Thanks for the warm welcome guys! I made some pretty good progress today got all of the lower frame bits and the front end assembly cut out, hopefully get those tacked together tomorrow and make some more progress. My cousin stopped by to see what I was doing in the morning and next thing he's cutting tubing for me
.He had to go to work, but he was so intrigued that he said I'll call you at 8 so we can get an early start tomorrow O.o. Next my girlfriend came up to help and we really made a lot of progress. I don't think I'll be lacking in the motivation or help on this project.
To answer some questions, yeah miata's are pretty plentiful over here and I think it's a pretty good reliable drivetrain, so that's what I will ideally use. My original plan was to be opel based and I even stripped a Manta of all the good bits, but after thinking about it I will hopefully get a good miata donor for parts availability issues(both for repair and aftermarket support) and ease of using an established platform. As for my location I'm in cincinnati OH, USA I thought it would show that.... well I'll fix it. Thanks again for all your guys support already, just from the vast knowledge base of the forums, and hopefully I'll be able to add a little something.
P.S. man these things are small! I love it!