Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

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Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby ronbauer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:16 am

I will post more later, but here's a little taste... Fresh from getting painted this past weekend! :-)

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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:19 am

Love it!

Looks awesome!
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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby rpmchris » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Can't WAIT to see it with the wheels!!!
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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:22 pm

Yeah, get those 16x10 on there and get us a pic!
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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby ronbauer » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:07 am

I have one with 7" backspacing and a tire all mounted. It's currently on the car, but the 4x4 look is doing it no justice. If the weather cooperates this weekend, I'll back the car out of the garage and pull the shocks off one side of the car to allow me to lower the car down where it should be to get some pics. My Motons should be showing up soon, and then I can make sure all my measurements are good to order up the other 3 wheels.

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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby skeeler » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:16 pm

I love the paint, and I look forward to updates on this build.

Is it possible to sand off the protruding platform on the bumper that the Winged M logo sits on? Would it need to be filled with bondo or other filler if you did that?
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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby ronbauer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:57 am

@skeeler - No, that protrusion in the bumper is molded in and is the same on the back. I had planned to put a new emblem in that spot after painting, so it's no big deal to me.

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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby ronbauer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Okay, pulled the shocks this morning and test the fit the wheel/tire at both ends. I only have one wheel so far, so sorry about not being able to show both ends.... ;-)

Again, they are 16x10 wheels from REAL Racing, with Hoosier 23.5x11x16 tires.

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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby Brian » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks for the pics Ron....AWESOME looking car you have coming together there!
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Re: Ron Bauer's DP MX-5 build

Postby ronbauer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks Brian. Every new step the excitement keeps building. Can't wait 'til my coilovers get here. I'm also 95% sure that I'm going to go with the backspace I have on this wheel, so I'm close to ordering up the other 3.

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