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by John&Luke
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk3 purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Mk3 purchase

I’ve been looking at the fog light upgrade for my Grey 5. But then decided that some daytime running lights might be a useful addition. The MX5 Parts fog light/DRL’s look very good but at £150 it’s a pricey upgrade, so I decided to use the fog light blanking bezels and make my own. First job to remo...
by John&Luke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: MX5 1999 1.8
Replies: 52
Views: 5601

Re: MX5 1999 1.8

Purple looks cool IMO!!!

Very much a labour of love, MX5 engines are pretty well hidden and lots of bits aren’t that visable but at least you will know it’s right.

Crack on, summer maybe just around the corner :cool:
by John&Luke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: Mk1 restoration

Managed a quick hour today. So spot welded the rear arch return (factory style) and then first coat of filler. :-)

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by John&Luke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Body shop
Topic: Bubbling front bumper
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Bubbling front bumper

GG, it’s very hard to tell from the photos, typical (in my little experience) paint can micro blister any time after painting. This is normally due to moisture in the primer/paint. Having said that the bubbles look to big for that. If it was mine I would strip the bumper right back to the plastic. R...
by John&Luke
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Body shop
Topic: Bubbling front bumper
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Bubbling front bumper

Agree that it likely due to moisture. Has the nose been repaired recently?
by John&Luke
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: Mk1 restoration

So found a couple of hours tonight to weld the outer arch in place.All good. Just need to spot weld the inner arch to the outer arch then ready for filler. D4DD23BC-00BC-4EA8-BCB1-CC4F2AE021C9.jpeg 541D8190-78F4-4A48-A941-18BD99F3F0A6.jpeg 9FA2669B-883B-463A-88E9-245C4427E91F.jpeg Small bit of rot i...
by John&Luke
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: Mk1 restoration

Inner arch now fabricated and welded into position and primed. Existing outer arch edge joggled in order to provide a nice interface to weld to. Several trial fits in order to fettle the fit. All areas to be welded then treated to a good coat of weld through primer. Other areas sprayed with cold gal...
by John&Luke
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome desk
Topic: MX5 1999 1.8
Replies: 52
Views: 5601

Re: MX5 1999 1.8

Great thread and very nice attention to detail.

Liking the ‘Do it once, do it right’ approach here.
by John&Luke
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: Mk1 restoration

With the sill on, next job is to remove the remaining outer wheel arch. I have made a simple jig in order to mark cut lines on the existing arch and the replacement arch to ensure I get the required overlap to for a joggled edge ready for welding. 0379625A-31DD-4837-A39F-238D10B368B0.jpeg My prefer ...
by John&Luke
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: The Whitey Senior Build
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: The Whitey Senior Build

Must watch thread for me !!!! Keep the updates and photos coming.
by John&Luke
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk1 restoration
Replies: 44
Views: 4928

Re: Mk1 restoration

Haven’t forgot my White project. In between all the other stuff, I have made some progress. Having attacked the front of the sill my attention turned to the back. 3D2EFC57-0AA4-4FBD-87AA-981C61DB3908.jpeg All hand made replacement bits :-D , top tip is to make a template out of thin cardboard for an...
by John&Luke
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk3 purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Mk3 purchase

Paint done on rear quarters :-D Next job to clean and proof the soft top. Decided to use Renovo products, seem to have a good write up. Weather good for roof proofing this weekend. However, got sent the wrong cleaner :evil: cleaner was for vinyl not mohair. So came up with my own version of cleaner ...
by John&Luke
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: i have done something really silly
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: i have done something really silly

Mazda Mender wrote:I would get those ground wires earthed first.
M-m

Agree there are a number of earths in the loom and all needed.
by John&Luke
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk3 purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Mk3 purchase

My Mk3 needs a bit of TLC. Oil and filter change done the next job was a nasty dent in the rear quarter panel above the rear light. 525A910C-D0D1-4EAA-B4A2-3DF4953AA7AC.jpeg There are 15 shades of Galaxy Grey according to my mate’s paint supplier. Trying to blend in a spot repair was never going to ...
by John&Luke
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Members Mx-5/ Roadsters
Topic: Mk3 purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Mk3 purchase

Mazda Mender wrote:2nd pic unpolished, 1st polished ;0)
M-m


Yes Wayne your right.

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