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Old 2nd July 2012, 12:25
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Default Toms Tribute

Hi there, my name is tom. Whilst browsing the internet i came across the tribute mx250, straight away i knew this was the kit for me.
I have no mechanical experience, and love the retro 60`s style car.
My desire to build a kit has existed for over 10 years now and finally have the perfect car to build.
I currently work nights and 11 hour shifts 5 days a week so time is valuable to me
So my plans are as follows, buy a car with decent engine, replace suspension with new coilovers, replace brake discs and pad, fit induction kit, fit new wheels, change oil and filter, re furbish all interior, and of course fit the tribute kit.
I plan to learn every thing on youtube or google and good old trial and error.
Prior to writting this i succesfully bought a car off ebay for 400, delivered for 95. MOT failure due to broken suspension springs, engine and gear box are very nice, Jap inport no major rust issues at all.
I am now waiting for coilovers, induction kit, brake disc and pads, and wheels, oh and for it to stop raining.
I will post as many pics as possible to show how my progress is getting on.
Thanks Tom
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Old 2nd July 2012, 14:13
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Best of luck matey!
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Old 2nd July 2012, 17:56
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Hi Tom, welcome to the small but perfectly formed MX 250 gang. I look forward to seeing your build progress. Summer is here in August I hear!
cheers,
Nick
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Old 2nd July 2012, 19:00
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Your plan sounds so simple it might just work...
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Old 3rd July 2012, 14:55
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Good luck, looking forward to following the build process!
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Old 5th July 2012, 20:35
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Welcome Tom.

Good to speak to you again today, see you in "sunny" Dorset soon when you pick up your kit.

I hope you can upload some pictures of your base car, like I said earlier, ever mechanical/upgrade parts information is useful for other builders.
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Old 9th July 2012, 00:07
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Default Toms Tribute photo issue

hi there, making progress and want to share photo`s however when in try to attach i am informed document to large.
I have tried saving to word and changing type of document however i just carnt seem to upload photo`s.
If any one can advise i will put up pics of my progress so far.
thanks guys
tom
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Old 9th July 2012, 08:45
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hi there, making progress and want to share photo`s however when in try to attach i am informed document to large.
I have tried saving to word and changing type of document however i just carnt seem to upload photo`s.
If any one can advise i will put up pics of my progress so far.
thanks guys
tom
Hi, try this thread on the Sammio forum for info. http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=3076

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Old 9th July 2012, 15:15
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Default toms tribute photo practice

here we go, this is using paint method
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Old 9th July 2012, 16:33
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Default Toms tribute, Starting project

So, when you watch you tube or any video showing you how its done, take my word it looks easier than it is.
Hi guys i have had an exiting week recieving all my parts, havnt had much sleep however as they were delivered in afternoons, (i work nights) but the excitment kept me up too.
I have decided to work on the mechanical parts of car at weekends and im booking a week off work to put the body on.
So after working a night shift friday night i was keen to get started so went straight to my old mans where the car is.
I got the car up onto axle stands and started striping wheels, brakes, and suspension, right side first. I have replaced most parts and have removed rust and repainted with an underseal which makes the arches look brand new, well chuffed.
This was exctremely difficult on my own and i did need help from my dad at some points however when he was not available i was very creative with a rope and crowbar. If you want me to explain more if your doing same i will happily go into detail.
My calipers were looking tatty so decided to paint them, apparently red makes your car go faster, time will tell.
I also changed the brake pads, front pads were easy and you tube got me through that one, different story on rear pads, i had to call mechanic friend to advise and show me on one set so i could then do the left hand rear. after all im doing this to learn so the more i do myself the better.
so after one weekend ive change the suspension, pads and discs and given arches and wishbones a good clean up, oh this is as well as trying to help organize my wedding with my fiance rachael, we`ve chosen peach and cream flowers if your interested.
will upload more pics as soon as ive posted this, can only do 5 at a time.
take care guys and will post more next weekend.
thanks
Tom
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Old 9th July 2012, 16:35
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Default Toms tribute, starting project cont

more pics guys
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Old 9th July 2012, 16:37
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Default Toms tribute, starting project cont

last couple of pics for firts weekend
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Old 14th July 2012, 10:41
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Hi Tom, Got a few of you pictures into Photobucket and uploaded. I will send you a email to run you through how to upload them to the forum. Hope you are outside working away on the car right now!








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Old 30th July 2012, 10:53
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cannot wait to pick up my tribute kit this weekend after being impacted last two weekends, sprinter van hired, sleeping bag ready, camping stove to be picked up. roll on my week off to fit it.
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Old 31st July 2012, 19:31
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Hi Tom. See you Saturday morning at 8.30 for your "MX250 Build Tutorial"
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Old 4th August 2012, 22:30
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Had great day today, finally got to pick up my kit, thanks for being patient with me chris.
Sprinter van had more than enough room, could have got two kits in there, i hired a Volks Wagen and it was amaizing on fuel (all about keeping costs down).
fantastic tutorial by chris, could not have been more helpfull, brilliant design, im filled with confidence and very eager to start. will post more tomorrow, need to sleep after my night shift and 8 hours driving.
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Old 7th August 2012, 19:34
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Had great day today, finally got to pick up my kit, thanks for being patient with me chris.
Sprinter van had more than enough room, could have got two kits in there, i hired a Volks Wagen and it was amaizing on fuel (all about keeping costs down).
fantastic tutorial by chris, could not have been more helpfull, brilliant design, im filled with confidence and very eager to start. will post more tomorrow, need to sleep after my night shift and 8 hours driving.
I am glad you are pleased with the kit Tom, don't let TESCO's stop you from building it!!
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Old 14th August 2012, 21:50
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Tom nice work on the suspension and tidy up. Could i ask the black paint product you used to such good effect.
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