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Old 01-10-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, Just picked up a red 90 Miata 5-speed. Not a bad car needed a timing belt and some tlc. It has a rip in the top and the drivers floor is gone. Only had the car a week just finished doing the timing belt and cleaning it out. Going to plate it on pay day and start driving it a bit when the weather permits. After the B6 let's go I plan to do a bp swap with one of my extra BP's from one of my old Escort GT's. Probably do a rebuild on the engine before I put it in. Then after break in I plan to start slowly collect parts for a turbo setup. I have had a slew of Mazda's and Mazda powered Fords so I am not a total noob when it comes to b-series engines. I had pretty much a gtx setup on my Escort for a while. So I have had some experience with a boosted car. Well I think I have explained enough here are a couple pics.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site. There is a wealth of info in all the threads that are stickied all over the place.
Where about from northern IL are you? There are more then a few members in IL, so help is not far away if you need it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:22 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. What do you mean the drivers floor is gone? Is it totally rusted out?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #4
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Welcome! I'm from IL too. Thats a great condition NA you got there.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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Welcome to the site. There is a wealth of info in all the threads that are stickied all over the place.
Where about from northern IL are you? There are more then a few members in IL, so help is not far away if you need it.
I live just north of fox lake, So not too far from ya.

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Welcome to the forum. What do you mean the drivers floor is gone? Is it totally rusted out?
Yes the drivers floor is rusted out pretty bad. Luckily my dad does body work for a living. I should have it fixed soon!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #6
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What I found after removing the nasty carpet. I knew it was rotted just not how bad.

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After My dad got to it with a piece of sheet metal! I have a set of Miata Frog Rails. They are basically frame rails that go over the existing ones.


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I need to clean and undercoat the rest of the floor and find a new carpet.

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Cloth tape doesn't look half bad. Works for me until I figure out if I want a hardtop or not. This is now my daily so as long as it doesn't leak I don't mind. I am probably going to plate it tomorrow!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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Sweet job on the floor repair.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:38 AM   #8
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Hey welcome to the forum. That rust looked awful, glad you're getting things under control.
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