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This is just an initial post. I've had my 2003.5 Mazdaspeed protege for almost 6 months now, Its been a fun car, and a ton of work. Its #2750/2750, hence the last, and the protoge was the first car to carry the "mazdaspeed" title.
Some details on it.
The turbo charging system put together by Callaway cars - The people who do the corvettes.
The exhaust and suspension were done by racing beat
The body kit was made by Roush.
Its one of a kind. the wheels are no longer green, that was just plastidip, and it came off. I need better pictures of it. I'm not really good at photographing, but I do run a youtube channel with a lot of video over there.
mhoward wrote: So the wheels are silver now, I assume?
Originally they were gun metal grey, but that has mostly worn off it a lot of places, and where it has it is black underneath. I need to get the wheels refinished, but That's a big expense. I don't want to go after market, since these wheels are quite rare, and I would hate to give that up.
mhoward wrote: Would it be possible to get the matching paint color from a body shop or shop supplier?
Probably, But I'm not sure if I want to go original, chrome, or some crazy color. They do need the curb rash cleaned up though... the PO was a teenager, and I swear he it every curb he came within 50 feet of.
So true, as a parent, I won't buy my kids a car. They have to buy their own cars.
I picked up a set of these http://amzn.to/2CaAF2g to start replacing the vacuum hoses with, a lot of them are pretty old and a few I've found cracked, so just going to start replacing them as I go along. along with some control arms going in this weekend. Bushings are shot, and need to be replaced.
My father gave me my first car, but I took care of it. But then, that was in the early 1970s (I'm 62). My son insisted he wanted to buy his first car and he did... a sweet 1999 Ranger XLT Extended cab 4X4. He knows how to spend money, but he takes good care of his stuff.
____________________ -- Michael
5th Gen - 2003 - Ranger Edge / Extended Cab / Flareside / 3.0L FLEX / Auto / 2WD / 8.8 Open 4:10 / Sonic Blue Pearl
So many mods... so little time...