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Old 01-06-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default DIY air splitter*** mod

well, I got really bored over the last few days,
and since its been below zero, i cant do anything on the miata.
so I figured I would take this time to take off the stock air spliter thingy
which is made out of this plastic stuff, and make one out of aluminum

i bought 36"" by 36"' (inch) sheet of aluminum
19 dollars

i got one can of primer
3 dollars

one can of red paint
5 dollars

total = 27 dollars


traced the old one onto the sheet with a sharpy
cut it out using a combo of garden sheers and a dremel
drill holes for screws/etc
sand the edges down so its not stupid sharp like a huge sword
prime
paint
enjoy<--in progress,, way too cold to go outside to put it back on


pics of process i took for ***** and giggles

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on car (i grew ***** and went out side it wasn't as cold today)

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Old 01-06-2008, 02:21 AM   #2
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where did you get the metal from?
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You can get metal like that from lowes, it's more expensive there than what you would pay at a scrap or metal fab shop though.

I can't believe your SN is urgaynknowit. Nice cover.
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Nice! Installed pictures are a must.
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This post was a total letdown since the title led me to believe that you had made a diy front air dam. Oh well. It looks good anyway.
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i'm going to attempt a plywood splitter in the future, good job on the dam, i need to do this since mine is sitting somewhere warped
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i lost my tdr cowl cover and im going to do same thing sometime next week
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Nice, I may have to do this now..
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edit - new pics added

mazda/nissan - i got mine from home depot

cjernigan - no fab shops near me, and home depot is close
and yea, i wanted an original name, so i use this one
i use it on everything from turbo miata, to club roadster to aim and xbox live

jasonrobo02 - sorry :( i didnt know what to call it, i changed the title once i read ur post

UrbanSoot & ApexOnYou - DO IT
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Is there any reason why you wouldn't be able to leave it unpainted and maybe polish it up a bit? I think I might try it out with some leftover scrap from a friends DIY heatshield.
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I dont see why not,
i just wanted a clean look with the bumper,
so i used paint that matched


i also did my valve cover today too lol

i was soooo bored!!, im liking the red
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