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#1 Midas Mk1

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:15 PM

Well, after ten years of having my Dads car sitting, thanks to me and my Minis, we thought it was time to do something about it.

Part 1 😊

A Simpsons Classics Production

 

 


Edited by Midas Mk1, 04 October 2019 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:40 PM

Part 2 - what do you think?

 

 



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:49 PM

Dust and horse flies, perfect :D

Looking good chaps



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:20 AM

I remember doing this with a couple of mini marcos's years ago (one in France and one in Belgium now).

 

I think the Midas is a much better car, only reason I had a Marcos was I could not afford a Midas.

 

Keep posting, its horrible working with fibreglass but you will get there in the end.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

You'd wish you still had the Marcos compared to the Midas for what they go for. 

 

Do agree the Midas is more practical and better designed, but is that all that relevent? Both are absolutely bonkers compared to modern cars. 



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

I read a 'Mr Angry' letter in a mag years ago, it was from a guy who had his (I think) Scimitar re-sprayed and very soon after it was covered in micro blisters. Turns out the paint shop had wet sanded the fibre glass body before painting and the water had soaked into the shell. maybe the same thing happened with the Midas.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:14 PM

You'd wish you still had the Marcos compared to the Midas for what they go for. 

 

Do agree the Midas is more practical and better designed, but is that all that relevent? Both are absolutely bonkers compared to modern cars. 

 

No I don't, bless them but they were rubbish.... and I had them for 22 years so I had time to get to know them very well.

 

Here is a link to my last one ... now in Belgium https://www.minimarc...7521/index.html

 

 

Gordon Murray had a Midas ...if you believe the advert!

 

Agree, but I suppose that's the charm of a classic car, its individuality compared to a modern car.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

I believe Gordon Murray has a mk1 with an Alfa v6 in the back! He helped Richard Oakes revise the formula for the mk2.
It’s weird, but the paint reactions we had were identical to the ones I had when I painted a duckbill grp spoiler, so hoping it’s the release agent.

It took a good twenty years for the microblistering to appear, it could have possibly been wet flatted or painted without a moisture trap on the airline.

Hope everyone’s liking the videos so far, we wanted to document the build and I think it shows how much of a laugh we have, plenty of banter.

I think we’re all fed up of see flakes of black paint around the workshop.. haha

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:02 PM

Good stuff, keep up the good work!



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 08:40 AM

 

You'd wish you still had the Marcos compared to the Midas for what they go for. 

 

Do agree the Midas is more practical and better designed, but is that all that relevent? Both are absolutely bonkers compared to modern cars. 

 

No I don't, bless them but they were rubbish.... and I had them for 22 years so I had time to get to know them very well.

 

Here is a link to my last one ... now in Belgium https://www.minimarc...7521/index.html

 

 

Gordon Murray had a Midas ...if you believe the advert!

 

Agree, but I suppose that's the charm of a classic car, its individuality compared to a modern car.

 

 

I've never actually driven or ridden in a Marcos but I can't believe they'll be much different than a Midas.

 

Here's the Murray Midas Classic_Sports_Car_Murray_Colleciton_13.

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Edited by Artstu, 06 October 2019 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:54 AM

New midas videos coming for the coming fridays.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

I better get the slippers and a brew ready!

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

For sure! ;D



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:32 PM



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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:55 AM

It's a dashboard out job on the mk2 to access the top hinges, so on the mk1 can you get at them from below the dashboard? and for clarity it is only the instrument pod off the Metro that is utilised on the updated mk2.

The mk1 dash reminds me of the dash in my dad's ERF truck, and they (Midas) did make GRP parts for ERF at the time!






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