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Old 10-08-2010, 10:17 AM   #601
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i live in central CT, about an hour from danbury
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:36 AM   #602
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Do you still have the stock back bumper? I'm looking for one
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:53 PM   #603
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[QUOTE=ctdrftna;638015]got the new bumper in finaly after a month of waiting.
just kinda test fit it. imagine the bottom rail cut out and a diffuser filling the gap
ill be bring my car to the body shop in two weeks i hope




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if you are just cutting the middle part of the bottom rail, and both lower sides will remain(lower right & left part of the bumper),

correct me if I am wrong but it looks like it's going to create Air drag.

High pressure air might build up within the wheel well at high speeds.

for example:



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Old 10-30-2010, 04:11 PM   #604
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worked on the car more today, after fixing the porta power

pushed out the rear as best as i could, but body pannels were cracking the glue and starting to seperate so i couldnt go nuts. im just gonna have to live with a bashed in rear end under the skin.

mounted the rear finish pannel and tail lights and started on the toggle latches to hold the trunk down. lm waiting to barrow a stud welder and dent puller to pull out the crease in the driver side quater. then i can get onto cutting the wheel wells and preping for flares.

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this is the damaged corner. dosnt line up perfect but its way better than it was
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:34 PM   #605
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hhmmm for some reason it still looks unleveled.. left side seems lower than the right.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:15 PM   #606
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cause it is. come fix it for me
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:51 PM   #607
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adjustable springs? perhaps the antisway bar is preloaded too much?

or is it the body thats twisted?
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:20 PM   #608
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**** it, it's a race car.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:31 PM   #609
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I put the car into a wall at a drift event a few years ago when I was drivng it. It hit on the driverside rear corner. So it pushed that corner in and down. It wasn't that hard so the suspention is ok. But it creased the quater, and crunched arount the tailight area. That's why its off. Its a race car I don't really care if the body lines are off. It looks good from ten feet
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:33 PM   #610
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If your reffering to the actual car looking off. The driveway is not flat as all, and the suspention has never been aligned everything eyeballed
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:02 PM   #611
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did some more work, finished the toggle latches and test fit the rear bumper again, this time to get some mounting ideas. i also ground down to bare metal on the driver quater to prep for pulling of the nasty dent.

on order are slick autos carbon mirrors(apr)
and a bunch of dzus fastners and weld on recepticals and some more toggle latches for mounting the bumper


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i was comparing the distance between the bottom of the tires and the top of the fender.
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Whats stopping you from driving this thing? Didn't you wreck it in 2007? No trolling here but have you put too much time, sweat, tears, money into it to ever hit another wall drifitng? Very nice build though, I've been following it since the begining.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:21 PM   #614
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Whats stopping you from driving this thing? Didn't you wreck it in 2007? No trolling here but have you put too much time, sweat, tears, money into it to ever hit another wall drifitng? Very nice build though, I've been following it since the begining.
Yes it is risky, but that is what the man does. I am guessing it would be worthless to him if OP did not use the car for what he intended for it.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #615
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I have to admit, I wince at the thought of those pretty CF bits out back crunching against a wall.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:29 PM   #616
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I read this whole thread last night and damn, i wish i had your talent!
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:02 PM   #617
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found this vid of the black miata up top....
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #618
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looks like slick auto car. but sounds like a turd
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yeah i was kinda disappointed as well. probably a beast on the track though so lol.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:35 PM   #620
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I just spend the last 2hrs reading this thread. Never got that many bonners at once before, you have hands down build the best miata ever. Can't wait to see this thing in action.
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