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#73423
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 27

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#73429
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
That's the one! Will have to start trawling
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#73431
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 5
now that's a mod.ha.need cup holders so bad..sicka the girlfriend giving out all the time cus she has to hold my can of monster:-)..
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#73435
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
Hahaha always annoyed me driving around with a drink between my legs, changing gears can be tricky and I know it will end in tears some day
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#73873
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
Busy day today! My engine bay has really been letting the car down since it's been parked up so I bought some of this stuff in Halfords..
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Before..
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After 3 applications (spray it on and leave for approx 10 mins, then powerwash off)

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It definitely improved the looks but I still wasn't happy. I had a feeling this would happen so I picked up some sandpaper and high temp paint while I was in halfords.

Began disassembling the throttle body and I/c pipework so I could get at the rocker cover. When all was out of the way I could access the exhaust mani heatshield so I said I'd give it a rub of some sandpaper. While I love the fully polished look, I will not be going to that detail as all I want to do is keep the stock look of the engine but just to freshen it up a bit so I got it to this brushed metal level

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TB was filthy when I took it off but it's all lovely and clean now :)

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Doing the wash up :laugh:

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The parts in different stages of cleaning/sanding in prep for paint

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Plan is to paint the intercooler pipes and rocker cover in the same high temp silver paint

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The TB an inlet mani are all just getting a light sand to freshen them up. Not going to go mad on them :laugh:

Hope to get stuck into it again after work tomorrow :)
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#73875
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
Oops, double post
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#73893
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 46
The parts are going to look awesome when they are sprayed up. The Halfords High Temp paint is the best that I've ever used.
I once did my intake manifold with a cheaper brand and it started peeling instantly.

Will you finish it with a High temp lacquer?


Nice work on the throttle body too, there's certainly few ponies to be gained from that.
Buy new throttle body gaskets from Toyota while you have it off
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#73895
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
hopefully they'll come up well Was actually only thinking should i lacquer them as well, what did you do Rex?

Don't know do i want the glossy finish as i'm only trying to freshen the engine up and keep it pretty stock looking. Don't want it to look too prettied up if you know what I mean and glossy painted engine parts don't usually come from the factory. But i'm sure the lacquer would help with durability
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#73907
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
4 coats later...

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#73919
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 57
Took a half day from work and got stuck into reassembly today


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And the obligatory before and after shots ;)


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really happy with the results :silly:
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#73933
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 24
Very nice looks very well now mmmmm
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#73935
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 46
Ah that looks brilliant.

Probably like the day it rolled out of the factory

Hmmm, the later 3GSTE has no airbox resonator.... more reason to try and remove it.
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#73939
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 57
thanks lads

Really happy with it...now what's next...hmmmmm
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#73941
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 27
awesome job!!
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#73951
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 57
Thanks mate
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#73965
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Excellent job Bommie, that makes such a difference!
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#73971
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 57
thanks infamous nearly ready for road again, can't wait to go for a proper spin!
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#75732
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 57
Couple of little updates, have the car back on the road since the start of July, love being back behind the wheel!

One of the wheel studs on the rear sheared. It had always been cross threaded and finally had enough checked the part number for the stud and it was the same as the 00 corolla I have at home so helped myself to one of them. While I had the calliper off I greased up the slder pins and had a poke around to make sure all was moving freely.

Sheared stud..

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New stud...
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Lubrication for the sliders..
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Next it was on to the interior of the car, something that always annoyed me was the light grey roof-liner and t-bar shades. My friend recently dyed the roof-liner in his car and had some dye left over and offered to do mine for me...absolutely delighted with the results as it now matches the rest of the interior :)

Before (all stained and crappy looking)...
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One coat of dye...
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Finished...
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He also sprayed the courtesy light and sun visor clips

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Here's the dye he used..
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And fitted, hard to get a good pic but looks factory so I'm delighted :)

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#75740
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 46
Wow great work on the interior. I presumed the MR2s were all black on the inside. My Corolla has the light grey roof too which is naff
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#75794
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 57
Ya, looked kind of crappy in grey when everything else was black
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#75796
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 25
Most Rev 1s are black fabrics with a thicker carpet.

Was considering waiting for a black roof lining but that has come out very nice. Where did you pick up the fabric paint? This car is very nice indeed. Engine bay is gorgeous
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#75798
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 57
Thanks Steve, here's a link to the spray, you would have loads in 3 cans:

www.fabricspray.ie/shop/upholstery-spray-paint/midnight-black
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#75800
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 27
Nice job ... I always preferred the black roof lining, I managed a get a set years ago including the shades and visors. They are in my rev 3 now, much nicer than the grey i think
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#75820
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 57
Ya, def nicer than the grey in my opinion but everyone has their own taste
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#75864
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 2
Great thread! There is some really useful info here
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#75872
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 57
Thanks Shreid
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#76154
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 57
Couple of small updates..

Both side vents had damage on them. Passenger side was like it when I bought it and drivers side happened while car was off the road so I picked up some from the local scrap yard. They haven't been polished up yet and car is filthy but ye get the idea....

Passenger side damage

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Passenger side new

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Drivers side damage

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Drivers side new

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While I had the interior panels off I replaced the original speakers with ones I got from the breaker mr2. The originals were unusable as they had deteriorated to the point where they were crackling comstantly

Old..

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Old vs New..

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Also, brought the car for the NCT yesterday and passed first time, absolutely delighted :cheer:
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#76160
Re: My GTS 2 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 46
Good updates. The MR2 speakers drive me nuts, I ended up having to replace most of my speakers and upgrade some of the wiring. But once it gets going the sound is brilliant.
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