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by texas mongrel
6 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Hello everyone. I've had a change of circumstances in my life and unfortunately now must sell this car. I am asking 19,950GBP which is less than the price of the parts in it. The price will include shipping to a UK port (I'm based in Texas). Contact dvdrowan@gmail.com, or +1-281-541-1243 for details
by texas mongrel
6 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

well, this should be my final post on this thread: I've now put about 6-700 miles on the Traveler since finishing in late-April. So far, nothing to report re; problems - the car has been great, only issue of note has been a squeaking from the front end that turned out to be me forgetting to tighten ...
by texas mongrel
6 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

your wish is my command!
by texas mongrel
6 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Finally finished and on the road. I've been driving it everywhere and so far only minor issues: - the alternator belt was squealing but that was an easy fix, just tightened the belt; - the A/C wasn't working, again easy to rectify - I pulled the control panel off the dash and found a connector had c...
by texas mongrel
6 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

These cars are as common as muck aren't they?! To answer an earlier poster's question, the pub is the Richmond Arms, just near the Galleria in West Houston, every third Wednesday of the month a bunch of us gather to drink beer and tell lies about our cars; if you're ever back in Houston, check it ou...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

with the (reluctant) help of my wife, I got the windscreen installed today. Relatively easy, although the rope snapped when I had about 6-7" of seal to go. I found a plastic spatula type thing used for electrical wiring and managed to lever the remaining seal into place without damage - phew! Tomorr...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

door panels fitted. I used perforated vinyl, plus carpet and then added an ash veneer strip to match the A'C panel on the dash. I found some 3/16" chrome auto trim strip that's self-adhesive so used this to edge all the veneers, both on the doors and dash - don't know how long it will stay in place,...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Here you go, Ian. the bracket for the rear seat is, I presume, as original - looks like a piece of 11/2" angle with a spring clip riveted on for the bolt pin. It picks up about 1/2" of the plywood seat back, which doesn't sound like a lot, but when I tested it by sitting in the back seat and pushing...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

final stages! I installed the one-piece side panels I made for the interior, had them covered in perforated and pleated upholstery to match the rest of the interior. Once they were in I could fit the rear seat base and back. I used a single long hinge for the back. The upholstery pattern is to match...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

I've read so many conflicting accounts of the best way to do it - some say put the rubber on the glass, others say put the rubber in the opening; some say use tons of sealant, others say use none and then inject some into the corners after installation, etc. My screen is a laminated one which I beli...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Car is now home from the upholstery shop and I'm doing the millions of finishing touches needed to get the car finished. No-one could tell me what the funky little studs in the corners of the roof area were for, so out came the cutting wheel and they are gone. The first picture shows the wiper motor...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Al, unfortunately with the car being at the upholstery shop its not easy to take a picture. The stud is probably an 8BA about 3/4" long and its part of the metal corner bracket that holds the top rail of the wooden sides to the top rear cross piece that is used to nail the rear edge of the roof and ...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Maz, I used both front and rear subframes complete and as stock, the only modification is to chop 3.25" out of the aluminum powerplant frame that joins them so that wheelbases match up. The front sway bar attaches directly to my new chassis and not the subframe because that's exactly how it is on th...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Exactly right about hiding the wires! Steve Foreman recommended those new-fangled telescopic door stays, so I bought a pair, will fit once Dorris is back home. Silly question; on the metal corner brackets at the back top corners of the woodwork there's a little screw, probably an 8 or 10BA that's su...
by texas mongrel
7 years ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: MORRIS MIATA MX-5
Replies: 200
Views: 70736

Re: MORRIS MIATA MX-5

Some progress, plus a promise that all interior work will be finished mid-next week. The picture shows the carpet for the rear part of the car, but they've actually also finished the seat upholstery too. You'll see that I also had them put carpet on the inside of the rear doors. So far, so good. Cur...