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Old 10-22-2014, 12:16 AM   #61
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Hey guys, looking for some advice on new fenders...

Option 1: Junkyard
Pros: OEM, Cheapish
Cons: Hard to find

Option 2: Ebay (something like this)
Pros: Hopefully good fitment
Cons: More expensive

Option 3: Cheap but ricey from ebay (this)
Pros: Really Cheap
Cons: Kinda ugly, possible fitment issues.

Going to paint anyways so color isn't an issue, but I like the idea of a primered and ready to go fender.

Advice?
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Hey guys, looking for some advice on new fenders...

Option 1: Junkyard
Pros: OEM, Cheapish
Cons: Hard to find

Option 2: Ebay (something like this)
Pros: Hopefully good fitment
Cons: More expensive

Option 3: Cheap but ricey from ebay (this)
Pros: Really Cheap
Cons: Kinda ugly, possible fitment issues.

Going to paint anyways so color isn't an issue, but I like the idea of a primered and ready to go fender.

Advice?
I bought some Ebay fenders a few years ago and they fit as good as OEM. I don't have the exact place but I'd guess they're pretty much the same.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:19 PM   #63
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I bought some Ebay fenders a few years ago and they fit as good as OEM. I don't have the exact place but I'd guess they're pretty much the same.
ThannKs. That's my main option if I don't find junkyard ones.
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i bought this, and still havnt installed it.
New Fender Passenger Right Side Front Primered RH Hand MA1241114 NAY152110 | eBay


edit- im a moron and didnt see your link to the exact same listing at first

it seems decent, no wrinkles or anything. if you can wait a few weeks ill have it installed and can get back to ya.
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i bought this, and still havnt installed it.
New Fender Passenger Right Side Front Primered RH Hand MA1241114 NAY152110 | eBay


edit- im a moron and didnt see your link to the exact same listing at first

it seems decent, no wrinkles or anything. if you can wait a few weeks ill have it installed and can get back to ya.
Let me know how it fits
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I'd post an ad on your local craigslist listing what you need. I had an ad up, and I found a pair of OEM fenders for $75. You might be surprised at what you find, don't hurt to try.

The guys parting miatas on craigslist are smoking the crack, but I had at least three people respond to my body parts ad...

hehe, body parts ad on CL
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Spent some time in the machine shop yesterday.

Finished up my coolant spacer and made some solid diff mounts.









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Trying out a method of bushing removal:



Success!



Note to self:

Best way to do it is to let it burn for longer than you think then pound it out by the bottom or the edges. Don't touch the housing when prying, it scratches easily.
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And my eastern beaver order just got in:

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Put the timing belt back on after deleting the waterneck:



But then broke a crank pulley belt:



Need to get an easy out and some new bolts.

Also put new NGK plugs gapped to .043"
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Adian, Was your JR spacer from Moss P/N 051-046? If so, it has the proper support for the neck and I may use it.
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Yeah it was. This link has more info on how to get it.
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That damn rallycross dirt...


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There is still quite a bit of it on the block, and even found some down in between the spark plugs.
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Hey, solid compressions numbers are all that matter.
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Its not like the rest of my car is in good shape or anything.
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After a bunch of research I finally found the downpipe flange I needed. Looks like I'm going with a 3 inch downpipe.
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Best way to do it is to let it burn for longer than you think then pound it out by the bottom or the edges. Don't touch the housing when prying, it scratches easily.
Been there, done that. I NEVER want to have to replace a diff bushing EVER in life!!
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Been there, done that. I NEVER want to have to replace a diff bushing EVER in life!!
Once I cooked it for about 15 minutes it popped out really easy.
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Once I cooked it for about 15 minutes it popped out really easy.
My car is from Detroit, where they pave the roads with rock salt. After 13 years of exposure to that crap, the metal part of the bushing had "become one" with the diff so I had to heat / pound / lubricate (sounds like a **** script) for about 2 hours before the damned thing would even budge.
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