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Old 07-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #41
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I painted my 72 Colt racecar interior Ford tractor grey. It looked good in an industrial, utilitarian way. Kinda like the Lotus in the original pic but more grey than silver. I think it hid dirt better than white would.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #42
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I see a lot of race cars with misc. exterior colors but the interior is painted white.
That is mainly - I heard - because everything shows on white: cracks in the floor for example.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:25 PM   #43
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I love the white interior in my car. With one exception: The glare on the windshield is pretty bad. I don't have a dashboard, which exacerbates the problem. So I am thinking about repainting the interior in a darker, flat color.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:18 PM   #44
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Here is the inside of the track car I am building. Sorry for the crappy pics, but my phone is all I have right now at the shop.







I got really bored at the shop so I acquired more projects and took all my miatas up here to play with. I think i may start the locost soon if things stay slow.
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^ That looks great! Did you hide all of the wiring tucked under the dash, or did you remove a lot of it? I have to not be broke so I can find myself a Miata to strip for a track car.
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I didn't want to mess with cutting wires out so i just tucked them up. It was actually quite easy. I will take some pictures of the wiring and put them up.
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Man that car's gonna be a blast!
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:21 PM   #48
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I'm thinking about making a fiberglass case for the MS touchscreen and putting that in the space left by the radio/vents. Its a small screen and would add maybe 4lbs. It would be something cool.

I also painted that car right where it stands now. Got a little dust in the top coat of the paint but that sanded right out. Not bad for $200 with PPG paint.
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That screen probably would weigh as much as all the eight guages it would replace.

Good lookin' paint job.

Looks like we're on for next Sat. to tune. Lookin' forward to seeing this thing in person.


On interiors:

I find it funny that I'm swinging by to pick up carpet...all the while debating making my interior look like that.
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I have to not be broke so I can find myself a Miata to strip for a track car.
See Miata here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2909526
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:40 AM   #51
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Yeah. Well as thats my only car, I can't strip it and race it. Especially now that I'm not employed. One day when I'm back on my feet, I will find a 90-93 to strip.
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