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Old 09-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Well insurance has paid me, and the car is off to the body shop. They didn't even mention salvage when they handed me the check

So here are some pictures of the car sitting at the shop. I stripped it down this weekend, and drove it over bare. Got quite a few stares as I drove to the shop LOL.

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I will say the car ran remarkably cool with the front bumper off.
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Cool. The same colour or time for a change?
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jeez paint doesn't even look that bad.
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agreed, waste of money
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Give me your old paint then. I will trade paint with you and throw in $200 cash.
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jeez paint doesn't even look that bad.
it never shows in the photos, but the car is three shades of white. The front fenders, hood, front bumper etc are nice new white paint. The car was repainted up front because the paint peeled off. The doors and rear fenders are the original oxidized white, that will not buff or shine. The trunk lid I am not sure the story, but it is a different white all together, and again will not buff out.

The car is changing color to 2009 MX-5 Stormy Blue Mica.
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Good choice....subscribed for finished pics.

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Fed-Ex brought my new rear panel early It wasn't due till Thursday, this will make the body shop happy.

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that color will look good. I always thought a bmw midnight blue would be nice.

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^ that color would make for one serious looking NA...darker than the color of jeffman's NB...and without the bling of the Mica.
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haha, my dad owns two BMWs in that color.
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that color will look good. I always thought a bmw midnight blue would be nice.
That looks pretty close to my twilight blue mica 99. It's much darker than the Stormy Blue Mica.
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Ouch $300 parts order to Mazda, and that didn't include the header gasket. Going to wait till the rainy season to change it. Always amazes me the parts support our cars have. Stupid little plastic rivets, screws, clips, etc all available without issue.
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That looks pretty close to my twilight blue mica 99. It's much darker than the Stormy Blue Mica.
Your's a respray?

Last time I checked, Twighlight Blue Mica was a limited run of 1500 '97s only...

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Your's a respray?

Last time I checked, Twighlight Blue Mica was a limited run of 1500 '97s only...

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The NB color Twilight Blue Mica was available in 99-00, replaced by Midnight Blue Mica.
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Fed-Ex brought my new rear panel early It wasn't due till Thursday, this will make the body shop happy.

Are you blending it in or leaving it able to be unbolted?

Edit - now that I'm home and can see the pics, I know why some were challenging your need for paint! The pics do the car's current paint a great deal of justice.
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The body shop doesn't like the idea of painting my old mirrors. They are pretty shot, and the covers over the screws are cracked.

So I am thinking a set of Raydot Mirrors mounted on aluminum plates. Thoughts? I read that visibilty is really poor with them. I had them on my TR4, and and other race cars, I didn't think they were all that bad.
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cant see **** with them dude. do NOT get those mirrors.
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Stormy Blue.....f*n sweet. I love that color and will def. be wanting to see this when it's done!!!
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I thought the original pics were after paint. o.O
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