Well this is my official build thread for my car. Right now due to known miata primer problems i have paint falling off when i wash the car. However soon it will be repainted and look very nice.
Alright my dad got the car about at least six years ago and since day one i have been working on it. When we first got it it had mass amount of sand like the previous owner was smuggling south beach. So I had to replace the trunk carpet. I have been doing little things here and there until I turned 16. Then i started to buy the some bigger important things. Recently I took it to motion motorsport down behind lexus of west kendall. They are great people to work with. I had them check out my ac and get my soft top checked out due to leaks.
before the car was officially mine my dad and I installed the turn signal intake lights and we installed the radio in there a crude way. The car did not come with a radio to begin with and we had absolutely no idea on what we were doing. It was a mess. I did not do it right until a few months ago. For my 16th birth day I bought myself some upgrades for the car.
1. I purchased some floor mats. The ones that were in the car were weather tech that looked ugly.
2. I replaced the pedals with some better ones since the rubber ones were completely worn and almost off completely. Here is what I put in. 909-330-M_1.jpg
3. I replaced the visors with visor blanking plates.
4. I bought a very nice leather wrap for the steering wheel.
I had the clutch replaced about 3 years ago. I did some nice things to the interior to spruce it up.
The first real upgrade I did to my car was to buy a hardtop from someone local. I got one hell of a deal and liked it. Only problem is i want to drive with the roof down from time to time so i got him to throw in the cart for the hardtop.
After that came the nicer 95 M bbs rims from etikoner.
well i have some photos of what i did recently
this is what my car looked like with the wiring before i started. Nothing wrong just wanted to make the wiring correct. It was wired straight to the fuse box under the steering wheel and did not give me confidence.
this is the factory pigtail that was in the car. Apparently the car came wired from the factory for a radio, even though mine did not have one.
wires going to the speakers.
found out that i had to poke these out to get the speaker wire to go through.
this is how the wire went to the door initially not really a pretty site.
this is my attempt at soldering the aftermarket stereo harness to a harness i bought online for the factory pig tail.
there it is finally found the factory speaker wiring. It only took me a few years to find it. Boy would it have made life easier if i would have found it years back when i first installed the radio.
car being taken apart. Not a pretty sight.
made a quick break for some green tea. Can not get enough Arizona green tea.
put the car back together.
here is my awesome power antenna that i got from a forum member. Thanks by the way works great.
here is more photos of the car taken apart
last here is my nice leather steering wheel skin that i got. It is perforated and is really nice. I highly recommend it.