Whiskers, the Flyin’ Miata Build

For those of you who don’t hop on Facebook, here’s a compilation of pictures from the Flyin’ Miata Catfish build.  They’ve appropriately named their Catfish “Whiskers”, and it will be the first car to have turbo power.  Flyin’ Miata is the resource for Miata performance, turbocharging, and even LS engine swaps.  Soon they’ll be the “go-to” resource to build a complete Catfish, whether it’s naturally aspirated, turbocharged or even LS powered.

dimple die shock towers
dimple die shock towers
headlight recess
headlight recess
back shot as delivered
back shot as delivered
lights
lights
roll hoops
roll hoops
front
front
donor car
donor car
side
side
back
back
plastic cover–it was a WET weekend
plastic cover–it was a WET weekend
blue burrito
blue burrito
freshly parked
freshly parked
body laid out
body laid out
aluminum laid out
aluminum laid out
aluminum in place
aluminum in place
dash in place
dash in place
roller skate
roller skate
cracked differential mount
cracked differential mount
frame on roller skate
frame on roller skate
gas tank in place
gas tank in place
turbo!
turbo!
steering in place
steering in place
blue render
blue render
frame on skate from front
frame on skate from front
wheels attached
wheels attached
inner panel work
inner panel work
fish filet
fish filet
tig welding awesomeness
tig welding awesomeness
long stainless side pipe
long stainless side pipe
hood fitment
hood fitment
lightweight Catfish on stock suspension looks “lifted”
lightweight Catfish on stock suspension looks “lifted”
lifted front
lifted front
windscreen test
windscreen test
wrap color
wrap color
gauge fitment test
gauge fitment test
light fitment test
light fitment test
wrap shenanigans
wrap shenanigans
wrapped with patience
wrapped with patience
next panel…
next panel…
flat bottom with clecos
flat bottom with clecos

Part II

Lizard Skin heat and sound treatment on the interior
Lizard Skin heat and sound treatment on the interior
Ultrasuede interior
Ultrasuede interior
Taking off weight makes the suspension ride high
Taking off weight makes the suspension ride high
fish filets in the ice box
fish filets in the ice box
Turbo!
Turbo!
This frame was painted instead of powdercoat
This frame was painted instead of powdercoat
body on, hood off
body on, hood off
Back shot after the car is off the lift
Back shot after the car is off the lift
at The Mitty!
at The Mitty!
At the track before dark
At the track before dark
The simple interior looks fit and trim
The simple interior looks fit and trim
Sparco seats fit nicely
Sparco seats fit nicely
turbo packaging
turbo packaging
Nekkid Cat
Nekkid Cat

2 Comments

  • Chris Duncan says:

    It looks great. I’ve been following Bauer for some time now and it is great to see so many photos from a build. Especially when the build is by Flyin’ Miata.

    Can’t wait to see some additional in-car footage when it is all together.

    • Cord says:

      Thanks Chris,

      We’ve got another build going on right now in Michigan that should prove to be really exciting. It also will have turbo power from Flyin’ Miata. Win!

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