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What bodywork are you all using?
adrianreeve - 28/4/19 at 08:58 PM

So I built a Haynes Roadster about 5 years ago, when there were a few suppliers around for chassis, bodywork etc. Im now thinking about starting again, using an MX5 donor. Having done a bit of research, it seems like suppliers are now thin on the ground! Im happy to build the chassis, wishbones etc, but who are people using for bodywork now? Id do the sides and rear panel in ali like my last one, but would want wings, scuttle, bonnet and nosecone.

Thanks

Adrian


voucht - 29/4/19 at 05:32 AM

Hi,

Equinox makes a very good quality bodywork for Haynes Roadster. I think I won't be the only one here vouching for them.

http://equinoxproducts.co.uk/product-category/haynes/roadster/?prod uct-page=1

Good luck for the build!


adrianreeve - 29/4/19 at 06:11 AM

Great stuff, thanks! Are they new moulds, or taken from the old Saturn ones?

Cheers

Adrian


Myke 2463 - 29/4/19 at 07:25 AM

New moulds made by themselves and not too far from you, could always go and see them.


jossey - 29/4/19 at 09:58 AM

Or build one to westfield specs I've seen new bodywork for the wide on Facebook new for 1000 quid.

The Haynes is very similar to westfield wide specs I've been told but never checked


voucht - 30/4/19 at 05:24 AM

quote:
Originally posted by adrianreeve
Great stuff, thanks! Are they new moulds, or taken from the old Saturn ones?

Cheers

Adrian


Yes, they are GRP professional and I'm sure they use moulds in good condition. No connexion with ex-Saturn, you can see that the design is even a bit different (check out the nose cone with oil cooler opening, it looks great. And if, like me, you do not have an oil cooler, this spot is perfect to fit the number plate!)

IIRC Saturn moulds went from hand to hand of non-professional GRP manufacturers. The last guy to have them disappeared after a little while.


Hugh Paterson - 1/12/19 at 10:22 AM

I still have the mould tools from last 2 we built 9 years ago if U need bits, suitable nose bonnet scuttle and front and rear wings + some mouldings lying on shelf.


tom225 - 1/12/19 at 12:26 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Hugh Paterson
I still have the mould tools from last 2 we built 9 years ago if U need bits, suitable nose bonnet scuttle and front and rear wings + some mouldings lying on shelf.


May be interested in moulds if your parting with them....


Hugh Paterson - 1/12/19 at 05:44 PM

U have a msg Tom