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Old 07-22-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default anyone seen really "clean" and aesthetically pleasing stripped interiors?

I look at the Lotus and I want to pull the carpet:

but its usually really ugly in a miata. Thoughts?
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Part of the attraction is that nice smooth floor was always intended to be uncovered. Ours has drain holes, grommets, uneven surfaces, etc. Ours uncovered looks like you "pulled the carpet out".

If you wanted to be cool you could pull the carpet and cut some aluminum panels to fit the floor and box the tunnel so it at least looks like it was intended to be that way. Take a look at the factory five roadsters to see what they do to make a plain aluminum interior look purpose-built.
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Part of the attraction is that nice smooth floor was always intended to be uncovered. Ours has drain holes, grommets, uneven surfaces, etc. Ours uncovered looks like you "pulled the carpet out".

If you wanted to be cool you could pull the carpet and cut some aluminum panels to fit the floor and box the tunnel so it at least looks like it was intended to be that way. Take a look at the factory five roadsters to see what they do to make a plain aluminum interior look purpose-built.
Meh...too much weight.
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Meh...too much weight.
OK, then just pull the carpet out and have a gutted car.

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pull the carpet and paint the floor with porch paint or rhino liner
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Meh...too much weight.
Sell miata.
Buy lotus.

Problem motherfucking solved
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Sell miata.
Buy lotus.

Problem motherfucking solved
You're missing about $50,000-$70,000 in there.
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Nah they're going for <$30k around here.
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Nah they're going for <$30k around here.
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pull the carpet and paint the floor with porch paint or rhino liner
+1 for rhino liner
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I have some pictures at home I can post later. It can look good, but only if you paint the interior. Otherwise it just looks race car good.
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I have some pictures at home I can post later. It can look good, but only if you paint the interior. Otherwise it just looks race car good.
Do it.
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I straight up copied the targa car intertior with the gutted dash when i did a complete respray on my track car. I sprayed it inside and out, so now the inside has smooth paint and looks pretty damn good if you ask me.

I will get some pictures here in a bit. I have all my toys up here at the shop so shouldn't take long.
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Carpet doesn't really weigh that much once all the other stuff has been taken out. I kept my carpet because it looked better that way:

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Carpet doesn't really weigh that much once all the other stuff has been taken out. I kept my carpet because it looked better that way:
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Sizzling your leg isn't fun either.
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Carpet doesn't really weigh that much once all the other stuff has been taken out. I kept my carpet because it looked better that way:
+1 And it doesn't rattle and buzz like you are riding in an old Jeep (sorry pdexta). And Hustler's car is already faster than a Lotus, so what's the problem?

You need to leave the carpet in just to be able to say you beat those arrogant bastards in a Miata with a full interior and not a gutted "race car." That gets you maximum props and gives them maximum shame. Plus you drive long distances sometimes (Little Rock) and carpet keeps noise resonance down and also keeps **** from sliding around so much.
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+1 And it doesn't rattle and buzz like you are riding in an old Jeep (sorry pdexta). And Hustler's car is already faster than a Lotus, so what's the problem?

You need to leave the carpet in just to be able to say you beat those arrogant bastards in a Miata with a full interior and not a gutted "race car." That gets you maximum props and gives them maximum shame. Plus you drive long distances sometimes (Little Rock) and carpet keeps noise resonance down and also keeps **** from sliding around so much.
yeah, I just looked on lightweight miata and changed my mind.

Faster than an exige s-260...we'll see this weekend.
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This fits the bill I think. One I have always liked and want to do when I get a 90-93 car. Functional and still looks great to me. It was someone on m net, may be someone on here, don't know.
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In for a ride in the lotus.

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