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JoeTR6
JoeTR6 HalfDork
12/23/17 11:33 a.m.

I like this.  Maybe just ditch the radio and put an amp with a USB or Bluetooth connection behind the dash.  Then all you need is a power button and volume knob.  Heater controls would be a tougher nut to crack.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/23/17 3:50 p.m.

As I may have mentioned, there is another $1000 deadline bet on the line. I need to have the car drivable, registered, insured  and ready for paint by the first day of summer 2018. As I can really use that $$$ towards the paint, I am planning to win this time.

That means that function over form is going to win the race for now. Wipers, AC and wiring are the big obstacles in the way. Six months goes fast.

 

Pete

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
12/23/17 6:38 p.m.

Up there in the great white north, that's what, Aug. 15th or so?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
12/23/17 6:41 p.m.

Usb audio is a good call. The miata knobs and hvac should be able to be hidden in the wood strip.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
12/23/17 7:15 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

Usb audio is a good call. The miata knobs and hvac should be able to be hidden in the wood strip.

AFTER I collect my $1000.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/2/18 1:24 p.m.

Been an expensive day and it is not over yet.

Ordered the universal remote wiper kit as recommenced by Dusterbd13 way back on page 52

Ordered a seat re-upholstery kit from Mr Mike. To prove that wumanz are nuts, when I asked her to pick a color, she came up with this after she had said she was not a fan of orange. I give up. Looks like you guys that like the door-card color are going to get your wish.

 

Still need to find a supplier of MOMO steering wheels so that I can get that ordered. I am liking the "California" model since it is available in a larger diameter than the "Prototypo". Women who want jewels for their B-days are easy!

 

 

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
1/2/18 1:46 p.m.

So, what did i win in windshield wiper roulette?

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
1/2/18 2:03 p.m.

NoH.....that's called burnt sienna..... wink

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
1/2/18 2:39 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

Have you looked into the street rod wipers? I want to say it was atoloc or keep it clean that makes one with a remote mount motor that drives via cable through a 1/2 inch conduit. Ive put a few in. They are an absolute pain in the ass to install, but once done work flawlessly and simply. I think they offer intermittent and 3 speed versions.

This is the best one ive used

Way back on page 52. proving that withing the limited confines of my aging memory, I do listen to what is said around here!

 

I never did find out what the difference was between this kit at around $300 and the $90 e-bay versions. But I rolled the dice based on your endorsement.

 

Anyone want to endorse a MOMO steering wheel vendor?

 

Pete

 

Rufledt
Rufledt UberDork
1/2/18 2:43 p.m.

Just remember, happy wife, happy life wink

MichaelYount
MichaelYount HalfDork
1/2/18 5:21 p.m.

Simple really - if she doesn't like orange, then that's not orange.  Done.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
1/2/18 5:29 p.m.

Youre welcome.  Buy the big tub of grease. Also, after all the fabbing is done, pull it apart and clean/grease it all. Im not sure if all the debris that wind up inside are a result of my work habits or the Chinese kids work habits. 

Lastly: when you make the flares in the conduit, make damn sure there'sno burrs or sharp edges.  It's a mother a couple of years later when it eats through the drive cable and you have to pull the entire dash/interior/hvac/pedals....

275nart
275nart New Reader
1/11/18 11:21 a.m.

The miata dash looks perfect in there.  If you can give it the retro vibe + the momo wheel it will really blend the two cars as well as you have done so far.  

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UltraDork
1/11/18 5:25 p.m.

I like the wood trim.....  ;)   

 

Although still not installed, I did a similar thing to my Corolla dash to retro it/make it look from a different time....

 

 

Hard part was rebuilding the vent's....

 

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