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Mazdspeed Protege #1145 build / fix log

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
That's me failing, not postimage lol.
Yea, it's been great for me.

I just hope they don't decide to start charging $300 a year and hold all my pictures hostage like PhotoBucket did. lol
I managed to download all my pictures back without paying the ransom but I lost track of where they were in the threads.
 
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Dpwhitehead1

Damian
Contributor
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MSP 1145
if anyone has this super rare part-

GT Spec Trunk Cage for a sedan- I am in the market. Will pay good money.
 
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2003.5 MAZDASPEED Protege #2218
Thanks man, I'm happy to hear that there are still OG's laying around here and there. I'll keep posting... or at least have Phil do the posting lol.

either way things are moving forward!
I'm back on here after being out of the car game for 10 years since I sold ProtegeMP3 #1226... Now I'm back but this time I have a silver MSP #2218 I recently bought. The MSP isn't near the fastest car out there and have a lot of mechanical issues and put $10K into them to be as fast as a V8 but I love driving them!!!
Years ago this was a hot spot for anything and everything Mazda. But with the MP3 and MSP being limited run cars over 15 years old there's not many of them still around. Plus the newer MS3 and MS6 is out.... FB_IMG_1541211796208.jpg FB_IMG_1541211749289.jpg FB_IMG_1541211796208.jpg FB_IMG_1541211749289.jpg
 

Dpwhitehead1

Damian
Contributor
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MSP 1145
I'm back on here after being out of the car game for 10 years since I sold ProtegeMP3 #1226... Now I'm back but this time I have a silver MSP #2218 I recently bought. The MSP isn't near the fastest car out there and have a lot of mechanical issues and put $10K into them to be as fast as a V8 but I love driving them!!!
Years ago this was a hot spot for anything and everything Mazda. But with the MP3 and MSP being limited run cars over 15 years old there's not many of them still around. Plus the newer MS3 and MS6 is out.... View attachment 221727 View attachment 221728 View attachment 221727 View attachment 221728
Hi-boost turboed MP3- very nice.

I love the cars, they have an endless look to them. I want to continue doing what I can for this platform... we shall see.
 
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2003.5 MAZDASPEED Protege #2218
Hi-boost turboed MP3- very nice.

I love the cars, they have an endless look to them. I want to continue doing what I can for this platform... we shall see.
Thanks dude.. Yep Hi-Boost turbo.. and yeah I love the body lines. Kinda ole school boxy like....
Now time to get started on the MSP. Typical bullet proof forged motor, LSD,swap trans gears and so on...*. Sucks its winter almost and my garage isn't built yet....
 

Dpwhitehead1

Damian
Contributor
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MSP 1145
can I unfollow my own build thread? lmao.

Now with the new forum, maybe i can attach pictures more easily. That is really my issue with posting pictures, finding a damn hosting site. Not that a lot has happened, still there are pictures worthy to be on here.

I realized I messed up a bit with my color scheme and all of my gt spec components were gloss black... so they'll be redone soon to be the custom blue I have grown(quickly) to love.
 

Antoine

Administrator
Always great to see another build thread.. :love:(y)

Regarding uploading pics...We've currently got a small issue with some images appearing rotated. We're trying to sort this out asap...It could have to do with whether the pic was taken in portrait or landscape mode.

Also...We've got a new hosting feature called "Media". You can use it to host pics, create albums and even embed albums in posts...Here's the link...

 

Protephile

Propulsionally Challenged
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2003 Protege ES
I really need to get back here more often. I donated my dearly departed Protege a few years ago.
Even though I had moved to Florida, it had seen too many winters up north and things started to fall off.
I miss my old car and what this forum used to be back when I was a vendor.
Good luck with the build. One of these days I'm gonna find a nice, clean MSP and restomod it!
 

Dpwhitehead1

Damian
Contributor
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MSP 1145
I bought a thing last year, and finally got around to setting it up. 5000lb Quick Jacks. It’s pretty amazing. The height you see isn’t completely up and it’s nearly 2 feet of clearance to work!

I’ll be starting the tear down of the suspension components shortly. Going to have the subframes powder coated and I’m re- coating the other parts because I picked the wrong color. :(

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Dpwhitehead1

Damian
Contributor
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MSP 1145
Next update coming soon. I went out and bought a set of wheels. They're JNC034 17x8 +30 offset.

I was planning to go larger and I might in the future, but for now easier the better.
 
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Dpwhitehead1

Damian
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MSP 1145
Very nice build in the works there. Outstanding paint job and its nice to see a white msp.
I wish it were almost- it’s a very light grey. I’m going to have to put a piece of white paper up to it to show difference lol. Should have went with a darker grey.
Man those quick jacks look sweet. I want some in my garage. Build is looking good (y)
They're very awesome. I look forward to all the work I can accomplish without a jack and jack stands.
 
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