Black 05 impulse buy

Started by bobbe, August 10, 2022, 19:03

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bobbe

Quote from: J88TEO on September  1, 2022, 14:57I have a set of 6 arms ( original ) in very good condition - if you are interested.


Yes, potentially! Will PM

Joesson

Quote from: bobbe on September  1, 2022, 13:30Also interested in any tips for protecting new subframes. A load of dinitrol and make sure it has all the rubber bungs?

You could have a look at Bilt Hamber products who have a range of anti corrosion and other products amongst them a specific cavity protectant.
https://bilthamber.com/product/dynax-s50/

@Carolyn advocates the sealing up of those openings in the subframe that aren't closed by rubber bungs to prevent the ingress of moisture.
I'm not certain of this idea for protection  and only used the protectant.

If yours is to be a keeper be aware that there is also a front cross member and the sills could also  benefit from some protectant as  @StuC has recently found out.



bobbe

Good advice, thanks! The underbody otherwise seems fine - under the sills and so on seem in good condition. I had planned to get it up on stands, strip off the plastic covers, and wirebrush, rust treat (where needed), and paint the underside at some point just to be sure. Though I hadn't thought about the front cross member

Joesson

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Quote from: bobbe on September  1, 2022, 16:57Good advice, thanks! The underbody otherwise seems fine - under the sills and so on seem in good condition. I had planned to get it up on stands, strip off the plastic covers, and wirebrush, rust treat (where needed), and paint the underside at some point just to be sure. Though I hadn't thought about the front cross member
The front cross member is seldom mentioned, although someone on here replaced one recently, getting a used replacement from JSpec.

Iirc StuC's  sills looked to be good until they weren't, so a preemptive strike is a good move where corrosion is likely and it must be after one to two decades.

J88TEO


bobbe

Thanks! They look spot on. I'll take them

J88TEO

Quote from: bobbe on September  1, 2022, 21:32Thanks! They look spot on. I'll take them
Cool.
Will PM details.

bobbe

Does anyone know what seats these are? (ignoring the fact that they need a good clean!)

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I've looked through hundreds of photos of MR2 interiors and I've never seen cloth seats with this colour combination (though I have seen leather ones like these)

Any ideas?

Also - if anyone is particularly interested in old seemingly quite rare (?) cloth seats then I will probably be selling these at some point (along with the accompanying door cards), if I can source some decent leather replacements

Alex Knight

Look like Gen 7 Celica seats to me.

bobbe

A browse through google images suggests not, though they did have similar-ish looking ones with the black and the red reversed and some other differences

J88TEO

Quote from: bobbe on September 14, 2022, 18:50if I can source some decent leather replacements
In black?
I have a pair of excellent black leather seats if you are interested.

J88TEO

Quote from: bobbe on September 14, 2022, 20:36A browse through google images suggests not, though they did have similar-ish looking ones with the black and the red reversed and some other differences
A retrim by previous owner?

bobbe

Quote from: J88TEO on September 14, 2022, 22:36In black?
I have a pair of excellent black leather seats if you are interested.

Possibly - probably not for a bit as I've other expenses for now, but what would you be looking for them?

bobbe

Quote from: J88TEO on September 14, 2022, 22:37A retrim by previous owner?

A retrim of MR2 seats, if anything, perhaps - Celica ones seem to be a (subtly) different shape

J88TEO

Quote from: bobbe on September 14, 2022, 23:57Possibly - probably not for a bit as I've other expenses for now, but what would you be looking for them?
Looking for £250.00

bobbe

Alright, well I'll see how I get on and maybe come back to you!

bobbe

The original front bumper that was on this car had an eagle badge (as do the wheels). The pfl bumper the seller fitted sadly did not.

So! I have bought one:



Also pictured in the background: my wee pfl silver car, which I'll have to sell at some point. I'm in the process of swapping over any bits I want to keep or which are in better condition than on the 05 - including the hardtop, which will be resprayed - and then I'll move it on. I do love that wee car, but at least I'll be keeping some of it.

bobbe

Now with its winter hat on:







I had originally planned to get the hardtop sprayed black, but now that it's on I'm quite taken with the contrast. I'll leave it for now and see how I feel in the spring maybe

bobbe

(I say winter hat, I'm one of those heathens that thinks this car is better as a coupe - sacrilege, I know - so I'll probably leave the hardtop on permanently)