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Old 04-15-2014, 11:30 PM   #201
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Did you check the holes for the undercarriage brace? I wonder if the bolt was sheared off when you hit.

Looks like the brace damage came from when you hopped the curb, and then landed down on it. The straight line across the frame rail and brace look like a curb.

Get it running and driving, which looks like rear control arms. Replace the front control arms if they're obviously bent, see if you can align it. If not, then look at replacing the subframe. You can do some surprising things with good control arms and bad subframes. Not that you shouldn't replace it, but could get you driving temporarily. Once all this is done you can move on to body work.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:45 PM   #202
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Did you check the holes for the undercarriage brace? I wonder if the bolt was sheared off when you hit.

Looks like the brace damage came from when you hopped the curb, and then landed down on it. The straight line across the frame rail and brace look like a curb.

Get it running and driving, which looks like rear control arms. Replace the front control arms if they're obviously bent, see if you can align it. If not, then look at replacing the subframe. You can do some surprising things with good control arms and bad subframes. Not that you shouldn't replace it, but could get you driving temporarily. Once all this is done you can move on to body work.
Ah good point. I didn't look super closely at the bolt holes but it didn't look like it. Will check again.

That subframe is really quite far off, I don't think I'd feel comfortable using it again. I figure with the metal bent enough to flake the paint off it's pretty bent. That being said I guess I could always start with control arms and go from there, temporarily like you said.

We will see what I can find.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:45 AM   #203
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not a bad shopping list ... you need to fix it and get back to ........ i really think you should be able to get all the parts for $500 +/-
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:48 AM   #204
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easily re-build'able bro.

will probably buff right out

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:41 PM   #205
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Airbags: y u no deploy?!
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #206
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Holy crap, somebody got slammed hard.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:44 PM   #207
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That miata is toast.... The other driver be like. was only a 5mph hit tho!!
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #208
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Oh--also, I ALMOST got this for my demo:



But then they changed their minds.

So I got this instead:

It's no NC, but still a fun little DD. It's a 2012 with the 2.5 in it. About 10 MPG worse than the Skyactiv 2013 that I was driving, and the transmission kinda sucks, but the steering is way better (hydraulic instead of electric), and it's got more goodies like bluetooth and advanced keyless entry and sunroof and plus it's way better looking.

Anyhow. Still pining for the free NC Miata DD. Might still happen this summer. Hehe.

The 10AE I've been waiting for auction on has been assigned.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:00 PM   #209
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That mazda3 is beautiful and the perfect DD. To be perfectly honest I'd rock that over the NC as a second car, but I'm a sucker for hatchbacks and their utility
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #210
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As am I, but I'm also a sucker for a free power-retractable hardtop sports car that's loaded to the gills

This car basically just takes me to and from work anyway, most of the "heavy lifting" is done by our Jetta... as evidenced by this thread: Diesel power: TDI Jetta FTW, tow champ, savior, winner.

Edit: by the way, have you ever driven an NC? I find them very, very comfortable, and they ride super smooth. They're really an awesome DD except they don't get amazing fuel economy and they obviously have very little space.

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:18 PM   #211
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The NC for a demo..... Wow much deal.... Wow Such cool,, .... That blue one is ok tho .. Love the color
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:43 PM   #212
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I'm late to this party somehow. How? I don't know.

I had damage to my left rear quarter panel. It was superficial, I had it fixed. There was no suspension damage in my case, it was a moderate collision. Unibody wasn't damaged just put a hole in the skin basically.

Anyway super excited to see the possible resurrection of this fine machine! At least one beer on me when we inevitably get together.

Edit - all of those underchassis braces have built-in fail points. New suspension arms, new braces, new quarter panel. Profit!
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If you need new subframe bolts/ppf bolts let me know. I believe I have several spares sitting in my bags of many bolts.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:22 AM   #214
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Thanks for the input Mobius, I look forward to meeting other Miata owners in the area. Still haven't other than a couple customers of mine.

Jeff, thanks for the offer, I'll definitely let you know!

Chances are good at this point that I'll end up fixing this thing. However, there's one more 10AE I have my eye on. Depends on price and condition, but if it's nice enough and cheap enough I'll spring for it and do the swap. I'll know by next weekend.

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Esteemed gentlemen,

I need your advice.

I have a Recaro Profischale SPG, seems like it's a 1992 model. I have done some research and it is a real Recaro, not a knockoff. What I'm having a hard time figuring out is how much this thing is worth.











Love the seat, it's just too narrow for me, only 15" between the bottom bolsters not including the padding. I'm thinking about listing it for $600 just to see if there are any takers.

Suggestions?

Edit: some more searching reveals that they're about $800 apiece online. So I guess something around $400 might be reasonable in the shape these are in? Still looking for input.
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600? lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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600? lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll


I saw someone saying that a pair of '92 editions sold for 2500 euro but maybe that was a different seat.

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I was seriously gonna suggest 60

but I dunno anything about racing seats so don't listen to me.

but seriously 600 for a haggard looking uber old seat would be funny to see you get.
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dye it purple and list on CR for 6,000
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I'll buy for cheap for project lazarus, I'm local and laz needs a second seat. Ill give ya 50 for it.
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