so heres my new 5 , its my 7th mx5 ( my 2nd mk2 )
I have been looking for a while for a nice little 5 again and i have looked at many , , all quite shabby , rust buckets .
This one turned up online and i did a MOT check , not 1 mention of rust on there. So the following day i went to view, but it wanted too many jobs doing for the price the seller was asking so i walked away.
A week later the seller contacted me and we agreed a reasonable price ( £ 1250 off his asking price )
I collected it last friday night and drove it 60 miles home , it drove really nice .
came with loads of service history and only 52k miles
It’s just had all new discs , pads and rear caliper fitted .
new timing belt 1000 miles since ,
recent alloys and tyres ,
on the weekend i set about cleaning the under side of surface rust and treating it…
painting the calipers too
while doing this i found some “bubbling” on the chassis leg (o /s ) ,
i knew there was some “bubbling” on the near side when i went and inspected the car
( 1 of the reasons i initially walked away ).
So i have booked the 5 in with mx5 specialists (mx5motors in doncaster ) for this inspecting / sorting asap…( getting done on monday )
the car also visited the local dent man who sorted 10- 12 little dents out for me
cleaned out the boot , its very clean and complete with an unused space saver wheel
the rocker cover is weeping oil , new gasket ordered.
the engine bay needs a good fettle, that will be next weekend…
but i did start cleaning / spraying the usual rusty brackets …
both seats have marks or small rip , so will be replaced .
looking at home in my revamped garage!!!
thanks for looking