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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:30 pm    Post subject: Scrapheap Challenge (Strip down Continues) Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Placed the rev 3 spoiler to get a feel of the look and position.


Need to make 2 holes each side of the boot lid to fit and fill 16! [Shocked] The reason i'm not using a rev 3 boot lid is because the rev 1 has a stronger spring to compensate for the weight of a rev 1 spoiler and i'm hoping with a light rev 3 spoiler fitted the boot will open up fully just by pulling the boot release handle.

I managed to remove both front wings and found minimal rust so very happy with that.


Removed the 2 vents on the back as well after reading about rust inside there but found only little bit too so that's good.
Removed both headlamp units and started to remove the front bumper but it's arguing with me [Evil or Very Mad]
Will be back at it next time though [thumleft]

Now looks like this


Happy to be finally getting somewhere [Dancing]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Your boot spring idea - you may regret that. I had a carbon fibre rev5 on one of my old MR2s, which meant the rev3 spring was strong enough to lift the lid all the way. It was worse than the standard arrangement.

Is your 'spring' strong enough to hold the boot open fully? It should be.

Anyway, each to their own - just a thought!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I would seriously be considering getting a rev3 boot lid mate, much much easier than filling all those holes on the rev1/2 lid!

Then you only have to worry about the rear wings regarding holes. If you wanna keep your boot spring, just transfer to rev3 boot lid. Sorted.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

synXero wrote:
Your boot spring idea - you may regret that. I had a carbon fibre rev5 on one of my old MR2s, which meant the rev3 spring was strong enough to lift the lid all the way. It was worse than the standard arrangement.

Is your 'spring' strong enough to hold the boot open fully? It should be.

Anyway, each to their own - just a thought!


The spring is very strong and when you pop the boot it comes up with a fair amount of force. I intend to fit a boot lifter to slow it down but still allow it to open fully.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

RedMRČ wrote:
I would seriously be considering getting a rev3 boot lid mate, much much easier than filling all those holes on the rev1/2 lid!

Then you only have to worry about the rear wings regarding holes. If you wanna keep your boot spring, just transfer to rev3 boot lid. Sorted.


Could do, but as i have to fill holes on the rear wings anyway, i might as well carry on a do the boot lid at the same time. On top of that it will save money but just means it will take longer.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

New discs and pads ordered today plus a couple of detailing bits [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Brakes arrived yesterday [Smile] Attempting to vinyl wrap the bump strips. Will post some pictures later.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Chrome Vinyl Wrapped Wing Pieces.
What do you think?




I will be doing all the strips [thumleft]
Can't wait to see what they look like fitted after the new paintjob [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Few more


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Interesting. Haven't seen them before. Wonder what they'll look like on...

Seen a few people do them in carbon which can look decent on the right paint colour.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

synXero wrote:
Interesting. Haven't seen them before. Wonder what they'll look like on...

Seen a few people do them in carbon which can look decent on the right paint colour.


Was considering carbon but thought chrome would be a nicer contrast against black.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Quick Update.
Just put a deposit on some wheels from PsyKen
Thanks again [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Spent a couple of hours down the garage again.
Apart from the front bumper (which i will need to drill out the fog lamp screws to remove) the exterior is now stripped [thumleft]



No rust behind the side vents and i can see a little down where the sills join the car. Fingers crossed once the sills are replaced , there will be no more rust. I'm thinking of having the insides fully painted as well to stop any more corrosion. Next job is to start repainting the suspension etc.
Trial fitted one of these

Car definitely needs to be painted black first.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: The BLACK PEARL Build Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Met up with PsyKen today to pick up the new wheels.
Thanks again mate. Love the Tubby, Especially the colour and wheels.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Trim almost completed.
Just 3 more pieces and then they're all wrapped in chrome. [Very Happy]

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Front bumper removed. (finally)
Radiator will need replacing.
Rebuilding front end next weekend, Just waiting for some parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just received a box of bits from Dale which includes a set of puma lights and some rev 6 tail lights [Dancing]
Thanks again matey. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just hit a stumbling block.
The garage i'm renting is being sold with it's property which means i need to be out by March. [Sad]
So now i need to find somewhere to store the project and a way to move it.
Gutted.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Carried on working on the project whilst looking for another garage.

Stripped the Rev 6 light ready to paint and may give the wiring a tidy.

I put the lamp units through the dishwasher to remove any debris from inside the units and give them a good clean.


I've been painting a few bits ready to go back on.



And i had these delivered today ready to be fitted [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Received a very nice parcel today. [Very Happy]
Full set of front and rear bushes for my MR2 in Red as requested [thumleft]
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