finally an update! the past 5 months or so have been hectic. as mentioned above, the project was delayed by wedding planning (married 1/2/10!), and since then, it's been honeymoon in hawaii (awesome), and working on the other
project (the house). got some new furniture, painted the living room, some other small projects to make the house livable for a woman. it had turned into a bit of a bachelor pad since i moved in last april.
and now onto the update!
shortly after getting back from the honeymoon, i finally got around to driving to my brother's place to borrow his utility trailer to haul of the remains of the donor miata. for some reason, wives don't seem to like miata bodies that have been stripped and sawed in half sitting under blue tarps in the driveway. strange. like my tow vehicle?
in regards to the car, last i left you (if anyone is reading this), the basic rear configuration was done. i've slowly been working on rear a-arms since october, and today i finally got a chance to work on the upper rears. they're obviously not totally done, since i need fully weld them, fab a shock mount on the lower rear, and clean up the uppers. as always, critiques are welcome. the way i did things (i.e. not the smartest), shock clearance is going to be very tight. i think i'm going to order some shocks and see where they fit. i'll probably be looking for some small body shocks so they take up less room. if that doesn't work, i'll have no choice but to consider this a learning experience and go back to the drawing board.
The bushings on the lower rear outboard points are energy suspension 9.9107's.
Two seats and a wheel bolted to the car. Almost there, eh?