93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread - Page 60 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2014, 04:47 PM   #1181
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornetball View Post

Jeff just doesn't roll this way.

Don't we have a jeffbucc smiley yet?
Not yet

Thanks Richy!

I just got a couple quotes for redoing the steering wheel...ouch...cheaper just to get a new damn wheel at what they were quoting me.

Also just got a quote for $250 to paint the hardtop from the same guys that did my car.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #1182
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,981
Total Cats: 576
Default

Have you considered a Wheelskins cover? Super nice quality and it lasts and lasts. I've had one on my car for 11 years and it still looks new.

Link:

http://wheelskins.com/
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #1183
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 320
Total Cats: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
Of course Adam has a solution!
It's Mike, but I won't hold that to you.

So, after thinking about how my arm rest looked even worse than yours did, I decided to go ahead and do my own.

Here's how mine turned out. Pretty snug opening and closing, but worth it for the comfort.

Edit. Realized you meant Adam at ReLimiter. My bad, I get called Adam all the time.

Attached Thumbnails
93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-c8glyjy.jpg  
M.Adamovits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 01:22 AM   #1184
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hornetball View Post
Have you considered a Wheelskins cover? Super nice quality and it lasts and lasts. I've had one on my car for 11 years and it still looks new.

Link:

Wheelskins - The World's Finest Genuine Leather Motoring Accessories, Steering Wheel Covers, Driving Gloves and Shift Boots
Hmm I'll take a look. I probably will go this directions since the leather on the steering wheel is glued rather than sewed together. Looks like pretty hefty glue too so I don't want to spend the time stripping it all off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by richyvrlimited View Post
For the belt tension, on its longest length you shouldn't be able to twist it more than 90deg.
Props! Thanks for the easier way to check it, looks like I eyeballed it just perfect the first go around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Adamovits View Post
It's Mike, but I won't hold that to you.

So, after thinking about how my arm rest looked even worse than yours did, I decided to go ahead and do my own.

Here's how mine turned out. Pretty snug opening and closing, but worth it for the comfort.

Edit. Realized you meant Adam at ReLimiter. My bad, I get called Adam all the time.
Good work Mike, looks clean. Did you buy your leather online or local?

Didn't do much more work since I was hanging out with my pops, but I did do a deep clean of the garage since it was getting pretty messy. So I wheeled the car into the driveway and got some better shots right at sunset so no direct reflections or stupid halogen lighting.

The car is so light without the engine in I could pull it up the slope with one hand. Love it. Anytime I move my Jetta I feel like I am going to pull a muscle.

I frikin' love how mechanically raw looking it looks without the fenders and bumper on. Amazing how these headlights completely change the front end of the car imho.

I am so damn happy with how this car is evolving. just a picture to show how much has changed.







Oh man this blue looks good in the daylight, and the wheels were such the right choice. So so glad I didn't go with silver or gunmetal.





Attached Thumbnails
93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-20120407_105347.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1661.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1662.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1663.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1665.jpg  

93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1667.jpg  
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 02:44 AM   #1185
Senior Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 1,384
Total Cats: 242
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
This thread makes the girls in the hot girl thread fap too
FTFY
99mx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 04:38 AM   #1186
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Warrington/Birmingham
Posts: 2,658
Total Cats: 41
Default

Also for the belt you can pluck it. It's around a b flat IIRC I'm not musical in any way so don't use this method.
richyvrlimited is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 09:20 AM   #1187
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 5,981
Total Cats: 576
Default

Looks REALLY good! Wow.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 10:13 AM   #1188
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 320
Total Cats: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
Good work Mike, looks clean. Did you buy your leather online or local?
It's actually a vinyl, made to look leather. Mom had some laying around , also used the same material on a speaker box between the seats.
M.Adamovits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #1189
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffbucc View Post
Dat stance.

I know everyone has already said this, but that car really does look great Jeff.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 10:21 AM   #1190
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,523
Total Cats: 30
Default

Any idea when the first start-up will be?!?! Looks like you aren't too far off?
BTMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 11:32 AM   #1191
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenuge26 View Post
Dat stance.

I know everyone has already said this, but that car really does look great Jeff.
Thanks man!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTMiata View Post
Any idea when the first start-up will be?!?! Looks like you aren't too far off?
Not a clue. I'll probably finish the interior and drop the engine in this weekend.

I still have a lot of issues to address with the wiring that Zaphod and Brain are going to help me with.

I'd say a couple weeks. Mostly due to the fact that I need to order some connectors and misc electrical components to rewire the COP harness and a couple other fixes.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 11:43 AM   #1192
Elite Member
 
Chiburbian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gilberts, IL
Posts: 2,125
Total Cats: 129
Default

Your combination of OCD and patience is otherworldly.

I am going nuts just trying to resist driving my car in the salt/ice (because summer tires, likely rust damage).
Chiburbian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:03 PM   #1193
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiburbian View Post
Your combination of OCD and patience is otherworldly.

I am going nuts just trying to resist driving my car in the salt/ice (because summer tires, likely rust damage).


Must be hard to own a Miata in Illinois and not be able to drive it during the winter. Everyone always thinks Utah gets crazy winters but we don't get anything compared to the Eastern United States. It's almost over dude!

I would think my pace of rebuilding an entire car in 5 months shows contrary to your thoughts of me being patient!

It probably only seems that way due to my problems with hyper-focus when I do something. I get so absorbed into what I do that I don't notice how much time I spend doing something. I will start a project and all of a sudden 6 hours have gone by and the sun is coming up.

