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fastty
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 3rd February 2019 - 5:29pm

:thumbsup:
still a long way to go yet broady but progress is pretty good at the moment, :D

got all the steering parts bolted on so i put the fastty back on the floor to add some weight to make sure it all worked as it should, in doing so the front end panels all had to come off so i got some pics of it all apart.
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one good thing with keep stripping it down is that you know it all fits as it should.
one other thing i wanted to do was change the mx5 door handles and put on some early type3 units. so i made up some new door patch panels with the correct holes in for the handles and started to weld one side in.
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more soon.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 22nd April 2019 - 8:44pm

been no updates for awhile but i have got some stuff done, will post some pics in the next few days.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 30th June 2019 - 8:39pm

finally got some stuff done, finished up the other door handle and started to extend the bonnet. todays mission was to blow the body apart and take it of the chassis.
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really happy how the floors look, all most factory. ahh ahh
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by Aaronslimvw » 1st July 2019 - 9:25am

Amazing!!!

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Post by fastty » 14th July 2019 - 9:19pm

been a slow week or so doing all the little bits that want welding and finishing under the floor pans, i have got one side done but today i thought i would have a go at getting the top front suspension arms completed.
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on with the rear suspension this week.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by broady_6 » 28th July 2019 - 10:03am

I love custom made suspension. One day ill build something with it :) Think youll see the road this year?
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 18th August 2019 - 9:03pm

no broady it wont see the road this year but i am hoping to have it running at xmas ( well thats the plan ).
been on with the rust repair on the under side of the shell and finally its done.
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with that down i have been able to get on with running the brake and fuel lines.
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got to take the engine and box out to do the front brake lines so thats next on the list, one other thing i want to do before i put the body on is build the exhaust system.
https://youtu.be/yARMbysIYUQ
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by Angelo Amato » 9th September 2019 - 6:20pm

Brilliant work as always,

Angelo

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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 21st September 2019 - 8:34pm

cheers angelo,
all the brake and fuel pipes are now done and i have been on with the exhaust, all from 3" stainless steel it is pretty much done with just the rear boxes to arrive sometime this week.
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had to make up a cardboard riplica of the rear boxes so i could keep moving forward on the rear portion of the exhaust.
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with the riplica box in place you can sort of see that i am trying to make it look like an after market type 3 system, if you see what i mean.
also fabricated a cver for the clutch cylinder on the gear box.
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with the body back on it feels like progress is being made.
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more soon.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 1st October 2019 - 11:04pm

the exhaust is now all fabbed up and it looks killer.
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now all thats needed is to pull it all of and get it fully welded.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by broady_6 » 5th October 2019 - 8:48pm

:D :D :D
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by fastty » 14th October 2019 - 9:10pm

with the exhaust done its on with the front inner wings. once i had sorted out what i wanted i started to cut some sheet metal. the passenger inner wing is fairly simple but the drivers side was always going to be a mission because of the brake servo, any how this is what i have come up with.
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really happy with how it turned out , just need the washer bottle to arrive then i can complete the passenger side.
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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by Angelo Amato » 14th October 2019 - 10:52pm

loving those inner wings, genius !

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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by Aaronslimvw » 16th October 2019 - 4:19pm

Stunning work as usual!

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Re: project 72 fastty

Post by sparkywig » 16th October 2019 - 9:01pm

Lovely metalwork

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