Had to give up the Miata... but gained an even bigger project pic heavy

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  1. That_Guy!

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    "I still have a lot to do such as finishing the sculpt, smoothing everything, and making sure everything is symmetrical."

    not done yet.

    The guages are where I want them. They are easiest seen there and with the tablet being there, that's really the only option. The drivers AC vent isn't clayed in yet. give it time
     
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    Holy crap, long time no update!

    so, while I've been away the spark notes of what happened are as follows

    got the dash done and glassed, but it was destroyed in the mold extraction process :oops: I have a back up idea though

    the chassis is now on 4 wheels

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    and I went down a month long rabbit hole of searching for different tail lights (the ones supplied are off of a camper o_O ) so some of the body work is in place to mock up the brakes and reverse lights.

    (PS, the seats in this picture will not work as they are too large :mad::mad::mad: )

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    my little brother for size comparison (he is 5'7" I believe)

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    during all of this I was running out of space so I had to get extra storage in the form of a 12'x20' shed

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    This shed is way fuller than in this pic now.

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    At this point, the light that I was hoping would work showed up to my door (ordered 1 as a test unit) and it looks awesome!







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    Brakes

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    Turn signal

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    This part was scary! Cutting holes for the reverse lights

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    here they are both in the car

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    outside ring is brakes

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    Reverse lights are.... bright. Might dim these bad boys

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    Cutting the hole for the big light was waaaaay scarier. but it looks amazing!

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    The next step is to tint the outside ring on the reverse lights to match the big tail lights. I also have to order 1 more light for the driver side. Sorry I haven't posted in a long time and I know I should be much further along, but I had some personal stuff go down with family and some personal issues to deal with, but I will not bore you with that sappy crap, everything is A-OK now
     
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    Also have to make brackets for all the lights, which I have no idea how I'm gonna do that as of yet. Next big step for the car is head work. Then it's small (but spensive) stuff on the engine before it gets dropped in.
     
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    Holy crap! Those light are bright! I really like how turn is yellow while stop is red, all in same circle

    That car is basically a go kart. A fast fun one at that. Can I be your test pilot? I promise to not wash it. Lol
     
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    Lol I don't know about all that. Still waiting on this company to email me back about a quote for head work. Also need to get new seats.
     
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    Got all the lights!

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    Loving this. Should look amazing when the car is painted
     
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    Oh, also tinted the lenses of my reverse lights to match my main lights

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    That's cool, I saw Stacey David on TV put a 302 kit and roll bar kit in a Miata.
     
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    where will the engine go?
    Front or rear?

    What about the fuel cell?
     
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    You're obviously making progress and it looks good!! Projects like that ALWAYS take longer than we think they should.
     
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    at this pace I will finish the shed before you put and engine in there, barely
     
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    Mid engine, fuel tank is behind bulkhead behind the driver and passenger seat

    Thanks! Eating up most of my time and all of my money.

    Lol money is the only thing slowing me up. Everything is so danged expensive!

    To finish heads I need;

    Cams- $900

    Machine work (includes valves/springs/locks) $2150

    Seals- $200>____

    Head studs $150

    And a bunch of small stuff that adds up quick! I'll be glad when it's done
     
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    Looks great !
    Could you imagine all the cool stuff we all could have & do if money wasn't a problem. ( manage to get into enough with money being a problem ! )
    Without projects & wants it would be tough to get up in the morning !
    Ron
     
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    Oh, yea. Money being a non-entity at my house I forgot about it. Yes sir, they always cost more.....:(
     
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