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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 pm

Oh bum more rot, this is easy to deal with the boot lip is just spot welded in


oops forgot the finish pic, bare with
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:17 pm

Well i thought the bonnet i was going to use was in good order but after a good look with my glasses on realized it was far from it, so i have another bonnet in good nick but the hinge mount has rotted out one side, the old bonnet came in handy for repairs.


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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:22 pm


A bit tricky to do as the welding tends to pull the bonnet out of shape abit, i can only assume Mitch had a barrel of laughs doing his bonnet.
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby BobbyMel » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:45 pm

Cracking job...
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby mazzo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:55 pm

I've watched this thread for ages and you never cease to impress me with how you overcome a problem.

Well done Sir!
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby lord13 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:36 am

rizzo wrote:A bit tricky to do as the welding tends to pull the bonnet out of shape abit, i can only assume Mitch had a barrel of laughs doing his bonnet.


Yes Mitch did, and wouldn't bother splitting the whole thing apart again, it was a nightmare :(

You have done an excellent job my friend, I hang my head in shame :D
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:18 pm

Thanks for your feed back chaps, always appreciated.
I'm feeling a little under pressure to be honest, the car is off to the paint shop it a few weeks time, but i still seem to be able to find things to do to it, although the build post paint shop should be pretty straight forward, i'm getting quite exited tbh. :D
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Best to sort out the seat mounts now before it goes off to the paint shop. many moons ago i welded some plates onto the floor for seat strengthening, however i couldn't work them in as i didn't want the mount wider than the seats.
Decided to go for the MX5 seats as i didn't really fancy buckets in it.


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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 pm


Front sub frame rear mounts now at hand, the front ones should be ready shortly

i've put the car on a dolly now and fitted the replacement os door, i wasn't right keen on repairing the other door and this one came up just at the right time, bonus.

its been a while since its been out in the sun shine :wink:
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

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