Predictably, I put the top up the ride to and put it back down for the ride from work.
Man those guys in the Trussville Mazda parts department are good. Ordered the cubby hole yesterday and got it today via UPS ground. Bad thing was it was too big for the hole. When I checked Miata. net Garage section there was mention of some trimming required to use bigger cubby that I ordered, but to the extent I thought. This thing needed, in my opinion, major rework. About a 1/4″ off the bottom had to be removed and there was no way I was going to get a straight line across the 7 inches or so of width. I sent it back. They were real nice about taking the part back, I’m just out about the $10 it took to cover shipping in both directions.
My next option was $80 for one of those Really Nice CD Caddys from Serious Auto. But before I did that, I went and visited the company’s Mad Scientist in residence and borrowed 4 toggle switches. Wanted to see how they would look in my temporary cardboard blanking plate before I spent that much on something I could only “see” on the web. Made up a couple of labels and stuck them on there too.
Not too bad for a first attempt. I don’t like the labels yet, maybe I can find someone who still has one of those old dynamo pressure labelers. I think maybe I need lights too. Just wire the lights through the switches so they come on when the switch is up… Maybe get one as a momentary on to use as the garage door opener. I can see this mod getting out of hand.
Started down, went up, now down.
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