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Old 06-03-2008, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default NB door panels in an NA?

anyone ever seen them swapped in?
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Thats kind of funny, I was wondering if NA doors would fit on my NB, I want to get a set of junk doors to gut and paint black, as my doors are the only thing on my car that is still red (AND in good condition) my drivers door panel is slitghly damaged, and the passenger is still on the car, but if u payed the shipping I could send you mine to test fit it (you probably have a more convenient method, just offering as a final resort)
while we're here. anyone know if NA door shells fit an NB chassis?
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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there are some black nb doors for sale local.
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It's been done, pretty sure there is a how-to on m.net
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:44 AM   #5
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99-00 is very easy, almost bolt up
01+ is very difficult and isn't worth the effort
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Saw a red 1995 with the 01+ tan door panels and tan dash about two weeks ago. He has posts and how to articles on Miata.net. Looks good. I am doing the 99/00 swap, black, into my 1995 Laguna Blue. Well... that is the plan anyway.
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I've seen it, it looks pretty good. If you want to go all out, the NB dash bolts in too.. heh
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:40 PM   #8
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I have 2005 door panels and they fit the door pretty well. Yyou have to drill new holes for the panel to snap in like OEM, the door handle pulls, and the door open lever. Not a bolt in item but its simple, just takes time. Oh and you need to convert to power windows.

Now I need to find a complete 99+ dash.

Ben since you work at a Mazda recycler, do you have any complete dashes that you guys wanna ship to hawaii?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #9
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I have the parts to do this swap if anyone is interested.

I wouldnt do it though. The 99 up interior is far more cramped and intrusive.
I would be more likely to put a 90-93 interior into my NB.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #10
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So, the black 99 nb panels aren't worth it?
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Its a matter of opinion. They look nice. Some love them.
I dont like the fact my knee cant fit between the steering wheel and the 99 pull handle.
The dash is more intrusive into the cockpit as well.
IMHO, the 90-93 design has never been improved on. Theres no airbag crap to contend with either.

But, if someone likes the NB stuff I have an entire black NB interior, seats and all.
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Ben since you work at a Mazda recycler, do you have any complete dashes that you guys wanna ship to hawaii?
It's not that we don't have it, but do you really want to pay for that? Find something local man.
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If I was going to change my NB interior in any way, looks aside. I would replace the NB doorpanel with a piece of card covered in black vinyl. I would rather have the space then the badass door handle and pocket.
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Yeah, I wish it was that easy. In Hawaii, any NB that gets crashed gets fixed. Not much NB's here, but there are a billion NA's. But my search is finally over, just found one today that was so severe that it couldn't be fixed. I've been looking for over a year just for this piece.
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someone wanna trade me dashes?
I have tan dash on my NB and I dont like it, prefer an NA's all black dash.
IF they are in fact interchangeable, that is.
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Mounting points are the same, however the wiring is not.
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Mounting points are the same, however the wiring is not.

Swapping the dash harness is easy. However, to use some of the switches would require some changes to connectors etc
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You could most likely just re-pin the connectors, only real issue I could think of (if you could call it that) would be no barn door switch, but you could just put it in the glove box or something if needed.
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I was asking about swapping the door panels, nothing else.
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Z2Z, it has been done however they do not line up nicely with the NA dash but it still looks nice.

Search it on M.net. Some guy did door panels and then decided to do a whole NB interior with the addition of the NC steering wheel.
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