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#291450 - 11th Feb 2009 10:02pm Station : 1989 Toyota MR2
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Thought I'd put this up. I bought Ste's crashed MR2 earlier in the week, and have spent the past coupla days going over it. I was looking for a decent 4A-GE engine for my '84 Corolla, and just ended up with it! It came with a =shitload= of dealer receipts and all MOT History!

I drove it up to Tescos, and it wouldn't start again on a new battery. Gave it a push start and it was going again:



Anyway, yesterday I struggled getting the bonnet open, and removed the wing, and today got at the rest.



The floors had gone a long time ago - 20 year old car, wouldn't expect anything less!





Didn't think it would be this bad, the mount is crumpled:



And part of the inner wing has been pushed back:



But looking at it, it's a day's work straightening it out and welding a new corner on. The nearly new crossmember is bent and will need replacing. frown



There's no saving that!



Fortunately, it hasn't touched the chassis and everything is straight:



How I left it! I've never done anything like this in this car park area, and the neighbours have been asking.



I also made use of a 'Rug Doctor' hired by the missus from B&Q and gave the seats and carpet a good clean. It really shifts ground in stuff and brings it back to new:



I've got a bonnet and bumper, just need a wing ... from somewhere. And a load of interior bits (just because they were there):

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#291637 - 12th Feb 2009 8:45pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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Replaced the O-rings in the manifold to exhaust today, and it no longer blows!



The old ones were totally buggered!



A bloke called Jon who drops kids off in his bus saw what I was doing and said his neighbour had broken his crashed red MR2 and he had a wing and basically 'half a car' and said I could have the lot for 50 quid. It included glass, all the suspension/running gear, boot, engine cover, some trim and rubbers, headlights and covers, and most importantly a rust free, undamaged wing.

It was like a miracle. What's the chances of that happening?!
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#291644 - 12th Feb 2009 8:59pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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That's what you call a R E S U L T !!!

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#291660 - 12th Feb 2009 9:26pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: AlpineA610Turbo]
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great to see this being repaired happy

let me know if you want to sell the dampers and springs wink
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#292016 - 13th Feb 2009 11:29pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: _Ste_]
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I just can't say no to anything! Anything I'm offered I have to buy it! I've got the dampers and springs in the garage, there's driveshafts and roll bars. Haven't really looked at them yet.

Got a letter through the door at my folk's from someone who wants to sell his MR2 to me for spares.
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#292031 - 14th Feb 2009 12:17am Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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excellent mate. happy

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#292202 - 15th Feb 2009 5:14am Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: ]
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Looking good matey

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#295926 - 28th Feb 2009 2:22pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: Tony_1985]
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Been driving this round a bit, haven't made much progress, but done a bit.
Bodged an MGF alternator on as the old one wasn't earthing (and wasn't charging).





Got the alloys old paint removed and cleaned and resprayed:



Received new sills, rear quarters and front corner in the mail so will start welding them in this month some time. Fixed the niffy petrol smell by extending the tank vent pipe into the back of the car (and not the chassis). smile
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#295977 - 28th Feb 2009 8:03pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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Quote:
Fixed the niffy petrol smell by extending the tank vent pipe into the back of the car (and not the chassis).


Ahhhhhhhhh so thats what causes it happy
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#296035 - 28th Feb 2009 11:02pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: _Ste_]
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Yeah, there's a pipe coming from the tank and it goes straight into a valve and into the chassis under the car. Valve wears out and leaks. smile
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#296041 - 28th Feb 2009 11:09pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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cool, good to know, have you done anythink else yet?
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#296156 - 1st Mar 2009 12:27pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: _Ste_]
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Just resprayed the bonnet and bumper. smile
Been tidying out my garage tbh, I've got a skip's worth of plastic trim that needs to go!
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#296218 - 1st Mar 2009 6:33pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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Few more pics:





Still needs a big load of work, but at least it's no longer half white! smile
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#296226 - 1st Mar 2009 7:12pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: DavidB]
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Looking good mate. Keep up the good work happy

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#296227 - 1st Mar 2009 7:17pm Re: Station : 1989 Toyota MR2 [Re: Tony_1985]
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happy
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