Soo, been a while since we've done anything to the spitfire. However, today we bought something pretty! A fibreglass gt6 bonnet!
Mm power bulge!
Ended up picking it up from a guy that runs the Waterloo classic car meet in a car park under a council block, that is full of classic cars! I got a bit excited and left the gf chatting to him while I ran around like a kid on Christmas Day!
Many were under car covers
But a few were not
And finally! Very surprised to see one of these among the above!
Lots of work and lots of money! Already spent more on it in the last 2 months than my mx5 cost! Managed to get some bits done on the chassis today too. Painted it with some special (very rust coloured) paint!
Quite a bit has been done in the last week or So! Got a trailer picking it up tomorrow so had to get it rolling for the welding! New leaf spring and shocks on the rear and new shocks and springs on the front. New bushes etc. And also painted the chassis black. Body tub was a bit more of a pain than I expcted to get back on.
I was married at Brooklands a few years ago, it's a great venue. One thing I wish I'd done is grab a load of the guide leaflets from the museum and stick one with each invitation so guests know what's there. The ones that did venture out for a look round were suitably surprised and enjoyed it all. Good luck getting the car ready! Oh and if they offer you a few cars to ferry round guests do check what the deal is. We were told £500 for a couple of replica vintage cars based on Escorts or whatever and something like a Cortina convertible. Not the pre-war cars I'd been hoping for (and they wouldn't let some friends of mine with old cars do it themselves...).
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT