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 Post subject: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:15 pm 
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hi guys just introducing myself to the forums
my name is steve and im 44 and from birmingham
im about to start my hair pulling mx5 haynes build
wish me luck


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:43 pm 
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Hi and welcome good luck and dont be afaid to ask for advice or any questions you have no matter how small i have gone the mx5 route to so have a look at the various build threads photos and again dont be afraid to ask anything.
Good luck Gary

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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:43 pm 
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welcome stevie, i am also building a Mx5 roadster from a flat pack chassis kit from talon


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:49 pm 
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A very warm welcome Steve :D


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:20 am 
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Welcome steve what build plans are you following

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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:16 pm 
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well here lies my plan i need to decide to go with a built chassis from talon
or flat pack and learn to weld or do a scratch build and pull what hair i got left lol
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Welcome steve what build plans are you following


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:03 pm 
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i would say if you cant weld then learn, you will definitely need it during the build, even buying one of phils chassis you need to put some brackets etc on. if you are not sure of your welding , build the flat pack and tack it together yourself then have a welder finish it off


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:55 am 
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so ive sent talon a message about his kits so ill see where that takes me
im inclined though to get the flat pack kit and learn to weld
going this route though ill have to make a build table any plans available for this?
also i will have to buy a welder but dont want to mess the kit up


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:34 pm 
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You need a level and flat 8' x 4' timber sheet (preferably ply). Accuracy here is key in getting it as level and flat as possible. I think I've seen all sorts used from old pallets to steel for the supports underneath.


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 Post subject: Re: yet another newbie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:38 pm 
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Just to add something there if using ply get the thickest sheet you can afford so it doesn't sag as you add more weight

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