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Old 02-17-2014, 09:31 PM   #1241
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And I was amazed (and satisfied) with what POR15 degreaser did on my PPF.

That is unreal. I have no patience for such a task.
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And I was amazed (and satisfied) with what POR15 degreaser did on my PPF.

That is unreal. I have no patience for such a task.
That is the key thing. If you are satisfied with your project who cares what anyone else does. I went way overboard simply because I have time to, and some stupid drive that makes me do so. Trust me. It is a love/hate relationship I have with my OCD.

*edit* after reading what I wrote it may have come off as condescending or off putting, not my intention at all if so. I am pretty humble about stuff I do so hate it when I come off as an ***.

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That PPF.



This car is turning into something you would see at Barrett Jackson.
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LOLOLOL. OMFG!!! A polished PPF!!! Over the top, even for you Jeff.

You go girl!! This is awesome.

You didn't come across as an ***. Not in the least.
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That's it Jeff! You will not be allowed to drive the car now. It is a museum piece. You're going to need to park it on mirrors.
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Take that PPF and mount it on the wall. It cannot go on a car. Any car.
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You polished both sides. Jesus Christ.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:21 AM   #1248
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n00b of the year award

seriously
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You going to clear-coat that PPF?
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Yeah yeah, idiot Clubroadster award of the year goes to Jeff!

Here, how about some real work?

I installed the work of art 949Racing adjustable endlinks last night. While I was doing it I installed some zerk fittings in the frame bushings. I really love the zerk fittings in my VW for the sway bars so I wanted to do the same on the Miata.

Get your tools all ready. Deburr bit, drill bit, center punch, and M6X1.0 Tap.



Drill and deburr the interior of the bracket, and then tap it.



I used red threadlocker since I can't think of a reason why I'd remove them.



Mark the area where you will drill with a pin



Install the zerk and test to make sure you have good grease penetration



Installed



The purty endlinks. I'll adjust them perfectly when I get all the crap in the car for the final ride height.



I also installed the PPF. Talk about a nightmare of a job. I never want to do that again. I just simply could not get the holes to sync up properly so it took a lot of swearing and muscle to get it all aligned. I will not admit how long it took me to install it.









Throttle linkage installed



Deep cleaned the shift boot, removed all the old grease, and regreased the ball joint on it.



Anyone know where this giant ground cable goes? It has left my memory banks.



All in all it was a good night!
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I bet it took you longer to polish the ppf then it did to install it...
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Today I used some touch up paint on my car and thought of this thread. I got more paint around the rock chips, than in the actual rock chips themselves. I'm okay with this.

Jeff would have stripped my car of paint, polished every panel, then repainted it.




That PPF. I don't even.. I cannot even..
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:32 PM   #1253
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when large images are posted, the system fails hardcore.


that ground doesn't look oem.
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Grounding strap of some kind? Strange you had such trouble with the PPF, i've never had an issue and it falls right into place in about 5 minutes.
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You can't possibly install that ground cable. The ends aren't polished yet. Get to work!
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There is a ground strap somewhere on the PPF, but I think its a braided cable with some cheap plastic covering, like the one you polished earlier in the thread.

Once you wrap your head around all the spacers, splined nuts, and sliding nuts, it goes in a lot easier. Mazda really took out all the stops for their PPF mounting solutions.

The front has two linked nuts that are captured on a plate that slides on some rivets. Then I think there is a sliding spacer that gets pushed up by the shouldered bolt? Although that could only be in the back.

The diff has splined nuts that lock into the PPF, the sliding spacer that gets pushed up with the shouldered bolt, and the removable spacer block that also locks into the diff. Most of which is a giant pain in the ***, until you hammer the splined nuts out of the top with the unshouldered bolt. Sav or Emilio taught me this trick, forget who, but it has saved my *** multiple times.
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I bet it took you longer to polish the ppf then it did to install it...
It did...

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You polished both sides. Jesus Christ.


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when large images are posted, the system fails hardcore.
Apologies Brain, I was exporting my iphoto library to dropbox and forgot to change the export quality when I uploaded them to photobucket.

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Grounding strap of some kind? Strange you had such trouble with the PPF, i've never had an issue and it falls right into place in about 5 minutes.
Yeah the tolerances were CRAZY tight, I might have been using brawn over brain though.

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Once you wrap your head around all the spacers, splined nuts, and sliding nuts, it goes in a lot easier. Mazda really took out all the stops for their PPF mounting solutions.

The front has two linked nuts that are captured on a plate that slides on some rivets. Then I think there is a sliding spacer that gets pushed up by the shouldered bolt? Although that could only be in the back.

The diff has splined nuts that lock into the PPF, the sliding spacer that gets pushed up with the shouldered bolt, and the removable spacer block that also locks into the diff. Most of which is a giant pain in the ***, until you hammer the splined nuts out of the top with the unshouldered bolt. Sav or Emilio taught me this trick, forget who, but it has saved my *** multiple times.
I just hope I put all the components on and I didn't forget anything! You made my brain explode with that last paragraph, complex subjects are a little beyond my tired brain at the moment.

Glad you guys enjoyed the PPF insanity. I was laughing my *** off, as I uploaded the pictures know you guys would just close the window browser in ludicrous disgust.

I definitely went plaid on the PPF.
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Real quick though, I remember someone saying that there may be a spacer I'm missing on the rear swaybar bushing mounts. Does anyone know what this spacer looks like? I just want to make sure I do it right, before I bolt the rear swaybar on.
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No idea. But on a related topic, did you drill the sway bar bushing too? Currently your grease zerks are greasing the part of the bushing/bar that doesn't move...
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No idea. But on a related topic, did you drill the sway bar bushing too? Currently your grease zerks are greasing the part of the bushing/bar that doesn't move...
Yeah I drilled through the poly bushing as well. See the part where I mentioned marking the bushing to drill through it.
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