The 06 Silver project

Started by Topdownman, March 11, 2022, 09:12

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Topdownman

So, I find myself the proud? owner of a second 2!

Some of you will recognise this as Dereks old car. After chatting to him on whatsapp about the car and him mentioning a very attractive price, he left the car with me for a few weeks to have a good look at it and I couldnt resist.

It does need a fair bit of work but should end up as a really good car again.



Let the fun, work, begin!
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...neutiquam erro.

puma2

 :) well well its staying in the club and new owner has spoken  :)
cant wait to see how this 2 transforms in to a beautiful swan of a 2 ;D  ;D

enjoy the journey and show us all the progress  :)   

TheTigerUK

Nice buy, I was even tempted but I came to my senses in time  :)
Say it with love, say it with flowers but never, never, say it in writing.

Not perfect and not cheap :)

Carolyn

Bloody well done!!
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Gaz mr-s

Interesting Simon, & what's your intentions for it?  Is it a revised piston engine?

Call the midlife!

Glad to see this, especially after sharing some of the delivery journey with Del, good luck getting the animal filth and squirrel fur off the underside.
We had a lovely morning 😂
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Topdownman

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on March 11, 2022, 10:15Interesting Simon, & what's your intentions for it?  Is it a revised piston engine?

Throw a lot of money at it and remove and treat all the rust!.

I thought there was a good chance it would have the revised pistons but not sure how you can check?
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Quote from: Call the midlife! on March 11, 2022, 10:35Glad to see this, especially after sharing some of the delivery journey with Del, good luck getting the animal filth and squirrel fur off the underside.
We had a lovely morning 😂

I expect that the animals helped to remove some of the rust!
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Wow, well done Simon. Cant wait to see what you do with it.

Glad to see it staying with the club, I too have seen its journey - dont blame me for the soil marks on the passenger seat!  :o
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Topdownman

Cleaning the seats is also on the list!
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Chilli Girl

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Brilliant Simon, well done for keeping the little silver with us and saving it! ;D  Does it have the all important safety belt cushions though that Derek won at the auction all those years ago?  The cars worth at least £500 more with those! Ha-Ha!  No more Chit Chat on here!!!
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Topdownman

Yes, it came with the MR2 seat belt pads!
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Still feel bad about that! (the squirrel)
Hate pointy animals

delhusband

Quote from: Topdownman on March 11, 2022, 11:48Cleaning the seats is also on the list!
My driving during the demo wasn't that scary for you was it? 
Hate pointy animals

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Quote from: delhusband on March 11, 2022, 19:07Still feel bad about that! (the squirrel)
There wasn't a lot you could've done and it was still alive and kicking when it appeared from under your rear end 😂
Not so sure it would've got under my splitter.
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Quote from: delhusband on March 11, 2022, 19:08My driving during the demo wasn't that scary for you was it?

I wasnt going to mention it!
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Quote from: Topdownman on March 11, 2022, 10:45Throw a lot of money at it and remove and treat all the rust!.

I thought there was a good chance it would have the revised pistons but not sure how you can check?

From the estimable Mr Sloan, - "The key chassis number is JTDFR320300074980. That car was fitted with engine number 1ZZ2335488 as far as we can tell. Any engine after that should have the new pistons."

Topdownman

Thanks, I will have a look at the V5 when it arrives and will see if I'm lucky!
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Quote from: Gaz mr-s on March 11, 2022, 20:57From the estimable Mr Sloan, - "The key chassis number is JTDFR320300074980. That car was fitted with engine number 1ZZ2335488 as far as we can tell. Any engine after that should have the new pistons."

Good news, both engine and chassis numbers are way higher than those!
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Gaz mr-s

Quote from: Topdownman on March 12, 2022, 09:22Good news, both engine and chassis numbers are way higher than those!

Result!   What's it like underneath Simon.....it's been near the Irish Sea for a while.

The '05 I went to see's subframe was smooth above the exhaust, but crumbly on the outsides....weird.  Very low miles too.

Topdownman

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on March 12, 2022, 11:12Result!   What's it like underneath Simon.....it's been near the Irish Sea for a while.

The '05 I went to see's subframe was smooth above the exhaust, but crumbly on the outsides....weird.  Very low miles too.

The subframe is OK as that was changed a few years ago. The rest of the undersisde is rusty and needs a fair bit of work but nothing structural needed.
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MisterK

Well done Simon on getting yourself another "2".  I'll look forward to reading about all the updates  & mods that you'll do to it.  Keep posting.. Mark
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