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Old 02-10-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Started my Build. Swapped my rollbar over!

So it begins I guess. Got my rollbar swapped and my clear turn lens and smoked parking lights. it got dark before I could finish, so finished product pics tomorrow afternoon.

sold the bumper cover and driver fender.



rollbar out.


took a pry bar to open the trunk.



dunno how im going to get my battery out.


muffler is bent but still perfectly usable.


didn't even smash the tip!!!!


about to cut the shelf



new lens, r lip.






Just fyi, air nibblers are butterz.
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did your old wheels get any rash on them or are they going over too? lol i guess your not gonna get that old battery out
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Sweet.
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Vacuum that **** up from under the seat too.
Bet it feels good to make progress. How do you like driving that thing around n/a?
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I'm guessing insurance has not seen the totaled car yet.
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I'm guessing insurance has not seen the totaled car yet.
Even if they did it does not matter. Its his car to do whatever the hell he wants until he signs anything.
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did your old wheels get any rash on them or are they going over too? lol i guess your not gonna get that old battery out
Yeah i dunno how im goign to get that battery out, its new with a lifetime warrenty so i want it wheels off the old one are already swapped over.

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Vacuum that **** up from under the seat too.
Bet it feels good to make progress. How do you like driving that thing around n/a?
i did vacuum, the air nibbler made a mess of thinks. It feels good, still gotta get used to no p/s, otherwise I hate manual mirrors :(

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I'm guessing insurance has not seen the totaled car yet.
we got our check and the salvage title.
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You should swap the tan interior over too while youre at it.
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Would you be willing to remove this bit of trim on both sides and sell them to me?
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Yeah i dunno how im goign to get that battery out, its new with a lifetime warrenty so i want it
sawzall!!! I mean you dont care how that fender looks right? just dont cut through the battery...
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just pry on that corner till the battery is free
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Vary Nice!

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Yeah i dunno how im goign to get that battery out
Air nibbler.

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Interested in selling one of your tops? Friend is looking for one thats in better shape than his current... Which leaks a lot.
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when u gunna swap ur rimz man
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looking good. like mentioned before, must be nice to be making progress. G'luck with the battery. Hopefully you'll be able to make a lot out of selling salvage parts.
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Do you have enough room to use a jack to pry up the metal to gain access to the battery??
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Air Nibbler FTW! I've installed about 6 roll bars now. 2 without, 4 with nibbler. I would never do it without again.

Lookin good Brain! Still a lot of work ahead of you. You need to invite over some newbs for some Miata education. I will say that I learned the most about Miatas tearing down a salvage car that I bought.
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if you need parts just PM or email me. I'm trying to sell the enter tan interior and top as one, but if you give me $$$ i cant complain, the top is perfect.

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