Taking things apart is easy Last Update: May 12, 2009 0:12 AM

Two eight hour days is all that is needed to completely strip a miata of its powertrain and two subframes.

miata on jackstands

miata underbody

miata underbody diff

miata underbody

The diff, axles, stock exhuast, PPF are all for sale. Contact me for info.

miata parts

miata engine bay

The radiator and fans are for sale. Contact me for info.

miata radiator

miata radiator fans

miata on jackstands

miata interior no center console

99 miata engine removal

99 miata engine removal

99 miata engine removal

99 miata engine removal

99 miata engine

99 miata engine removed k-member

99 miata engine removed k-member

99 miata engine removed john deere carry

99 miata engine removed k-member

99 miata engine removed k-member

You don't need to drop the rear subframe to install the kit but we decides to clean up some of the rust on it so out it came.

99 miata rear subframe

99 miata rear subframe

99 miata front subframe

David wanted to try to tackle the rust issue on the rear subframe and control arms while I had the car apart so I took them out, wire brush them (a lot...) and coated them with Rustoleum's latest rust *converting* paint, Rust Reformer. Works very similar to POR-15 in that it chemically converts the rust so its no more. This is in contrast to "stopping" the rust which involves just encasing it in paint and preventing access to oxygen for it to spread.

rustoleum rust stop

rusty rear miata subframe

The rear subframe had seen better days but after a few hours, its all cleaned up.

painted rusty miata subframe rear

painted rusty miata subframe rear


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