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Old 04-22-2009, 11:50 PM   #41
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Dude.. You're the man with sheet metal!!

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Make something like that and sell em for 100$ a pop.. you'll make a KILLING!!! I would personally be interested in maybe looking into multiple pieces to cover the entire under carriage..
Its funny you posted that exact picture....I have pics saved for future projects and thats one of em...I actually checked at work to see what we had for louver tools....heres some more ideas I had for future projects...

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DUDE!!!! haha, I WANT!!
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I like to see projector lens from these headlights installed in the turn signal locations.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #44
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You have any plans to build an Iron Man suit too? You are a Fab guru.
The possibilities are endless.....lol

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:43 PM   #45
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Nice job on the exhaust!

Love the ducting, may look at buying a gauge plate from you soon.
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:01 PM   #46
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Well heres another neat idea I had....not for the car, but car related non the less. My buddy at work had our paint department powder coat some pistons for trophies he's making for his schools car club...I snagged one of the rejects figuring it'd make a good hook for hanging cords and **** on in the garage....not bad eh?

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I work with Long Reach fork lift attachments, do you use anything like that or Cascade's products for moving those rolls of sheet metal around? Nice looking shop you have there, lots of inventory though, hope you get to use it all!

Oh and my opinion is that a piston powder coated silver or anything reflective would look much nicer for a trophy, and that's coming from someone that has an all black bike!
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I work with Long Reach fork lift attachments, do you use anything like that or Cascade's products for moving those rolls of sheet metal around? Nice looking shop you have there, lots of inventory though, hope you get to use it all!

Oh and my opinion is that a piston powder coated silver or anything reflective would look much nicer for a trophy, and that's coming from someone that has an all black bike!
The guys in the shop use either the over head crane or one of the fork lifts to load the coils. Funny you mention the inventory...at one point in our facility in Mexico we had over a million pounds of steel layin around!! Believe it or not inventory has been scaled way down in all of our plants....if that picture had been taken a few years ago you'd prolly **** yourself!

I would have liked silver, but we're limited on color choices so he did'nt have much to choose from (just the basics, red, blue, black, tan, white)....pickers can't be choosers, lol!
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Dude.. You're the man with sheet metal!!

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Make something like that and sell em for 100$ a pop.. you'll make a KILLING!!! I would personally be interested in maybe looking into multiple pieces to cover the entire under carriage..
If you started making these along wit the other panels, I would buy a set for both of my Miatas immediately. Damn that would be awesome.
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If you started making these along wit the other panels, I would buy a set for both of my Miatas immediately. Damn that would be awesome.
Yay for more interest!! Lets Riggity-Roll SON!
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I just got mine in yesterday. They arent THAT expensive. its $200 from go-miata and it has kept my water temps 15* cooler and the car is alittle more stable. They delivered it surprisingly fast too. Just as my own opinion, its well worth it

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Prolly going to be a week or so before I dive into this project since its going to require a good amount of time / effort to pull it off right without being ghetto and since its supposed to be so nice for the next few days up here.....anyways on to the pics
Well, the nice weather is still here, but I started to get anxious....got the driver's side mocked up for the most part. Tons of work left to make em right, but heres a few shots of how the drivers side looks....

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Yeah I'm from Meriden. I would go to the show, but trying to get a friend of a friend of a friend who is supposed to be a MS guru out to check on the tune to make sure its legit before I go romping on it. I'm new to this turbo deal, so don't know much about it yet, although I am very mechanically inclined. Also, the car isn't registered yet since I just bought it from MXV in South Carolina, had to finish the exhaust and was hoping to get a "lean" tune for emissions....anyone know if they still do inspections in CT besides just the vin verification / emissions....like checkin headlights/wipers/blinkers/ etc. If they do, it'll be a while before I'm on the road.



Ya, definitly made extras, figured I might share the wealth lol!
theres a emissions place in hamden on State Street...Dougan Automotive...its an inground dyno so ur car wont scrape if its too low...and i just got mine done with no cat and passed... the dude doesnt even check for anything

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^^ Dude, that sort of info is what PMs are for.

OP - awesome work! I NEED a rear shot of the diffusered car!!!!!!!
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^^ Dude, that sort of info is what PMs are for.

OP - awesome work! I NEED a rear shot of the diffusered car!!!!!!!
Unfortunately that is the only pic I had saved of that car....I'll see if I can find others....
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the dude doesnt even check for anything
Well...at least he WASN'T.
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You should make more of those HID kits for the signals and i'll be in line immediately for em.
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You should make more of those HID kits for the signals and i'll be in line immediately for em.
The only problem is there is quite a bit of fab work involved...it'd be impossible for me to make plug-n-play kits....
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:50 PM   #59
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Being a bit of a perfectionist, I think I'm going to remake the radiator cover (Then the air dam and headlight scoop)....figured if I was redoing it, might as well do one plain and then try one with some miataturbo.net lovin....what design do you guys like the most??

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:01 PM   #60
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******* sick dude! I like the second one best personally. The projectors are gonna look sick too man. Really awesome stuff your working on. Hopefully if you do end up making some extra pieces, your down to make a under cover for a local.
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