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David Dodge

I'm That Miata Guy! '99 Daily driven drift toy '01 LS1 Drift Miata (in progress) Watch me, as I build my dreams from scratchπŸ‘Œ

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No one ever said it'd be easy to fit a v8 in this thing, πŸ˜… actually, most anyone that I've told about this car, have asked "how the hell is that big ol engine gonna fit in such a tiny car??". My answer- "lots of careful measuring and sloppy cutting!" πŸ˜‚ happy Monday! #mazda #miata #ls1swap #ls1miata #weightreduction #cutitalloff #customfab #dontworryitllbeprettywhenimdone #thatmiataguy #squirrelymcdrift

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lol don't even have a guaranteed car to drift, but still reserved my spot for the Medford Cruise/ @drift_evolution #bashtothefuture drift event this summer! lol #mazda #miata #driftcar #driftevolution #bttf6 #thatmiataguy

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Babe told me to do the dishes, Not sure these were what she meant... #ls1 #budgetbuilt #dontfixwhatsnotbroken #thatmiataguy #squirrelymcdrift

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Hey @whosdannygeorge your old headers BARELY clear this fatass (tr6060) trans, but they clear 😎 cannot believe how precise of a fit they are, killer work for sure. #mazda #ls1swap #ls1miata #driftmiata #driftcar #dannygeorgewannabe #dannywho #thatmiataguy #topmiata #bbrmiata #miatagang

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lol that was a complete LS1 a few nights ago.. #mazda #miata #stupidracecar #ls1miata #squirrelymcdrift #thatmiataguy

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Party corner 😎 LS is getting torn down and thoroughly checked out before I decide to just #sendit, just to be sure I'm not gonna send a rod out the side first time I sit on limiter. Also, Engines are just cool to me. Pretty excited to be adding another engine to my ever so small pool of engine knowledge. #ls1 #ls1miata #driftmiata #partycorner #stupidracecar #weightreduction #aluminumblockv8 #proambuild #topmiata #miatagang #desertmiata #driftcar #squirrelymcdrift #thatmiataguy

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You're supposed to set the engine as low as possible right? Because I did a subframe delete to get that perfect low center of gravity πŸ˜‚ #ls1miata #squirrelymcdrift #noimnotserious #driftcar #weightreduction #selffab #selfbuilt #thatmiataguy

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This is why I can't have nice things.. Put car back to stock, Immediately break stock diff. lol stupid car. #mazda #miata #thatmiataguy #stupidracecar

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Wait, dual exhaust? 😳 Cars all back together, gonna be an odd year learning to drive this without much horsepower πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ #mazda #miata #dualexhaust #driftcar #drifttoy #driftmiata #dailydrivenonceagain #static #lowmiata #dkfabworkswidebody #thatmiataguy

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lol it's been a long time since this car has been on an actual lift for work to be done. Usually I just work in the dirt, or with it on jack stands. Maybe I'll finally do the alignment while I'm here too...πŸ˜‚ #mazda #miata #selfbuilt #brokencar #brokekid #dkfabworkswidebody #dkfabworks #luckybreak #racecar #dailydriver #stockaf #thatmiataguy

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Well since I originally was running t2 trans to ford 8.8 diff, I had a custom driveshaft made locally. But now the ford 8.8 is in my new build, and this car has its OE diff back in it. I didn't really want to give up my t2 to ford driveshaft though, incase I ever put another ford 8.8 in the car, or who knows. Well, here's the solution. Made a ford 8.8 flange to Miata diff adapter. Let it be known, I don't own a lathe or Cnc machine. Made from .5" thick 6061 aluminum plate that I had bought for a project awhile back. Not too shabby for a hand cut/measured piece. No fancy tools over here!

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Someone buy the wing already. I like my car without it, pic for proof. Also trying to figure out how to make my car stupid low again. Style year this year, building a new car for function, this car is going back to being low, slow, and clean. 😏 #mazda #miata #lowlife #staticlife #dkfabworkswidebody #dkfabworksanglekit #thatmiataguy #topmiata #miatagang #desertmiata #bbrmiata

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Axles acquired, just need to have a drive shaft made, and the Miata will be back on the road. Thanks again @mini__fd for the hook up! #mazda #miata #miatarevive #thatmiataguy

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Few more small bits and she'll be back on the road. Also dumped it while the suspension was off. I think this is its new ride height πŸ˜‰ #mazda #miata #dailydriver #selffab #selfbuilt #dkfabworkswidebody #dkfabworksanglekit #dkfabworksmiata #thatmiataguy #topmiata #miatagang #desertmiata #bbrmiata

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And back together she goes. READ BELOW πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ My big wing setup is still for sale too. Someone buy it already so I can bring this car back to life. Get at me in the DMs if you're interested. Also looking for 99-00 Miata AXLES. Since this car is going stock rear end again.

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Well since my step dads kart got fresh body and graphics, I had to go overboard and completely redo my kart too. All hand cut me laid (minus the numbers of course), and a little pin-striping fun by yours truly too. I think it came out just as wild as I had hoped. Opinions? #shifterkart #pinstripe #selftaught #lsswapthegokartlol #shinygraphics #betillwreckitfirstlap #thatmiataguy #thatgokartguytoo

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Hand cut/laid some basic graphics for my step dads shifter kart. Old body work was wrecked, so he bought some new stuff. This body style is so outdated that they only had it in black (not the white that it used to be), so we had to do something to make it not look so bland. I think it came out rather well. Pretty classy looking actually πŸ’

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I promise little car, your journey isn't over yet. Only this chapter is at its end, but there's plenty yet to write for your story. Modded rear subframe with ford 8.8 is out, and is getting cleaned up to go into the LS Miata. I've got plans for this car, don't you worry. It won't be what you expect though πŸ˜‰ #mazda #miata #rip #partout #ls1miata #drifttoy #driftmiata #squirrelymcdrift #selffab #selfbuilt #selftaught #thatmiataguy

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