After first few drives we eliminated some annoying rattles, new silencer sounds fantastic. New larger tyres have thrown the speedo out but we've marked up the clock with true values. She drives fantastic and dry days have seen her out and about more and more. All that work.... Well worth it. Getting a tonneau made more pics to come when that's done.
175 80s on the 14" 185 Mazda after-market wires. Fill the arches nicely and give a smooth ride. Thinner too so more authentic. High profile looks great. Big boots. Don't IVA with them on as speedo needs adjusting (a lot). Will show new seat upholstery and tonneau and will take some shots of the finished car to encourage yourself R2S and everyone else mid build.
Hi guys, love the details on your build, can I ask how the side strakes were done... cold cast or something else? They look fantastic. With IVA finally behind me I'm looking forward to making the finishing touches. Cheers Spud
Hi Spud. Once I had sculpted the mahogany former with spoke shave, plane etc. I took it to a local fabricator (Ian at Quay Fabrications in Lancaster)who started with two blocks of aluminium and a small angle grinder. He literally roughed it out by hand, sanded to shape and then went through the grades to a polish. Drilled and tapped for a stud at either end. He's an artist but it shows once again that, with patience, good things are possible
Finished seats and back bulkhead. These are the original mx5 seats reshaped a little and recovered in a period style in leather. bulkhead is some of that fibrous grey carpetty stuff. Looks great. Cheap and easy to stick with spray adhesive. Seats are really comfortable and provide support in hairy corners.
Tonneau made brilliantly by local company. They need the car to make templates. By substituting alternate windscreen fixings with press studs you get all the anchors you need around the front without adding any more brightwork.