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#63287
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 11
Is the glow badge blue?? Mine glows green
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#63297
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 46
It's kind of an aqua colour, its more green than my photo shows
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#63301
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 90
nice thread Rex, KC for nice job on your 2
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Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 80
savage car bud fair play to ya
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#63566
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 46
Thanks guys.
Alot of the jobs I've done thus far have been made easier by the advice of friendly folk on here.

I realised my thread has more pictures of car parts than the machine itself.
So charged the battery last night and started her tonight.

Since my last update I've fitted crystal indicator lenses. I think they make the car from the front.

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AFTER: B)

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Where's the engine??
(Took the car to a garage a few weeks ago and this actually happened)

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Future plans:
- Exedy Clutch fitting is booked for next week.
- LED conversion.
- Lower car 15-25mm.
- Fit turbo raingaurd.
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#63568
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 57
very nice Rex, keep up the good work kc+1
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#63580
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 154
Nice update to the front of her.
She looks really well in the pics, very shiny, did you polish her?
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#63581
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 46
Thanks lads.

Yeah I waxed the car before covering it up for Winter.
It was given a full respray ~5 years ago so the paint was immaculate when I bought it.
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Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 42
Very nice Rex keep up the great Work kcd
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#63583
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Hard to believe that car is 23 years old - fair play
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#63584
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 46
Eringobragh - Hard to believe that car is 23 years old - fair play

Thanks, but alot of credit goes to the last owner. He bought the car in ~ 1995 and kept it until 2013!

Where did you get the dehumidifier you have in your car? B&Q?
It was a great idea of yours to have one put in the car, I think I'll get one too.
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Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Rex Banner wrote:
Eringobragh - Hard to believe that car is 23 years old - fair play

Thanks, but alot of credit goes to the last owner. He bought the car in ~ 1995 and kept it until 2013!

Where did you get the dehumidifier you have in your car? B&Q?
It was a great idea of yours to have one put in the car, I think I'll get one too.


Put 2 in one behind each seat they absorb 450ml of water each

Just got 2 new ones this morning in euro giant clarehall €1 each -

Heatons and home store do them as well - just don't forget about them like I did , windows were fogging up too easy last fortnight probably something to do with a litre of water stored behind the seats
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#63803
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
So finally the new Exedy clutch has been fitted.
I got my local Toyota god to fit it and he said he had done much worse jobs.
The only thing that slowed him down was the fact that many of the nuts and bolts had ceased after 23 years.
While he had the wheels off he noticed the brakes were steel on steel. (So much for the NCT, which passed it)
So he changed all the pads too.

I took the car for a 10 minute drive last night and the difference is UNBELIEVABLE.
I'm going to put that car back on the road for the 1st of March for 9 months.

Plans are:
New Shocks.
Oil change.
Fit new driver side door speakers.
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#63824
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
sweet the new clutch is a deadly job - hopefully the last time it needs doing
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#63825
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 326
Kc'd for the progress Rex, possibly one of the oldest Mrk II's on the site and looking good.
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#63977
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
Thanks for the nice words guys.
I'm trying to keep it as original as possible and upgrade it with OEM parts.
I've added the current spec + future plans to the start of the thread.
In the words of the previous owner . .

"Don't go and tart it up now what ever you do"
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#63980
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
fair play bud your attention to the little bits on the car is unreal
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#64126
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
I spent today doing some engine bay detailing by adding 10mm stainless steel bolts and washers that I got on eBay. Anyone want a free sticker?

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Those of you on TOC irl may have seen that I did the same cleanup on my Corolla.

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I gave the engine bay an epic clean today as it had 20 years of leaves and dust in the corners.
To combat this I used the official MR2 engine bay cleaner haha.
(Hoover with garden hose taped on)

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Then finally just attacked the bay with hot water and soap, fitting my stainless steel fuse box covers :)

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I also started the interior LED conversion.
I tucked the wiring in behind the plastics for my smd LED bar.
The factory MR2 boot light is really awful....

