In Reply to: I was thinking about that too.... posted by Luxo M3 on October 05, 2000 at 11:03:25:
I was thinking about contacting a friend of mine in Germany about that too. He make CNC al. stuff for Miatas and Z3's.
BUT the only disadvantages about using aluminum is it likes to dent and scratch really easily. (SOFT Metal).
I had a stainless steel dash kit on my last Miata which was REALLY nice but I heard it's a pain to form....
I've seen some nice carbon fiber stuff on www.mkautosport.com
Once aluminum gets scratched, then it tends to oxidize, which gets ugly. I really like stainless, but haven't had any luck finding it.