December 26th, 2010 — Exterior
Friend and fellow CR.net moderator, Mr. Woolery, came up with the idea to do some trim rings for the Garage Vary tail lights on his car. And then he followed that one up with the idea to make a limited run of these rings and sell them to a few lucky folks on ClubRoadster. And here is my set!
It hasn’t quite been two months since painting (I was supposed to wait at least that long before applying vinyl), but I could not wait to install these tail lights any longer. Plus, the nice weather is due to go away soon in favor of winter. So. Without further delay, I present Sharka’s New Ass!
A short parts review for a rather rare tow hook from RS Factory Stage. There’s not much to be said about a small piece of machined aluminum, but I’ll do my best…
A revlimiter.net-style preview of some new Sharka parts.
(If you ever questioned my sanity, just steer clear of this post. There’s none to be found inside.)
July 8th, 2010 — Exterior
The Mazda factory rear air dam for the Miata is a bit of a rare part. It was discontinued around 2002. I was fortunate enough to acquire one a few years back. A factory one, not a copy. I remember the day well. I held it in my hands. I admired it. And then I cut it in half so it would fit my trailer hitch.
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.
This is sort of a required step on my road to hardtop-only motoring. It didn’t seem like there was much information out there on this. There’s a ton of pages dealing with Miata soft top replacement, but not much on how to make a car look good with no soft top whatsoever. So, if you want to lose 37-42 lbs and turn your roadster into a speedster, read on.
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.
A full product review of Rev9’s M2-1028 style Miata side mirrors. Pix, Uglydolls, and my special brand of cartalk. Not to be missed.
A couple weekends in the garage, some bondo, and some scooter turn signals? What could I possibly do with these ingredients? Turn signal intakes!