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Old 08-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #141
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #142
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #143
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #144
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So much to do yet.
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oooo ... those shock towers are lookin' smooth.

I ground the sloppy OEM sealant off mine but when evaluating whether to reseal/bondo/glass I said "YOLO" and sprayed a couple layers of fat primer.

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oooo ... those shock towers are lookin' smooth.
I agree. Damn smooth.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #147
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Thanks guys. I hope to have more updates next week. It is hard to find time to work on it in the summer.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:03 AM   #148
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Looks fantastic, can't wait to see the finished product. Have you decided on cage/interior color yet?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #149
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Still leading towards the Darth Vader look, flat black on the inside and gloss on the outside. The only other option is some kind of gray on the inside.

I am going with a partial carpet interior. I will install it on the rear shelf, and maybe the feet area. I started to smooth where I installed the frame rail (from the seat cross member forward) on the driver side. I do not want to put too much time into it. I will do a test paint and see if it is good enough. If it looks ok, I will probably keep it bare. If I do not like it or it takes too long, I will put a small piece of carpet held in place by snaps.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:01 AM   #150
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The second read through of your build after hearing your comments in person allows for a whole new appreciation for the level of detail on your car! You put a lot of time and energy into it and in a unique way. One thing that always throws me off about your car is your skinny front wheels! So not used to seeing them on miatas.

I'm jealous of your meticulous repaint. One day I will do my own...
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looking sweet Troy
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #152
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The second read through of your build after hearing your comments in person allows for a whole new appreciation for the level of detail on your car! You put a lot of time and energy into it and in a unique way. One thing that always throws me off about your car is your skinny front wheels! So not used to seeing them on miatas.

I'm jealous of your meticulous repaint. One day I will do my own...
What is funny is that the car still feels rock solid compared to other cars I have driven with skinnies. That is with both sways in place.

For kicks and giggles, and in an attempt to go a tad faster, I pulled the front sway bar. Holy Scary ******* **** Bat Man. I will never drive it again without it.

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Thanks Brother. I was supposed to work on it today, but damn this couch is comfy.

I bought some parts. I will reveal soon.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #153
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Got most of the body work done on the chassis and a coat of primer on everything..

It revealed a few areas that still need work, but I am getting close to taking it to the paint booth to do the flat black portion.

Before I primed it yesterday, I went ahead and rolled the rear fenders. This is how I have always done it. This way prevents the fender from distorting and pulling out. I do not want to alter the exterior sheet metal in any way. It does require a bit of body work because it caused the wheel well opening to be slightly bumpy. I did not get a good after shot of the lip rolled. My camera is on its last leg.





I found this 949 twin disc locally. It needs a rebuild.

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Before I primed it yesterday, I went ahead and rolled the rear fenders. This is how I have always done it. This way prevents the fender from distorting and pulling out. I do not want to alter the exterior sheet metal in any way. It does require a bit of body work because it caused the wheel well opening to be slightly bumpy. I did not get a good after shot of the lip rolled. My camera is on its last leg.


Haha, that is how I did mine also. I wondered if I was crazy for doing them that way but it worked out good for me.
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Man I love this car
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Haha, that is how I did mine also. I wondered if I was crazy for doing them that way but it worked out good for me.
I know, right! It seems obvious to me, and is the way I was taught years ago.

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Thank you. Hopefully I will have it done in your lifetime.
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I'm hoping, too. Did you order the lightweight tubular front subframe yet?
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I'm hoping, too. Did you order the lightweight tubular front subframe yet?



Actually, I am going to wait till I have some of the body parts on the car. The shop is starting to get really cluttered with big parts. When I have much of that stuff back on the car, will I start buying other big parts.
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I pretty much did body work till delirium set in this weekend. I keep finding little problems in my body work on the main chassis, but I am down to fixing the rear wheel well openings to correct the slight saw tooth affect from rolling the fenders.

I am now perfecting the front fenders and doors before I dive into the daunting task of perfecting the hardtop and trunk lid. Fiberglass work is involved, and that just scares me. I am finding it challenging to square up the trunk lid just right, and there are all kinds of issues with the top.

Also, I am starting to think more seriously on how I want to secure the hood. Still leaning towards retaining the hinges, but am not sure if I want to latch it with dzus fasteners, or another method.
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Aero catch hood pins?
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