I'm bring this over from CR so please ignore the fact that the first few posts will represent the last couple of weeks.
I was woken up from a nap a couple of weeks ago by my phone buzzing. I was tagged in a friend's facebook post listing up a '91 miata shell for sale for $250 to the first person who could pick it up. Body was straight and other than the missing drive train and diff it was complete so why not. I made a call to hold it within a minute of the post and beat out at least four other people by no more than a couple of minutes.
The trip to pick up the car turned into an adventure of its own. I grabbed a tow dolly from uhaul and thought about packing along my usual assortment of straps and what not but figured, "nah, just a car, no need for the extras". I should know better by now, "rolling shell" never just means nothing else. Showed up at the shop and Derrick pointed in the back and said "car is over there, oh yeah, and there's an entire '93LE interior and some other parts over there. Take whatever you want from that pile".
Two hours of packing later I came back with a new shell, a set of tuckin99 flares, a complete '93LE interior, a modified rear subframe for ford 8.8 diff, at least half of another spare miata interor, a spare hood, a spare front bumper cover, and three extra headlight buckets. I would have brought back some doors as well but I was flat out of room in the truck bed. I might still go back for them.
The only picture I have for now is this, The new car is the black one on the right:
You can see an awful lot of the stuff I mentioned there.
Now on to the new car. For starters, I need a name. I started naming my projects years ago when I had seven 240SX's at the same time and needed a way to refer to them and never got out of the habit. I'm a big anime nerd and usually use female Japanese names from series I like. My other car is Kimiko (megatokyo) and I've decided that the new car will be Yui (Sword Art Online).