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Both cars looking good. Nice pics especially the last two. I don't know what it is but I like it when people pose in front of their cars acting all casual. It's just a classic pose. You will look back fondly on this day years from now when you're transporting kids to school in your minivan.
 

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Wasnt xmas a while ago? Anyway nice pics! Where did you get that MX-5 badge from? I really would like to pick one up.
 

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nice pics!

two dudes out cruising in their miatas, nice weather, beach, taking some pics

life doesnt get any better!
 

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Nice pictures, do you ever drive to the West Coast of Florida? If so be sure to send me or Tim a PM so you can ride out with our local group, we meet every Wednesday, LOTS of hooked up Miatas at the local meets!!

PS, replace that tan skull cap on the passenger side seat of the NB with a CR.Net version, hehehhe

http://clubroadster.net/catalog/images/CR_skullcap.jpg


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Phatmiata @ Wed 10 Jan said:
Nice pictures, do you ever drive to the West Coast of Florida? If so be sure to send me or Tim a PM so you can ride out with our local group, we meet every Wednesday, LOTS of hooked up Miatas at the local meets!!

PS, replace that tan skull cap on the passenger side seat of the NB with a CR.Net version, hehehhe

http://clubroadster.net/catalog/images/CR_skullcap.jpg


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Do you have a website for the WestCoast group? Or at least some more info. I'd like to do it sometime

Thanks for the comments!
 

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Nice shots. Both cars are looking good. Nice lighting.

It's probably just me, but I'm always shocked when I see an NA with the stock lights popped up all the way. Being a low-pro owner and surrounded by fellow low-pro owners locally, it's just something I don't normally see. Especially in daytime shots.

The NA is looking good with the new style MX-5 badge. I've got the NB MX-5 badge on mine and have considered the newer one off and on.

The NB looks great with the factory ground effects and the rollbar. Very slick. Tell me about your headlights! The wife's NB might need that mod...
 

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It's probably just me, but I'm always shocked when I see an NA with the stock lights popped up all the way. Being a low-pro owner and surrounded by fellow low-pro owners locally, it's just something I don't normally see. Especially in daytime shots.

Tell me about your headlights! The wife's NB might need that mod...
Man, I wish I could afford some low pros but they are so expensive for the moment I see the money going into better things for my car (suspension and boost). as for the headlights, if PcolasNB doesnt say anything about the headlights in a few days I will.
 

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revlimiter @ Wed 10 Jan said:
Tell me about your headlights! The wife's NB might need that mod...
I got the instructions from here ( http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=213644 ).

We took off the bumper:

- 4 bolts on the aluminum up top
- 3 plastic screws on the inside wheelwell ( once the wheelwell is peeled back, there is one bolt in the upper rear of bumper. Where it meets the fender. )
- 2 bolts, 2 or 3 plastic UPPER screws, 4 or 5 LOWER plastic screws
- around 8-10 bolts on the underside of the bumper.

We took out the headlights:

( http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Spec5/Random/DSCN0994.jpg )

- 2 bolts on the top ( very obvious )
- then there is a pressure clip that will release as you pull the headlight out ( make sure it's straight. you'll have to pull pretty hard. )
- Once they're removed, take out the 2 screws.

Put the headlights into the oven:

- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Set a timer for 22 minutes.
- Get two cookie sheets and place paper towels over the metal
- Put the headlights ( as a whole, MINUS the bulbs ) into the oven.

Take the headlights out:

( http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Spec5/Random/DSCN0992.jpg )
( http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Spec5/Random/DSCN0996.jpg )

- Have a flathead screwdriver ready after you take them out to undo the 3 or 4 clips per headlight and pull them apart.
- Take out the screw that was on the inside of the headlight.
- Take the middle "chrome" piece and unclip the two plastic pieces from the blinker hole.

Paint he headlights:
( I used Rustoleum High Heat flat black spraypaint. )

- Spray the "chrome" pieces, be sure not to put it on to heavy to avoid drippage.
- Force it to dry by putting them in the oven ( BE VERY VERY CAREFUL! They fall over easy. ) for ~7-10 minutes with 200 degrees.

( http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Spec5/Random/DSCN0991.jpg )

Getting it back in on piece:

- Put the plastic pieces back on the chrome-now-black piece and put it back onto the rear part of the headlight. Screw in the screw.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and set a timer for 22 minutes
( Depending on the size of your oven, you can only do one headlight at a time. )
- Grab some rubber sealant ( we used Hondabond ) and put it over the OEM sealant right after it comes out.
- Press the pieces back into place and reinstall the two screws.

( http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d79/Spec5/Random/DSCN0997.jpg )

Enjoy the pimpness \:D/
 
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