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Really bright end result. :)

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The interior led smd board is almost finished.
The difference between the standard bulb is unreal.

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Will update soon. :)
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#64127
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
that LED looks familiar! Is it the same one I'm running?
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#64128
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 46
I don't think so mate.
It's very similar though, and a good bit smaller.
I seen your post on another MR2 site and thought it was a brilliant idea.
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#64131
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Makes a great job of it. Kcd
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#64132
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Rex Banner wrote:
I don't think so mate.
It's very similar though, and a good bit smaller.
I seen your post on another MR2 site and thought it was a brilliant idea.


I should elaborate I copped the boot one was a bit smaller alright - I was referring to the dome one-

Anyway KC for you because you're just after jogging my memory - I'm removing the undertrays soon to check the underneath and rust proof where necessary - I ordered a bag of 50 stainless bolts to replace what I take out
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#64828
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 46
So only a little update.

The car is taxed on the road from now until Winter 2014
So I charged up the battery and finished off the interior LED conversion for the Dome lights. I might have over killed it with x2 40 SMD LED panels. They are very bright!

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Fitted a new bonnet prop catch from my Toyota dealer, 3euro :laugh:

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The car started with no issues at all and rolled out of the shed for the first time in months.
I went for a nice 20 mile spin after topping up with a full thank of petrol.

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I hope to give the car as much driving as possible in the coming months and bring it to a few shows. :-)
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#64912
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 46
Had an excellent day of progress with the car.
One thing that has bugged me ever since I bought the car has been the fact that only 1 of my 4 front door speakers work. Thankfully the 3 rear ones work great. I was really at a loss as to why they didn't work as even new speaker units didn't fix the issue. With that I decided to tackle the Rev1 wiring....

I removed the kick panel, sills, and doorcard to get maximum clearance. I broke my footwell plastic, remind me to post a wanted advert.

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I pulled out the entire door loom and peeled away the coverings...
And I finally saw two snapped wires. B)
This was great news.

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These two red and mint coloured wires were responsible for...

Door speaker

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Tweeter.

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And courtesy light.

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I performed some minor divert on the fly and turned on the radio...
SUCCESS!! All speakers work in the door!!

I cant describe how happy I'm with this. It means the car is 100% back to the way it was rolling out from factory.
Next steps is to do the other door and then install my new Sony Headunit + speakers.

Epic Sunday :)

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#64913
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 16
Well done Rex, nothing sweeter than finding 2 split wires to resolve a wiring issue..
Keep up the good work, car looks mint.. Kc'd
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#64915
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 11
Well done !!
I'm sure I have 1 of those plastic trims if you need it .
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#64917
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 11
Well done !!
I'm sure I have 1 of those plastic trims if you need it .
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#64918
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 0
Have to say love this thread, and ill certainly be keeping an eye on this, you have a fab car,
I love them in red and yours looks to be in great condition too, well done to you
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#65115
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 46
@dazzler mk2: If you have one spare I'd be interested in buying it from you.

@gem: Thanks for the kind words. As I said before, a lot of credit goes to the previous owner.

I'm delighted now that the speakers are working as new.
Finished off the last of the easy side of SMD LED conversion.
Placed 50 SMD LED boards into the coutesy lights in the doors.

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AFTER

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I have also removed the entire middle dash and radio, so that I can start adding in my CD/MP3/BT player. A nice modern little upgrade for the car.
I plan on changing temp control unit, clocks/dials, and ciggy/ignition barrells to SMD LED's while I'm at it.

I have posted a wanted thread looking for these bits.

- Leather seat. (Any condition)
- Driverside plastic sill + kickpanel.(All one panel, must be in V.G condition)
- Inspection panels. (Any colour, must be no dents)
- Rev3+ Tweeter covers.
- Steel MR2 sill plates with logo.

Anyone help me out? :)
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#65126
Re: MR2 Rev 1 GT T-Bar 3 Years ago Karma: 11
Yeah, no problem, give me a buzz whenever you get a chance and
we'll sort something , 0861767707 darren
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