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rushandy

posted on 28/3/14 at 02:29 PM Reply With Quote
Suitable mx5 Donor?

Hi all,

New member here, looking to start a Haynes Roadster build within the next 3 months or so.

I've spotted a potential donor here:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201403152548880/sort/default/usedcars/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/postcode/bb120hu/radius/1500/ma ke/mazda/transmission/manual/maximum-age/over_10_years_old/model/mx-5/engine-size-cars/1-7l_to_1-9l/page/1?logcode=

Any thoughts as to whether or not this would make a good donor?

All the best,
Andy

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Not Anumber

posted on 28/3/14 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
looks good. Mark1 1.8 etc. Whereabouts is it ?






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rushandy

posted on 28/3/14 at 02:51 PM Reply With Quote
I think it's in Bedford. A bit of a trek for me really, but perhaps worth taking a look.

Thanks for the reply

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Slimy38

posted on 28/3/14 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
Priced about right I think. In the description it talks about sills 'probably' passing the MOT (which means they won't), and that the brakes need bleeding (which means there's something wrong with them). Neither of those issues make the slightest bit of difference to you!

There is also the benefit of it still being drivable, and getting it back up north will flag up any issues that you can sort while it's in bits.

If I didn't already have one, I'd have gone for that.

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theconrodkid

posted on 28/3/14 at 04:29 PM Reply With Quote
i can smell the rust from here,it looks in pretty good nick otherswise,you will prob get half your money back on breaking it





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philw

posted on 28/3/14 at 04:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rushandy
I think it's in Bedford. A bit of a trek for me really, but perhaps worth taking a look.

Thanks for the reply


Is it really worth the trek? I don't know where you are but rusty mk1s are plentiful, one will come up closer surely





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mitch2b

posted on 28/3/14 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
andy, there is a mx5 specialist in nelson, maybe he could point you in right direction to a rusty wreck that could be your doner,

cbs autos I think there called,

HTH
Mitch

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rushandy

posted on 28/3/14 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks everyone for the advice.

Phil - yes, the drive down and back did give me pause for thought, its a proper trek.

Mitch - i didn't know about that place in nelson, i will do what you suggest and go round and say hello.

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