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by Indy510
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Just another car I'll never finish.
Replies: 397
Views: 108835

Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

Congratulations. It looked great all finished up. Hopefully the new owner treats it good.
by Indy510
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Oh... good idea. That's why I asked. I was obviously going to weld the nut, but I will see what I can find online (can't leave the house for non-essential car building). I think a longer extension and shorter push-rod with one of those nuts would be good.
by Indy510
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Thanks! … I'm working on another update. Hopefully the Miata tub will be running and driving in 2 weeks. In the meantime, do you guys think this will be safe? I need to extend this brake master push-rod about 15mm. The nut is where a10mmx1.25 stud connects to the already cut down push rod (so there'...
by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I think it looks way better now. Real coupe pillars are angled forward more, but I don't want the roof to get any shorter. A flat lower anvil for my English wheel smoothed out the pillars, and she's back off the Miata again: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49498538407_dc5b331a7b_b.jpg https://li...
by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I couldn't shrink the bigger side enough. So, the next attempt started with a plywood curve, but it looked weird too. The problem is a sedan window frame is more curved at the top than a coupe and it sticks out too far on a profile view. I tried mocking up the sedan frame farther forward, and it loo...
by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

The next 2 pillars were 18ag instead of 20ag, and I left the hammer marks in them. Then I started building the back window frame:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

The ruined c-pillar looked good from a distance, but it wasn't fixable.

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

But I got carried away English wheeling the hammer marks and made a compound curve where there shouldn't be one:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Then I used the same hammer and a sandbag to curve to the flat part:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

The first two bends were easy on my super cheap folding brake, but the reverse bend was done clamped to a table -- using a soft hammer:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I basically finished both sides, but each pillar was 5 separate pieces of metal and had almost no patina left. So, I made a template off the best one:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

It still didn't look 'right', so I leaned the other pillar even farther forward:

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by Indy510
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I started with a lightly shrunk 20ag angle at the top, to match the roof's curve:

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by Indy510
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 215
Views: 44548

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Haha. Thanks everyone.

I cut off the c-pillars last month. They were never going to look 'right'. I think my mistake last time was not having all the body panels mocked up. So, this time everything is still on the Miata:

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by Indy510
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Just another car I'll never finish.
Replies: 397
Views: 108835

Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

I was wondering why the tops of the fenders were a different color, but that looks really clean with the hood on. Great work!
by Indy510
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Just another car I'll never finish.
Replies: 397
Views: 108835

Re: Just another car I'll never finish.

That does look good! And super clean wiring too. It looks like a sleeper now.