It is the common thread of the Urchfab project called the Mongrel, a Miata chassis with a bitchin old Ford 100E body slid over the top of it with some huge fender flares, a cage, and lots of other great trickery. It soon will be hauling ass around a race track somewhere across the pond and we can’t wait to see it. We’ve been following this project for quite a while, and I can tell you that Matt’s fabrication skills are great and fun to watch because he takes the simplest path most of the time. In other words, he’s building things that will inspire normal people to try the same thing and we love that. Don’t you?
Now before you go off and say that making control arms is not simple fabrication, keep a few things in mind. First off, this entire control arm project was started using only a couple of trick tools, and both of them could have been replaced with a few others you likely have in your tool box. Sure it’s cool that Matt has a CNC plasma table, something we would LOVE to have, but don’t forget that you could cut every piece required for the jig and control arm with either a 4.5 inch angle grinder and cutoff wheel or a band saw. The parts that he machined are pretty option actually, so that part is trick but not completely necessary.
That means that you could make this stuff at home. Seriously. And we want you to.
Watch the video and be inspired. And if you have missed anything Mongrel related make sure you check out the Urchfab Channel to see them all.