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    Woody - Garnet Red Retro Inspired NB8C

    I always wanted to have a retro-inspired NB. I started to modify my Brilliant Black NB8C, but couldn't decide what to do with the Mazdaspeed seats I loved. I really wanted to use a pair of imported seats with separate head restraints and the parchment interior that I'd bought. The mahagony wood trim, I thought, would really add a touch of class too.
    Two weeks ago, I decided to buy another NB, a 2003 in Garnet Red. It couldn't have been further from a retro looking MX-5 if it tried. It was fitted with 17" Mazdaspeed wheels, a Sparco racing seat, shorty console with extended shifter, a very loud Car Make Corns muffler and loads of other racer parts. These will either be transferred over to Sooty, my black Nb or sold to provide funds for Woody's transformation. Clearly, it is the colour that sealed the deal for me.
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    So many roads ... So little time.

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    Sooty, the Brilliant Black meets Woody, the Garnet Red for the first time.20200531_101854 - Copy.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    The interior on day one looking more like a race car. 20200531_080501.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    As a temporary measure, I fitted the velcro seats, centre console and Jass Performance Type R gear knob while I wait for some parchment interior pieces to arrive from the UK.20200531_154507.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    As I always do when I purchase a new vehicle, I had a minor service done along with a change of the gearbox and diff oils. It was a good chance for my mechanic to give it a good once over at the same time. You might notice the MCA XR purple coilovers, Car Make Corns muffler, and the RS Factory rear lip. Fortunately, Woody was given a clean bill of health.20200609_142305.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    The first retro touch was to "steal" the luggage rack from the boot lid of Sooty.20200614_162351.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    The Cusco two point brace with brake cylinder stopper was soon transferred over to Sooty. 20200531_080735.jpg
    So many roads ... So little time.

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    That looks like a really clean example, and really love the colour! Got more pics of that RS Factory rear lip? I have the impression it will match my front just perfect ;)

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    RS Factory Front and Rear Lip 20200609_142320.jpg20200609_142547.jpg
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    Wow! Beautiful NB. Makes me want to build one again.

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! dnaha's Avatar
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    Gorgeous color for the NB. Good luck with the build! Looking forward to seeing where you take it
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