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I have owned my MX6 since new and still have it garaged but no longer drive it.

It has done 58K miles since new but need some TLC. It has rust on rear wings mainly. I'm in Glasgow, does anyone know where I could obtain some body new/replacement panels to fix the rusted wings?

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I still mooch about, still looking for a local MX6.... But keep the K Series connection with a 323f ZXi rusting in back garden lol
Anyway rear quarters are welded in? Big work to cut out and weld in. Only the fronts are removable, Fleabay shows a couple in Germany but think they're 2nd hand.
Best bet I reckon is to get the rusty bits re-worked, whether that is ground back or the nasty bits cut out and then weld in new parts, body shop and big money again I expect.
That's why I buy plain colours, especially white, can do it yourself as the solid colours are more forgiving lol
 

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I still mooch about, still looking for a local MX6.... But keep the K Series connection with a 323f ZXi rusting in back garden lol
Anyway rear quarters are welded in? Big work to cut out and weld in. Only the fronts are removable, Fleabay shows a couple in Germany but think they're 2nd hand.
Best bet I reckon is to get the rusty bits re-worked, whether that is ground back or the nasty bits cut out and then weld in new parts, body shop and big money again I expect.
That's why I buy plain colours, especially white, can do it yourself as the solid colours are more forgiving lol
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My Mx6 is red and the rest of the paintwork is still shining - it's a UK car and I've owned it from new. Mileage is 58k just the rear wings that let it down. Also the rear brake callipers stick, it's done that for years. Wonder if you can still get Ford Probe parts for the mechanical bits?

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Yeah weird where a poorly looked after car will not rust as much as a well looked after will. The 323 in my garden I bought as the rear arches are really really good which is a good indication of condition but the underneath is totally rotten, literally a Flintstone car which I should've really checked, but you live and learn!
I've often had problems with rear callipers on all the Japanese cars I've owned, 323f, Galant and Charade so much so that I've become a specialist in rebuilding them :grin2:
It's the lack of use that does them in, the pins and the pistons need to have lubrication - not copper grease but more like silicone as the rubber won't be destroyed by the silicone plus they have this weird sort of grease build up in them, something to do with the fluid I guess.
You can buy them new or refurbished for upto a £100, fleabay has them listed or you can get a rebuild kit for half the price. I'd be tempted and have done in the past to have rebuilt ones but one I got for the Charade had a badly helicoiled adjusting screw so it was basically scrap so I thought I can't do it any worse than the so called experts so I've carried on from there doing them myself, ideally a spare set to take your time over or in your situation where it isn't in use. Weirdly the Saab I have has a very similar design to the Japanese ones but has never got stuck or hot or anything, must be a Japanese thing for sure.
With a bit of cross referencing Probe stuff should still be about, I'm guessing there was more sold than the MX6 and if it comes down to it there must be most things available from the US.
You looking to get it back on the road? The the first MoT will show scored/pitted brake discs probably as mine always do, I use the Saab and Charade on a 6 month on 6 month off basis and the MoT is at the start of the 6 months so it's been sitting for 6 months, even brand new discs I've had the same... :eek:
 

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Where could I get hold of a brake rebuild kit?
Do you know what the Mazda kit name is?
Is it difficult to do?

Thanks for your advice and help.
 

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Big Red do reconditioned and kits, as do Brakes International, I've used both and no problems with either...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-L-or-R-Brake-Caliper-Repair-Kit-Piston-for-MAZDA-MX-6-XEDOS-6-BRKP37S/271734409154

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Brake-Caliper-slider-pin-kit-to-fit-Mazda-626-MX6-Xedos-Ford-Probe-1335AX/271929508356

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-Brake-Caliper-Piston-for-MAZDA-MX-6-XEDOS-6-1991-2000-P3015/311890484929

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-Brake-Caliper-Handbrake-Springs-Pair-for-MAZDA-MX-6-1992-1997-H18113-14/311890496765

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-Brake-Caliper-Piston-WITH-INTERNALS-for-MAZDA-MX-6-P3015I/311890518082

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-L-R-Brake-Caliper-Repair-Kit-Pistons-for-MAZDA-MX-6-1992-1997-BRKP37/312061534440

Personally I've never had to replace the springs, sliders or piston, it's just been the seals. I done a write up for a Saab 900 turbo which has very similar callipers to my Daihatsu Charade and by the looks of it the MX6 too, it's just there is a bung in the Saab calliper not present in the Japanese callipers, this lets you remove the handbrake arm, the Daihatsu calliper the arm is moved to a certain position then it just pulls out so it is simpler without the bung but pictures paint a thousand words so to speak so here is a link to the Saab forum I entered it in:

UKSaabs ? View topic - Fixing up your rear C900/9000 rear brake calipers...

Can easily go into more detailed description if needed :smile2:
 
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