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Old 12-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #621
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I've been gone working on finals and this thread makes me sad because I've gotten so little done on my caar. Jeff you are an inspiration and a kick in the ***. I'll have no way of catching up to you on attention to detail, but getting on shaving the lenses this week.
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that picture makes me sleep well at night

love it so much

like an OCD boner
Right? Nothing triggered my "out of place" sensor.

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I might leave that out until you finish with the fuel tank, pump, and cover, just because of the harness bar. That could be your next project anyways.

Ever seen this picture by the way? Your muse:
It is full of stars! I think that person might be on a different level than me, it is perfect.

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I'm proud of you. That's exactly the right attitude for doing quality work. Looking at how fast you go, it must have been really hard.

Props to the plater for standing behind his work. It was an honest mistake. And just think, your bolts will now be double plated. 50 years from now, they'll still be perfect!
Thanks! I was just laughing about how protected these bolts are going to be... It could make it an entire winter through NYC now!....Ok maybe not.

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I've been gone working on finals and this thread makes me sad because I've gotten so little done on my caar. Jeff you are an inspiration and a kick in the ***. I'll have no way of catching up to you on attention to detail, but getting on shaving the lenses this week.
Go your own pace and don't try to catch up! Glad I could make this enjoyable for people. That was the intent of making my first build thread. I hate build threads with no pictures, information, and help; so I'm glad I've avoided those mistakes.

Ain't no race!....yet!

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #623
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This is possibly my favorite build thread. Tons of updates, pictures, attention to detail, several tangentially related posts that actually will be helpful to me in the future, etc.

I have given five stars and about 40 props since this project started.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #624
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Looks like I forgot to send the roll bar/door bar bolts in to get zinc plated...luckily they are still shiny and yellow....









Glad that is out of the way
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You are getting me all boned up. stahp!
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A vendor gave me a deal I could not refuse...cheaper than refinishing the old seats

2 brand new Buddy Club Seats. I just hope they fit, they sent the larges instead of the regular and I just hope the extra width won't be an issue. The old seats still had a little space between the door bars so I'm hoping for the best.

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that's great. if they don't you will have to do some clearancing with a huge hammer lol
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They will almost certainly rub a little. Not enough to keep the seat from sliding, though.

But, really, how often do you adjust the seat?
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I bet those will be a squeeze. Nice seats though.
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I have the large version as well. way skinnier than the Recaro SPG I had before... will fit fine.

the hips are skinny and the shoulders of the seat are quite a bit wider... the shoulders are the only place I could see you having an issue with the door panel, but the hips should fit fine even with door bars.
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I have knockoffs, and they rub, but just a little. Doesn't make a bit of difference.
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They will almost certainly rub a little. Not enough to keep the seat from sliding, though.

But, really, how often do you adjust the seat?
I have custom mounts on the car so it is one position only!

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I have the large version as well. way skinnier than the Recaro SPG I had before... will fit fine.

the hips are skinny and the shoulders of the seat are quite a bit wider... the shoulders are the only place I could see you having an issue with the door panel, but the hips should fit fine even with door bars.
I have a 32" waist but really wide shoulders and lats so the extra upper body space will be nice. I think since I am doing door cards out of abs plastic it should give me a bit more room.
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Not a chance in hell





Polished up the scuff plate, top is polished.

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You really can't go wrong with foamectomied stock seats on a mostly street car. Super-comfortable, you can get pretty low, holds you well enough for occassional track days and the price is right.

What's the intended use?
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The Large size Buddy Clubs are monstrous. I didn't think you'd be able to fit that big bastard in there. Miata's are so narrow that you almost HAVE to buy a Miata specific seat.

I really don't like stock seats, either, btw. I'm a pretty small guy, and they still feel like a leather wrapped park bench to me.
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I really don't like stock seats, either, btw. I'm a pretty small guy, and they still feel like a leather wrapped park bench to me.
With or without a foamectomy? Without a foamectomy (i.e., 100% stock), I would agree with the above. But a foamectomy made a huge difference for me.
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I really don't like stock seats, either, btw. I'm a pretty small guy, and they still feel like a leather wrapped park bench to me.
I really do not think so...

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The Large size Buddy Clubs are monstrous. I didn't think you'd be able to fit that big bastard in there. Miata's are so narrow that you almost HAVE to buy a Miata specific seat.

I really don't like stock seats, either, btw. I'm a pretty small guy, and they still feel like a leather wrapped park bench to me.
I didn't like the stock seats either...

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You really can't go wrong with foamectomied stock seats on a mostly street car. Super-comfortable, you can get pretty low, holds you well enough for occassional track days and the price is right.

What's the intended use?
I really don't need a high level of comfort since it is a weekend/track/auto-x car.

Problem is solved though, I called the vendor and they are sending free replacements of the smaller size. I'm loving these vendors being awesome!

Did a little work tonight.

Put a new plastic piece in the front blinker light housing. It had cracked and the screw wouldn't hold it tight in the housing.



New rubber boots on the brakes and new metal clips for the brake pads



Cleaned all the grease off the rear subframe



Spot grinded the rust off the welds



Put new diff fluid in the rear differential

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More progress...

Finished up the heat shielding on the transmission tunnel.



In conjunction with the Koolmat in the drivers foot well and the downpipe heatshield it should make things nice and comfortable.



Cleaned and refreshed the windshield frame gasket and the boot's gasket.





Also cleaned all the old grease and organized the Poly bushings. Sometimes there are no shortcuts for manual labor. This is one of those times. The only thing I can say that made it easier was leaving them in a crockpot full of degreaser over-night to help break the bond of the grease to the poly itself.

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With or without a foamectomy? Without a foamectomy (i.e., 100% stock), I would agree with the above. But a foamectomy made a huge difference for me.
Both. Stock seats pinch my wallet between the bolster and the side of my butt on any ride longer than ~30 minutes.
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