Targa Miata
January 27, 2011 - The car's looking pretty empty by now.
It's almost time to start modifying the shell.
entry 782 - tags: body
January 27, 2011 - The Targa car started off as a 1994 R package, which had a long career with an FM II turbo installed.
At 200,000 miles, it was taken off the road, stripped and seam-welded. You can still see some of the clearancing for the turbocharger on the frame rail by the driver's shock tower. It's time for some much more intense engine bay modifications though.
entry 783 - tags: body
January 31, 2011 - With the interior of the car completely stripped, Adam continues the prep work for the tunnel modifications.
First, the factory braces on the sides of the tunnel are cut off. Then the seam sealer is removed. The braces will be welded back into place once the modifications are done.

entry 787 - tags: body
February 1, 2011 - The surgery has begun.
The corners of the firewall are cut out, and these reinforcing plates will get welded in.
entry 788 - tags: body
October 31, 2011 - I won't have to tape the front of the hood down anymore.
Another pair of hood pins at the front of the hood means no more lifting bodywork at speed. There are a lot of hood pins on this car now - four on the front and four on the back.
I also spent some time fixing the passenger's side rear view mirror. Big jobs? No. But improvements. And that's always good.
entry 1010 - tags: body