Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

For keeping us up dated on your building of a Clubbie/Seven replica

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User's Projects / Build Ups Forum Rules
This section of where you guys can show off the progress you make as your build comes together of your clubman, give details of any modification progress, share pictures etc. There are just a few rules that need to be followed for this forum to stay nice, clean and easy to use:

1. ONE thread per project please. You all have access to edit your own posts, so do that. You may post as many times as you feel like it within your allocated thread.
2. Only the person who owns the thread may post in it. Any others will be deleted. If you want to ask questions, comment or start a discussion, start a thread in the Project Discussion section or use the private message function.
3. You may not use your thread for anything else apart from showing off your car and it's build process, use the other forums for this.
4. Thread titles must be include your user name and a little about the project please.

Important : As this was a exsisting forum moved to its new home all exsisting build diarys will carry on as they are but by the new rules

Cheers Stephen
Wanganui7
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Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Location: Wanganui NZ

Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:14 pm

This morning worked on the stainless grill . Started off trying to use 5 mm wire but found it very hard to bend. Seamed to work harden. Changed to 4 mm which I bent around a dollie welded to the bench. Tig welded with the 7shield brought earlier off ebay . About two hours work to do. Still to do mounting brackets also fit the led daytime lights in behind. Am thinking about fitting some woven stainless steel mesh in behind to. Had previously brought a silver and black enamelled super 7 badge from UK but it didn't stand out very well so ordered two black and yellow ones instead. A big improvement and they just happened to be on half price special.
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Wanganui7
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Location: Wanganui NZ

Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:03 pm

Today started working on the rear panel. Cut some alloy oversize and had a friendly local panel beater roll the corners for free. Always find car guys a friendly bunch , down to earth and willing to help. Clamped to the car , marked and recut closer to the finished size. Fitted to car again and started to roll the top edge over using piece of wood as a dollie and hammer. The tube your rolling over is only 19mm and bounces a bit while hammering so I will take off car , fit a solid 19 mm sold rod inside rolls for final hammering and finishing. With this done just needs some right angle bends on the press brake.
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Wanganui7
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Location: Wanganui NZ

Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:36 am

Continuing working on the rear panel. Used 1.2 mm alloy and was by far the hardest panel so far, taking about two weeks of my spare time to form. Using press brake at work for right angle bends and hand beating top edges. Final fitting of lights to do and will make a bracket to hold spare tyre.
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Wanganui7
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Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Location: Wanganui NZ

Re: Wanganui, Mcsorely 442E / MX5

Post by Wanganui7 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:37 pm

Sprayed a few coats of paint on the second hand rear guards to bring them up like new, just needing a cut and polish to finish. Bolted on the car and will fit stainless steel stone guards later. Also wired up the front led indicators and daytime lights. I have used a gas soldering iron for years without problem . But learnt today to make sure it's out before refilling. Who knew you could get such a big explosion from so little gas! The smell of burnt arm hair filled the garage. Luckily no lasting damage.
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