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Old 10-13-2017, 04:31 PM   #976
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Yeah most likely mustang struts and a manual steering rack of some sort. I plan on keeping some resemblance of the factory front frame rails so it doesn't get called a racecar. Hoping to just tie in some good subframe connectors and a chromoly 8.50 cage. My biggest motivation on the mazda now is getting it done so I can start on my car.

Got the floor filled back in with room for the diff and driveshaft tunnel raised up, going to knock out the cage this weekend.


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Old 10-13-2017, 04:38 PM   #977
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Killer stuff.

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6.0 with twin s366's. Reaaaaalllllly want to have AC in the car too, planning on rear mount radiator, but that could all be a pipe dream once I start mocking everything up. Probably going to move the firewall back some to make room. Lot's of dreaming that might not become reality.....but number one goal is to be able to drive it anywhere i want and run 8.50's, we'll see.....
Sheeeesh. Would you start it already.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:07 AM   #978
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I bent up half of an 8.50 cage to tie the back of the car back together, tied in the 4 link mounts too. Went back and forth on doing the full cage but decided I can add it in the future if he decides too. Found a perfect 14 gallon steel tank to go back in the stock spot and stay under the floor, even get to plumb the stock filler neck back it for super street car status. Added a small sump for the 044's.






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Old 11-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #979
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thank you for sharing. inspiring as usual.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:36 PM   #980
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Going back together for the last time I hope. My father in law who owns the car is pretty handy with a rattle can, turned out pretty decent. The cage was done with brush on hammer paint, probably wont use it again.






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Old 11-21-2017, 09:33 PM   #981
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thank you for sharing. inspiring as usual.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:25 PM   #982
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:53 PM   #983
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That looks awesome.

PS: I used the same paint you used on the cage for my wagon's roof rack
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:04 PM   #984
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That looks awesome.

PS: I used the same paint you used on the cage for my wagon's roof rack
Thanks! I have seen the same paint used on other internet projects with better results, don't know if it was applied wrong or what. I should have done some test pieces first. It's not horrible but seems like it should have flowed better and been a little more uniform. At least its nice and hard and will keep it for rusting.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:15 AM   #985
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as much as i hate to see this done to a 1st gen RX-7, you did an awesome job. id like to see the final weight of the car.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:44 AM   #986
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Thanks! I have seen the same paint used on other internet projects with better results, don't know if it was applied wrong or what. I should have done some test pieces first. It's not horrible but seems like it should have flowed better and been a little more uniform. At least its nice and hard and will keep it for rusting.
I think it's part of the "hammered" look. Looks like the intended finish to me anyway. Either way it's nice to use consumer-grade paint that takes minimal effort for fiddly, out of the way stuff like this!
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:32 PM   #987
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as much as i hate to see this done to a 1st gen RX-7, you did an awesome job. id like to see the final weight of the car.
Still needs the kirkey bolted in, driveshaft and fluids, not light but not a pig either.

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:55 AM   #988
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Found a perfect 14 gallon steel tank to go back in the stock spot and stay under the floor, even get to plumb the stock filler neck back it for super street car status. Added a small sump for the 044's.
Where did you find the tank?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:11 AM   #989
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