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Old 24th November 2014, 21:58
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Hi Tony,
I also don't have access to a garage etc, I've always wanted to build a kit car but never had the funds or space to do it tbh.
Then I came across this forum and then this section :-) this type of build is much easier and ideal from those like me on a budget!
My biggest decision to make first is do I sell my Ducati to fund this (I never get much free time to ride it due to family commitments) and go for it!

Can I use a mx5 mk2 and will I run into problems if I do ?

Thanks

Steve
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Old 24th November 2014, 22:10
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Depends what you want to build, Mk 1 Mx 5 is a cheap easy option for a 250 GTO, BMW Z3 seems favourite at the moment for Kobra or Z300 and possible future options. Talk to Chris at Tribute anything can be possible.
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Old 24th November 2014, 22:27
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The MX250 hard top model :-)
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Old 24th November 2014, 22:41
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1993 Imported Eunos Roadster Vspec 1.8 is what I used 800 on ebay, has tan leather AC Etc. basically MK 1 MX 5, MK 2 is also an option with some modification. I would look at late mk 1 mx 5's special editions with leather etc. Even a 1.6 as they can be tuned more than the 1.8.
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Old 24th November 2014, 22:47
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Thanks for the info Tony
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Old 25th November 2014, 17:40
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Note that Tony says import, they will have spent at least the first 10 years in a salt free climate. Don't be tempted by a UK mx5 of that age, they will be rusty!
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Old 25th November 2014, 18:04
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Top point I looked at lots before I got lucky with mine it was imported then used as a summer car garaged in the winter when the first UK owners went to got it out there was a puddle of water underneath they chopped it in with the importer for another and he stuck it on ebay with a suspected head gasket gone, I went to see it and found a heater hose at the rear of the engine had perished due to age, easy fix. First big down pour of rain I could hear sloshing looked on line and found out what it was its why the UK ones have rusty sills, drilled four 8mm holes in mine front and back let out the water it was clean no rust, let it dry, cleared the hood drains then injected hot waxoil into the sills with a probe. Job done.
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Old 11th September 2017, 18:52
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have pictures now but cant seem to upload photobucket is at a snails pace any ideas?
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Old 11th September 2017, 19:12
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Old 11th September 2017, 19:16
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Hi am back 20k lighter and now divorced so kit is back on the road with self paint job for now. Hats off to all builders its a journey.
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Old 12th September 2017, 05:39
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Tony Welcome back.

Do you have any more photos of the car painted?

Cheers, Paul.
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Welcome back Tony! How did you mount the Mondeo grill? You got any pics from the inside?
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Old 12th September 2017, 12:15
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The grill has two bits of stud bar fibre glassed in place and a length of aluminium channel holds it in place.
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Old 12th September 2017, 13:05
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Bar can not be seen when fitted.
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Old 12th September 2017, 13:17
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Old 12th September 2017, 17:22
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Old 14th September 2017, 20:02
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paint and number on other door.
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Old 17th September 2017, 19:29
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Ok going a bit of a rat look could not find a pic on line only a modern lambo. Rust effect paint! Fiberglass gone rusty.
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