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Old 28th July 2017, 21:51
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Default Finally plucked up the courage

Eventually started my mx250c after having bought everything in January/February 2016.
I decided there is never a good time to start, so went for it. The weather is always too bad or too nice to start destroying a good soft top!
Within the afternoon I have the back end stripped and I am ready to start riving at the bodywork.
Any tips are greatly appreciated. I'm using a 1998 mk 2. I will be posting pics of progress as the weeks go by (or months)
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Old 29th July 2017, 07:30
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Good luck, remember to keep posting.
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Old 8th August 2017, 19:32
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Hi, I have built two mx250c 's now. A mk1 and a mk2.
If I can help just ask
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Old 8th August 2017, 23:43
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Great. I have the back end removed now and need to start opening up the wheelarches. It's the bit I'm not looking forward to.
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Old 9th August 2017, 18:16
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What plans have you got dude? In terms of colour? Wheels etc?
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Old 11th August 2017, 06:15
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I'm thinking green with yellow racing decal. It may sound awful but it looks good in my head. I've seen some lovely wire wheel alloys on this forum which are a definite too.
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Old 12th August 2017, 06:40
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daveytz A belated welcome to the forum.

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I'm thinking green with yellow racing decal. It may sound awful but it looks good in my head.
This green with orange highlights combination is one of my favourite MX250s.



But as this is a mock up of what my own colour scheme will look like, I might be a bit biased.



Good luck, Paul.

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Do you have any photos of your own build?
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Old 25th September 2017, 20:47
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Evening chaps. I'm trying to fit the front end but there is a vertical plate at the front end where the bonnet starts. This interferes with the front sitting right and looks like it shouldn't be there but dont want to cut it off yet! It hits the frame so the whole thing sits really high. Any suggestions?
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Old 25th September 2017, 22:07
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Do you have a picture?
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Old 26th September 2017, 16:51
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I will sort one out tomorrow. Trying to fit in working on her between work and the weather!
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Old 26th September 2017, 16:53
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How do you add photos on here? .
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Old 26th September 2017, 17:03
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I'm trying to add a photo from my phone which shows how high the front and is sitting.
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Old 26th September 2017, 18:37
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I'm trying to add a photo from my phone which shows how high the front and is sitting.
That is not right.

Take a look inside , from memory I think I removed some material from near where the headlight bowls would sit . Get the grinder out, but measure twice and cut once.
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Old 26th September 2017, 19:03
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Yes cut headlight bowls so it sits right. Its not a hard kit to fit just needs fettling.
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Old 26th September 2017, 21:28
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I know the headlights ate interfering with the front end but there is also a strip which looks like it should slot in front of the radiator bit it sits too far up if it goes there!
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Old 27th September 2017, 16:49
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I know the headlights ate interfering with the front end but there is also a strip which looks like it should slot in front of the radiator bit it sits too far up if it goes there!
Remove it
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Old 27th September 2017, 16:52
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Cut all the holes for the front now, and then at least you can see where its fouling
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Here is the strip I was talking about. I will remove it as said.
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Old 27th September 2017, 21:48
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Old 28th September 2017, 10:57
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Yes remove the fibre glass bit, I did 👍
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