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Old 12-21-2010, 01:52 PM   #81
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I actually really like the one brain posted. Wasn't so sure about it in the beginning, but that is growing on me. GJ Brainysack.

Is it just me or does it still look a little funky where it connects to the windshield?
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The BMW top cut follows the exact same slope at the original concept I just put them over eachother and switched the image about 500 times The thing that makes it look like it's not is the upper window line of the side window (it's straight on Scott's)
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I actually really like the one brain posted. Wasn't so sure about it in the beginning, but that is growing on me. GJ Brainysack.

Is it just me or does it still look a little funky where it connects to the windshield?
The real thing is a dead on copy of the OEM top until you get to about where a rollbar would be.
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cmon guys... now im going to HAVE to get a ******* NB just to get this top. I HATE YOU!
In for part-out.

Fastback look ****!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #85
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WTF!! I've been so good about not spending any unnecessary money on the miata in the past year, and here you guys are, teasing me and making me want one.

So I've skimmed through the thread (mainly the last 2 pages), so forgive me if it was mentioned or is considered common sense with these fastbacks. This will pretty much take away the ability to drop the top correct? Or at least without having to swap trunks I assume.

Maybe I'll have to treat myself to a present this spring.
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^^I don't put my top down.
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So I've skimmed through the thread (mainly the last 2 pages), so forgive me if it was mentioned or is considered common sense with these fastbacks. This will pretty much take away the ability to drop the top correct? Or at least without having to swap trunks I assume.

Maybe I'll have to treat myself to a present this spring.
Yup, have to remove trunk to install. The hatchback uses the trunk release mechanism.
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I don't like any line on the NA. Can't find one that works...the one I used for the NB looks like dickhole.
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...Porsche Panamera. Eww...
Lol! I had to look that up! I'm more about Cisitalia than Porsche. Think '50 202... I see why Porsche did the roof that way though.

Either way, what I was doing was just a styling exercise, nothing more.
None of this 'you should', 'you ought to' crap. I don't operate that way. Just throwin' it out there. Dopple got what I was doing. For fun.
Besides, my l'il rendering would be a pita to produce a backlight for...
It'd be a huge compound curve of glass that would require a structure for hinging, which would not be at the 'top' but more like in the top third of the 'hatch'.
It's also tough to do 'chops with peebucket, considering I don't have P-shop.
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I almost wonder if using the glass from a Z4 coupe would work...
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Here is a dumb idea but I wanted to put it out there. Find a back and side glass off of an existing auto that you can use as a donor and design around that. I prefer one that already has defroster built in. Perhaps an older RX?

Unless I am mistaken, there are many sources for replacement glass for autos that have been discontinued for years. Some may want Lexan for weight, but as a daily driver I would prefer glass.
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We have always kept the option open to adapt the design to use OEM glass, as long as it is relatively cheap and easy to get. We could possibly make another mold down the road that uses OEM glass and leave it to the customer to buy the glass.... but dont hold your breath... ducktail spoiler options, an NA and an NC versions take priority. Maybe we'll make the NC version to use OEM glass right off the bat.
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already having a hardtop I dont think I would go for this, it is actually looking nice though, but a question about mounting hardware. Would it:
  • require the user to unmount and remount hardtop latches
  • come with mounting tabs such as rennmetal/spec miata mounting tabs
  • or be up to the user to source mounting material
sorry if I missed this on other posts in this thread.
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this is about the best I could come up with an NA. The body lines just don't work with a fastback compared to the NB as far as I'm concerned.





even the coupe from that factory looked odd:




where the nb looks hawt:

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I like the factory coupe.
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I like the factory coupe.
looks too MX3ish.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:30 AM   #97
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NB has side skirts, long mudflaps on the rear tyres and huge rims. That helps in making it look decent.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:59 AM   #98
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hi ppl new to this forum, seen the picks on the fastback idea
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Its a bit so so, but what do you think...

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Great first post.
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lol
so much fail
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