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Old 05-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #41
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Is your gas filler just sticking up freely? Idk why but that would tickle me in the right way.
Well, kind of, its just the car around it is gone. The bracket on the hose just before the pipe make a 90 up, is still bolted in place. Haven't decided what I'll do with that yet.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:08 PM   #42
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So are you going to have to put different springs on it since it weighs so much less?
Rear spec miata on front, and then a 150 or 200 on the rear. GC over Koni. I just hope the springs themselves aren't too long
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Any news?
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Very cool project ++++ for originality
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #45
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Any news?
I just got the Koni/GC stuff on, sanded down the edges (which are remarkebly smooth now btw) and primed a few spots. I can't wait to get back to work on it some more! I had to leave out of town the day the Konis came back and once complete, I was running uber late and didn't get a chance to take pics. I just got it and the donor on their wheels so I could stash the "chopper" in the back of the garage and get my DD back in. I've got some adjustment to do for sure, but it looks very cool! I pulled a set of Eibach bars off the other car too, so I'll get those on when I get back. As it turns out, the bumpstops were trashed on the units that I had to put back on, so they will have to come back off to install new ones. (I was out of time and it was sitting on jack stands in my wife's parking place with me about to be out of town for a week and a half!)

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You guys may've noticed door sill covers mysteriously taped to the A-pillar in some of the pics. It was all I had in the garage that was roughly the right length and I was trying to get an idea of what the changes I will do to the cage will look like. I've decided to cut the current bars leading to the front towers off and replace with a straight bar that will angle all the way from the top of the A-pillar-w/s bar, all the way to the front sway bar pickup, and I'll drop down on each side of the front towers. I'll connect the front frame rails at those landing points and then I will cut the rest of the front off...and then of course rattlecan prime and paint it so it doesn't continue to rust.

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Thanks! but I can only take partial credit here. I've been wanting to do one of these for a long time and before I started chopping I did a google search and found that 2 guys on here had actually already done it. I had never been on this forum prior to that. rharris19, quoted just above, is one of the 2, and from the sound of it, my "chopper" has renewed his interest in his rolling tetnis shot too!
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Now that I'm outta work, kinda, I'll have more time to help ya out - and drink yer beer!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #47
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I'm FINALLY back in town and I hope to get some more work done on the chopper soon.

I was in Pahrump, NV the other day and saw this thing riding down the road so I had to chase him down and get some pics.

Oh well, just tried to post and evidently I've surpassed a picture quota...
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Woah this thing is gonna be legit!

Future plan for moar power?
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Any updates? I'm thinking of something similar.
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Whoa this is actually pretty sweet. Based on your weight estimates on street tires I'd be thinking like 400 lb fronts and 200 lb rears with the wimpy RB solid bar and a stock 11mm rear bar. If on slicks I would think 600 front 300 rear and the big tubular bar + stock 11mm rear.
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I might have to update for him, seeing he's failing at doing it himself.

He's been autoxing the car a bit - and as expected it's quite fast. I'll try to get some pics of the monster but it's had me been thinking of doing something similar since I have 2 wrecked shells to hack up. I'll try to get his spring rates too.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #52
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in for details on weights. i ran across this XP build yesterday. if modernbeat is 1300# then surely this one is less. with some downforce i'll bet it would haul ***.

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It looks like my XP car will be coming it right at 1300 lbs. It has 10" wide wheels and 2001+ OEM ABS. To make it legal in XP I'm going to have to add about 320 lbs. To make it legal for DP I'll have to add ANOTHER 415 lbs for a total of 735 lbs of ballast. That's a third of it's DP minimum weight! And that's without any carbon bodywork or other exotic weight saving materials.
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Yes. It's a '90 tub with a modified NB engine. It still has all the original exterior bodywork and so far it still has OEM NB subframes and arms. Minimum weight for an 1840cc engine in XP is 1568 lbs. Add in the ABS and the minimum jumps to 1618 lbs.

As far as making a Miata light - XP allows a LOT of parts removal, including a few chunks of the tub. The hard part was making sure the car would still be legal for DP with only the addition of some ballast.
ref http://forum.miata.net/vb/showpost.p...3&postcount=17
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #53
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Good to see locals doing good work. Keep it up.

What part of town is this being built? Looks familiar.
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