I found a set of factory painted NOS small NB1 side skirts on ebay a while back. Super cheap too. I bought and they sat for a couple months. Then I installed. Then the pix sat on my HD for a couple months. And now here they are.
These 3 pieces of cardboard are factory calibrated measuring devices. I'm not even joking. The horribly written instructions tell you to use them at various steps, in different ways. Poorly.
A half hour of puzzling with the instructions and fiddling with the cardboard got these three holes drilled. They were... kinda in the right place. I had to slot the plastic frame a bit to make everything fit. I guess perhaps cardboard can change after 15 years in a box?
Bah. What am I thinking? Mazda cardboard could never change. ever.
Slider frame installed.
I had no idea this quantity of **** lived behind the wheel liner. Most looked like mountain ****. Bucky lived in the mountains for his first two years. Could some of these twigs be 13 years old?
Skirt mocked up. The tape gets cut and used to mark as the final mounting level.
I really dig these. They add just the right amount of curve down low.
Woot! Another Rev build thread! Glad to see Bucky getting some love after guest starring in the Sharka build.
I'm with Mattesa though, I have no idea how you manage to get pictures in while doing things. I get so focused on the work that I'll have a couple shots in the beginning, and then when I'm done go "****! I was supposed to keep taking pictures along the way!"
I found this one on yahoo Japan for nearly free and just couldn't say no. Shipping made it not-free, but it was still a hell of a deal. It's a Nardi Gara Sport, I think. They're not really rare, I just don't often see them. Seemed like a neat wheel to put in a more modern Roadster.
And a plastic horn button. Far out! I've only ever had a metal Nardi button. I never knew they had an OEM plastic one.
A bit of wear from the previous owners. The leather was fine, it was just the dye that had rubbed free. So...
As close to completely stripped as I could get. The leather really held onto that dye. But that's a good thing.
Re-dyed. Much prettier.
The wheel feels really great. The anatomic hand holds at 3 and 9 are lovely. They're deep and grippy and help you keep your thumb not wrapped around the rim. And the flat bottom is lovely. When just cruising down the road, I often keep my hands at 6:00-ish. Bad habit, but this wheel really makes it a comfy bad habit.
And there's some pretty gauges peeking out.
Version Circuit - Bucky's first new set of gauges in more than a year.
It's all about that red wedge. They're designed for maximum contrast and visibility.
Inspiration included a Spyker, my own MX-8 gauges, Pacman99's FC gauges, and a few random Ferrari gauges.
The night-mode wedge is kinda cool. I'm rather proud.
I figured it was time to move my projects from my own personal Facebook page to the pages of Club Roadster for everyone to enjoy along with allowing me to archive it in a better fashion than just some personal Facebook posts.
To give some background context, I put out some feelers to some good...
I figured I'd start a thread of my own to catalog my plans for my 2002 Laser Blue, otherwise known as The Tick:
I just paid him off at the beginning of the month and am thinking of mods that I'd like to do to "finish" him off. Of course, I can't just go mod crazy. My philosophy is to make...
Well this is my first real build and im doing it with a car I have wanted for a long long time.. .to give a little background I have a 91 red Miata with 87000 miles on it. . no rust got it for a great deal and I see this car becoming something truly amazing one day. .so lets get into it.
Decided to finally start a modification thread on here. I don't post this stuff many places but since I am now here quite a bit I figured why not share?
I came about my gearhead status a little later than some do. Not quite sure what caused it. I did help my dad work on cars when I was...
I did this to my last NA:
Not gonna do that again.
So I bought another one:
Meet Riley the 97' NA. 77,264 on the ODO when I bought it. 100% bone stock, right down to the factory soft top. AC/PC, power windows, power mirrors and a torsen. AC still works surprisingly. Not a spot of rust...