Softtop shot? Weld up a new HT. - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2011, 10:16 AM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Based off of pics of his carport (garage??) and his OTM, this isn't so bad.

I mean, his other car is decorated with segments of jump rope across the windshield. They see me rollin'...
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #22
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ON
Posts: 523
Total Cats: 2
Default

I'm amused by the condition of the roads there and that the car appears to have 17" wheels. Who wants a sports car in the jungle?
inferno94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #23
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,669
Total Cats: 1,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Hey, it's a practical mod. Sure it's done on the cheap, but any asshat can just go buy stuff. Making things takes talent, even if it isn't as perfect as some would hope.

Would you rather see the guy doing the hellaflush crap instead?
Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Based off of pics of his carport (garage??) and his OTM, this isn't so bad.
He probably has to drive two hours to find a paved road and couldn't get a hold of new softtop to save his life.

I say he should be proud of the work he has done. Anybody can buy a part for their car...well, unless you live in a hut in the jungle with high speed internet. Good for him.

Could be worse, he could have built a tiki bar style top for it.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:46 AM   #24
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

I've thought many times about using a nice cage to build a hardtop into. Just very basic skin over cage.

I have far more important and neglected projects though.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #25
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 951
Total Cats: -252
Default

Kudos for working with what he has available but I find it a bit odd that he lives in the jungle with ruts for roads and has the internet.
wannafbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #26
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 436
Total Cats: 1
Default

im surprised some m.net guys didnt get together to kill this guy
redfred18t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #27
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Good lord. I am ******* impressed. I like how his only tool is a hammer.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #28
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,872
Total Cats: 1,790
Default

you should watch Bangla Bangers. Im Bangladesh, the dont have things like sandpaper/sanders....they use saw blades to remove paint.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 05:16 PM   #29
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

This is why I vote Republican.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
This is why I vote Republican.
I know right.....poor people
miatauser884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 01:38 PM   #31
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,872
Total Cats: 1,790
Default

Name:  IMG_4679.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  173.9 KB
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 01:58 PM   #32
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,686
Total Cats: 559
Default

The wing is retarded, but the rest looks okay. Looks almost like a soft top.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
leatherface24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posts: 4,033
Total Cats: 2
Default

***** gonna get jacked so fast. I've been to nicaragua, I know.
leatherface24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 5,682
Total Cats: 10
Default

Lol Jake told me about this. I would NOT drive anything that is not Jeep-Like in Nicaragua.
buffon01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #35
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,690
Total Cats: 97
Default

man knows how to paint at least.


edit: from a netbook it looks good, from my desktop it looks like meh... some light spots, but ok.
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #36
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,872
Total Cats: 1,790
Default

high performance tires on dirt roads is win.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Longs, SC
Posts: 2,583
Total Cats: 13
Default

Doesnt look too bad, but the seal around the window looks like ***.
icantthink4155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 07:36 PM   #38
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Holy ******* **** it looks pretty damn good

He must be a drug dealer
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #39
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,872
Total Cats: 1,790
Default

considering it was made from the siding of a bus, sure.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prepping my '95 for track asmasm Build Threads 82 05-26-2016 05:37 PM
elesjuan's mediocre 95 Miata adventure (google fiber edition) elesjuan Build Threads 8 02-16-2016 09:36 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Now shipping NC MX-5 (2006-15) Precision Sliding Seat Mounts FAB Fab9 Tuning - Miata Performance Parts 0 09-11-2015 01:02 PM
Noob from Orlando Marcdasharq Meet and Greet 2 09-11-2015 01:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.