Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:33 am

The ruined c-pillar looked good from a distance, but it wasn't fixable.

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:36 am

The next 2 pillars were 18ag instead of 20ag, and I left the hammer marks in them. Then I started building the back window frame:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:40 am

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 am

I couldn't shrink the bigger side enough. So, the next attempt started with a plywood curve, but it looked weird too. The problem is a sedan window frame is more curved at the top than a coupe and it sticks out too far on a profile view.

I tried mocking up the sedan frame farther forward, and it looked good here:

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:57 am

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Post by Indy510 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:22 am

I think it looks way better now. Real coupe pillars are angled forward more, but I don't want the roof to get any shorter. A flat lower anvil for my English wheel smoothed out the pillars, and she's back off the Miata again:

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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:14 am

Just needs a big whip antenna and 4-corner gigantic hold down pins.

Impressive work, as usual.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Re: Really Ratty Rusty Ruby 510/miata

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Post by Laecaon » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:19 am

I think you nailed the rear window opening. Your fabrication skills seem to be improving with every update.

I like seeing it laid out on the miata frame.

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