Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby noflers » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:30 am

Well that's about how I'd describe the 510. So I'd probably drive it too.
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:01 am

It was almost as fun to drive as a 510 .. it's just a lot heavier and faster. All the "fab" work up till now is going to be cut out and re-done

The project wasn't "serious" until the Miata showed up

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:05 am

It took about 20 hours to remove the dashboard and airbags ... but I still had to drive it to a local shop to evacuate the AC refrigerant

Once I knew it still drove without a ton of wiring ... I started tearing it apart:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:09 am

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Madness
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby wayno » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:47 pm

Just need another hood for the center section, it's going to be 2 welds anyway, so why not a stock looking center over a non-stock looking center.
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:15 pm

Damn. Fitment is actually really good so far.
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:59 am

Damn! I never thought this thing would be so nuts. I like the results dude!
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:06 am

I never would have considered turning my 510 into a hardtop VW Cabrio.
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby noflers » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 am

Dammit, I can't unsee that now ^^^
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby flatcat19 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:33 am

Now that you mention it...
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Laecaon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:25 pm

I've seen a few pics of 510s without trunks, very much looks like a Rabbit from the side.
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:36 pm

A few people said I should put a wagon hatch on the back, when it looked like this:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:39 pm

The first test fit showed the miata rocker panels were in the way

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Postby Indy510 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:41 pm

And the motor is way back, under the wiper cowl:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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