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Old 11-21-2016, 12:43 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:23 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I bet that paint has the same nutrition level and same amount of toxicity as the pizza does... haha
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Started stripping the wheels for this car.



The snow came today. I had to enable the Winter Shark unfortunately. Stretched tires and snow = 5th gear 100km/h burn outs down the highway.


Parts everywhere as the build is frantically being assembled.



I keep thinking I'm almost there. Just this and that left... Then I add more to my list. Downside of having ADHD. In your head your pretty much done, then you go look at your list again and go "oh wait... I forgot this and this and this and this" BAH! I just want to drive this thing already.


And I finished fabbing some metal brackets that do things. Painted them. Now you can watch them dry. You'll see what those are for later!


Car does run and drive. Just haven't put it on the ground yet. Maybe tomorrow it will get a mobility test. Have a few more fabricating things to construct yet. Like limiting straps...............
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ADHD is not a real disease. You're just a scatter brain that needs to slow the fuckkkk down. Now give me your adderall. I need it more than you
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It's not ADHD. It's the paint chips.
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:20 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Great progress! That engine bay will look awesome.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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ADHD is not a real disease. You're just a scatter brain that needs to slow the fuckkkk down. Now give me your adderall. I need it more than you
Well I'll stick with my doctors diagnosis. Here in Canadia if I pay my tax like a good boy, the government gives me a nice big chunk of it back for having a registered disability. And because I have a disability and own and operate my own business and actually work, they give me all sorts of grants for things. I bet they've pushed almost $10,000 into my business already. It's not a ton as far as a business goes but I'm not complaining about receiving money.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Well.... It moves under it's own power. Apparently this engine needs a little help. But we are one step closer to stage one of this build being complete.

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Huh, never seen a turbo kit with a panel air filter like that before. The heat shield looks wonderfully vintage.
That turbo kit is one of the first BEGi turbo kits for the Miata. Probably from 1993 or so. The use of a panel filter was an interesting choice.
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Old 11-24-2016, 12:48 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Windshield is in. Didn't get much done on the car today. After 2 weeks of 16 hour days working on this thing my body finally said "ENOUGH". I went to eat supper and fell asleep immediately following. (This never ever ever ever happens due to ADHD.)





Looking like we are moving on to interior assembly next. Then body panels and lights and we call that stage 1 complete. Maybe by the end of the weekend?
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Old 11-25-2016, 02:09 AM   #42 (permalink)
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anyone know if it's possible to change the thread title?
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anyone know if it's possible to change the thread title?
Lol, Conner?

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Well I'll stick with my doctors diagnosis. Here in Canadia if I pay my tax like a good boy, the government gives me a nice big chunk of it back for having a registered disability. And because I have a disability and own and operate my own business and actually work, they give me all sorts of grants for things. I bet they've pushed almost $10,000 into my business already. It's not a ton as far as a business goes but I'm not complaining about receiving money.
Here in Nazifornia, we get tax breaks for the rich, and government cheese if you're living below the poverty line. It's awesome.

PM a mod to change your thread title. I suggest "I live in Canada, we have hot ass Asian women. They're almost as epicc as my build"
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I can't stress this enough to anyone who wants to do a project this big.. double tripple and quadrouple check EVERY bolt on the car before you go anywhere. Every time I slide under the car I just take a look to see if I missed anything. Sure enough... I tightened the axle on one side but not the other. (note driveline is temporary and that's why I've left it ugly and dirty. Upgrades are planned!)



This whole project is a tedious bit as EVERY bolt gets painted with anti-seize. Takes a whole bunch of extra time. But at least my bolts won't ever rust.


This is probably the most annoying part of the whole build. I need these specialized bolts and spacers for this or that and I've done too much work to just "leave them rusty cause you don't see them" so they get blasted and painted. Just to keep my brain at ease so I can sleep at night knowing I don't have any rusty nuts...


The other thing I'd like to stress for anyone looking to take on a big build like this. If you're going to drill holes in your car, PLEASE SEAL THE HOLES! all your work is just going to go down the tubes if you don't seal your fresh metal! Left over windshield urethane goes into each hole to seal it off from the out door elements. Caution though... urethane is the stickiest and dirtiest substance in the known world.




