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

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Old 30th June 2008, 22:53
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some photos of the front components / brackets:



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It's back, and now the tedium of painting and reassembling starts in earnest.



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Looking good John. Not long know!
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Cheers - It would be back together very soon, were I not going on holiday! It's a fair swap though!

I'm going to try and get it rebuilt, and proven, in time for an airfield day in September. Hopefully.....
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Slowly getting there........

Incidentally, the rear frame definitely needs to be welded in - out of curiousity I tried a "chest expander" style grip on the outer ends of the main chassis legs, and I could feel them flexing. I'm far from a powerlifter.

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Engine in, new rear engine mount 90% fabricated, and rear frame welded in place.



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A day of grinding, welding, painting, and bolting.... and voila, the back end is almost back together. It's staggering how much time and effort it takes, even when you know your way around the car!



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Nearly there John and looking a lot more industrial!!

I must ask what the little welded tails/plates are that are coming off the rear clam pivot points??

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Hangers for the diffuser.
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Looking good John.

Nearly there mate.
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Function is heavily dictating form..... swirl pot in.

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All is now done, except the rear anti roll bar, for which I'm waiting on mounting blocks.

The rear bar is fairly weak, so fitting it won't have as great an impact as the front anti roll bar, which has quite simply transformed the car - it grips like nothing I've ever driven before, and is now driving like I hoped it would when I first bought the kit! It's fun!

My friend took a very short video last night - nothing especially interesting, but it does at least show the car is back on the road [at last]! Excuse the downshifts - I'm trying to learn to match the revs, but I'm struggling with this car and the immediacy of the controls!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBaXa-xwago
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