Spyshots! Hey, it’s a (mostly) car blog, I’m allowed spyshots. But seriously, I’ve been waiting for some of these parts to all come together for SO long now that I feel more than justified with an in-progress project post like this. Above is some diamond sewn vinyl. What could I ever do with a roll of diamond sewn vinyl? Hmmm.
This vinyl came from a company called EZ Boy Interiors. Top notch customer service. They sent me a roll of very badly stitched vinyl and a single call was all it took to get matters fixed. And I get to keep the crappy roll. Unsure of what to do with it…. anyway, this is the GOOD roll.
I’ve always wanted a set of LE speaker covers for my doors. A guy on ClubRoadster was selling some. I bought! They came without the black grills you see here. Those were sourced from MazdaComp for relatively little. The grills actually cover the whole back of the shiny panels and support them around the edges. Nicer than something I could make myself, that’s for sure.
and now…. what everyone has been waiting for (according to my search logs): an Elise seat update!
The brackets are tacked onto the stock slider for test fitting. I sat. It was good. They should be completely welded up very shortly. Click any of these pix for a larger sized gallery.
The rear brackets are BEEFY. This is why I decided to farm this job out. My metal working tools are not up to the task of working metal of this size. And I don’t trust my life to my non-existant welding skills.
The whole front bracket is pretty impressive to me. Angle iron running the width of the seat to attach the bottom mounts, then stood off with square tubing to get the desired tilt. Everything gets welded to my spare set of stock sliders. I’ll clean off the surface rust before installing.
…you have my attention.
I’ve already got my 90-93 seatbelt receivers installed. I’m itching to get these in. I’ll do a test fitting in Sarah’s 2001 if you’d like. I know you’ve been looking for some Elise seat data for an NB.
Man i just love all the write ups you do on this car!! Figured i would drop a line to say hello, and keep up the good work!! Everything is coming along nicely, cannot wait to see the speaker grills and seats installed!!
Thanks for stopping by!
I think I’ll have the doors done today (tuesday, 8/4). I just got the last piece (aerodramatics handles) and am ready to get rid of the old stove ring speaker covers. 🙂
I have a Mx5 as wll. I already read about 50% of your website but i couldn’t find anywhere a post about the indicators and wipers arm (sorry about my english) inside. For me looks like they are from a NB.
If it is could let me/us know how you did it.
Sorry, but those are just the standard pieces. We have angled indicator stalks here in the US. I polished up the brown metal part, but that’s all.
Cheers for the answer. Could you let me know a website where can i buy it from the States?
I really love your gauge face as well. All of them are a very very good.
I start to do my own idea, but I am a beginner on Illustrator so should be hard. I will try with photoshop as well.
Or maybe you can share as about what to do and how on illustrator
Any Miata recycler here in the states should be able to help you with the bent stalks. Project G or Planet Miata would be good starting points.
Hey Rev, do you have a part number for the speaker cover black grill inserts?
I’m in need of a set 🙂
I probably did at one point, but this blog post is from 2009. All of those numbers are long forgotten.
I thought that would be the case, thanks for the reply!
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