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Old 07-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Unfortunately I can't find the end pieces.



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Tanabe. Same profile as the one in my RX7. Does an OK job, but is heavy.
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the mounts for that are going to be realy high for a N/A miata. Not much of a bend in the bar. Any decent shop should be able to make a mount for you.
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Toonabee would have something etched in the alum...prolly ebay. The reason you cant find the end pieces is because they broke.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Thanks all.

I plan to buy a 2nd one and use them as raw material for a V brace from rollbar to windshield header.
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90 01 99 00 Mazda Miata MX5 MX 5 Front Upper Aluminum Strut Tower Bar Brace | eBay

Sucks. They jacked up the price. I bought mine a few years ago for $28.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:22 AM   #8
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Hmm, that one has bends much sharper than mine.
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Mine is fairly flat like that. The mounts have a full circle on the bottom which is supposed to make it more effective. It reduced cowl shake anyway. Wouldn't you want to make a roll bar to windshield header brace out of something stronger?
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it's different that the one i have, but looking at it gave me an idea to bolt it to a joist in the basement and make a pull-up bar with it.
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I wouldn't trust eBay metal with my weight.
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Keith Tanner posted this on miata.net a while ago...



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Old 08-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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To be fair, the STB in my orig pic is waaaay sturdier than that towel rack.
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