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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Fri May 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Hello Roy, Now that's looking sweet !! getting closer. :auto-car:
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Postby royjess » Fri May 26, 2017 8:18 pm

I wouldn't hold your breath, I went to see the car today, the bumpers had been primed a few days ago and Alan was giving them a few days to set and he was going to paint them this evening, but when we viewed them today, the primer had cracked :angry-banghead: They are at a loss with why the paint is cracking, especially when it all has been prep and sealed in using barcoat :think: So Alan has to re do these again :angry-banghead: We are hoping for the car to be picked up either on Sunday or Monday :pray:

He had temporarily patched up the holes underneath and the car will need to go back in once the VW is off the ramp for a few days for the holes to be properly welded. The centre wheel caps will be done sometime next week and the hard top sometime before the winter, both of which are not essential for the MOT or for us to drive around in
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby Mark » Sat May 27, 2017 4:48 am

Very frustrating. I hope it works second time round !!
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Postby royjess » Sat May 27, 2017 9:36 am

Very frustrating, I believe the old paint is unstable and need removing completely. I did initially instruct them when getting the original quote last year to remove all existing paint and they also put that in the written quote that they sent me. They haven't done as agreed and they have only taken the paint down to what they think is good paint, hence why it's cracking despite using the barcoat.
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Sat May 27, 2017 4:25 pm

Hello Roy, what can I say ? :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: if it was me I'd be talking "trading standards" but that's just me (sorry) the way things are "dragging" on makes my blood boil !!! (sorry yet again)
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Sat May 27, 2017 8:51 pm

I don't know what Alan has done, but it look's like his worked miracles on the car over the past 24 hours :D

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Fingers cross that the paint doesn't crack again :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby Mark » Sun May 28, 2017 3:05 am

It's looking better than new. It'll be worth all the frustration and inconvenience in the end.
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Sun May 28, 2017 9:07 am

Alan has done an amazing job, it's very shiny, I think they underestimated what work was to be required on it.
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby steve131 » Sun May 28, 2017 10:13 am

:dance: Excellent news .
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Sun May 28, 2017 4:26 pm

Perhaps a bar-b-q breakfast ? :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: does "Alan" know you are showing his "progress" on the forum :think: ;) could I ask how many miles are there on the clock Roy ? I must say the car looks fantastic ! :mrgreen: I'm sure it won't be long until you post a pic of Jess sitting in the car with a big smile on her face :D ;)
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Sun May 28, 2017 10:36 pm

Testing the lights

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Bumper and petrol cap

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Just missing the mirrors

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Sun May 28, 2017 10:54 pm

wingnut wrote:Perhaps a bar-b-q breakfast ? :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: does "Alan" know you are showing his "progress" on the forum :think: ;) could I ask how many miles are there on the clock Roy ? I must say the car looks fantastic ! :mrgreen: I'm sure it won't be long until you post a pic of Jess sitting in the car with a big smile on her face :D ;)
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They been having the BBQ for the past few nights as they been staying up late working hard on my car. They have been taking and sharing the photos on FB and I've also been posting these on another forum site too. I'm currently don't know how many miles are on the clock, the clock is in km and we work it out to be around 160,00 miles. He is called Eunos which is the Japanese name for the imported model
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby casper » Mon May 29, 2017 6:32 am

looks amazing Roy, beautiful Finnish :clap: :clap:
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Mon May 29, 2017 10:02 am

These were posted on FB around 2am this morning, looks like Julie and Alan were up all nigh painting these. Jess and I are very grateful and appreciative of all their hard work.

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Mon May 29, 2017 4:29 pm

Great update Roy ! can't be long now ?
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby number1 » Mon May 29, 2017 6:01 pm

Alan and co are doing a fantastic job getting your car finished, wish I could give them a "K"
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Mon May 29, 2017 8:21 pm

wingnut wrote:Great update Roy ! can't be long now ?


Collecting the car as you posted the above Mike ;)

Alan made a brand new battery bracket, the old one was completely rotten

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A very nice surprise, Alan and Julie left a bunch of flowers on the passengers seat for Jess, Jess's face say's it all

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Alan and Julie was also surprise how we manage to completely fit Jess's large wheelchair in such a small car :o

The old wind screen wipers were broken and needed replacing for the MOT, so I replaced these with some stainless steel ones

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I can't say how much we missed the car and how lovely it is to drive again

Welcome back home Eunos :clap:

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby steve131 » Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 pm

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby Mark » Tue May 30, 2017 3:34 am

She looks fabulous ! Better than new. Worth all the Frustration !

Have to admit, I was wondering how you got Jess's other wheels into the car too !
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby number1 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:27 pm

They have done a superb job on the car, well worth the wait :clap: :clap: :clap:
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