Oh yeah, they are a swine for rust. They come with a 30 year rust warranty but even though there are still a lot that have suffered the tinworm. A chap I know in the RR owners club had an 00 S-Class which had rusted so badly the suspension was not attached to the vehicle. MB said it was unfixable. It was only 6 years old.
Just do up the little trim and pieces inside the car, a nice Nardi Wheel and some good wax outside!
It's way too easy to go crazy in mx5 mods, so better do it bit by bit and give it some time to sink in.
My interior project is starting too, will wrap seats in leather, some retro switches and nardi wheel thrown in, removing the sterero system all together and replace it with a DIY clock + storage compartment unit.
The original audio is really hopeless, my wireless SoundFreaq has more punch! so I am making a bracket behind the seats and basically have myself a portable audio system.
Old tech airbags & new ones aren't exactly the same cup of tea. Personally I don't feel that safe around such dated ones & would rather they be removed anyways, especially when they're literally right in your face. I've disconnected my driver's side bag and fooled the light with some resistors.
I'd still take the one behind, since I'm just not a big fan of overly big parts on small cars, like that rear wing. Just not something I would do. At all. The only acceptable huge rear wing is the one on the Plymouth Superbird.
Airbags need to be replaced every 10 years to guarantee they'll go off when you need them. Unless you're sat in the correct position they have a tendency to do a lot of damage too. If you're short, disable the airbag. If you're fat, disable the airbag. You have to be the average build for one to deploy safely.
I've always been taught that seatbelts are fairly useless too. In the event of a bad crash, your best bet is be ejected through the windshield and thrown clear of any danger. This is especially true in convertables where you could safely land 100-300 feet away from the dangerous impact debris as long as you're not strapped to the seat like a crash test dummy. No one died in car crashes before they started putting 'safety' devices in.
I'm not the average build but was also referring to their design. (as well as more oriented towards very small cars) I've seen rather new ones from the same era cause more harm than good in your average fenderbender/all but the most extreme circumstances & thus have never trusted earlier ones. (I definitely always wear a seatbelt though!)
At first I was like , then saw your next post. (and remembered some which have come to pass, lol) In your case I'd go with the camo AND the 2nd Miata's wing. I think the combo would suit you well. Hey, trade the white for black & you could be Klutch's bro too, lurking in the night from 5-0!
I wasn't looking for any pitiful troll responses, I was just thinking about a camo pattern. I can't please everyone with my car taste, but you don't have to really be a bitch about it. It was only a 5-min illustration about my idea I got in my head about my car. Big deal, seriously.
As you can see, I planned to get it painted. yes, a real booth, a real painter, a proper paintjob. But I won't, I won't even make it myself. My upcoming project holds me from doing it, and the inspiration to build something is second to none. And this was after I've ordered some internal stuff to the shoebox, and maybe run it around some trackdays.
Not really, but I don't expect someone getting so mad about one's car taste, either.
If you see a race car, do you want to remove a functional wing from that as well? (It's mostly the same, that MX-5 in question has a spoiler that is actually functional and it sees quite a lot of trackday use).
I am not meaning huge wings are nice on a road car, but it's a different thing if the car is actually more race-prepped than only used on public roads.
And I am still saying, the camo was mostly a rather meh idea out of my head illustrated on GIMP in 5 minutes. How hard it was to understand from my last post?
I know somebody who tracks his RX-7 regularly and yes, it has a rather large, functional wing. He removes it for use on the street, as yes.... it looks retarded on the street & has no practical use under like 100mph. (when you posted that pic, it was in response to somebody who seems to be building a mostly street car as well) As far as getting mad, the "" denotes my post being done so in a jokingly manner. The only mad person seems to be you. (well, and maybe the guy questioning the use of seatbelts, lol)