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    The Italian Job

    Hi there
    i'm Gianni from Italy, someone here on the forum knows me
    in 2006 i bought my mx5, a '91 v-spec brg in good condiction
    in Italy were imported 150 units with p/s, p/w, hardtop, lsd and momo stering wheel in leather, the italian version did not have a/c, the wooden nardi wheel and gearknob and are not numbered

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    My first intention was to create something classic
    the first mods are
    robbins 3 top windows
    motolita mark 3, les leston knob and wooden hand brake
    zoom sidelight, rear fog and fuel cap
    oem tonneau cover
    mcintosh stereo and amplificator
    and a set of oem wire wheels bought in UK















    then plans have changed, thanks to the MX5nutz and cr.net i know the world of jdm culture and ...

    a lucky find on ebayusa, a set of aerodramatics door opener (in metal)



    then i find a set of v_spec2 panel on ebayuk, not in perfect condition, but i have retrimmed, I had two spare seats in tan, and have used the rear piece in vinil for repair the panel :trigger:
    and finaly i used a set of Rikamae vintage leather straps



    then I decided to change style, something more late'60 early '70 gt cars, for my interior
    i started with instrument and between kg-works,AWD and RS-products options, i decided this combination
    AWD panel, i have painted in satin gloss black because the written under the lights are totaly different from the italian scheme
    RS-Products smiths type with short dial, veri similar to the old smiths and veglia-borletti instruments
    and finaly a set of RS-Refine "binoculars" homemade in limited production by an japanese guy :clap:

    i decided to change the wheel with a motolita mk4 in leather, the gearknob with KG-Works with snall mazda vintage logo on the top and Zoom hand brake













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    2009 birthday present

    Nakamae complete set in tan























    then i bought a Runabouts mirrors and then a vented quarter windows (from a nutzer)





    but the deal of the year was a set of SSR Star Shark on YJA, thanks to Phil (dimebrg) that put me in contact with a broker in Japan, jesse Streeter
    specs are 14x6.5 et13 and 14x6.5 et0






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    some little performance parts: Apexi filter, ARC magic chambers, unknow 4.2.1 manifold, silenced decat and 40mm radiator
    and outside my diy Clubman GT nose









































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    i bought this strut bar and according wirh an old Hyper Rev issue, is a RS-Active, i have not ever seen an 'other









    and on HR with Wankel h34r:



    finally got a package



    painted plates



    nickeled bolts and nutzs



    polished strut





    and finally assembled



    put RS-Active strutbar

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    and some experiment with fender
    what do you think, with or without fender?









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    after 4 years of research, i have received this (thanks to James )



    i picked up 3 smiths gauges: clock, vacuum, voltmeter and a black LHD crashpad

    i think putting them in the TAN crashpad, but I tried to hole the black and distance the gauges of half cm.









    I disassembled the crash pad and cut the dashboard










    a test to see if the measure is right :blink: :mellow:





    In the afternoon I went to see the 'electrician for the connections








    I finally decided to fit into the crash pad in tan :


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    OER/fuji kit for my BRG













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    while work on the engine will start this spring,I dedicated myself to a project inspired from smac's thread
    http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.p...c=57248&st=100.

    one of my favorite jdm bit are the Zoom/RS console, but with this exchange rate the coste are prohibitive, about 600 with ship and tax, a little too much for a piece of fiberglass with a panel of aluminum glued, and a pillow covered with leather





    practice is inspired by the interiors of the GT Golden Age, like a cross between Miura and Elan





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    The first step is to build the frame





    to understand the size, I overlap the oem





    some adjustment because the part that is screwed to the console radio is wider than the rear

    Then I applied the supports for the panels that I'm going to stick



    and finally the frame is complete wit armrest, next step glue the panels :trigger:







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    Ah as a coating, I want to use the leather of this vintage jacket or the tartan of my Belstaff on the rear



    then I went to the carpenter to take the shaped panels





    Then I added a piece to cover the hanbrake like the original Zoom





    I went to the body-shop, to refine the support of the armrest







    this afternoon i started to recover the console with the leather





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    I collected the leather from taylor, to make the stitching and then recovered the armrest





    I placed the hinges









    next step, cut the holes for hanbrake, gear and e/w :trigger:

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    I cut the wood and i made supports for e/w









    these are the seat cover in tan of spare











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    and this is the final result, now i wait the vintage electring windows from Dave







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