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by noflers
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 151
Views: 6627

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I don't think it looks too bad. You'll probably want flares to fix the wheel well hacking anyway. A true wide body 510.
by noflers
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Oh I know all too well. I have had 40+ stitches in me. I rinsed it, cleaned with alcohol, and closed it up with a few good bandaids.

My favorite was pinching my thumb tip off in a metal folding chair at about age 6. 17 stiches to reattach that.
by noflers
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Look away now if you don't like blood and all that. Only major injury this car has given me.

























According to the manufacturer, the sander was spinning about 6400rpm when it sliced through every layer of skin.
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by noflers
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Rooftop done with 180 grit on the DA sander, everything else was knocked down with 80 or 120 on the flexi block. Got a bit more to go on the quarters and taillight panel, will probably use the DA on the quarters and smaller diameter palm sander on the tail light panel. Next will be to get the glass ...
by noflers
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Yes, unhappily interested. Especially once I dug deep enough to find this isn't a 510 at all...

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Lmao
by noflers
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

It's a shame it was ever repainted, but I think I know why... I think the whole front clip was replaced at some point, the paint code on the core support (white) doesn't match the paint on the roof and jambs. I also think the driver side quarter was replaced because I can see welds on the dogleg tha...
by noflers
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Started my attack on the roof with the DA sander. Original paint looks awesome under there.


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by noflers
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

A corded drill makes sense for a lot of stuff I do. Would be nice to have one to raise and lower the transmission jack. I actually had to charge my battery 3 times total for this hole saw job (3.5" holes). If the battery is too hot the charger will stay in test mode and won't charge, which makes the...
by noflers
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Kinda sorta, taking my time though. This is a refreshing sight, a lowered 510 with just the right amount of negative camber (-1 give or take). Damm that's a great stance. https://s13.postimg.cc/47ymuwqwn/20180306_133626.jpg Wheel cylinders connected, coilovers installed, wheels mounted. Realized I d...
by noflers
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 151
Views: 6627

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Dammit, I can't unsee that now ^^^
by noflers
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Ready to go https://s13.postimg.cc/jdgsmi2qv/20180305_181514.jpg All buttoned up. Looks like with the washers that are already tacked in place I'll have to set the car pretty low to get close to 0-1° camber, who knows with the toe setting. We'll see... https://s13.postimg.cc/gzyuv1tc7/20180305_19013...
by noflers
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Small hiccup installing the rear end. Realized I don't have the big flat washer that normally sits on the top of the crossmember between the bushing and body. Does that have something to do with the savage washer mod I've heard about? With these poly bushings you're supposed to eliminate the lower c...
by noflers
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 151
Views: 6627

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Well that's about how I'd describe the 510. So I'd probably drive it too.
by noflers
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 151
Views: 6627

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

I'd like to see how it'll be done. Take the Miata all the way down to the tub, then just rest the 510 body on it and haul ass. hahaha Seems simple but there's just something special about it. "But I can say it is my opinion that you probably have balls you have to carry around in a wagon behind you....
by noflers
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Bent up these clevis brackets for the parking brake levers. Started with a couple pieces 5" long 3/4" wide 1/16" thick (may be slightly thicker). https://s13.postimg.cc/55ygjktk7/20180302_180805.jpg Then I found a couple clevis pins at the hardware store that were the correct diameter (7.85mm or so)...
by noflers
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Fresh!


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by noflers
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata
Replies: 151
Views: 6627

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Yup, thats what he meant ;)

I kept wondering why the body is wide and things like the hood are too narrow, then I remembered Miata in the title. This should be pretty dang cool.
by noflers
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

4" it is! I'm really glad I did this. Should be good for a couple less future headaches.
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by noflers
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Gotta keep the airflow! It's my first indoor space to work where a car actually fits, don't even have to get dressed to do most jobs :thumbs: Sooo, I don't recommend replacing the rear control arm bushings unless you know they're causing an issue, or you want solid bushings, etc. Mine seemed bad fro...
by noflers
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The "Retired" 510
Replies: 748
Views: 64511

Re: The "Retired" 510

Wow, I was expecting an ordeal out of these. Turns out, they are the easiest bushing to remove on a 510! https://s13.postimg.cc/vunelvlc7/20180227_150434.jpg https://s13.postimg.cc/t0k98fylj/20180227_150304.jpg https://s13.postimg.cc/yoqjzakxj/20180227_150533.jpg Lol, how cute. https://s13.postimg.c...