its the home straight to the IVA this year.

The problem is I only have room for two (toy) cars and moving one on was always the intention long term.

So I will put the Hood and the new project hot Pinto engine up as a package, first and see what response I get. If that fails then I could be looking at taking a loss to move the 5Exi on to a budding builder to finish.

Got myself the reg. GR10 ONE to plaster on it too. Damm Damm..

I have just ordered a set of the fat-arse rear body wheel arch extenders from Terry this week as well. I really would like to finish it off if I have the chance.

Must sell the Hood is the clue.

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Old 13th February 2010, 00:18
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Hi John.

Sorry to hear this. But in truth. I think you have made the right choice with the Lotus. Can't go wrong. I would if I had the chance.

If you go down selling the 5EXI route (not selling the hood), then depending on price, sorry to say I may be interested! Getting to the end of my build know. Though I may have the same problem with the other half!
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Sell both, and plough the cash into track days and consumables!
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I have just ordered a set of the fat-arse rear body wheel arch extenders from Terry this week as well.:
How much are those and do you have any pics I can't find any on their website?

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How much are those and do you have any pics I can't find any on their website?

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In there news letter, it said they were 120 the pair. Can see them a little in the news letter as well.
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If you want a copy of the news letter you can download it from me here.

http://www.stsa.co.uk/content/downlo...ter%200110.pdf

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Cheers for pic and link! I had copy of newsletter just had not read it!
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Debating if I may need a set of them to get by IVA, not done final body fit yet but its very close on the vertical view as to whether I will, thankfully I think they suit the car.
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I have had them on order for over a week now with a two week delivery.

Terry stated that Mark wants to detail how to fit them so I will see when I collect just exactly what it is that is on offer.

I will temp fit with double sided tape or whatever and post some shots of the fitment so you can judge better how they cover.

I intend to go to IVA with standard Rover road wheels so I am expecting the arches to bury the wheels I have, I have/did have longer term plans that will make better use of the extensions.
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