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    Road Star

    I picked up this 1990 (built 4/89) a little over 2 years ago. It was beat; half an exhaust valve was missing, dented right rear quarter, bumpers cracked, half the original Classic Red was faded, and the list goes on. I bought it anyway, my 4th NA. I figured it deserved a second chance and a makeover considering it was one of the first 350 Miatas ever built.

    It's been a slow process having only a few hours a week to work on it and I try to do as much as possible myself. So I learned paint and bodywork on it. It doesn't look great, but considering it was my first go I'll take it. I'll probably redo it with everything I learned in a little while. For now I just want to drive it for a bit and then move on to the next stage, power!

    I'll try to update with the few build pics I have when I can, but for now here's a little teaser. I still have some things to finish; the interior is not done although it's going to be mostly stripped, a few details on the front end need to be buttoned up, the glass and moldings need to be done, etc. As it sits now:

    1990 NA, Signal Orange/Satin Black
    SSR Star Sharks 14x7 -6, 14x8 -19 (yes 4x100), Nitto NT01 205/55/14, Kics R40 Neo lugs
    Tuckin 99 N2 flares, GV tail lights, M2-1028 mirrors, GV front lip, Ratsback rear lip, Planet Miata feed style sides
    Advance Design double adjustable coilovers, 450/300 springs, RB sway bars, TC Design weld in roll bar
    Choice of Recaro from RS Limited, SP-A Racer, or SP-G

    Plus lots of other stuff laying around that need to be installed or sold.



    As you can see it was getting dark, so I didn't have a chance to get any good pics. I'll get some better ones later this week.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power morr's Avatar
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    I'm loving everything about this so far! Definitely my favorite wheels on NA's. Keep it up!
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Caoboy's Avatar
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    What the hell how come I have never seen this car before.

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! etikoner's Avatar
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    Wow. This thing looks mean...

    in for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caoboy View Post
    What the hell how come I have never seen this car before.
    No one has. This is the first sneak peak since I finally got the wheels on on Friday. MR exclusive! (For now )

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    I am in San Jose too. I would love to see it in person.

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    For sure, once I get a few more things done I'll be out and about.

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    Wow another Star sharker !!!
    very cool car mate
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! AntiochOG's Avatar
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    Sick car! Post more pictures when you can!

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    More pix or ban! Lol
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    Nice looking car, post more info!

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    What everyone else said - MORE!!!!!!!

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    I haven't had a chance to do anything again this week So no updates. I was looking for some build pics while at work and can't seem to find that many, I thought I took a lot more.

    This is the only pic I could find of what it looked like when I bought it. Doesn't show much, but just imagine this condition and care over the rest of it.



    So I decided I would use this chassis for my N2 flares since it needed body work anyway. Here's a pic of how not to cut your fenders. I cut them too high so I had to weld in a patch when I folded and welded it closed. The pic is pretty bad but that whole quarter is dinged up, worst back by the light.



    After a few months of a dreadfully slow pace, there was some primer on the body. The hood was still bare.

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    Fast forward what seems to be like another year and here we are. I only had a couple minutes to snap a few more pics as it sits today.



    I managed to lose some TSI's while moving, as well as the side bumper lights. Those are at the top of the to do list. Along with dusting it off.



    I have it dumped as low as my coilovers will go, the pinch weld is about 3". I will be raising it to get some suspension travel, but I needed to check all the clearances. Doesn't look bad for pics either.


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    Along with the minor exterior things I need to finish up, I also need to do most of the interior. I'm going to try out a semi-stripped interior, no carpet or console. I'm going to keep the dash and make some door panels. Right now I have a Momo Rookie seat in, but I need to bolt in my Recaro RS Ltd and also make some mounts for the SP-A Racer I have. I also need to put in my harness because the TC Design roll bar that I have welded in doesn't allow for the use of stock belts.



    I also need to cut a panel to mount my Stack ST8130. Getting it wired up shouldn't be difficult. I only need to figure out how to mount to wheel speed sensor.



    Hopefully I'll get some of it accomplished next week.

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