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New factory built widebody Monocraft GT300 car project
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ilogik




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1993 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev2

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: New factory built widebody Monocraft GT300 car project Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Had been after one for over a year, and with it being only 1 of 2 genuine cars in the country, I thought it was never going to happen.

Luckily ( or not so luckily) the old owner didn't really look after the car and ended up blowing up the engine.

Car was bought without an engine, so it left me some room to do as I pleased.

Working out the cost differences in fitting a 1zz I decided that I might as well pay extra and go for a 2zz with a 6 speed box. Im currently waiting for that to go in at Rogue, who im sure will do a cracking job, especially after seeing recent work/projects they are working on.

I plan on restoring it as it is not 100% perfect, paint work is messy but can easily be done at a later stage.

Work so far

Bought all parts for 2zz swap
Fitted hardtop, hard top being painted, rear big wing removed and painted.
BC racing coilovers fitted


Stuff to do:

remove the soft top


Couple of pictures of the car






more recent one
Hard top fitted



Spoiler remove and hardtop off for painting
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

very nice [Applause]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

wow, they really made them from factory like that?

did it come with works wheels as well
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

as far as im aware they are built at monocraft factory for Toyota, much like the Toms MR-S, I have done a fair amount of research but always come full circle with it.

Original cars all seemed to come with eithe cusco tein coilovers, works wheels, the arches are deeper.


here is the other uK car, it looks somewhat different now though being red with lambo doors [Crying or Very sad]


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

[Applause] looks class matey. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

where can i get those wheels from ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Works or Rota do a similar wheel.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

nice [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The other one isn't showing the photo?

Nice project. [thumleft] I think a 2zz supercharged would be ace. [Drool]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

nice just out of interest how much was it with the blown engine?
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Mike 'MR2' McHugh
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice one Alesio !!! That no doubt going on your last one is going to be a stunner ....... you have to take me for spin in that when its done !!! [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Steve-O 2007 wrote:
nice just out of interest how much was it with the blown engine?


got it for 2.8k, guy had recipts from 2 years ago buying it for 10k [Neutral]


Little update:

Long awaited updated, project is going a lot slower than Id like it to be.

Few pics with the big gay wing gone and the hard top painted up [Smile]

Car was painted at Haywoods for free bump. Paint is aftermarket and the match seems good so can't complain as some places struggle to match after market paints.



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Mike 'MR2' McHugh
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

looking good mate ..... is it living at Rogue ? I recognise that hedge anywhere [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

haha yes mate it is. How you getting on with your tubby?
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Mike 'MR2' McHugh
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

ilogik wrote:
haha yes mate it is. How you getting on with your tubby?


Loving it mate .... [thumleft] Is you car going to be ready for Castle Coombe ? [Think]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I want one!

Where did you find it?!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just a quick Q:

I'm curious about the panel thickness, as I have read that the original Monocraft bodykit was very thin / light , made for racing, and would not last too long with day-to-day use........?

Is it "flimsy", or is this a bit of a myth....?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

umm it seems pretty solid and considering its a 10 year old car, it seems in far better condition than i had expected. Im having some support brackets made up on front bumper.

You can buy a replica kit from a few sources or a genuine car either import or there is a red one in the UK, they seem quite rare but vary in spec.
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Mike 'MR2' McHugh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I may have saw your car in the flesh on monday [Anxious] - have you picked it up yet ?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

still not got it bud, should hopefully have it monday if all goes to plan [Smile] What did you think?
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