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PostPosted: January 29, 2007, 1:01 pm 
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i start my build this weekend. I would be doing better if I measured twice and cut once. Atleast my bad cuts could be used for shorter pieces.


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PostPosted: January 29, 2007, 1:11 pm 
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Excellent, another Miata builder. :D

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PostPosted: January 31, 2007, 12:36 pm 
I know what you mean...I've cut this damned piece four times, and it's STILL too short! :oops:


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PostPosted: January 31, 2007, 8:23 pm 
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add on the 1/8" for the saw blade?


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PostPosted: January 31, 2007, 10:03 pm 
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I wish it was just the saw curf (sp)

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PostPosted: January 31, 2007, 10:06 pm 
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On really complex compound angles I left mine a little long and trimmed as needed with the grinder. Also don't forget to bevel the edges to help those welds penetrate. I recut my share of tubes as well and I feel your pain. I started out with a hacksaw but recently bought a HF chop saw that I'm now quite fond of.

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PostPosted: January 31, 2007, 10:08 pm 
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I am using a HF cop saw also

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PostPosted: March 7, 2007, 6:43 pm 
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major milestone today -- found and bought a $800 miata 200,000 miles very ruff but it runs and is complete.

Just in time as I am about ready to fab motor and diff mounts.

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PostPosted: January 12, 2009, 4:37 pm 
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update -- trans tunnel fabbed and tacked, PPF and drive shaft shortened, rack shortened, brake and clutch pedals mounted, steering column mounted, suspendtion fabbed and mounted

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PostPosted: April 26, 2009, 3:05 pm 
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it is a roller today. :) nose, dash, rear fenders and windshield frame mounted. pics on my facebook page.

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PostPosted: April 26, 2009, 3:18 pm 
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Congratulations! Feel free to post the pictures on this forum for us to see. Many of us can't view your pictures on facebook. It would be good to see your progress.

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PostPosted: April 26, 2009, 3:21 pm 
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Congrats!
You may want to add a link to your facebook page if you want anyone to see the pics :wink:

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PostPosted: April 27, 2009, 4:28 pm 
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sorry the pics are to large to upload here

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Just a link to Facebook still won't let you see the pics. You have to join and sign in to see the pics.

For whatever reason Facebook doesn't like me. I've joined and I can't get past the start up page. Even my kids have tried and nothing gets me beyond there.

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PostPosted: April 27, 2009, 5:24 pm 
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I put the pics up on shutterfly -- try this link

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welc ... EMsharshar

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