Introduction at long last from down south (east)

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Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by Darkzy43 » 14/01/20 0:41

Hey guys,

Been a lurker on these forums for many years, must admit to my shame apparently not posting though!!!! :facepalm:

So Hey :th:

Picking up my newest 2 on the 26th, Had 2 previously (first one gone to the dreaded bottom bearing) second, to rust!!!

'Tis a Revision 3 (registered April 1994) (as far as I know, even though it has the wrong spoiler)
Has a minor rear bumper issue (as in needs a new one)

and some awful alloys, which after some research are apparently quite rare (for a reason i guess lol) Smiths Kraken alloys.

Here's some pics

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And some of the previous Revision 1 (none of the one before)

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Hoping to make it to Japfest this year, Definitely at JAE as Mrs has kindly bought me + her tickets :D ... swear it's an excuse for me to take her out.



The alloys will be replaced with Lexus IS200 TTE Sport alloys as they're in my garden at mo.. Will sell these on, hopefully.

Any ideas welcome.

Kelv



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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by TonyleFrog » 14/01/20 12:33

Welcome to the OC. :)

Retrofitting a Rev2 spoiler to a Rev3 is uncommon.
An April 94 registration date indeed suggests a Rev3 but it is not necessarily conclusive.
The DVLA occasionally does weird random stuff.
My first MR2 was on a P plate (1 Aug 96 - 31 Jul 97) but it was definitely a (late) Rev3.

An easy way to check is via the VIN number (on plate in the frunk and the V5C).
Then compare with the listings here - https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/know-your-2.htm ... bartid=102

I see you're in Kent.
https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forum/47.html
I expect Andy will be doing some more this year
It will mean getting up early on a Sunday though...
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Post by Darkzy43 » 14/01/20 21:24

That was my thinking, Why would you put a rev2 spoiler on a rev 3... however also has the rev 3 lights.

Took some eagle eying but also, mostly colour coded side strips, the aerial isn't flush with the rev 2 spoiler "winglets" which would suggest it has been "retrofitted" much to my annoyance.

I know it was an older gent that had it so maybe a garage put it on.

I'm hoping it's a rev 3.. but either way its an MR2 so i'm happy.

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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by jimi » 14/01/20 23:54

PM me the VIN and I'll tell you when it was built ;)
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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by TonyleFrog » 15/01/20 5:01

Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
That was my thinking, Why would you put a rev2 spoiler on a rev 3... however also has the rev 3 lights.
Two possible reasons come mind.
- Personal preference
- The original item got damaged and a s/h Rev 2 spoiler was easier to find.
In the case of damage, the question is what caused it?

Some bodywork changes can simply be an owner 'upgrade'.
(e.g. replacing Rev2 rear light cluster with Rev3 ones).
Others can be a potential indicator of the car having been in a collision.
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
Took some eagle eying but also, mostly colour coded side strips, the aerial isn't flush with the rev 2 spoiler "winglets" which would suggest it has been "retrofitted" much to my annoyance.
:th: I couldn't see the aerial in the pics but I did notice the colour coded side strips.
The front end has some non-original features as well.
The nose cone paint colour doesn't match the frunk lid/headlamp covers.
Plus the yellow fog lights.
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
I know it was an older gent that had it so maybe a garage put it on.
Could have been any of the previous owners (see above).
I doubt a garage would have done it (unless specifically asked to).
More likely a d-i-y job imo.
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
I'm hoping it's a rev 3.. but either way its an MR2 so i'm happy.
I would say better than even odds. Hope you can give it the tlc it obviously needs. :)
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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by S81933 » 15/01/20 14:53

Why would you put a rev2 spoiler on a rev 3
Well, here's a different reason. This is a 1/24 scale kit, based on a Jap spec Rev 3 tin top.
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Plan is to convert it into mine, i.e. UK spec Rev2 T-Bar
Could end up being a bigger conversion than most done on here, e.g.
Rect number plates, not difficult at front, but will need to hack the rear panel.
Reposition side indicators.
Make it into a rev2 spoiler - aha.
Convert tail lights back to rectanguler.
Turn it into a T-Bar - that won't be easy.
Oh, and paint it white, it's moulded in red!
Biggest grump is all four wheels are the same width.
Nothing will happen until April as I'll need mine for reference and it's under its winter duvet until then.
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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by Darkzy43 » 15/01/20 20:53

TonyleFrog wrote:
15/01/20 5:01
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
That was my thinking, Why would you put a rev2 spoiler on a rev 3... however also has the rev 3 lights.
Two possible reasons come mind.
- Personal preference
- The original item got damaged and a s/h Rev 2 spoiler was easier to find.
In the case of damage, the question is what caused it?

Was also my thinkinng re damage, as he said old one was loose. Odd bit is the winglets, people usually draw away from drilling holes lol

Some bodywork changes can simply be an owner 'upgrade'.
(e.g. replacing Rev2 rear light cluster with Rev3 ones).
Others can be a potential indicator of the car having been in a collision.

Ahhh don't was one of my main thoughts hoping it's not an updraded rear lol. Nice but I'd rather it a newer rev 3 :D
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
Took some eagle eying but also, mostly colour coded side strips, the aerial isn't flush with the rev 2 spoiler "winglets" which would suggest it has been "retrofitted" much to my annoyance.
:th: I couldn't see the aerial in the pics but I did notice the colour coded side strips.
The front end has some non-original features as well.
The nose cone paint colour doesn't match the frunk lid/headlamp covers.
Plus the yellow fog lights.

This was main reason for reply, Thank you for that good spot as I didn't even notice that one! Not too fussed as I'm ordering the paint on payday to respray it. I loved super red, but not faded and in the poor state it's in. I belive the foglights are replacements as he also had the headlights done for this years MOT
Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
I know it was an older gent that had it so maybe a garage put it on.
Could have been any of the previous owners (see above).
I doubt a garage would have done it (unless specifically asked to).
More likely a d-i-y job imo.

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Darkzy43 wrote:
14/01/20 21:24
I'm hoping it's a rev 3.. but either way its an MR2 so i'm happy.
I would say better than even odds. Hope you can give it the tlc it obviously needs. :)
Thanks for the reply, definitely on the same wavelength I think, I'm hoping I can get it to a reasonable standard, how long depends on how many hidden rust treasures it happens to have. :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Introduction at long last from down south (east)

Post by gavsdavs » 23/01/20 14:26

Is it roadworthy enough to come out for a drive this Sunday ?

https://www.mr2oc.co.uk/forum/47/167941 ... 2#p1776852

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