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Luke (Skywalker's) 2GR-FE MK2- Full restoration/build

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:48 am    Post subject: Luke (Skywalker's) 2GR-FE MK2- Full restoration/build Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi Everyone. Im Julian, Luke (Skywalker's) younger brother making this post on the DLP account.

This is a build thread that i didn't expect to be writing myself.

As many of you may know, my brother Luke was an MR2 specialist for over 15 years. He started a company called Pacific Works which then merged to become Driftlimits Performance. Luke knew pretty much everything there was to know about MR2’s and established a very loyal customer base quickly.

In March this year, we lost Luke very suddenly. For the last 9 years or so Luke had a dream to make his perfect MR2 however it was always difficult when there are always customers cars to work on! Over the previous year, Luke got a clean rev 3 and had been acquiring parts to make this perfect MR2. Luke wanted every single bolt on this car to be new and also wanted it to be powered by a 2GR-FE Toyota 3.5l V6 engine.

I can pretty confidently say when this car is finished, it will be one of the cleanest MR2's out there. Luke wouldn't have it any other way.

Spec will be (Im sure i will forget some things)


Engine
Toyota 2GR-FE (325bhp and 285lbs/ft)
Woodsport Manifolds/ Cat pipe
ECU rev limit raised to 7200 rpm


Running Gear
VS Work wheels 17”. Satin black face, gloss black lip, Gold bolts
Powder coated Subframe, Arms, Braces, Mounts etc
Powder coated adjustable ARB’s
All new genuine suspension arms, rod ends, etc
BC racing Coilovers
New Brake callipers
New brake dust shields
New Hubs
Custom Brake lines
RCA’s
Full Superpro Polybush Kit
Every bolt/mounting bracket Zinc coated

Body
Kei Office Front Bumper
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Abflug Front Lip
OR
Aeroware Front Lip
Air walker Side Skirts
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Greddy Side Skirts
Veilside Rear bumper (Modified)
Do-Luck Rear Spoiler

Interior
Full Alcantara with Stitching


Anyway here are some pics showing where we are up to on the build

Car, Looking a little sorry for itself- Stripping underway



Shiny parts.





Engine


Trial fit of body parts Do-Luck spoiler and Veilside Bumper (Intercooler obviously not included for the NA engine). We’re going to modify the bumper to make it a little different.


Air walker Sides


Wheels



Sill replacement


Starting to prep the underside for fresh Primer, Seam Seal and then Bed Liner. May well Soda blast the underside for ease. Its almost a bare shell currently, but no pictures..




And lastly, the colour. Its not going to be black! All to be revealed soon.

More updates as they happen.

MASSIVE thanks to Adam, Conor and Lily for all the help and hard work [Applause] And as always a big thanks to TCB [thumleft]

Julian
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Looking forward to seeing this finished mate, it's been a long time coming and it's gonna be amazing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Tuned into this one! [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The biggest & most sincere condolences for the loss of Luke

It certainty sent a shock wave through the community.

I will be watching this one, and what a great tribute to Luke to finish off what he wanted

the very best of wishes for the project, although feeling seriously jealous at all those NEW!!! parts (picks up piggy bank & shakes.... puts back down disappointed!)

Regards Brian
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Ahhh man, it’s sad to see this. Looking forward to this being done.

Let’s get some more pics up as we make headway.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

So the car has been stripped a bit more

Frunk completely stripped and loom removed, All brake pipes, coolant lines, clutch line etc removed from underneath.
Interior and Dash removed.

Next step is to finish the last bits of stripping, remove the rest of the underseal and get it off for the underside to be epoxy primer, Engine bay and frunk painted in the new colour and lastly the bedliner. This will allow us to install everything and get the new engine and running gear in whilst not having to worry about damaging the fresh paint.

Once that is done, it will be going in for body prep and paintwork.




Lastly, we had a chance to trial fit some of the front bumper options.
I think we know which one we prefer and what flows better with the sides, rear and spoiler but what do you all think?

Kei office

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice project and story to be told.

I like the Kei Office front bumper.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Man was obviously a purist, he's gone for the hardtop!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Airwalker ftw [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Oh man.. wish i was there [Mad]

Kei office for sure, Luke told me how much he loved that front. Looks tidy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

No worries man! there will be plenty to get on with once you're back!!

Airwalker for sure. As for the front, In person the general consensus was the abflug as the kei office looked a bit smooth with the rear bumper and spoiler combination. It all stands out a bit at the moment but in the final colour it will look alot more sleek. He did have the Abflug one there and that was on his list too...Sometimes i dont think he even knew what he wanted!

Im sure we'll need more opinions, so Steve and Brett, when you're in next, you'll have to look and cast your vote!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I forgot about the Kei office one because it looks kinda like the Airwalker to me haha.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Definitely following this, Luke did work on my car and was a genuinely great
Guy, such a loss. He will be ecstatic up there that you are finishing his dream.
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