Frame Rail supports getting bolted in.


Wiring and behind dash components getting organized and in place.


Wheels are painted their first stage. Ran out of the paint I needed to lay over this. More is on the way. (They wont be white)
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:50 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Today I am sick again... so I limited myself on how much time I spent working on the car so I could rest.

26 years of dust build up, it was time for a good ol cleaning behind the dash.


Forgot the carpet outside in the snow, so I had to force dry it. It goes in before the dash.


Roll Cage is in.


Trying to figure out for the life of my why I have 3' of wire for the headlight. I can't even figure out how to route this wire to take up all that extra wire. I'm just going to cut it shorter.


That kick panel looks totally different painted black. I don't like silver. Had to paint it.


Dash and carpet are installed.



The list is actually getting smaller not bigger. Yay!


Hunger the fenders and now you can see what this thing looks like with the small lift on it. (Already excited to go bigger)


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It's so awesome to see what people can do when they have the time, knowledge, and resources to go nuts on a project. Work this extensive is way beyond my current ability, and it's fun to watch from afar!

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Old 11-28-2016, 10:45 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Well, today I spent the entire day trying to mesh 3 wire harnesses together wire schematics that had different wire colors then what I had. Finally just called it quits as I was getting angry that I spent a whole day getting absolutely nowhere.
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Love the off road idea!

Question: Why are you putting all the body panels back on instead of just chopping a lot of the stuff off?
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:32 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Love the off road idea!

Question: Why are you putting all the body panels back on instead of just chopping a lot of the stuff off?
Here in Manitoba we cannot have more than 2" of tire sticking out past our fender. So for now I need to comply with those regulations so I can get my safety inspection done and insurance/registration on the car AND THEN.... I can start hacking and modifying things.
Besides, you kinda want fenders for offroading so you can actually see where you're going when you're in the mud. (ask me how I know. haha)
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Ha. Okay I gotcha. Yeah man I used to dream about those off road Exocet kits they sell, but I wound up with a Subaru Outback instead. Build's in my sig, if you're interested. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:34 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Had to put the Offroadster outside for a bit to actually get some work done on customer vehicles... Parked it beside a customers lowered evo... I kinda laughed when my Lifted miata was still dwarfed by an evo.


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Awesome build!

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Old 11-30-2016, 07:17 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Just a word of caution, you really should invest in a winch or come along. Even in my AWD car I have felt the limits being pushed and have gotten stuck twice now, lol. I've spent $40 getting unstuck. ("Hey man, I've got a 20 for you if you can come pull me out...")

Seriously looking forward to the results though!
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Just a word of caution, you really should invest in a winch or come along. Even in my AWD car I have felt the limits being pushed and have gotten stuck twice now, lol. I've spent $40 getting unstuck. ("Hey man, I've got a 20 for you if you can come pull me out...")

Seriously looking forward to the results though!
oh up here in Canada I have 3 tow ropes in ever car I own. When it snows, we drive around looking for city folk who ventured out doors and go pull them out of the ditches. We have lots of fun there. Unwritten 4x4er's code is $75 if you need to call a buddy to come yank you out of the mud. Made some good money with my supra truck.
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Had some help today from Radar. He may have been slightly confused as seats are normally in cars and if he's on a seat in a car, that means he's going for a car ride and car rides mean excitement.... Never the less, he still manages to get all my seats dirty.


Found me a super good deal on a set of used tires. Picking them up in a couple days. Happened to have one the same size here so I was curious how much cutting needs to be done for the first stage of this offroadster.
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i really like you and your build and your food prep/eating habits.

thank you for making up my mind re: leave the current paintjob on my garage queen vs. repainting.
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Today's progress.

Body panels are starting to go on. I promise I'm not trying to make it as many colors as I can.



Cleared my wheels today.


And I just couldn't resist touching them. Not cured enough to mount tires but enough to see that the red looks hideous next to that brightness. I may end up just spray painting that quickly for the time being. Yuck.


Full droop before some cutting happens....


And I seem to be having problems with my brake master. Not getting any fluid to the rear. Spent the whole evening trying to figure this out. Didn't track it down yet. Probably get there tomorrow.
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Your sandblast/paintwork is great fun to watch, love it!
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