With all the years of paint work on this Mazda, I splurged a bit and got a high quality 2k primer sealer from eastwood. Hey, it’s splurging for a $2012 build. I wanted to make sure I got good adhesion on everything from old paint, rust, old primer and old paint. The new location I’m working in has no power to the section I’m using, so I had to run extension cords for the air compressor which meant I had …

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Well, this is the stage of the build that’s a bit depressing and humbling at the same time. Per a post I made several months ago, it’s at this point in the build that we announced we would not be attending GRM this year. My father in law had a sudden passing and I ended up having some medical issues of my own that needed attention. All this mounting up in August meant there would be no way to complete …

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Well, I’ll keep this post brief. Progress is moving forward on the RX3, but due to the unfortunate passing of my father in law and personal health issues of my own, I don’t believe the Twitchy Racing GRM RX3 will make it to this year’s challenge. We lost too much time and don’t feel it would do the car justice to compete in the condition its in. However, for all the followers of the build… I’m going to take a …

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So up until now, all the bodywork has only cost roughly $50 in materials. As anybody who has done bodywork before knows, the cost is your time really. I had about $12 in sand paper rolls for the orbital sander, $18 in metal and welding spool and another $20 in filler and rattle cans. I’ll have the actual cost sheet up a little later, but the goal of this car was to compete within the $2012 limit for GRM, so we’re sticking …

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Finally getting back to updating this thread. I didn’t realize how far behind it was! I left off with the shaving of the fuel door, and the rocker panel repairs. I won’t keep going on with the photos of the filler, but needless to say, many areas on the car were sanded down and given a new coat of filler. Here I will start with the rest of the engine bay strip down/out and clean up. Lots of years of …

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