I just want to thank my father for allowing me to take over his garage and giving me the ability to do the work this fast. When I first started this I was going to rent a big storage unit and do all the work in that since I don't have a garage yet.

Hopefully by the time I finish the car I can find a decent place with a 2 car garage so I don't have to commute 45 minutes one way, each time I want to work on the car.

I have racked up over 5,000 miles on my Jetta in just traveling back and forth from Cedar City to St. George just to work on the car. Over 8,000 miles combined in 5 months. Thank god for 45 mpg highway and 80 MPH Utah speed limits.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #1194
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Schwarzenberg, Germany
Posts: 1,495
Total Cats: 81
Default

Just wait for the hard part of body panels comming...
I just attched the hood, front fenders, and front bumper and this **** is driving me craaaaaaaaazy.... There is no way in hell this is going to line up on all of the edges...

This will be interesting to see, when you do that...with your attention to detail.
Zaphod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:46 PM   #1195
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod View Post
Just wait for the hard part of body panels comming...
I just attched the hood, front fenders, and front bumper and this **** is driving me craaaaaaaaazy.... There is no way in hell this is going to line up on all of the edges...

This will be interesting to see, when you do that...with your attention to detail.
I know what you mean. It took me SO LONG to get the rear finish panel, trunk lid, and bumpers to all line up right, and I still think it could be better.

I still need to tweak the doors a little better to get them to not move up a 1/4" when they shut completely.

Man I wish I had an extra pair of hands sometimes. Working with jacks only helps so much.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 10:58 PM   #1196
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

949 Racing care package....Emelio make some good stuff, or carries some good stuff I should say.

949 Racing adjustable endlinks


Poly exhaust hangers and poly rear sway bar bushings(one was rubber). The old rubber ones literally fell apart in my hands



New master and slave cylinder



Attached Thumbnails
93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1673.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1672.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1671.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1670.jpg  

Last edited by Jeffbucc; 02-21-2014 at 08:16 AM.
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 12:08 AM   #1197
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Little Rock, AR
Posts: 3,098
Total Cats: 123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M.Adamovits View Post
It's Mike, but I won't hold that to you.

So, after thinking about how my arm rest looked even worse than yours did, I decided to go ahead and do my own.

Here's how mine turned out. Pretty snug opening and closing, but worth it for the comfort.

Edit. Realized you meant Adam at ReLimiter. My bad, I get called Adam all the time.

I don't like it, looks like a loaf of bread, then again Jeff is a baker
jacob300zx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 06:27 AM   #1198
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacob300zx View Post
I don't like it, looks like a loaf of bread, then again Jeff is a baker
I'd probably tell the bakers to tuck the butts of the bread in more so no creases in the final product but it looks great to me!

Last of the engine cleaning is done. Might wire brush the oil pan a little tomorrow but we'll see.

Took a lot of sanding to take the rust off.



passenger side painted





turbo side



Intercooler end pipes painted and a really really thin spritz of paint on the fins so it'll still work properly.



dashboard plate buffed and the rubber seals removed, denastified, and conditioned. Put new sealant on the back of them so they won't be hanging off the plate anymore. Hands were greasy hence the finger prints all over.



Going to get all the parts on the engine block that I can before I drop it in tomorrow.
Attached Thumbnails
93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1674.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1683.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1686.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1680.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1684.jpg  

93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1677.jpg  
Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 10:17 AM   #1199
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,878
Total Cats: 518
Default

In for mirror finish oil pan.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 11:53 AM   #1200
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Cedar City, UT
Posts: 2,769
Total Cats: 948
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
In for mirror finish oil pan.
Ain't that just predictable? My wire wheel for my drill is shot so I need to go pick up a new one before I finish.

PRO TIP: Dip your wire wheel in your tub of aluminum polish before your start...holy ****, it literally cuts the time in 1/2 for getting rid of the oxidation.

The center bit of the pan, in this picture, was about 30 seconds of a soft wire wheel on my drill.



Also started cleaning up the rain rail trim a little bit.

What it looked like when I started and the end result. I've been using 1Z Einszett Deep Plastic Cleaner instead of degreaser since the degreaser has been far to damaging lately on the plastic. It works just as well and doesn't discolors the plastic or rubber.

The rubber on the right is still untreated with rubber conditioner



Conditioned



Repainted these brackets which look like they go in the same place as the rain rail trim but I can't find a diagram with them in it or figure out a way to make them fit! Anyone know where they go?



Trim installed

Attached Thumbnails
93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1695.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1687.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1688.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1693.jpg   93' Miata stolen and flipped build thread-img_1694.jpg  

Jeffbucc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
elesjuan's mediocre 95 Miata adventure (google fiber edition) elesjuan Build Threads 8 02-16-2016 08:36 PM
Project DDoS: '99 "Budget" boost build ProjectDDoS Build Threads 1 09-09-2015 01:52 PM
Drummersrs old Miata, new to me foshizzle Meet and Greet 9 09-08-2015 12:26 PM
Noob here, turbo NC project starts now. turboLuigi Meet and Greet 2 09-04-2015 01:29 PM


Tags
anti-rattle mafia, circle jerk, don't touch the girls, epic ocd, gayle, i see a dust speck, let's clean this too, massive erection, old becomes new, putty in our hands, resistance is futile, shock brace doesn't match, so fresh n so clean, tucked in waistline, want to touch the hiney, we spend jeff's money, whale with herpes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.