Time to introduce my 2nd 2 aka Banana

Started by StuC, July 10, 2012, 20:50

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1979scotte

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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StuC

Quote from: s12vea on July  3, 2022, 06:46Hopefully they can quote you happy for the "hole" but would advise getting that done within budget before paying out for the teins just in case.
Fingers crossed everything comes together.

Springs needed doing to pass the MOT. The extent of this happened after the fact.
The MOT was a litmus t st for the corrosion in this instance.
This hole has been patched, it was the wider extent of the rust that concerned me.
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StuC

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Joesson


@StuC
Sorry to see that Stu.
The rust seems to be at the bottom of the section, as expected, depending how deep is the corrosion penetration and your fondness for the car maybe a good spraying with a Bilt Hamber product or similar will stop/ slow the rot for a while.

puma2

 >:D gutted for you >:D
to have that after getting so close with mechanical work.
lets us no how you get on with it and any future work of protection >:D

i can not believe how quick the time has gone with your banana in your hands :)  :)

StuC

Quote from: puma2 on July  6, 2022, 07:26>:D gutted for you >:D
to have that after getting so close with mechanical work.
lets us no how you get on with it and any future work of protection >:D

i can not believe how quick the time has gone with your banana in your hands :)  :)

It really has flown by. A lot has changed in the last 10 years!
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StuC

Hopefully this should work now...

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s12vea

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threepot

My silver car is going/gone in the exact same place.

To MOT this year it I will have weld the same spot.

At least it is not too bad of a shape to fabricate, it is basically flat with both edges folded.

puma2

 >:D that picture is not a pretty site but clearly shows we need to be carefully of the bits we cant see and now are 2s are older we need to spend time underneath showing the same love of  care as we do to keep them on the road with the   outside appearance  :)  :)   

greybeardgt

Hi StuC a few weeks ago I picked up a Haynes manual Repair and Restoratioon of Classic cars? from my local library, it delt with mainly spitfires,stags and MGs which were a lot worse than your Banana. the guy was magic,he shows how to make box sections,create floor panels best welding equipment, or how to stretch or shrink metal. its an interesting read for any MR2 owner. good luck with your motor all the best greybeardgt

Topdownman

Ouch!

Hope you get your banana straightened out, Stu.
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SuperArt

Holey Moly. That's probably going to cost some limbs to fix...

1979scotte

Quote from: SuperArt on July 15, 2022, 13:23Holey Moly. That's probably going to cost some limbs to fix...

Thats it mate cheer the bloke up 😆
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Free Ukraine 🇺🇦

SuperArt

Quote from: 1979scotte on July 15, 2022, 14:45Thats it mate cheer the bloke up 😆

To put things into perspective, I am a very pessimistic personal overall.
What's a silver lining? Is that the bunch of grey clouds behind the one I'm looking at?

@StuC best ignore my comments lol.

Alex Knight

I'd be interested to understand the history of the car a bit more.

I find it interesting that many cars are absolutely solid underneath, and how some are appalling, like this one (no offence).

1979scotte

Quote from: Alex Knight on July 15, 2022, 14:53I'd be interested to understand the history of the car a bit more.

I find it interesting that many cars are absolutely solid underneath, and how some are appalling, like this one (no offence).

My yellow had lived in Scotland for a while and was then left unloved it was in a very bad state.

I think if you daily drive them and park on the road you're in trouble. Add to that living north of Watford in the wet and cold it really does them no good.

I've been under all three of my 2s on lifts they all looked worse than my 10 plate focus with 180k. To be fair my 06 silver probably wasn't too bad although still needed subframe and radiator.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Free Ukraine 🇺🇦

Joesson

I can't disagree with that @1979scotte , my 2 spent the first 9 years of it's life in the West of London. Since 2011 in my possession it has lived in our garage and not taken out in the cold , wet and salt.
However, it does not compare with @ Petrus's vehicle that has been in a comparatively dry area.

StuC

Quote from: 1979scotte on July 15, 2022, 14:45Thats it mate cheer the bloke up 😆

This made me chuckle. 😂

It is what it is.
 @SuperArt no drama from your post matey. 👍
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StuC

Quote from: Alex Knight on July 15, 2022, 14:53I'd be interested to understand the history of the car a bit more.

I find it interesting that many cars are absolutely solid underneath, and how some are appalling, like this one (no offence).

Scott kinda touched on the history.
I picked up Banana just over 10 years ago, with the intention of her being a daily driver.
For the last 70k miles that is what she has been. Up and down country roads commuting about 50 miles a day, come sun or snow.
In between she has had some underbody treatments, but not stripped back every year. I would also add that I did not have time to regularly clean her. So any salts from the road just stayed there I guess.
Lastly to Scotts other point, she lives on my drive and not tucked up in a garage like Tonys precious one.

I was never my intention to keep Banana forever. However, she is the longest I have ever owned a car.
We have had some great times, but I need to be practical too. Matt (from Rogue) have already had a discussion about possibilities for next year. She is safe for the moment, we will just see what next year brings.
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