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PostPost by: 111Robin » Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:30 pm

Lovely restoration indeed.
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:15 pm

Hi
yes I'm very happy how the interior turned out, I tried to get it similar to the original, but improve in some ways ie black carpets and lower door cards (hopefully this will not show dirty marks) I thought that the black piping would go well with cars theme.
I'll try and get some closer pictures of the rocker switch covers I made and then satin chrome plated them.
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:21 pm

Hi
A far as the windscreen is concerned. You should check with Spydercars, but I don't think they have altered the fiberglass. (See photo). I'm not sure if they use a special rubber for the edge. All I know that it doesn't leak!
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:28 pm

Hi
I'm hoping to attend this as long as the weather is OK. So anyone is coming please come up and say hello.
A Meeting of Classic and Interesting Cars
14 November 2021 at 09:00
Little Easton Manor, Little Easton Manor
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:22 pm

Good to chat with you today Tony on our chance meeting in Ruthin - I can really appreciate from your description and photos the effort you have put into your car, fabulous job!
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:00 pm

"as long as the weather is OK"..................Eh? D
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PostPost by: McBiter » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:58 pm

Just to say it looks terrific. I'll be looking for some Toyota seats!
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PostPost by: woodie » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:10 pm

Hi
The seats give a bit more room in the back, by being a bit thinner
I'm 5'10" they fit me perfectly (being Chapman size) my brother is 6' 2" and said "very comfortable ". He's head wasn't touching the roof.
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PostPost by: woodie » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:18 pm

AHi
A few more pictures The two side wing badges I made out of Titanium, lazer engraved and epoxy enamelled.
I just wasn't happy with the originals.
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PostPost by: woodie » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:26 pm

The 50 gp badge
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PostPost by: woodie » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:35 pm

This one may show a future direction!!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:49 pm

woodie wrote:my brother is 6' 2" and said "very comfortable ". He's head wasn't touching the roof.


How is your brother built? Long in the legs or torso? Skinny? Heavy?

I'm 6'4", long in the torso, and built a little heavy, and whilst the stock federal seats are OK for me, those Toyota seats look so good that I'm quite intrigued! Their greater adjustability, better head-restraint, and the heating are all appealing attributes. Am I correct to guess that they came from the most recent generation of MR2?
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PostPost by: woodie » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:38 pm

Hi
My Brother is long in the torso, medium built, say 14 and half stone, (203 pounds/92 kilograms).
I pretty sure they are from a earlier MR2. Check with Spydercars.
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PostPost by: woodie » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:21 pm

Hi everyone
I have to make an apology. I said that the seats in the car were from a MR2. What i should have said was MX5 (oops) sorry for this mistake.

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PostPost by: Richardsona39 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:30 am

woodie wrote:The only external changes that were made are, a modern fuel cap, (I don't like the original, it spoils the cars line, in my opinion) And the windscreen does not use the big chrome plastic strip for bonding in the glass, which never looks satisfactory.


Woodie, can I ask what solution you used for the windscreen? We're getting the plastic trim on ours replaced, but like you I really dislike how it looks and would love a cleaner look. Thanks!

Car looks fantastic! Congrats after a multi-decade build, must feel great.
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