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Roadsterstu
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Blarno wrote:
No problem. I've given Jim the list and he's going to put them aside this weekend when he starts the stripdown.


Thanks !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big things have happened, pictures to follow!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to seeing how big the "things" are!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnC wrote:
Look forward to seeing how big the "things" are!


+1

I need to sort out getting those bits off you, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, they're sat in my garage at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big things have been happening and now there are pictures to prove it!


I think we may struggle there somewhat, but it's nothing some ingenuity and fibreglass can't fix.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Nice little twin cam engine popping out there...






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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



















So, you can see the main issue we have is that the shell is not wide enough. Ford Populars are clearly very narrow cars.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But...

















...with a bit of masking tape, a grinning idiot and a grinder, you can solve any problem. Now the small matter of patching the whole thing back together.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the man-in-shedness aspect of it! The front ought to remain reasonably sturdy even without the windscreen and a strut brace should mostly sort the lack of 'screen. But what about the back end? Will you be adding a nice sturdy roll bar to brace it all up?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a bar that goes between the corners on the rear, normally above the tank, we're going to see if that can be kept. Otherwise we're going to make a small structure around the back to brace everything.

We've only really cut away external bodywork.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...with a bit of masking tape, a grinning idiot and a grinder, you can solve any problem. Now the small matter of patching the whole thing back together.

I'd love to see you widen the windscreen and rear window by angle grinding them in half and splicing a few extra inches in.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully it is having neither!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More news!

Due to the increased difficulty in getting the shell to fit over the hardpoints of the MX5 (Which we can't remove), we have decided to.....



....build a spaceframes using the front and rear subframes. So, the car will have the same wheelbase, meaning we don't have to shorten the prop, it will retain all the suspension geometry and hardpoints and there will be no pesky unremovable bulkheads in the way. It's a bit more work, but we'll end up with a completely new 'chassis' with tried and tested mechanical and a body that fits perfectly.

Plus, the Mazda shell is a lot more rotten than we first suspected. Still, a complete proven and running drivetrain for 200 is still a bargain.

Basically, it looks like the subframes are getting loosened and the body lifted off ASAP, then chopped into pieces, thrown into the Flying Postbox and off to the scrapyard.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, 5 minutes work then......  

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