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Hey,

So I thought it would be better if I create a separate thread for NB parts. As some of you know, I just got a NB1 so parts will be made on this car. I do want to make some parts for the NB2 and NB2.5 but I will need a front bumper to do it!!! Anything else is different? Does a lip for NB1 fits on NB2?

Anyway enough blabla here is what I did today all day. These are not the final designs of course but a good idea of what I am working on. I would be happy if people could tell me what they think. Criticism more than welcomed!!!

So I basically did a ducktail, a front splitter and canards to go with it! I used my extremely professional tools: some big piece of foam and some old carton boards.

Pictures of the ducktail:

















Pictures of the front diffuser:



















Pictures of the canards:





 

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Thanks for looking! :icon_cheers:

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looks good marc! I'd make the side cut out a bit smaller though.

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OK Henry!!! I will modify it a bit! :)
 

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The DuckTail might need a bit more recline, it's hard to tell from a picture.
 

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The DuckTail might need a bit more recline, it's hard to tell from a picture.
Yeah ducktails are such a pain to make!!! And as you said, it's extremely difficult to have a good idea of what the final result will be. I loved the trunk with high ducktail for NA that I did when it was at the shaping stage but then once it was made and fitted on my car... Not so much. :D

Anyway I will bring the car to the workshop today and we will use filler, fiberglass and a lot of glue to actually finish the shapes.
 

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This NB bumper picture has been sent to me by James B asking me to work on something similar. Let me know what you think! I personally love it!!!

 

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Re: CarbonMiata: Work in progress for Miata NB/MK2 - Parts soon to be released

I actually think that style bumper might work better on an NA, it just seems like too many lights on an NB, almost too busy. Could just be the angle though



Edit: it makes the front of the car seem larger, almost taller in a sense
 

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It's a GT3 bumper photoshopped on a NB. I don't want to copy this of course but I really think it gives a VERY aggressive look to the front!!! I could simplify it and delete some of the vents that makes the bumper a little too busy IMO.
 

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Yay you must have received my PM I sent once you got the NB!

Wonder if NB1 fitment works on NB2.

Is there performance benefits for cutting out the side plate versus leaving it fully covered? Probably a Henry question :)

As for that photoshopped bumper, it's got way too much going on and way too much frontal area open and would hurt cooling a lot. I guess you could get away with it if you include block off plates for all the holes :) That middle mouth inside the mouth needs to go tho.


Btw, ideal for me would be a lip, splitter, canards for an NB2 bumper. OEM NB2 bumpers are really cheap locally.
 

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Yay you must have received my PM I sent once you got the NB!

Wonder if NB1 fitment works on NB2.

Is there performance benefits for cutting out the side plate versus leaving it fully covered? Probably a Henry question :)

As for that photoshopped bumper, it's got way too much going on and way too much frontal area open and would hurt cooling a lot. I guess you could get away with it if you include block off plates for all the holes :) That middle mouth inside the mouth needs to go tho.


Btw, ideal for me would be a lip, splitter, canards for an NB2 bumper. OEM NB2 bumpers are really cheap locally.
The splitter endplates and canards really need to be combined with tire deflectors. Then, the cut out would allow air to escape instead of getting caught between the deflector, endplate, and canard.

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NB1 lip does not fit NB2 btw



and that car in the back is might happy :lol:
 

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Re: CarbonMiata: Work in progress for Miata NB/MK2 - Parts soon to be released

just to let you know, although the front end is different between NB1s and NB2s, the sides and rear are exactly the same. there's a shortage of side skirt options, OEM small side skirts are commanding a pretty high premium right now. a clean sideskirt option would guarantee a lot of NB buyers.

something like the S2 racing side skirts would be cool: http://d5otzd52uv6zz.cloudfront.net/28b29217-e2d1-4d6b-a3ad-d389a25bd8f8-420.jpg
 

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Re: CarbonMiata: Work in progress for Miata NB/MK2 - Parts soon to be released

Looking forward to some nice flat carbon door trim for later NBs.



Like this but without the budge behind the door handle and latch.

Something like this ..
 

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This NB bumper picture has been sent to me by James B asking me to work on something similar. Let me know what you think! I personally love it!!!

i freaking love it
theres not much NB2 aftermarket bumper available
this is the only one i'd buy over the factory NB2 bumper
 

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Who is making these door panels? They look good!!!

Agree on the side skirts. I will work on them soon.
 

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Re: CarbonMiata: Work in progress for Miata NB/MK2 - Parts soon to be released

Im so in for the progress of nb1 parts! you'll have a customer in me!

can i please nudge you to make fiberglass doors like the na ones? (not doorcards, FULL doors)

would loveeeeee to have a barebones lightwieght doors with no mirror holes

take my money!

Im liking that front lip/canard aero combo too!
 
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