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The Hardtop Security Project – part 2

Security bolts to prevent the top striker from being unbolted.

The 2nd part of my hardtop security project. I’ve got rare bolts from the UK, bolt specs that you can use on your own car, and lots of pix.

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The Hardtop Security Project part 1

The Toploc

Whenever Sharka wears the hardtop, my thoughts always turn toward hardtop security. Like, how to make sure Sharka is still wearing his hardtop when I come back at the end of the day. It’s a conundrum. And as far as I can tell, NO ONE has a security method that’s up to snuff.

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Side Winker Install

Zoom Engineering Side Winkers

This blog post is mostly a commercial for my newest Miata how-to, a fender-blinker install. Hit the post or just go straight to the install.

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Lotus Elise Seats in a Miata

Elise Seats installed

After months of sitting in my living room, my Lotus Elise seats have been relocated to their rightful place – mounted in Sharka! Check out the post for lots-o-pix of the seats and the seat brackets.

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The Door Panel Project

Don't ya wanna hop in?

Finally, after weeks of gathering parts, I present my super-vintage-retro door panel project. With photos of sharks!

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Interior Project Spyshots!

Diamond sewn vinyl

Some in-progress shots of a few projects I’ve been gathering parts for over the past couple months. Got some vinyl, some shiny bits, and an Elise seat update! Man, I can’t wait to sit in some Elise seats…

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Moderately Slammed

Moderately Bad Behavior

A really smart guy named Dan who posts on ClubRoadster came up with this really cool upper shock mount (known in the biz as a tophat) that lets you slam the hell out of a Miata while retaining full suspension travel. I’ve lusted after them for months. I finally bought and installed a set. As you can see above, it went well. Read on for the full install.

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Sharka is Link’d!

Five by Five

This news is woefully old. I’ve had the Link installed for almost 2 months and haven’t updated my blog! I feel ashamed. I’m hanging my head even now while typing this.

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Cool kids wear stripes

Stripe_machine

I’ve been waiting for just the perfect weekend to put on Sharka 2’s new stripes. It’s been either too cold or too windy for over a month now. The sun finally came out and the wind slowed to a breeze and I went to work. This is the 4th time I’ve done a full …

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Lotus Elise Seats

(added for future visitors. DAMN I wish I could have seen these other posts when I originally made this one!) The Elise Seat Posts: Elise Seat Post 1 – The seats hanging around my living room. Elise Seat Post 2 – The seats installed in Sharka! Elise Seat Post 3 – Extra info, front …

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