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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 am
by wayno
This stuff takes fab skills, tools, and a vision.

Sometimes one needs to take a break from a build just to get motivated again.

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
by Indy510
Thanks. I always like to have a few projects going at once, so I can take a break from one. Selling the 2dr 710 made this project more of a focus and allowed me to buy the tools I need to hopefully finish it. But I still have a few other "non-car" projects going.

This is the suspension at ride height:

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and this is fully down:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:34 am
by Indy510
I plan on "body dropping" the back of the car another 1.25", when I fix the roofline, so it sits level with the Miata rocker panel seams:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 am
by Indy510
I raised the BRE flares about 3" higher than normal, and they look really good with the suspension raised:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:39 am
by Indy510
The wheel above is 17x7 +50 … the wheel below is 16x8 +2 after the spacers:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:48 pm
by DRIVEN
Ridiculous. All of it.

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:54 pm
by Laecaon
You have definitely done something I have always wanted to see. Raise the wheel well in the rear (well you did both). I have always thought the body of the 510 had too much rake. It looks so much better laid out flat like the Hakos.

Keep up the good work!

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:19 pm
by Indy510
I'm stoked with how it's sitting, but it's still raked higher in the back. Another inch lower in the back, and the bottom of the doors will be level with the ground. I just need to raise the rear parcel tray area of the 510 body.

Then I can start making giant bubble flares:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:28 pm
by Indy510
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:29 pm
by Indy510
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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:44 pm
by Laecaon
Have you thought about adding to the bottom of the car? Rocker panel area? Looks like the rear of the quarter panel (behind wheel) comes lower down than the front side. Maybe part of the rocker panel.

Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:47 am
by HRH
Sweet! I'm jelly of your skills! It's starting to look pretty good. And you know the best part? People will be like, you took something aerodynamic and ruined it!! :D Because Datsun.