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    #46
    Did some interior work this last weekend.
    Swapped carpet: I was super happy with the shape of the floor boards (suck it Northerners ;) )



    Installed a Kirk Bar

    (proof that it doesn't make the back seat useless!)

    Sold my mint sport seats, so I had to build a new set for my car out of a bunch of broken ones. Ended up modifying the driver's side sport seat so I could fit in the car with the kirk bar. I cut the foam in half for under my butt and replaced the foam for behind my back with a piece of automotive carpet (all this is under the factory vinyl). This seat came out of a 318ic, which i've heard are lower than coupe counterparts. Anyways, the result is that I can sit comfortably in an e30 with a kirk bar now, something i've never been able to do! (I'm 6'6" btw)


    I can almost fit with a helmet with my new sport seat. The helmet was a bit tight, maybe a larger one will sit lower on my head and give me that 1/2" I need.


    Tonight I completed a ZHP rack swap (will give an in-depth review after an alignment):






    kids remember, safety first.

    Last edited by Julien; 11-04-2014, 09:11 PM.
    Build Threads:
    Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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      #47
      Looking good JuJu!

      Car is looking good too

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        #48
        Looks good Julien! Did you keep the handbrake at the rear?

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          #49
          Originally posted by xphiledan View Post
          Looks good Julien! Did you keep the handbrake at the rear?
          No, the swap won't let you keep it, but I have a hyndraulic e-brake going in soon.

          .. Small update
          Last rack was bad (dead spot in the middle), so the seller swapped me out:


          Also installed these from turner:

          You insert them on both sides of the rack and it limits the travel to stop your wheels from hitting your wheel well (if you have that issue.. i did)


          :mrgreen:
          Overall the late (get '03+) model 330i rack feels freaking amazing, highly recommended. You will more than likely steer into something when you first install it because of how quick of a rack it is :)
          Build Threads:
          Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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            #50
            Sometimes you gotta do a mod that is just for decoration.. Which brings me to tonights project: french my headlights. Having lived in france and taken many "french" ellipsoids apart I know that the yellow is only a coating on the inside of the lens (often removed by frenchines, actually).

            step 1:
            Remove ellips from car

            step 2:
            remove lenses from ellips (usually you have to bake them in the oven, but mine popped right off)

            step 3:
            paint the inside of the lense with this stuff
            step 4:
            Reassemble lenses back to ellips using a new silicone-like sealer

            step 5:
            fire the missiles

            step 6:
            reinstall them in the middle of the night and get weird looks from your neighbors


            cheers

            gonna do fogs soon.
            Build Threads:
            Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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              #51
              So I sold this car and lived a whole few weeks without a project car... until I bought a miata
              Build Threads:
              Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                #52
                Originally posted by Julien View Post
                So I sold this car and lived a whole few weeks without a project car... until I bought a miata
                How does a giant fit inside a miata?
                Simon
                Current Car:
                -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



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                  #53
                  Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                  How does a giant fit inside a miata?
                  with conviction
                  Build Threads:
                  Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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