JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:56 pm

Spent the afternoon building the final firewall and squaring up the scuttle.

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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:17 pm

spent a bit of time making the tunnel covers. Riveted the sides but screwed on the top. So still have access. Also put in some dzus fasteners to hold the bonnet down, They work sweet.
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next will be the new headlight mounts and the seats.
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:40 am

got a little shed time. I had a look at the rear panels and reshaped the holes to suit an IRS. Fitted up the two side panels and then tried the rear panel only to find it was never bent square and had a 5mm gap in the lower right side (Grrrrrrrr) so I will have to get a new panel made and these all have some coating on them so it will mean a complete spray of the alloy.
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but I did some donuts in the padock as the wife was out :-)
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:19 pm

gotta have something to sit on when doing donuts so here they are, marine carpet over HD foam and some underlay.
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passenger side to go. Tomorrows job.
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:10 pm

looking at the side panels now and fetling them to get them to fit, cut out for exhaust etc. Also the guards are not chevron so I think they will have to be re shaped some how. Seem to wrap around the tire a bit more than earles car. Might have to go visit with some CAD :D and then some glassing to do.
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:03 pm

So more thinking and looking and the guards are ok afterall. Just different sizes. So I bit the bullet and mounted the rearend
Also trial fitted the seatbelts. Its a car now!!!!


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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:45 pm

all body panels on now, so we can play spot the tractor.....no comments about chevron engineering please :-)
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:41 am

well we didnt push it to the fields. every day a bit closer to the goal.
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:44 am

merry xmas everyone. Just finished fixing the water pump so the guests can have a shower. done a lot on the car also. after a chat with the certifier I have fitted 25mm wheel adapters to the front so all clearance issues are in the past.
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next was repostioning the bonnet and putting more curve in it.
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And making a new oil filler cap, more clearance issues sorted and reglassing the hole I cut out
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Re: JohnL's build.....MX5 powered Chevron 1987

Postby JohnL » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:46 pm

spent some time fitting new sealed units in the headlights that include the part lights.
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then fitted the wipers and washer system. also the associated switches although I haven got the park to work yet :x
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and then I got the bog out and the sandpaper.....might be painting soon.
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so now I have stripped the glass off again and all the brackets I havent painted yet.
happy new year
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