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MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:18 pm
by Angelus
So, I'm now looking for an MX-5 donor car, preferable a 1.8ltr and running. I need the running gear, sub-frames, engine and gearbox, so body damage/rust isn't a big deal. :o

Actually need 2 of them, as someone else is going to do the same project. He's got more time than me, so his project will turn out better than mine... :roll:

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:57 pm
by OlberJ
You tried the usual gumtree and fleabay?

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:18 pm
by Angelus
Still searching. Certainly nothing local and in the right condition. :roll:

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:54 pm
by OlberJ
If you spot the perfect one a distance away I'll go get it and bring it home for a small fee.

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:04 pm
by Angelus
OlberJ wrote:If you spot the perfect one a distance away I'll go get it and bring it home for a small fee.

I'll take you up on that one.. :D

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:55 am
by Sprotty
One of the guys on Scottish Fivers was stripping down a couple of cars so might be able to help out. I've pm'd him to see if he has any of the bits you need.

Another place to check out for good cheap parts is AK Automotive in the North East of England...
http://www.akautomotive-mx5.co.uk/

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:38 pm
by Angelus
Sprotty wrote:One of the guys on Scottish Fivers was stripping down a couple of cars so might be able to help out. I've pm'd him to see if he has any of the bits you need.

Another place to check out for good cheap parts is AK Automotive in the North East of England...
http://www.akautomotive-mx5.co.uk/

Any help appreciated, I'd prefer to get a driver I can test and strip myself, but obviously working to a budget. :D

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:40 pm
by Andrew[MG]
Did I miss something? What's the project???

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:22 pm
by Angelus
Andrew[MG] wrote:Did I miss something? What's the project???

Probably, just looking into a project to tide me over next year. Had a project nailed down, but someone ( Ted ) has now thrown a spanner in the works and I'm looking at various ways to cover an MX-5 drive train on a very strict budget. Might be doing a tandem build with him? :D

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:02 pm
by Rusty
Late reply but ME!
I've got a 1.8 mk2 that i'm getting rid of due to rust, rest of it runs lovely! even a new wheel bearing!

£600,
I'll even chuck in a spare set of 14s and suspension
you'll make all the money back by selling the other stuff.

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:03 pm
by Angelus
Arrrgh, I've just shelled out for a turbo for my 911 and cash is short for the next couple of months. How soon you want to sell?

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:18 pm
by Rusty
Ipetrolhead app says Mot expires in 63 days
So say 62 days?

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:14 pm
by Angelus
Rusty wrote:Ipetrolhead app says Mot expires in 63 days
So say 62 days?

Mmmm, will it be at the next breakfast meeting?

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:51 pm
by Angelus
Any pictures Rusty? :D

Re: MX-5 Donor car for project

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:15 pm
by Hoonmeister
Rusty wrote:Late reply but ME!
I've got a 1.8 mk2 that i'm getting rid of due to rust, rest of it runs lovely! even a new wheel bearing!

£600,
I'll even chuck in a spare set of 14s and suspension
you'll make all the money back by selling the other stuff.


This makes me chuckle.
I paid 20k for my Mk2 when they first came out.

77k happy miles and many mods...lovely cars