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93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:32 pm

subframes out ready for rebuild, hope to be ready for MTM2009 but long way to go still. will have pics soon.


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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:40 pm

this is how it arrived on my doorstep, without my assistant mechanic in the back :(
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:28 pm

rear sub out at last
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:37 pm

Good work Martin, has removing it made it any easier to get at the stubborn bolts ?
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:58 pm

Helped a lot Neil, lucky for me the 2 causing the problem were on the same side but got it free with a lot of elbow grease and a large pich bar :D
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:03 pm

next job
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:50 pm

rear sub out
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:01 pm

hope it goes back in :shock:
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by Billy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:34 am

Keep up the good work Martin,

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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by INNY1300 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:05 pm

Hello Martin look's great work what you have done so far,keep it up regard's jon :twisted:

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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:31 pm

thanks guys for the support, wait until i start the rebuild then the questions will start.
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:32 pm

oops a pic a bit big lol
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:40 pm

my 1275 just removed
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by Goose » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:04 pm

Any update on the Build Martin ??? :D
And I said, Officer, I didn't want to be drunk in public...I wanna be drunk in the bar. Now last time I checked it was still legal to be drunk in the bar. They threw me into public...arrest them!

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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by mmurfee » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Hey Darren great to see you back, work is still in progress on the car but i have gone totally mad and bought another 93 sprite and its on the road :D its also booked for the MTM.
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by kerryminigringo » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:06 pm

Good to see your making progress Martin and the fact that you have only bought one other mini does not make you mad,around here it would make you one of the sane ones.
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:51 pm

The mad ones tend to buy Minis and then leave them sitting around the place waiting for them to "mature".
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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by Billy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:34 am

The Marcos Graveyard wrote:The mad ones tend to buy Minis and then leave them sitting around the place waiting for them to "mature".
Am I paranoid or was that a subtle dig?

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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by wzd345 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:04 pm

Yes!

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Re: 93 sprite project

Post by Goose » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:39 am

However the cleverly mad ones buy ones that dont rust.....like....umm....a marcos for example :lol:

I will see you at the MTM so Martin..... 8) Good to see the Minis are multiplying......it means you are hooked now !!! :twisted: Should be a doddle to put the other sprite together since you have one for comparison now !! :!:
And I said, Officer, I didn't want to be drunk in public...I wanna be drunk in the bar. Now last time I checked it was still legal to be drunk in the bar. They threw me into public...arrest them!

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