Meet Mo our weekend fun car.

Started by Smithy, January 6, 2020, 15:28

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Smithy

Hi everyone. I recently started a thread titled "Bitten by the MR2 bug" and we certainly have been. We bought Mo at the end of November 2019 after seeing a couple of lovely Mk3s at a recent car show on the south coast. We wanted a car that would make our weekend adventures and trips away even more fun and it certainly has done that already. Once my girlfriend got over the luggage space issue ( which isn't really a limitation as we have found out) we set off for a weekend away and even had the roof down thanks to the amazing heaters.
Plans. I want to keep the car as stock as I can but the aim is to get it looking as good as those cars we saw at the car show. My knowledge is limited but this forum has been so helpful and welcoming already. I wanted a car that I could learn on and enjoy playing with even with my limited experience and knowledge, so apart from the cosmetic jobs on the list to work through I want to give it a service and change my tyres ( thanks to the advice from you) then learn to drive and really appreciate a rear wheel drive mid engine sports car. I have attached some pictures and will update you once jobs are completed.
So once again thanks for the welcome and we hope to see some of you up the road soon. 
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Smithy

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Smithy

Is it ok to get so excited about a car? ::)
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househead

Quote from: Smithy on January  6, 2020, 15:33Is it ok to get so excited about a car? ::)

Absolutely! You've come to the right place for that.

It's looking nice in the photos, I've always said colour-wise that you can't go wrong with black.

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Chilli Girl

Mo looks very nice indeed - wish my headlights looked as clear as yours!   :)   
Ex owners of Chilli red facelift 52 reg called Chilli, silver 55 reg called Foxy and blue pfl W reg MR-S called Sapphire. Now 2 less!

Smithy

Quote from: Chilli Girl on January  6, 2020, 16:12Mo looks very nice indeed - wish my headlights looked as clear as yours!   :)   
Thanks very much. They are a little hazy up close. Apparently you can lightly sand them and clear coat them and they come back really good
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Ardent


Chilli Girl

#7
Yes, Jame's learning quickly ;)
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MisterK

Mine looked like yours when I bought it new from Mr T back in 2004...black & completely standard.  It now looks like this...Toyota & TTE modifications in the main, plus a retrim of the seats and door cards.

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MARK K - Original Owner/ \'Best In Class\' winner, \'Show n Shine\', MR2DC National Event 2017.

Bernie

Looking good, obviously I'm biased welcome to the Dark Side 😀
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Smithy

Mister K your car looks stunning
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Smithy

Quote from: Chilli Girl on January  6, 2020, 17:40Yes, Jame's learning quickly ;)
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Absolutely. This time last year I didn't even know what a MAF sensor was. I cleaned mine at the weekend and boy what a difference. Going to attempt a oil and air filter service soon
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MisterK

Quote from: Smithy on January  6, 2020, 19:09Mister K your car looks stunning
Many thanks...more than 15 years on & I still love it 😉👍
MARK K - Original Owner/ \'Best In Class\' winner, \'Show n Shine\', MR2DC National Event 2017.

Chilli Girl

Not only do I love your car Mark but I love your avatar even more - fair cute. ;D Sorry chit chatting AGAIN. >:(
Ex owners of Chilli red facelift 52 reg called Chilli, silver 55 reg called Foxy and blue pfl W reg MR-S called Sapphire. Now 2 less!

Zxrob

They are an addictive little machine

Enjoy

Rob
Adventure before dementia 😁

MisterK

Quote from: Chilli Girl on January  6, 2020, 20:39Not only do I love your car Mark but I love your avatar even more - fair cute. ;D Sorry chit chatting AGAIN. >:(
Just for you Jane...this is Luna.
MARK K - Original Owner/ \'Best In Class\' winner, \'Show n Shine\', MR2DC National Event 2017.

MisterK

MARK K - Original Owner/ \'Best In Class\' winner, \'Show n Shine\', MR2DC National Event 2017.

Smithy

Busy day today. All four wheels off and brake callipers painted (gloss black smoothright) nappy off and a good look from underneath at the sub frame. It looks pretty good I have to say. Gutters cleared from inside and out. And lastly rear light taken off to de mist. So pleased to spend the day doing some useful job and getting to know my 2 a little better 👍🏼
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Ardent


Smithy

It's a wet February weekend and a stormy one but it's not stopped us taking Mo to the Surrey hills for the weekend
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shnazzle

You have been well and truly bitten.
It's a very nice example indeed and your approach is spot on. 

Hope to see it in the flesh soon
...neutiquam erro.

Smithy

Fitted new zunsport grill tonight. So pleased with it. Looking to getting the bonnet and front grill now. Thanks again to Dan for the private sale section here
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Chilli Girl

Looks great James, well done.  :)
Ex owners of Chilli red facelift 52 reg called Chilli, silver 55 reg called Foxy and blue pfl W reg MR-S called Sapphire. Now 2 less!

wotugonado

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Chriss

It looks good and this is only the start, good luck.