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    I quite like this

    So no clues till you've watched the vid, if you can stomach the crap music that is, see inside & you'll work it out, but that's not bad looking at all & looks a nice little exotic.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=Tx_ynLQR8DQ
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    Mx5 kit car isn't it?

    Has elements of the Alpine but looks out of proportion in places
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    Looks tidy, with elements of TVR and Ginetta. Needs a big engine to match the looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Looks tidy, with elements of TVR and Ginetta. Needs a big engine to match the looks.
    Are you just trying to make Tony cry?

    Like the colour and front, not such a fan of the Maserati clone rear. Exocet or go home :D
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    Apparently the creator took a TVR Sagaris body, and cut it up to fit bits of it onto the MX-5, then re-shaped the rest to match. It's turned out surprisingly well, considering
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    I remember the lad coming onto MX5Nutz years ago and everyone laughing at him. As said, he bought a TVR body and chopped it up and started attaching bits of it together with wood screws. Everyone assumed he was one of the usual dreamers.


    It transpired he has a past in building kits like this and selling the kit / company to large kit car suppliers. Seems smart and actually seems to have an eye for proportions and aesthetics unlike 99% of people in the kitcar world.

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    I bet if built with weight in mind, stripped interior with cage and buckets and one of the many MX5 engine swap options it could be an ace little car. LSx conversion would be cool, but the V6 conversion that's now so popular into MX5s would probably be a lovely combination.

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    He has a youtube vid of that v6 mod into one of his kits in progress!
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    v8 and this kit in a mx5 would be great
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    Nice 'upcycling' project. Respect for doing it, but am guessing it's quite a bit more than £10k, so not sure I see how the business side of things works?

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    Love the Dremel work on the front brake calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    v8 and this kit in a mx5 would be great
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit View Post
    Nice 'upcycling' project


    Agreed. You have to really want one to spend that money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pye21 View Post
    Love the Dremel work on the front brake calipers.
    You can't have misssed the wood screws holding the side skirts on, and the overspray underneath the car?

    Quality :|
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    i dont really get it.

    nowadays, people who buy second hand mx5's will primarily be interested in their inherent dynamic qualities, well the ones I want to speak to anyway.

    this Mx5 in drag will probably a little bit less good than the original for absolutely no benefit that I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
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    Is it wrong that I quite like that too..... but not the finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by djuwenda View Post
    i dont really get it.

    nowadays, people who buy second hand mx5's will primarily be interested in their inherent dynamic qualities, well the ones I want to speak to anyway.

    this Mx5 in drag will probably a little bit less good than the original for absolutely no benefit that I can see.

    I must be getting old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    You can't have misssed the wood screws holding the side skirts on, and the overspray underneath the car?

    Quality :|
    Didnt actually watch it. Skip through and stopped at certain bits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pye21 View Post
    Love the Dremel work on the front brake calipers.

    I thought that was smart too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post


    Is it wrong that I quite like that too..... but not the finish
    Yes. We have noticed that you donít like finishing MX5 projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Cameron View Post
    Yes. We have noticed that you donít like finishing MX5 projects.








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    Fair mixture of parts going on:
    Mk1 interior door handles
    Mk2 dashboard
    Mk2.5 centre console

    I like it though. Take it to LM or the Ring and youíd not see another

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    Wonder where those 90mm dip/full beams are from. I have had a devil of a job finding something like them.
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    Bet it's more reliable than a G40R :D
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