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Minty_Fresh
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   17th Aug 10 at 20:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

After driving a 1.1 saxo as my daily for 8months, watching people drive past in nice cars, but obviously there was a reason i did this as i was saving up and that was to buy a car i can modifiy again, and looking into japanese cars.

Have been wanting a mx5 for quite a long time now, just putting some money away over time waiting for one to come along (didnt want to rush into anything)

last night i went and collected the following:

Mazda Mx5
Ltd edition 'dakar' version (number 120/400)
67k miles
FSH
1.8 (130bhp)
1996/7
UK

brought it down to work today to give it a very quick going over, then brought it back home..





it has got a few cosmetic blemishes but tbh im glad it has, as i wanted a 'used' mx5 outside so im not to fussed where i have to park it and worry about parking dents etc aswell as making sparks off the black stuff, but a faultless runner which it is, so its ideal for what im after..

got a few things on order so expect a few changes of the next few weeks..

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MarkSport
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17th Aug 10 at 21:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

give it 5months untill It's lowered 600mm

love it jaydn,looks a clean example...



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Minty_Fresh
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17th Aug 10 at 21:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers mark, coilovers are at the top of the 'to do' list and will be on order very shortly...

MarkSport
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seriously

Minty_Fresh
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haha durty harrys, he must have a huge pair tbf..
Minty_Fresh
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18th Aug 10 at 14:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Had a few hours today to do a few little jobs (nothing major but still need to be done)

* Steam cleaned the engine bay, (no before picture but it was covered in white dust, very pleased with how its came out)

Auto Glym TFR and and super sheen used for the finish..





* took front plate off..



cheeky one with lights up..



* removed the cheap wood look plastics (took bloody ages to remove all the glue but as you can see the top part still needs going over again)

before:



after:



I have quite a few big changes plans so watch this space...
vaux.dan
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theyre pig ugly. not my cuppa
thegsi
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My mate has got one of these. Red with White alloys going round Dudley.
mattievRS
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that fake wood stuff would look sexy covered in 3m di noc vinyl carbon sheet
jibjob
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18th Aug 10 at 18:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Theres some serious potential with these cars
You've got to love the piss bag for the washer fluid aswel

My mates got a supercharged drift one so its not everyones cup of tea but i think its ace





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Minty_Fresh
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24th Aug 10 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote







Tested fitted some wheels that i will be running for the time being once the coilovers arrive but untill then i will keep renting the arches out to a small hungarian immigrant family..

ARCH GAP!!!!!!! :O







Not sure what colour sceme to go for with the centres of the MLs (centres are in white primer ready for paint) but thinking fully polished :S?



bought some of this stuff also, cant wait to use it when the wet weather dies off!!!!!



Moar! updates coming soon...
*JonnyG*
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24th Aug 10 at 20:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I quite like the white/polish thing the wheel has got going on.
Minty_Fresh
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thanks bud, saying that i spent 20hours getting the wheels the way they are, they dont look to bad
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24th Aug 10 at 20:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wheels look ace.

How are you finding it to drive? As good as everone else who owns one says?
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thanks robin, mate i wish i could comment on the question, but i havnt been driving it

i have took it round the units at work but thats about it but it was awsome to drive from what i could make out, driving position etc was spot on, waiting untill i have got it looking how i want it to untill i start driving it..
Minty_Fresh
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UPDATE!!

just ordered the famous ebay coilovers which are made from tin foil and cardboard!

I cannae wait pet..
JordanR
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Dish
Ben G
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i like these cars with the headlights down, they look alright, just not with them up

still, i know you're going to do a fantastic job with it as always!

who's is the puma pics?
Minty_Fresh
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
i like these cars with the headlights down, they look alright, just not with them up

still, i know you're going to do a fantastic job with it as always!

who's is the puma pics?


Thanks dude

you can get the rx7 style front lights which look alrite but tbh its not an rx7 so why make it look like one even though the 'frog eyes' are a little marmite..

puma is my moms, its actually forsale (on ebay) and the link is in the cars forsale section on here..
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Update! Failed the Mot on front brakes, so soon got on the blower to order the parts..

old discs/pads



old vs new (ebc pads)



fitted



tried some poorboys black hole on the paintwork, made a big difference imo (going to wait till i start driving it before i use it again and then follow it up with a few coats of Dodo juice purple haze PRO)







also did a funky repair on the seat (due to the last owner being an overweight chef rofl)



cant wait till it has 12months ticket so the non MOT friendly mods can start
Minty_Fresh
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Got back from sunny Weston super mare today to find a nice parcel waiting for me



cannae wait to get them fitted....
stu_c
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quote:
Originally posted by Minty_Fresh
Got back from sunny Weston super mare today to find a nice parcel waiting for me



cannae wait to get them fitted....


you done it yet??

hurry up lol and get it decked!!!
meach86
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Quickly i wanna see it decked
Aleex
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wahoo budget coilovers ftw.
Minty_Fresh
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quote:
Originally posted by Aleex
wahoo budget coilovers ftw.


i have had spax/avo/gaz coilovers and in all fairness these budgets are not that much worse (had them before on my mk1 golf)

cant wait to get it lower to the black stuff but mot has to come first (which is hopefully next week) then the following week the real modifications will start..

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