My Roadster

Well, apologies to those who read this on the old forum, but I am really please with how my car has turned out after a big transformation, I thought I would re post it on here [H]

 

Well, 3 weeks after starting my little project, I have finally completed the transformation


Was a long tough, but very satisfying job, and well worth the effort.


Heres a few pics of what I have done.


Here is my eunos not long afer I bought it and given it a good clean up, pretty much standard at the time


Here is the original tan interior that I was nevery very keen on if Im honest 



This is how the car looked 3 weeks ago.



Toyed with the idea of a black and tan interior similar to this, but better than my poor photoshopping 



Came across these thanks to 5umo  :wink:  and was hooked 


 

So, now I new what I wanted to do, but it was a bigger job and meant I now needed to rip out the entire tan interior and replace it with black.

So, here goes…

And more

First bit of black carpet goes in 

Dash now painted black with vinyl paint, £10 a can from halfords, took 3 cans in all to do the dash and tops of doorcards.

Its getting there slowly

Much better

Well, I think so anyway 


At the same time as the interior, I wanted to change my wheels, and after much posting on here and hunting round, I found the ones I wanted 


I was going to wait until the interior was complete before I put the wheels on, but impatience got the better of me and I couldnt wait any longer to put them on  :twisted: 


So, its time to make some new door cards, again following the great tutorials I found on the forum. Not too bad a job at all this one.

Then time to strip the seats while waiting for my new leather covers and door card material to arrive. Now this was nasty. Sore hands and fingers for a few days afterwards 

Naked seats 

The seats currently have tan adjusters, so, 2 coats primer and 2 coats black should do it.


The tops of the door cards were painted with the same vinyl paint as the dash.

A bit of felt for the door card backing.

 

The leather has arrived, so its time to cover my first door card.
I wasnt entirely happy with this one, so I re covered it later. The passenger door turned out so much better. Practice makes perfect 

This one is better 

Looking better now

After a bit of a delay with the seat covers, thanks to Royal Mail  :evil: , the first seat cover is on 

Almost there now

The little bits go on…Matching gear and handbrake gaiters. I also followed the guide someone posted recently about padding the console lid and covered it with leather.

And finally complete apart from a good wax polish.
Extremely pleased with the results.  :smiley: Nice new windblocker too 

So, now Im totally skint, but I love it 

 

Since then, I have repainted the wing and nosecone myself, which was covered in another thread, so here is the latest pic [:D]

 

Thar sir is some serious hard work you have put in…[Y] and the car looks stunning.  Well done!

yeah, thats now very tasty…

A great thread, it needs to be in the tech FAQs as a how to re do the insde etc. In fact I’ll copy it over there to save it getting lost

 Loving the seats.  Where did you get the covers from, do you have a link?

Got them off a seller on ebay, he used to fit them for you for extra cost, but I believe he doesnt anymore.

His name is Gary, and I have no hesitation recommendin his work [:D]

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-MAZDA-MX5-FULL-LEATHER-SEAT-COVERS_W0QQitemZ190267600801QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item190267600801&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1431%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

 

EDIT: The button for insert link is greyed out, hence the long link…

crickey !! … you’re a brave man.

I wasn’t sure when I saw the first part of the thread,
but looking through the pictures it looks bl**dy amazing !! nice one.

Do you have any further plans ?

Thanks [:D]

Not really got any more plans for it to be honest, other than to look after it, and hopefully make it last for a good few years to come [H]

If money was no object, I would have a full respray and some performance modifications, but I am happy with it now for what it is [:D]

Now that looks impressive. Congratulations a top looking motor car

I got to do this for a friend in the new year… just goto find a cheap black interior now

and you have the same steering wheel as me … momo or options?

The steering wheel is the cheap Options version off ebay, but it looks okay and has held up well so far and not fell apart yet, it been in a couple of years ago [:D]

 

I found the cheapest place for my interior was mx5heaven

Miles cheaper than anyone else, and decent quality stuff too [:D]

Good luck with it.

Hi There

I don’t suppose you have Gary’s phone number who did the seats in Sheffield?

Cheers

 

Sorry, I havent got his number anymore.

 

His place on ebay is http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/jake1240/ if you want to give that a try.