Go Shorty …


Urgh, Back to work today, And what a shocker I had. The only good thing about going to work was receiving some packages from the post, Which contained my Barchetta shorty console and OEM hardtop bolts. I wasted no time to get them installed.

The Barchetta shorty console is a great quality piece, However, Upon installation I did need elongate the mounting holes slightly in order to fit the screws in, Other then that installation was, well perfect. This shorty frees up so much room too, Which I think is a good thing.

The OEM hardtop bolts were piss easy to install (As you’d imagine), Having these bolts installed means I can now rock the hardtop! I’ll have a taste of what it’s like when I drive to work in the morning, But even just sitting in the cabin, I felt like I was in a much bigger car. The car is in desperate need of a wash, So I’ll get onto that soon, Oh and I need some new, Grippy front tyres.

Stay tuned!

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The Finishing Touch

Today was one of those lazy days, Where I didn’t really have anything to do. So I sat around for some of it then thought to myself “Why not paint the A pillar ?”, So I got off my ass and headed out to the garage to get to work.

I masked up everything surrounding the A pillar, And started wet sanding. I used half a sheet of 600 grit, and finished it off with 800 grit.

I then removed all of the masking paper and reapplyed it. Masking took FOREVER! but better to be safe then sorry, Heck I still had some overspray on the car, Here’s a snap of the A pillar turning white.

Painting was the easiest and quickest part to do (As usual), There are a few little things I’ll need to touch up later but all in all, I think it came up pretty damn well. I only used half a can of paint too! Anyway, Enough blabber here are the finished pictures.

Tomorrow I should hopefully have the hardtop mounted, And my Barchetta shorty console isn’t too far away either. Stick around!

Rear Tow Hook Install

Well this weekend, Adan and I got to work on the rear tow hook. If for whatever reason I need a tow from the rear end, the Mazdaspeed rear lip would be in grief due to hanging lower than the tow hook points.

So, We decided to create an external tow hook. I left the whole mounting thing to Adan, And he came up with a great, easily reversible mounting point.

Anyway, The tow hook needed to repainted, so what colour should I paint it ?


And installed. That’s all to report, I have to clean up the cut on the MS rear lip a little more and get some pictures up. Stay tuned.