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Old 2nd March 2021, 19:16
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Trying to figure out where to stick the number plate, thinking of doing a vinyl one on the bonnet
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Old 2nd March 2021, 20:18
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Hi I must say your car is looking very nice.
I had the same dilemma with my car last June when I got it back from the paint shop, made some brackets to fit ridged number plate but plate was either too close to the ground or restricted the air flow to the radiator. In the end I went for the stick on plate
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Old 2nd March 2021, 21:24
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Hi I must say your car is looking very nice.
I had the same dilemma with my car last June when I got it back from the paint shop, made some brackets to fit ridged number plate but plate was either too close to the ground or restricted the air flow to the radiator. In the end I went for the stick on plate
If low to the ground it could be hinged with the addition of light springs, so that it will easily yield and return if it touches the ground!
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Old 3rd March 2021, 07:24
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Even better, get the loading correct and pressure to the front will cause it to 'fold back' - even air pressure!
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Old 4th March 2021, 17:35
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Thanks for the positive comments thought id take a break from wet sanding out in the cold, I've ordered some reflective vinyl, to experiment with the front number plate, (something to do when it gets to cold to work comfortably outside), I also had to redo the edge profile where the front meets the drivers door, as it wasn't as crisp as I'd like, I'm hoping I will only have to mix up one more mix of paint to touch up the few spots I got a little enthusiastic when wet sanding out some peel..
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Old 5th March 2021, 16:37
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What did you use for wheel arches?
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Old 5th March 2021, 18:49
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I I haven't fitted any arches, the kit is standard
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Old 5th March 2021, 18:55
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I was wondering if anyone has fitted the oem mazda hard top seals to an mx250? I previously made seals, but I found they sealed well when closing the door with the window up but when closing the window independantly would always hear wind through a slight gap
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Old 8th March 2021, 13:31
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Sounds like the seal needs some sort of lubricant to allow the window to go up easier?
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:21
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Yes,I lubed/greased all the mechanism, just need to fabricate a new seal to seal nicely against the roof, I think I have a plan that may work, using some plastic angle to attach the knock on seal edging to
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:25
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So I decided I wanted to make the dash cluster a little less "mazda", I found a site called jass performance, that make stainless/etched facial for the mx5 clocks, aat roughly 35 quid, excellent value for money, I also really fancied the independent glass gauge rings, however at 138 quid, they are a tad expensive,
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:27
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NA"]https://www.jassperformance.com/shop/mazda-mx5/cockpit/Independent-Gauge-Rings-NA[/URL] gauge rings
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:28
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Facia https://www.jassperformance.com/shop...el-na-mk1.html
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:29
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Gauge rings https://www.jassperformance.com/shop...Gauge-Rings-NA
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:34
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Heres the standard mx5 clocks removed, with the perspex cover off
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Facia fitted
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:42
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Now this is where I luck out completely! I managed to source some glass guage faces from some old redundant equipment that's been scrapped nearby after an hour or so of hunting, I managed to find 2 x glass/stainless 95mm faces from some old pressure guages, I butchered some smaller pneumatic guages to get me some 45mm perspex faces with stainless surrounds, once cleaned up, I have created this!
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:43
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Old 11th March 2021, 18:48
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Cleaned it up, put some slithers of red vinyl on the needles, fit some leds in place of the old green filament bulbs..... refit in car.... turn a few led bulbs round...... realise the rev meter is not reading zero.... take apart...[ repeat everything... refit..... test.... take picture..... post

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