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Old 08-30-2011, 07:17 PM   #301
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yea i think its awesome how much impute from the community your taking into the project.

and i think you should post progress pictures NOW!!!

i cant wait to see it done.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:39 AM   #302
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Update: We currently plan on having my car driving around with the first real top on it by oct 7th.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #303
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and then you finally sign up as a sponsor right?


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Old 09-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #304
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Sure, I'll sign up now. Where is info? I looked around for stickies etc. months ago when this thread first was started and never found anything. PM me.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #305
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I hope there's still updates going on for this.
The initial photoshops were very promising, thread began getting hilarious, got back on track and it's looking good again.
JJ, what kind of foam did you use on that rear spoiler? It looks pretty interesting to use.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #306
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Mmmmmm.



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Old 11-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #307
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The pics with the gtr wing look better
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #308
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Add a mesh grill between the rear window and wing, it's not quite porsche enough.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:07 AM   #309
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Add a mesh grill between the rear window and wing, it's not quite porsche enough.
LOL. Was totally going to say that.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:40 AM   #310
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Its honestly not doing it for me. It still looks like someone just took a dump on the back of the car and smoothed it out. But compared to what you started with it looks worlds better. The 1/4 windows still look out of place and awkwardly shaped. Hoping for more revisions.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:54 AM   #311
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Part of the problem is that year/body style miata is just fugly to start with.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #312
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Its a rough prototype, but the only revisions you will see are going to be to fit and finish.
NA version will have straight bottom line on 1/4 windows and flatter trunk "hump".
Also working on spoiler 1/3 the size of the whaletail.

















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Old 11-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #313
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Hey Jes, might you be able to post some pics of the inside of the trunk/trunk lid open?
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Prototype trunk has sloppy fit and uses leftover "fathatch" hatchback hinges we adapted and used last minute to get the prototype on the road. We have proper hinges made now. Same thing with the trunk lock loop....so excuse the sloppiness under the trunk lid.
The wing uses standard pedestals mounted at the lotus 19" width. The APR "standard" 29.5" width would also work well as it would mount through the double later (in green) between the trunk reinforcement and the gutter u-channel. The deckled is quite sturdy though, and I would think the mounting config you see would be adequate. I also mounted the wing 4" forward so it would clear the smaller 1/3 size ducktail we are working on. Without the ducktail I'd move it back at least 2". The APR threaded stock on my wing is about 1.5" too short for this configuration because of the angle of the bases.


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Old 11-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #315
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nothing makes a miata more ugly than hose godawful 99 14" wheels at stock ride height.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:43 PM   #316
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nothing makes a miata more ugly than hose godawful 99 14" wheels at stock ride height.

YES!

6UL's and some clubsport coilovers are on the short list.
My miata looks like a truck.
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nothing makes a miata more ugly than hose godawful 99 14" wheels at stock ride height.
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YES!

6UL's and some clubsport coilovers are on the short list.
My miata looks like a truck.


Did a chop out of boredom....to help with this situation...

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #318
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Dopp... we need to get one of these on your car.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:45 PM   #319
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Dopp... we need to get one of these on your car.
It would have to be look perfectly OEM to go on Dopp's car. His car is amazing looking.
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Definitely looks tons better (great) with the wing, and looks good with no wing. I do not like the big 'whale tail' spoiler so much.

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Dopp... we need to get one of these on your car.
Nooo... you need to get it on MY car so I can go race with it and show everyone how awesome it is
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