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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Gene Rodriguez's Avatar
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    Mariner Blue NA (Daily driven)

    sorry im very late on this i barely decided to make a build thread now.

    first things first I LOVE BLUE BLUE BLUEEEEE

    So lets start off with the basic I'm only 16 and my parents told me to look up on craigslist for a car.

    I grew up racing since i was 5 my dad used to race clubs with his 77 rx3 I believe. I forgot the exact year. Willow Springs, Button Willow, Laguna seca etc.
    now we just play around karting only raced twice at willow springs kart track.

    I kept my own budget under a base of 3 grand im not those kids that make my parents buy a 10 grand car as a first car.
    Since i grew up around Mazdas i felt that a Miata would be the perfect match. Rx7s were unreliable.
    E30s which was my first choice did not quite carry on it was just a hype phase. I finally settled with the Miata.


    I came across this 1992 Mariner with a stunning 89500 miles.
    MARINER BLUE miatas are pretty rare in LA craigslist in my opinion





    price tag $2000...
    Build started late October of 2011
    The only flaws were the vert top, window was definitely shot and the front bumper previous owner told us someone backed into him.
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    so about 2 weeks later me and my dad were getting aggravated with the dumb vert top water seeped though easily.
    My dad found a hardtop from a 99 nb nardi edition dark green was a salvaged car.







    LOVE this hardtop

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    I first wanted to start off with necessities tires, top, engine oil, etc.

    Since we got it, tires were shot so around the same month I got the hardtop I found a guy on craigslist.
    Me and my dad were like might as well look into getting new rims since we didnt want to buy a first set of
    new tires for the stock daisies and later on buy a new set of rims and buy another set of tires.

    The guy on craigslist was selling a set of Rota RB 15x7 offset 35.
    Dad knocked it down to 250 if I remember correctly so about 530 with tires mounted.







    gorilla lugnuts for saftey



    so happy how it turned out and such a steal for the price

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    finally Dec 13 got my license. LOL started building when i only had a permit ;)

    I was getting annoyed from the from bumper dent so easy childish and just for the laughs fix...


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    My taillights were leaking! common problem for the age.

    Tried to reseal with better used seals and on the way my rear license plate panel was cracked in pieces so i glued the back




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    My dad had some Cibie H4 lamp housings saved from his old rx7 gsl.
    He gave em to me



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    Bought some hid lights and hand lathed my own shifter extension
    pics will be up soon

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    1 out of 2 13b engines sitting waiting for the swap LOL sike i wish i can.


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    A little fun on the way of the real build


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    GoPro photoshoot






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    Good start! Also been thinking of doing a model of my car. Easiest way to tell if certain mods will look good ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTninja View Post
    Good start! Also been thinking of doing a model of my car. Easiest way to tell if certain mods will look good ;)
    thanks aha pretty fun building a model when you cant do anything to the actually thing

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    DIY shift knob extension proud to say i lathed it my self. So smooth between shifts.


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    Got my windows tinted a little bummed since it turned out darker then i thought. You can barely see my visor to.




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    Megan super streets and Racing Beat catback coming soon

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