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January 11, 2017, 02:23 PM #100

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January 19, 2017, 10:55 PM #101

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Got to rescue a fellow miata owner.



    January 21, 2017, 11:01 PM #102

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    started cutting up the rear today. 





    With the help of my $100 pliers that are worth every penny I spent on them cause they are awesome... metal forming ensued.

    Used to re-curve the bend of the metal in the opposite direction that they were formed in allowing that inner fender arch to bend upwards with ease and minimal kinks.


    There's some sort of correlations between miata's and flowers we just can't seem to avoid...



    Here's full droop.

    Here's the stock arch vs An Eppic arch

      January 22, 2017, 04:04 PM #103

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      Getting things welded up.


      And then I ran out of argon.  Guess I grab the back up welder and get on that flux core wire.

        January 22, 2017, 09:46 PM #104

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        One side is almost done.  Here's a comparison from side to side when she's back on the ground.


          January 22, 2017, 11:15 PM #105

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          Made a time lapse this afternoon.

            January 23, 2017, 08:19 AM #106

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            Wow those are some high fenders. Can't wait to see it with the flares on


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              February 02, 2017, 10:16 PM #107

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              I always seem to have holes in the wrong places on the days when I'm welding or grinding.  I was dancing on my chair all weekend...


              Got the passenger side all done now.



              Needed some black doors for my decals that came in.  Forgot I needed the black ones for the white doors on this car and ended up putting the black ones on something else.  Next solution was to paint the doors black so I could use my white decals.  Today was a quick little "make it black" project.  No paint booth.  Just git er done. 



              And one of my awesome previous employee's came by to help again with some of the work load a the shop.  He was forced to acquiesce to my request of being my model or surrender his paycheck.  I like being the boss.  I use my power for important things...


                February 02, 2017, 10:29 PM #108

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                Decals on.  I like the black doors a lot.  I wonder how long till it takes me to get the rest of the car painted.



                That tongue adds so much character. 


                One of my renters found an app on his phone and now I'm being flooded with funny photoshops.






                  February 05, 2017, 01:02 PM #109

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                  Started building some ski's for the front.



                    February 05, 2017, 01:05 PM #110

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                    February 05, 2017, 01:09 PM #111

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                    doesn't always go as planned.  That's why practice happens.  Bought my own land so I could have this kind of fun legally.  No tickets for this guy.
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                      February 09, 2017, 09:45 PM #112

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                      I made a decision today...  This thing has been sitting in the corner of the shop for about a year now.  Time to put it to good use.


                        February 09, 2017, 10:00 PM #113

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                        Neat!

                        I *think* one of the Drop Dead Drift guys in Regina was dropping a 1UZ into their NA1 as well.
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                          Originally posted by Eppic
                          I made a decision today...  This thing has been sitting in the corner of the shop for about a year now.  Time to put it to good use.


                          Thats a really nice shovel. It sucks its been sitting for that long. Were you worried about its integrity after that being stored after that long? Why didnt you pick the one with the composite shaft???  :lol:
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                            February 09, 2017, 10:52 PM #115

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                            Originally posted by Colby
                            Thats a really nice shovel. It sucks its been sitting for that long. Were you worried about its integrity after that being stored after that long? Why didnt you pick the one with the composite shaft???  :lol:
                            I see what you did there.......
                            I'm all natural.  The integrity of my shaft is just fine.  Rigid enough to get the job done but yet just enough flex that it wont break from to much abuse.

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                              Originally posted by Colby
                              Thats a really nice shovel. It sucks its been sitting for that long. Were you worried about its integrity after that being stored after that long? Why didnt you pick the one with the composite shaft???  :lol:
                              You know, personally, I like a strong wood shaft.
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                                Why a 1uz over something like a LSx?
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                                    February 12, 2017, 09:42 PM #119

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                                    Originally posted by cluelessk
                                    Why a 1uz over something like a LSx?
                                    Cause I don't have one of those in the corner of the shop. 

                                      February 13, 2017, 02:59 PM #120

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                                      The downside to the 1UZ is that it doesn't make a lot of power for its size, and there is not much aftermarket support, especially compared to an LS. On the other hand, the 250ish horsepower it does have is plenty to hustle a Miata along. The real challenge is going to be fitting the engine and dealing with the subframe and steering rack location. And the transmission. And driveshaft/differential.

                                        February 13, 2017, 09:26 PM #121

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                                        I think it looks rather fitting in there.

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                                          Yeah, that car is probably the best example to follow for a 1UZ swap. Professional builder, thoroughly considered installation.

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                                            Ski's are getting finished now.





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