Page 1 of 13 1234567811 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 191

Thread: Nugget-The '94 Miata

LIKE THIS THREAD!

  1. #1
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts

    Nugget-The '94 Miata

    Well I bet you are wondering why the hell I named my car Nugget. Well, my sister drives a Lava Orange Mazdaspeed which she named Cheeze-It, so I figured I needed to name my car after a food to keep with the trend. Well a friend of mine saw my car and said "aww look at the little nugget" and I knew that is what I wanted to name it. Anyway on to the car.

    I was looking for a nice NA for a first car and came across a nice red one in Clearwater, FL. Well I fell in love with it, but I never actually drove the car because I didn't know how to drive a stick!
    This is how the car looked when i first got it.


    Then for Christmas my sister gave me some Racing Beat springs to lower the car a bit. She bought them 3 months before I even got the car!

    Then I brought it home, drove it for a month, if even that, and I decided to go to a Mustang car show in Florida on the way back home from the show the car decided it wanted to leave me stranded!
    You can read all about that here http://www.mx5atlanta.com/forums/sho...ghlight=kaboom


    The first mods I bought (center console, shift boot, and headunit)


    After saving up some money I picked up a set of Chaparral's from RSpeed


    Next on the list was to get rid of the awful torn up, faded, and yellow rear windowed soft top. I was so embarrassed about it that I don't even have any pictures of it, so I got a new glass windowed top! The top I bought was pretty dirty, but underneath all of the dirt was a nice top I just had to find it, so the cleaning began!
    Picked up a bottle of this:


    And the side-by-side before and after pic
    Last edited by theothersawyer; 12-26-2011 at 08:39 PM.

  2. #2
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Then around this time was when **.net had the thread about how to redesign the NA bumper where Adore photoshopped the NC bumper to an NA and I fell in love! Unfortunately I knew that since I was broke and wouldn't be able to justify spending a so much money on a bumper that I would never get one. Well, I was lucky because a local member bought one and decided it was just too low for his car and didn't want the hassle of such a low front end. I got the bumper for a partial trade of my OEM bumper + cash!

    Thankfully I got the bumper of my dreams, but I had to drive around like this for AWHILE due to funds.

    So after about 4-6 months I finally got it painted!




    Next came the painting of the bottom portion of the bumper to make it look just like the NC.


    This bumper looked even better than I thought and now I would catch myself drooling while staring at my car.

  3. #3
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Next on the list was to get rid of my beat up steering wheel, so I got a basically brand new NB Nardi wheel installed! I also picked up the floor mats and the shift knob around this same time. Sorry for the crappy picture and the dirty interior.


    Got an R package rear lip! (The Kosei's were my sisters and we were swapping wheels that day for fun)


    Roll bar time!
    With the help of...or should I say thanks to Eric (RotornutFD3S) I now have a roll bar. It is a sport bar.



    That pretty much brings us to where the car stands today!
    Oh yeah how could I forget about this mod!


    On to some random pics!

    JDM angles yo!





    All I need now is a nice intercooler in that big opening!


    And now that is how the car sits for now and probably will sit that way for a while since I am now in college and paying for school!

    Last edited by theothersawyer; 12-26-2011 at 08:45 PM.

  4. #4
    1,000 rpm - releasing the clutch miata5620's Avatar
    Drives
    1999 10th AE
    Location
    Atl, GA
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    51
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    You know I like that bumper but once you painted the bottom part black I think that really help make it pop and look even better.

  5. #5
    Idling - Listen to it purr... exdotcomer's Avatar
    Location
    Florida
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    26
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    love that bumper

  6. #6
    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here!
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    157
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    i sort of have a cat named nugget...
    she's like 3, but recently a friend has been calling her nugget.

  7. #7
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by exdotcomer View Post
    love that bumper
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyb View Post
    i sort of have a cat named nugget...
    she's like 3, but recently a friend has been calling her nugget.
    That's cool!

  8. #8
    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here!
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    157
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    just noticed the bumper - like it a lot

  9. #9
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Thank you, sir!

  10. #10
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Garage Vary rear bumper installed!
    This picture prove I need to do something for sideskirts or paint the side skirts red to lower the side of the car.







  11. #11
    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! ChrisJuliano's Avatar
    Location
    Grove City, PA
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    476
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yeah the black side needs to go, with those front/rear bumpers it makes it look weird

    Nice car though

  12. #12
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJuliano View Post
    Yeah the black side needs to go, with those front/rear bumpers it makes it look weird

    Nice car though
    I have some side skirts waiting to be installed to solve that problem!

    I was on my way down to Florida for the 12 hours of Sebring and hit a tire tread

  13. #13
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Well it has been a little while since I have updated this and a few things have changed.

    I got my windows tinted which makes a HUGE difference. (Yes I know, the black needs to go and I still have side skirt waited to be installed)

    Next I got a KG Works spoiler and LOVE the way it looks!



    And a random interior shot!

  14. #14
    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! blenderblast's Avatar
    Drives
    97 BRG Miata (Turbo)
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    243
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Car looks nice!!
    and not to take the attention away from your car, but what does your sister's car look like? (swapping the koseis made me wonder)
    "You can't believe most of the qoutes you read on the internet." Abraham Lincoln
    "Eighty percent of success is showing up" - Woody Allen

    1990 Red Miata - Stock Slammed. (3/16/2011 - 8/19/2012)
    1997 BRG Miata - Turbo-ed. 189.9rwhp @ 8psi. (11/29/2011 - 3/??/2014) -Oil line clogged- -Parted out-
    1996 White Miata - Stock. (7/13/2012 - 1/07/2013)
    1996 White Miata - Stock. (4/??/2014 - 8/14/2014)
    On the hunt '96-'97 - Stock - (11/1/2014 - Present)

  15. #15
    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! theothersawyer's Avatar
    Drives
    1994 Classic Red
    Location
    Newnan, Ga
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    3,569
    Thanks Given
    1,149
    Thanked 1,368 Times in 687 Posts
    Thanks man!
    My sister car:
    She no longer has the fastback.



Page 1 of 13 1234567811 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •