seems obvious thinking about it, but soft top roadster is genius as all the strength is on the lower 2/3 of the car, effectively making it a separate chassis/body vehicle if you were to plop a new body on top, as you are.
needs to be kept a clubman, I think the lines of the estae work better as a clubman, it also gives you that extra space to play with at the front, and not messing ablout with lengthening the front, which always looks a little odd. Whats the plan with the seating position and door entry? That Eunos was remarkably clean, but it makes sense to use a decent donor in my opinion, and you can always make money back selling the parts off. Go on then, what did it drive like with no body on the MX5, because that looked like a load of fun!
Very impressive and mad project! That MX-5 would be a $5000 car all day long in South Australia, so you got a bargain in my opinion. I'm also extremely impressed at how well you're managing to squeeze into a tiny workshop space and get so much done! Keep up the good work.
Thankyou all for your kind words and support for my little project!:-) At the moment i'm just on with boxing the sills on the mx5 floor, and then ive got a new mini door step to weld in and box the pillers up. Then its just about ready to weld the two bits (big bits!!) together, bit first i'm going to look at the pedal box and move the pedals forward, then i'll shorten the steering column. I was very happy how well it looked so soon and with little work. I'm hoping to get to some shows this year with it (retro show) but i'm not fussed if its not painted, so long as its running! I only started cutting the clubman floor out on the 3rd of january this year so i,m not doing too bad!!
What an inspired build, this'll be brilliant! Happy the Clubman front is being retained, it needs that I think. The bonus of using an MX5 as a base is 13" Mini wheels will still fit, so might just get away with it looking almost standard in dimensions..