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

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Old 23rd November 2005, 23:06
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Default Orange 5exi First Time Builder....

Well then....after a year of 'do I don't I' I've took the plunge and gone for a 5exi. I skipped the waiting list though and bought a barely started Orange car from Dan (colour is just the BEST).

Donor Rover is on the drive (1600cc K series)

The kit is installed in the garage, although working space is a bit tight

I have a cunning plan though....to create a 'double deck' for storage of parts below the chassis.... ...watch this space.

Any tips for the build???
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Old 24th November 2005, 06:58
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Default I did the same.

Hi Bigrich,

I tried to build my EXi in a bog standard garage, it's ok for starters, but soon found myself running out of room to work.

Initially I bought a small tarpaulin to hang from the 'open' garage door, this then extended to me using the gazebo (which collapsed under the weight of the snow last winter.

Now have a delux version, borrowed some scaffolding attached to the front of the garage and covered the lot so I now can work on the car out of the garage but undercover.

As my orange EXi is due for sva next week I am hoping to start removing the 'extension'.

General advice, take your time. Enjoy your build.

Regards to all builders

Trev

(where are you in the country?)
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Old 24th November 2005, 08:19
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Glad you got home safely, and you got all the parts in the garage
Don't forget you promised me some pictures of the finished car
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Default build tips

Hi big rich,
welcome to the world of 5exi builders. The best advice I can give you is read everything you can on this Forum which will stop you making the same mistakes, and any thing you're not sure about just ask on the forum, you will find we're all a helpfull bunch.

kind regards Brian
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Old 6th December 2005, 17:52
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As my orange EXi is due for sva next week I am hoping to start removing the 'extension'.
That'll be a relief for your neighbours!
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Old 6th December 2005, 21:09
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I have a minor advantage although sometimes it's a dis -advantage.................\my neighbours are the In laws!!!!
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