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So today I picked up a 1992 Miata. Its fairly great. I got it right as the run was going down, so the pictures aren't great. Also they were taken on my cell phone.

Here is the car when I first saw it.



Trunk space is sufficient for my purposes. I can fit at least one body in it.



I spent the rest of my day picking up a 1965 Mustang with my friend. I-6 with a 3-speed. He wanted a car he wouldn't feel bad about driving daily.







The mustang is a stupid car, but very solid. The Miata is awesome. I don't have it registered yet, but I went around the block a few times and it is awesome.

My plans for the Miata include getting the small amount of rocker panel rust fixed before it spreads, some audio stuff, and a steering wheel and shift knob. Eventually I'm going to do the suspension, but it is plenty fun right now.
 

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Very nice. Miatas are such great cars. I smile every time I drive mine.

You should check out VooDoo shift knobs.

I have one, and it's the shit. Perfect size.


(before I replaced the wheel)
 

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Very nice. Miatas are such great cars. I smile every time I drive mine.

You should check out VooDoo shift knobs.

I have one, and it's the shit. Perfect size.


(before I replaced the wheel)
I'm going to go with that one unless I end up with a wooden wheel, in which case I'll look for a wooden knob. I know wood is not ideal, but I had a wooden MOMO in my first car and I loved it.

I also need to remove the armrest as I need the extra room.
 

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Wood looks great.

You need more room in the middle? How tall are you? I thought it was a bit snug, so I removed the door handles, and made some out of webbing and bike parts. The e-brake handle is going to be shortened too.

I won't post pics, as I do not want to crap up your thread. Let me know if you want to see them.
 

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Wood looks great.

You need more room in the middle? How tall are you? I thought it was a bit snug, so I removed the door handles, and made some out of webbing and bike parts. The e-brake handle is going to be shortened too.

I won't post pics, as I do not want to crap up your thread. Let me know if you want to see them.
I didn't mean armrest, I meant door handle. I have a different door handle then yours, but I'm going to do something very similar to the webbing mod you did. I might just do the door pull from a single screw.

Congrats man!! You're definitely going to need to give me a ride when you come back to jersey
Thanks, will do. Thanksgiving.
 

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Fun beater - those cars are different - tons of aftermarket for them.

My uncle has a 1966 White Mustang I-6 4 speed C/V which he inherited from his father in-law. Family car - they are nice looking simple cars. And as you said - drivable.

Good luck w/the miata - I'll keep posted as you mod away.
 

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Trunk space is sufficient for my purposes. I can fit at least one body in it.

There are other ways to lower the stance of the car you know.... did you ever remember to remove that luggage from the trunk otherwise? Looks like room behind her for another small child too - at least you could get some golf clubs back in there.
 

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Good to see you can fit a smallish body in there while leaving the spare tire in situ. I know I tried to fit in Palmer's trunk with the spare tire and it just wasn't happening as far as being able to close the lid without body parts being hacked off or hanging out.
 

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Replaced the armrest today. Cost of materials was about $2, but I'll do something more permanent in the near future.



The car cleaned up really well for being so old.






We also washed the Mustang today. It looks phenomenal. I'll get some pics once my friend is done waxing and doing the interior.
 
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