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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Amos91

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,914

    Location: Northamptonshire

    Posted these in the car cleaning thread but thought I'd pop them here after spending two days detailing!

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  2. mr tommo

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 13, 2004

    Posts: 5,382

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    After years of wanting something for the weekends/project/fun/track I've finally got myself an MX5.

    2002 MX5 1.8i Trilogy, 66k miles

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    Just drove it home with a huge smile on my face. The lowest powered car I've had in the last 10 years and it is bloody great!

    Bubbling on arches as per every single one I've looked at, some on the suspension arm and sub frame but going to clear this down and seal. Sills done previously with receipt for everything. Fingers crossed its a good one.
     
  3. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,468

    Location: Acme's chair

    Check the chassis rails from the bulkhead to the front of the car as well. One of the most important areas to check on these because nobody looks at them. I bought my MK2 with new sills, arches, and paint, but the chassis rails had been ignored. Don't be too surprised if they are rotten! :p

    Nice purchase, I do love an MX5. I've had three and I want another one. Such great fun!
     
  4. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 25,108

    Wow that number plate on the silver car...
     
  5. mr tommo

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 13, 2004

    Posts: 5,382

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    My dad who didn't know LOL was a thing, unfortunately for him the last two letters of his name and first of the surname from the old days when it used to be spaced incorrectly. I suggested he bin it but 55 year old dad's know best

    Thats what's referred to as the chassis legs? If so plan to take the undertray off at the weekend to inspect.
     
  6. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,468

    Location: Acme's chair

    Yeah thats them! :)

    This is how mine looked...

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    Despite the car being mint with new sills, arches, and fresh paint... Lol

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    If you need them doing you can buy pre-made repair panels here: https://www.themx5restorer.co.uk/shop/new-mx5-parts/new-mx5-panels/front-chassis-rail-repairs-panels/

    I've also got some tail lights, reflectors, mudflaps, an ABS pump, switch blanks, a rear view mirror, some blue ignition leads, delrin door bushes, brand new genuine exhaust manifold gasket, probably other bits and pieces - If you need anything... :p
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
  7. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,321

    Location: Northampton

    The Autolink style chassis rail legs are better IMHO

    https://www.autolinkmx5.com/repair-...5-mk2--mk25-left--right-hand-lh-rh-9759-p.asp
     
  8. Silent_Scone

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 5, 2011

    Posts: 12,467

    Location: Surrey

    JDM Lyfe
     
  9. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 32,468

    Location: Acme's chair

  10. Frozennova

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 13, 2009

    Posts: 11,321

    Location: Northampton

    They can, removed nothing more than boost pipework, rad and lower wishbone when I did mine
     
  11. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 155,746

    The new 3 is such a good looking car.
     
  12. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,381

    Location: Northern England

    It's almost tempting me back to BMW!
     
  13. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 4,246

    Location: S.E Wales

    It is gorgeous, As long as its the M340i of course, because Straight Six Noise.
     
  14. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 32,468

    Location: Acme's chair

    Rear and rear 3/4 are gorgeous.

    The front and front 3/4 are somewhat ruined by its stupid nostrils, but it's better than the bigger new BMW's.

    Colour is awesome!
     
  15. Amos91

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,914

    Location: Northamptonshire

    The best thing BMW did was get rid of the arrow straight bonnet shut line to the front bumper e.g. F10, F20, F30.

    Grille looks fine in person to be fair, much better than the equivalent ones now on the 1 Series / X5.
     
  16. skaif

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2014

    Posts: 2,843

    Location: East of the middle

    So with lockdown halting my plans to travel back home I decided to spend the flight money on a car. The idea being that we could go on a few road trips to explore the country and hit up some beaches too.

    So with a modest budget and the depressing amount of ex taxi saloons I started the hunt for a family car and ended up with this!

    Behold my (new to me) land boat / yank tank / gas guzzler!
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    Its a 2007 GMC Yukon XL - the XL meaning that it's bloody huge. It's over 5.6m long!

    Body condition ain't great and it needed a proper clean inside but the engine and transmission were in good nick and for a big brute it does get a move on.

    Got an inspection sorted and it needed some serviceable items (mileage is 144kms) so managed to get the seller to knock it down to just under £2700 with a years insurance and the equivalent of an mot. Bargain!

    Picked it up from the seller and it's great! Got a 5.3 litre V8 (supposedly ~300hp), remote start (desperately needed in this weather), cruise, sofas for seats (of which there are 9!), isofix for the kids, huge boot, tints and a 100ish litre fuel tank (that cost me about £25 to fill up :D)

    Anyway plans are to service it, sort the interior, get a decent head unit and enjoy wafting about over the summer!
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  17. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 26, 2006

    Posts: 10,963

    Location: United Kingdom

    £25 to fill up a 100litre tank. Maaaaan, I would love that. Looks ace though that, they do love American cars in the Arabian peninsula. Enjoy it :cool:
     
  18. sigma

    Suspended

    Joined: Nov 13, 2006

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    Getting fed up with the Pork’s issues?
     
  19. sigma

    Suspended

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    :cool:

    It would be funny to buy some 24 inch chrome spinners for it :p
     
  20. Wizzfizz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 13, 2003

    Posts: 10,470

    Location: Left of the middle

    I want to see @Regy53 new car now. Can't imagine how excited one would be waiting on something like that being delivered! Just awesome looking.