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Old 22nd January 2013, 09:28
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Hi Chris & Nick I'm enjoying every minute ,but life dont always go to plan when I switched on the compressor it blew all the fuses so I spent most of yesterday running around buying bigger micro switches & changing them,still I also bought the paint so it shouldnt be to long before I start painting, Ive never used 2k before its a bit more technicle than celle,by the looks of it. I think your front braceing is a goog idea Nick it seems like your the r&d department for Chris,maybe a feature on newer kits?
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Old 22nd January 2013, 14:24
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Good going Graham! I wish I was on mine full time......
I look forward to seeing it with some colour on.
The mini hinges will look great, but I will probably try to find a far more difficult way of doing it first, before....using mini hinges!!
Don't pay 50 or 60 quid for mini hinges, midland wheels sell em for 20 quid posted!!
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Old 27th January 2013, 17:19
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Hi all another week (5th) & the car is now in primmer last coat went on this morning,I also changed the bonnet hinges for mini hinges mounted on the scuttle which actually work well, should have done this from the start, tomorrow will be more rubbing down before the top coat can be started,
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Old 27th January 2013, 18:46
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You don't hang about do you?

What is the record for a start to finish build???
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Old 27th January 2013, 18:59
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Top marks, like the wing to door side gaps/lines something to aim for.
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Old 28th January 2013, 21:23
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How on earth have you done such a good job in such a small garage? Much respect due

If you are staying for another month, do you need another kit?

Good work!
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Old 29th January 2013, 07:48
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Nice to some colour, brings it all together.
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Old 2nd February 2013, 13:42
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Week 6 I planed to have it finnish by now but paint is taking longer than I thought,its red now but still a lot more rubbing down & mopping,but once that s done everything else is ready to go back on, Ive put my flight back 4 weeks so should still have time to drive it,
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Old 2nd February 2013, 17:29
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Good going Graham! Perfection is a wonderful thing. I reckon you wish you ere using cellulose!
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Old 2nd February 2013, 18:15
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Good going Graham! Perfection is a wonderful thing. I reckon you wish you ere using cellulose!
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Old 2nd February 2013, 18:16
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Sorry, double post, that's before kids bedtime, and did I post that? Afterwards!
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Old 2nd February 2013, 20:32
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Week 6 I planed to have it finnish by now but paint is taking longer than I thought,its red now but still a lot more rubbing down & mopping,but once that s done everything else is ready to go back on, Ive put my flight back 4 weeks so should still have time to drive it,
Pictures pictures pictures, please!
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Old 3rd February 2013, 16:29
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Hi Nick I use to do quite a abit of spraying Years ago with cellulose much easier Ive had to many problems with the 2k,wrong conditions etc,I wanted to do it myself but Ive decided to have the top coat put on by a pro .which is going to put me over buget but it needs to look good to achieve the right money, I'll take a couple of pics tomorrow Chris
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Old 3rd February 2013, 18:07
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I was starting to come to that conclusion too, for the same reasons. Mindyou, spraying in a single garage is a challenge in itself, what ever the paint. Looks. Like you have done 95 % of the job anyway.
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Old 3rd February 2013, 19:55
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that looks perfect for me

I have a question for the gas cap

I have found nothing about filler neck.
Does anyone have a picture of the filler neck.
Is it long or how is it done?
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Old 6th February 2013, 14:55
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Hi Hieinrich I have used a mini flip cap 15 ebay & think most people buy another Mx5 filler neck & make 1 out of 2 its what I did as advised by Chris. my car is in the paint shop having its top coat done I should have back tomorrow,just have to wire the lights up & it will be driveable again getting quite excited,when are collecting yours ?
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Old 6th February 2013, 18:19
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Hello Grayone , thanks for the information.
So we will do that too.
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