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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:20 pm 
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I've made some good progress in the last couple months, so time for an update. First off, I made a bracket to mount the Speedway Motors radiator overflow tank to the radiator, and then made brackets to secure the radiator:


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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:21 pm 
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Next, cardboard and wood templates made for the sheet metal body panels:


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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:21 pm 
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Driver's side door skin in sheet metal:


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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:24 pm 
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Driver's quarter panel sheet metal with aftermarket locking fuel filler door for a Dodge Ram:


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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:25 pm 
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Rear deck plate with rear speakers, and subwoofer box under it. Still needs to be covered in black carpet or vinyl:


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PostPosted: May 23, 2018, 2:26 pm 
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No room behind the dash (plus, I wanted to keep the dash uncluttered) so the front speakers are mounted on top of the transmission tunnel:


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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 5:38 pm 
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Got the outside door handles mounted:


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Got the firewall cut out with the holes for the brake booster, clutch master, steering shaft, throttle cable and wiring harness pass through:


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Made a bracket that bolts to the valve cover to secure the routing of the unmodified Miata throttle cable:


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Oh dang. Most of the photos previous to a year ago have disappeared. Perhaps they were linked to some outside source rather than properly planted* in the forum?

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Oh dang. Most of the photos previous to a year ago have disappeared. Perhaps they were linked to some outside source rather than properly planted* in the forum?

*No, I don't speak geek very well. How did you know?


That's likely a result of the Photobucket fiasco, before I started attaching my photos directly. I'll need to go back and attach the earlier photos directly at some point.

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PostPosted: August 11, 2018, 8:34 pm 
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A few more updates to share. I started running the brake and clutch lines and got the floor pans and transmission tunnel cover done. I also got the front seat belts installed. I then covered the dash panel in black vinyl and added an aluminum bezel around the gauges. You can see by the reflection that I installed a piece of plexiglass behind the dash panel to protect the gauges.


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NICE! Very Nice, I must say!!! :thmbsup:

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