#ZedShed Braz86 3.0’s Second chance

Lee

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This car so far has been the most testing and difficult. On day one most bolts were cut off and to make things more fun all 4 M6 cap heads on the beam plates were locked solid. So on the first day we had a solid 4 hours just tackling them just to get the subframe out, in the end we had to cut the plate.
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so with the limited photos I did take she at least looks better now.

The famous cap heads.
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slightly crispy diff.
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One thing we noticed was the exhaust setup, the headers have been taken from a 2.8, along with Cats and the back box welded on. Who ever owned it previously wanted the cats removed from the headers. I run mine like this on my track car for better flow.

Another first was being able to push out a beam core by hand these were seriously toast.
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that was day one, today I was flying solo in this crippling heat and managed to get the rear back together and looking fresh. Again one of the shaft splines refused to go in so that took me hours to sort.
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All torqued up ready to be installed. Just waiting on a couple of bits to arrive and I’ll continue.
 

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This car so far has been the most testing and difficult. On day one most bolts were cut off and to make things more fun all 4 M6 cap heads on the beam plates were locked solid. So on the first day we had a solid 4 hours just tackling them just to get the subframe out, in the end we had to cut the plate.
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so with the limited photos I did take she at least looks better now.

The famous cap heads.
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slightly crispy diff.
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One thing we noticed was the exhaust setup, the headers have been taken from a 2.8, along with Cats and the back box welded on. Who ever owned it previously wanted the cats removed from the headers. I run mine like this on my track car for better flow.

Another first was being able to push out a beam core by hand these were seriously toast.
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that was day one, today I was flying solo in this crippling heat and managed to get the rear back together and looking fresh. Again one of the shaft splines refused to go in so that took me hours to sort.
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All torqued up ready to be installed. Just waiting on a couple of bits to arrive and I’ll continue.
Mate, you need a medal for working in this heat. I was at least working outside where there was a tiny bit of a breeze.

Tony.
 

Braz86

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Well, someone has to have the worst one, even before this, there was still a bad good one 😬😬😬

Great effort considering all the challenges Lee
 
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Gives me hope, I was crying in my cornflakes for days after I went under mine :bag:

Have a google for ‘Mx5 rust’ and you’ll feel better straight away =))
 

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Hi Lee,
I still have a couple of sets of replacement beam plate bolts if you need them. Same as you used on Bazzas’ car
 
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Lee

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Hi Lee,
I still have a couple of sets of replacement beam plate bolts if you need them. Same as you used on Bazzas’ car
Cheer's Mazza I'll take them if you don't plan to use them. I'm using normal M8 bolts going forward.
 

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Two sets of bolts in first class post today.........have fun.....
 
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Saturday was probably the toughest Saturday we've done for a while... 👀
 
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