Jason here from Rotherham, South Yorkshire. I will be looking to build an Exocet G-Type.
So far I have stripped the donor and started to tidy/ refurb some parts ready for when I make the big purchase.
There is no doubt I will make mistakes and be asking questions throughout the build but reading the forum so far, there are some amazing informative build threads which will certainly help.
I'm not a trained mechanic but have a garage at home with a decent collection of tools an toys and always do my own maintenance on cars etc.
I am also on the social media group for Exocet Owners UK and previously seeked helped for removnig the bushes from my crusty donor and people were happy to help (some offering to meet and sort) so clearly seems to be a decent group of people with the same interests.
If anyone wants to recommend any companies in Rotherham or local for blasting and coating it would be appreciated. I have searched some which I will be ringing round for more details but recommendations are welcome.
I will create a build thread at some point but want to get a little more done first so i can make it more informative and keep the thread going/ updated so it doesn't die off whilst waiting for the next steps etc.
My Donor is/was a Mk2 2000 1.8. None VVT/ None ABS (least that's what I believe as there are not abs rings or sensors on the hubs etc).
Have a great day all
Kind Regards Jay
South Yorkshire (UK) - RHD Mazda 2000 1.8 Mk2 Donor - Will be building the Exocet G-Type
Afternoon Jay, just East of you & North of Worksop, got a Mevster currently & picking some form of Exocet up at the weekend, not sure of the model, originally manufactured around 2018. I had my powder coating done by a couple of lads at Shirebrook, depending on what I find with this one at the weekend I may be taking this one there as well.