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Old 02-27-2009, 11:08 AM
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:29 AM
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How many blades did it take? The one I helped cut up a couple years ago ate like 4-5 blades. Not worth the effort unless you are stuffing it into a dumpster, IMO. A junkyard or scrap guy will pick it up for free if you call around.
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Murderer!!!!
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Originally Posted by boileralum View Post
How many blades did it take? The one I helped cut up a couple years ago ate like 4-5 blades. Not worth the effort unless you are stuffing it into a dumpster, IMO. A junkyard or scrap guy will pick it up for free if you call around.
Not if you dont have a title(atleast here in FL). Ask me how I know. I just recently cut one up also, looks exactly like the pics above.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:44 AM
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Took 1 new blade and one very used blade.

I did it becasue it was fun and it will be thrown into the back of a pickup and taken to the scrap yard. It's very interesting to see how the structure comes together and where the strong/weak points are. Helps in deciding what kind of stiffening should be effective. Also interesting the amount of room in the side sills, there's enough room to easily hide a few gallons of gas if you were building an endurance racer.



Gave me a great excuse to rockout with the sawzall.
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Originally Posted by BenR View Post
Also interesting the amount of room in the side sills, there's enough room to easily hide a few gallons of gas if you were building an endurance racer.

Or a couple pounds of C4 if you are building a car bomb. At least C4 wont explode if you get into an accident on your way to the target like gas will.
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leave it to the russian to mention car bombs
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...I think Im gonna be sick
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Or a couple pounds of C4 if you are building a car bomb. At least C4 wont explode if you get into an accident on your way to the target like gas will.


Even if you fill the trunk and gas tank. There isn't enough room in a miata to fill it with enough c4 to really take out anything larger than a tuffshed.
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Originally Posted by BenR View Post
Even if you fill the trunk and gas tank. There isn't enough room in a miata to fill it with enough c4 to really take out anything larger than a tuffshed.
Or a Smart car.

I'd like to find a completely junk shell to hack up in the future just to do as stated above, get a look at the structure and plan stiffening for a track car.
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Even if you fill the trunk and gas tank. There isn't enough room in a miata to fill it with enough c4 to really take out anything larger than a tuffshed.
I can smell the sarcasm.
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Did you happen to investigate the area where the front subframe mounts to the frame rail in the front? specifically where the two large studs pass from the engine bay?
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I spent some time looking at it, I'm not sure what you're getting at?
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that could have been a lemons racer.
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I just wondered if you had any idea how easily those subframe studs could be removed. I ground off the welds up top and could not get the thing to move up or around.
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Do you need to remove one because it's all bungled up or something?



hustler- when I get around to building a lemons car, it will be something horrifying, and not a miata.
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At one point it was an option for mounting a subframe by replacing that short stud with a longer one. I went a different route- but never satisfied my curiosity. It was welded up top, which I ground off. But it wouldn't come out, so I didn't know if it had a tack weld, or adhesive in a sleeve inside the frame rail or if it was just corrosion.
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