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 Post subject: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Name: Lexie Walsh
Hello everyone.
have started building a Haynes roadster.
I am using hubs of a mx5,having problems
sourcing top and bottom ball joints.
where do people source these?

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:25 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the forum, hopefully someone familiar with the MX5 should be along to answer your question.


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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:39 pm 
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hi first of all welcome to the mad house :)
are you using the Saturn drawings ref the front wishbones ? if so
ok so a search on ebay for mx5 lower ball joint gives you these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BORG-BECK-BBJ ... SwzOxUXwCM
and for the tops ,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-BMW-5-Se ... SwHoFXt~6t
also a pair of m14 x .5 nuts ( for lock nuts on the top)
Now how about a few pics for us poor depraved fellow builders ????? we like pics we do :)
seriously any questions just shout and we will do our best to help out, good luck with the build,
gary

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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:43 pm 
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should have said have a look through my build thread "progress at last" you will see how I worked around some of the problems encountered.
what mx5 are you using as a donor?
Gary

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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Name: Lexie Walsh
Thank you for welcoming me and for the information.
will get some photos for the weekend.
the build is still in early stage yet.
Gary.
do you have any photos of your lower wishbone set up.

thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Ok here we go
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do you have the Saturn plans? as these detail the wishbones and changes to the standard Haynes chassis for the mx5 running gear
If you need more photos let me know or even if you need a copy of the Saturn build I can send that
Gary (looking forward to the photos)


my build thread; viewtopic.php?f=25&p=4649#p4649

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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:58 pm 
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Name: Lexie Walsh
Thank you.
If you can send me the plans for the Saturn front wishbones
that would be most helpful.

Have tried to upload some photos,not having much success.


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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:30 am 
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It is better to use a hoating platform like photobucket
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Ok here we go
20140608_130352 - Copy.jpg
do you have the Saturn plans? as these detail the wishbones and changes to the standard Haynes chassis for the mx5 running gear
If you need more photos let me know or even if you need a copy of the Saturn build I can send that
Gary (looking forward to the photos)


my build thread; viewtopic.php?f=25&p=4649#p4649

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 Post subject: Re: Ball Joints
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:17 pm 
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hi here is the link to the Saturn plans on here , on there you will get the details for the wishbones (nb I rose jointed mine so a wee difference )
viewtopic.php?f=6&p=4604#p4604
any problems or questions just shout
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