mk2tmr2's build

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Some of you guys may have seen my non-roadster build thread stating that I was going to convert my daily driver (2003 Lex GS300) into a toy by way of swapping in a JDM Aristo 2JZ-GTE, single turbo, 500whp, suspension, etc.

Scrap that.

I just put a deposit down to hold my next project and it is another roadster. And I won't be starting from scratch on this one. It's already a spectacular example and what's been done has been done right. I'll be taking it, babying it and putting my spin on it.

It will be phat.

That is all. (for now)


Got the car home from Tampa, FL to Dallas, TX

Got the '95M seats recovered in '93LE red and installed

Installed the Nakamae carpeted center console

XIDA installation woes

Got my M2 1028 steering wheel and Runabout Mirrors

Teaser pics of interior with M2/Revlimiter/Nakamae goodies and exterior with custom Eunos stripes and other misc. hotness

Great pics from a photo shoot with Justin (tsxser)

The last bit of "Miata" is gone from the car. All of the branding is now "Eunos Roadster".

Installed Bellof low-pro headlights and a unique "EUNOS" badge on the rear. - GOOD pics of the Bellof Lights here.

Awesome, cheap eBay aluminum radiator install. Took a chance and it paid off. This thing has been great.

Scored some legit wheels off Yahoo! Japan auctions.

Takes 1 and 2 on the SSR Watanabe RS-8's. All Bronze. Follow for a page or 2 to see all pics.

Final take on the SSR Wats. Bronze center, chrome lips. Also...Rooster goes to Albuquerque to hang out with Sharka and Flipper.

Rooster gets a feature

Road trip blogs and route coverage. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The work begins on a built '99 head swap.
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looking forward to what you come up with. Lest's see pics asap!
considering how awesome the nb was, i'm excited to see/watch what you do here.
Since you have a history of leaving us context clues...

Pics will come. Probably will be 3 weeks or so before the car is in my possession.
Looking forward to following this.

8" +20 grids for this one then? :)

I hope your NB went to a good home, such a clean example.
cool stuffs
8" +20 grids for this one then? :)
I organized that special order and actually purchased the wheels when I was convinced I'd be buying a different colored car. Now I'm not so sure they'll work. I'll either refinish them (which I think could be doep) or sell them and go in a completely different direction. Unsure at the moment.
In for fun :)
Are you driving it back? SAY YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Still on the fence. I think I may actually make the road trip and photojournal it. I am getting quotes from shipping companies, too...just in case I want to keep the mileage off.
Ordered: Xida Club Sport coilovers from 949 Racing. They'll be installed on the car before I ever see them. :)

I got 550f/350r spring rates as the car will primarily be driven on the street with very occasional forays into autox or HPDE lapping sessions.

Also ordered some very special seat covers. 95M pattern in 93LE red.
Oh baby Jesus...I can already sense the epicness about to take us all by storm!
Oh baby Jesus...I can already sense the epicness about to take us all by storm!
Well, the '99 was almost a 5-year project. And I did the bulk of the work before we had any kids (read: dual-income, little expenses). Now we've got a 2 year old and one more on the way. So let's not have expectations of epicness taking anyone by storm.

Maybe more of a drizzle.

The car is already pretty epic, though. So I've got a head start...
Purchased: Integral Kobe N1 Spec R exhaust from Tetsuya Garage
Purchased: Integral Kobe N1 Spec R exhaust from Tetsuya Garage
Just bought today?
so its an NA?
freaking tease
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