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Who is Koich? Why isn't he a member here? Check out his bad ass Bright Logic tuned Roadster on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/sets/1519437/

Who makes this short center radio console? Genuine M2-1001?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/189289372/in/set-1519437/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/70638968/in/set-1519437/

Nice, clean, and simple door panel. I'd rock something like this
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/189289299/in/set-1519437/

Stack instrument panel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/70638834/in/set-1519437/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/70638992/in/set-1519437/

Nopro vent window. Name that mirror.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/189286837/in/set-1519437/

Carbs. I bet that Ford valve cover is super rare in Japan.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/87944950/in/set-1519437/

Older photo showing carbs, coolant re-route and vented headlight lids. I wonder why he went back to standard coolant route?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/322904728/in/set-72157594421156038/

I'll reach out to this guy and invite him to join us here at Club Roadster.
 

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either 1001, 1002 or 1028. Most likely 1028. I seem to recall the 1001/1002 console has a 'border' around it. I'll dig up photos when I get home.

Nice find though!
Its a piece of leather. The part is the same underneath. D-tec do a conversion piece for the stock radio surround, but I don't think the M2 part was that hard to obtain. Of course, you need all the other parts underneath as well to fit this part to a non-M2 car.



 

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Sweet, thanks. I think I could modify a regular radio surround and make that bracket behind to achieve a similar look. It wouldn't look too bad if I covered it in leather and a nice brushed aluminum or stainless face panel. The D-tec part splits the radio console into upper and lower portions.
 

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The D-tec part:




Yes, you would need some leather, to cover that horrible join up.

Er, DIY effort. Pity the cut isn't straight. :?



Nielex aluminium radio surround:

 

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Hi guys. I found this post via checking on flickr. I think I did make an account on this community a while back, but fell back on writing.

Thanks for the great comments. I already sold that Miata to my friend in Japan back in 2005 when I moved here to San Jose. He still keeps it in tip top shape. It now has carbon flares and deeper rims.

Having said that, I did buy a Miata here.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/sets/72157603292551294/

'97 STO Edition. I wasn't specifically looking for a '97, nor a STO, but this one was very clean and I couldn't resist. It's my daily driver, which helps me commute 100miles a day. So I'm not going to go as crazy as my '94 in Japan.

How do I hold back from going crazy? With my other on going project


http://www.flickr.com/photos/koich/sets/1518562/

I can still answer parts questions on the old Miata if anyone has any.

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either 1001, 1002 or 1028. Most likely 1028. I seem to recall the 1001/1002 console has a 'border' around it. I'll dig up photos when I get home.

Nice find though!
Bingo. You are correct. They were ones made by M2 for the 1028. I recall someone was re-molding those in Japan. A friend of mine picked one up brand new at "Corns", a used Miata dealer in Chiba Japan.
 

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Hey, Koich, I've been a big fan of your celica for a long while now. Glad to see you here.
Thanks! The Celica is currently getting a new radiator. The guys at Ron Davis are getting the dimensions and pricing. Hopefully I'll get it ordered and done so I can make it to JCCS (Japanese Classic Car Show) in October.

As for my Miata, It needs a oil change. Also got a big whack on the front left bumper from a metal sheet on the freeway... I'm hoping I can buf it out, but been busy with biz trips. Just got back from Tokyo yesterday, going to Tokyo again from Tomorrow.

Eventually, I'd love to get some rims with a shiny lip like the ones I had in Japan. They looked like cheapie rims, but in realty were custom offset made Enkei race rims. I think it was called Enkei NC-S if my memory serves correct. Maybe get ones not as expensive and fragile as those, but something I can thrash on my commute.

Anybody have ideas or recommendations on deep rims with shiny lips that comes with a offset perfect for a Miata?
 

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See, I thought that name seemed familiar. That Celica's in last months GRM, S2K engine and all. You have amazing taste and build quality Koich.
 
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