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Old 11-12-2015, 04:09 PM   #321
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Looks absolutely phenomenal man. Wow.
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Thank you turbofan. I'm itching to get it back. It's been 60 days since I have had the fun of driving the Rocketeerbandit. So I can't rush it. I want to let Clay do what he's best at doing and that's Paint and details.
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Incredible color too. just wow.

why does that license plate mount have to be there, and so prominent?
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Whoever buffed it really sucks at what they do.

Otherwise GORGEOUS fd. So clean and so pretty
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:32 PM   #325
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^truth, lots of hologramming. Hopefully that gets fixed before it's delivered to you.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:25 PM   #326
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Guys the car isn't finished. Seals, door handles, buffing, polishing still needs to be done, stop jumping the gun
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^^^ Fully agree I hate it when someone jumps in before something is finished. Nice Rx though . All of the Rx7s over here are raped or horribly modified. Its nice to see a tidy factory ish one. Look forward to seeing the finished product
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Old 11-14-2015, 01:41 AM   #328
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Guys the car isn't finished. Seals, door handles, buffing, polishing still needs to be done, stop jumping the gun
...you posted pics of an unfinished car. We commented on pics of said unfinished car, hoping that this particular aspect of the car is, in fact, unfinished.

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:54 AM   #329
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^^^ Fully agree I hate it when someone jumps in before something is finished.
I hate it when people make assumptions based on assumptions about assumptions.

The car was already buffed, or it wouldn't have those swirls. I guess they'll buff it again
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:28 AM   #330
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I promise promise and promise you. If it's still swirled, I'll pick you up in it and we'll go storm the shop. Are you close to Florida?
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hahaha, I'd love that. too bad I'm "only" 3000 miles the other way
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She's back in my life after a 2 month Hiatus. This is Montego Blue under the Clouds. When Its sunny out later in the week, I will show the brilliance of the color. The Car will go back into the Decaudellas to take care of the paint shrinkage, buffed and polished once more, and to have a sealant sprayed on in January. For now she is mine.




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Old 11-24-2015, 05:15 PM   #333
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That is one sexy paint job
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:56 AM   #335
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@turbofan -meowing

@jimmyneutron- it really is. Clay also did the bay pretty nicely without pulling the engine.
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My first Miata was montego blue and that color has had a special place in my heart ever since.

I didn't really like it at first but it grew on me.

These pictures just confirmed my love for the color, and the FD.

I haz the jealously
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #337
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The next direction that I'm going with the car is replacing worm clamps with t bolts, replacing silicone hoses," I am deteoring from the metal pipes because it retains so much heat", replacing the stock plastic throttle elbow with a Greddy, and possible a stock location intercooler.

Yesterdays local meet donating toys for a charity.


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All she's ever gonna get from here on out.

Now to find an oil filter cut out for the job.

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Every time I see a chotched up FD on Craigslist I think of a car like this, and then I cry.

Sometimes real tears, sometimes inside tears...

Absolutely beautiful.
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Thank you Efini, I'm just following after those that have created and made the pathway to iconic builds. I am able to do it with what I like and pick from each idea. It isn't cheap either. I have just about every single reciept since my ownership in a binder to get the totals in a calculator.

But I'm getting tid bits done that most don't have to do or can do at a cheaper rate. Parts are now getting scarce. I have come across parts that I've bought where I either purchased the last one or in a less then 5 quantity that Mazda has in stock. With that in mind, I have saved just about every part that I've taken off the car to retain for the future. All my parts were in functioning order.

If it's your dream too get one I think you should. They will be rising in price shortly and it can be out of most price ranges very soon.

There is one on Craigslist that's in decent shape in Orlando Craigslist. Check it out

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