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Playing catch up..

I welded a plate and a nut on the back of those cups which hold the recessed/step down shape snugly.

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I then made up a dummy seat frame to hold the seat rails in place and bolted the newly made cups to that. I then spend quite some time working out the best position to attach the cups to the metal base straps.

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You can see the bottom left corner I have started boxing in the shape, whereas the far left is just hovering in place.

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I did this for both sides, drilled some speed holes and painted them in 2k black.

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These bolt straight into the original escort floor seat holes so I have the option to have these mx5 seats or the standard escort seats.

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I ended up repairing the heater fan resister with a new board and 1 new pin.

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Tested the heater box core, had to straighten the pipe ends and fix 3 small holes. All reassembled.

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Have made a few odd parts as I go along such as new tab washers for the front hubs.

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Slowly been sorting out the front and rear suspension and steering components. I pulled apart the 3x steering racks I had and have used the best parts to build one. Everything has been stripped to bare metal and painted in 2k.

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With most parts prepped, I've started to reassemble parts and attach them to the van.

I've purchased alot of new parts locally and from the UK, including all new nolathane bushes. I've always replaced the old hardware with new stainless or zinc where possible. The mk2 van is actually a mk1 from the windscreen back and uses both imperial and metric, so requires a bit of extra thinking.

I made up some spacers for the rear springs and played around at home and set up a little zinc plating station.

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