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

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


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

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

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 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: Mon Jan 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: Sun Apr 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: Sun Apr 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: Sun Apr 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: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:28 pm 
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sorry the pics are to large to upload here

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:46 pm 
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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: Mon Apr 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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