Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Welcome to the club, come and say hello
Post Reply

Topic author
CarlosHJ
Posts: 5
Joined: 19/05/19 14:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 1
MR2's Owned: 1

Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by CarlosHJ »

Hi

Hope you are all well and keeping safe (Guess this is the new hello, in these difficult times)

Have just purchased this MK2 MR2 which is in need of some love and restoration.

See some pictures below ... some interesting works to be carried out, as I hate the wheels (!) and the bumpers and spoiler has some strange damage marks, but hay ho, will all be sorted out at the body shop I am sure!

Would be really interested in some ideas for wheels although am intending to do some grass roots motorsport so need to be more metal in them than air!

Gareth aka "Carlos" as used to compete in a 1977 Toyota Celica Rally Car (Now have an Ex Work Escort Cosworth rally car!)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.




MRHAPPY62
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 1263
Joined: 19/02/12 15:27
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 8
MR2's Owned: 3
Real Name: JAMIE
Location: WEST SUSSEX
Has thanked: 3 times

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by MRHAPPY62 »

Welcome to the Club :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Wheels look ok to me , paintwork needs sorting agreed .
MK2 3sge Uk sold.
MK3 Chilli red sold.
MK2 Smg Gltd Super Edition now with V6


Topic author
CarlosHJ
Posts: 5
Joined: 19/05/19 14:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 1
MR2's Owned: 1

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by CarlosHJ »

yeah they are ok, but they would not last two minutes on a track day or auto solo... just not enough metal to them!

oh PS... the wheels are for sale LOL


lewiswhitmore524
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 187
Joined: 02/07/15 23:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 4
MR2's Owned: 1
Real Name: Lewis
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by lewiswhitmore524 »

Welcome! :) Look forward to seeing the progress. Be sure to take pictures !

:th:
'93 Zircon Turbo
'90 Astral G-Limited NA Auto (V6 soon)


Topic author
CarlosHJ
Posts: 5
Joined: 19/05/19 14:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 1
MR2's Owned: 1

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by CarlosHJ »

oh yes will do!

Its in for some welding at present, normal stuff we expect from Toyota!

Am also going to be putting her in to graphics, so watch this space for the designs to follow

G


Topic author
CarlosHJ
Posts: 5
Joined: 19/05/19 14:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 1
MR2's Owned: 1

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by CarlosHJ »

Well the work is continuing with the restoration now that we can get more parts as lockdown has eased.

Currently doing all the welding underneath with new sills etc and replacing all shocks, brake callipers, disks and pads. Also replacing all bushes for poli ones.

Purchased replacement rear bumper and engine hood/spoiler, all I need now is a front bumper if anyone has one, preferably in white!

Have also purchased some Momo aftermarket wheels that need restoration, but that should be underway in the next couple of weeks.

Also have purchased new rally bucket seats, 6-point harnesses and Sparco steering wheel ready for installation.

The car is going to be used for grassroots motorsport so will be a non-FIA regulated car. But a nice nod hopefully to the brands Motorsport history. That said see the picture below which is a mock-up of the look I am going for.

Will take pics and upload them over the next week of the internal and external works!
105565796_314436586254933_8345496473553572032_n.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


nick
Posts: 96
Joined: 18/01/18 14:53
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by nick »

What sort of Motorsport are you thinking of?


Topic author
CarlosHJ
Posts: 5
Joined: 19/05/19 14:42
Gender: Male
Years of MR2 Ownership: 1
MR2's Owned: 1

Re: Just got myself a MK2 MR2...

Post by CarlosHJ »

nick wrote:
29/06/20 11:18
What sort of Motorsport are you thinking of?
Auto test and auto solo mainly as I have an Ex-works Group A Escort Cosworth for Rallying :)

Carlos

Post Reply

Return to “Introduce Yourself”