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Old 03-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #541
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astroboy, I assume you mean Fastbacks... possibly sometime in the future.


Update, CF vac infused Fastback and Boot for the Carbon Car:


Still needs trimming, mounting bracketry and windows.
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In lack of better comment




I still cannot understand why previous fastbacks have been so "clumsy" when this looks so obvious and beautiful.
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I still cannot understand why previous fastbacks have been so "clumsy" when this looks so obvious and beautiful.
Other fastbacks typically try to maintain easy boot access and seem like they're designed to sell to the everyday driver.

This is not as convenient, it is for racing.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #544
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Other fastbacks typically try to maintain easy boot access and seem like they're designed to sell to the everyday driver.

This is not as convenient, it is for racing.
I am pretty sure if you were looking to sell this to the same crowd it would not be hard to implement a hatch type door for the trunk without really changing your design. I think you just designed a better product.

It all looks great and I cannot wait to see how fast your all carbon car is around the track.
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BEAVIS: more pis inside and out
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Planned to update my build thread tonight, but glad I found this one and read it from start.

Awesome work! Motivating to see guys with families still so involved. Can't wait to see more updates.

And great hatch design. Love the flush glass mating and +1 for the wool tuft "testing".
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:25 AM   #547
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Also other news on the c.f car:

It's has had all the suspension bushes installed, Coilovers fitted, alloy tank is being made.
Drivers seat is being lowered via a hole cut out, and box fabricated in the floor.
Steering wheel is on.
It should have all the suspension done soon and for the first time sitting at the right height.

And an extra pic:
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #548
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For the carbon fiber neophytes among us... I assume that is a different "twill" or "weave" of CF on the fastback vs the rear quarters? Why is that?
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Availability of TeXtreme I assume.
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It's more a matter of that's all he had in the garage.
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I wasn't sure if there were any pros/cons to each (other than availability).
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More pics. shows you how close the cage is.
Also note the 15x10 6UL's with some rubber to roll around on.










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Hmm why did u keep the stock front end?
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I want one for my NA. How much?
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Hmm why did u keep the stock front end?
What would you have me do to it?
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Hey, thanks for doing the video. That is a video from today in the red na8b. Semi slicks, front and rear lip spoilers, exhaust and Coilovers. Standard soft top and intake. Fastest mx5 again.
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What would you have me do to it?
Machine guns.
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Been almost a year. What's new. You have to have done something. You're way too motivated to have done nothing.
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yeah, remember when this used to be the best thread on the internet?
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