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Old 09-02-2015, 01:22 PM   #41
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Next best thing would be 99-00 engine, if that wasn't already clear.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #42
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Why isn't this in the Build Threads section?
Probably should be....can this thread be moved to that section by a moderator or do I have to start a new thread all together?
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:09 AM   #43
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Decided to remove the interior today. Got to say this interior was a pain compared to the interiors I've removed in other makes (mainly nissan 240's). Especially the dash! Probably seemed extra difficult due to some 1990's stereo tech who installed a clifford alarm system and kenwood tape deck. I swear the guy used a whole role of electrical tape and about 50 zip ties. Carefully removed the alarm system which seemed to tie into everything including the starter. I REALLY hate messing with a car's wiring harness, but after all of my harness refurb the car still cranks and the systems all seem to work ok.









So ready to use the sawzall! Rear fenders are coming off tomorrow. Still couldn't wait to cut something off the car today so I decided to remove the muffler. Sounds horrible, but I kind of like it.




Found two Kennedy half dollars, a dollar bill, a Boy George tape, and a single pearl earring. Unfortunately the half dollars are not silver....




Attempted to remove the windshield Starsky and Hutch style. Did not work so well, but I did get shards of glass in my boots. YES.




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Old 09-06-2015, 04:08 PM   #44
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ur gona need more sawzall blades.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:18 PM   #45
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If you are very careful about removing the rear quarter panels, and can save the bottom front corners, I will pay you for them.
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If you are very careful about removing the rear quarter panels, and can save the bottom front corners, I will pay you for them.

I'll do my best to remove them carefully. Do you have damaged quarters? If so, show me a photo of the damage and I'll try to salvage those areas. No need to pay me....just cover the postage.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:48 PM   #47
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Rust #midwestcar.

That is very kind. The front of the area below the crease. I will get a picture later.
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Feeling kind of lazy today. Put in an hour or two on the miata...mainly just cleaned up the mess I left in the shop. Ripped the dash bar out of the dash and put it back in temporarily so that I could remount the steering column.

Starting to second guess making my own roll cage from scratch. Seems like a huge pain in the ***. I'd like to buy a basic kit and then modify it as necessary. I can probably build a cage for less than $200 in materials, but it's worth a couple of hundred extra if I don't need to use the tube bender. So...anyone have advice on a roll cage kit I can have DELIVERED for less than $500? There's a cage on Jegs that fits the budget, but I have yet to find any installation photos or reviews online. It's listed as an alstom brand cage.
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:50 PM   #49
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Subbing to this.

Edit: Ive saved a few pictures for my own inspiration, maybe they can be helpful for you as well.
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Subbing to this.

Edit: Ive saved a few pictures for my own inspiration, maybe they can be helpful for you as well.
This is great. Thanks so much.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:24 AM   #51
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So I've made some progress. Still going along slowly due to my workload. I've started the cage (only managed to install the main hoop thus far). Roll cages are a pain. Tacked the cage together on a table just to see how it went together. I received no drawings or markings on the cage members.

Also, purchased a 1.8L motor (1997) and some plastic racing seats. Hopefully I can dedicate the weekend to the ghettocet.




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Old 10-08-2015, 12:41 PM   #52
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This is the portion I was talking about.



Be careful not to cut into the section underneath.



If you don't feel comfortable cutting it, don't worry about it.

I don't want you to **** up a structural component.
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Subbed! I joined this forum to watch this build... I've got an Eliminator build in my future, I hope! Keep up the good work!
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Any new updates?
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Getting tired of doing body work and painting on the other miata and needed a break so.... decided to resurrect the **** kart. Went ahead and registered it and put headlights and tail lights on it.

Still a blast to drive...



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Sweet dude! What light kit did you go with?
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Those would appear to be some $20 Amazon lights. Which work great. I have a similar pair as reverse lights in my DD>
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$14 for the pair.... light fox 4" 18w.

I​​​​​I have a light bar from a truck someone gave me thats 48" wide. Going to try to hook it to the brights tonight. It's missing brackets so I might have to get creative.
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