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#1616869 - 04/03/2018 15:24 A New Project
bobbyboy Offline
Club member 1504
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 21/03/2015
Posts: 89
Loc: Gwent, South Wales
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I've been looking at a project to play with for a while, another Coupe being one option.
Then got to thinking about cars from my youth which I never managed to own, and started looking close to home for something.
This popped up on my radar, a local car all its life, so had to have it.
It's home now, so now I need to make some garage space before I start on it.

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#1616872 - 04/03/2018 17:32 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
paul Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 1462
Loc: Glasgow,Near Florence..If only...
AHHH I had one the exact same in the 80`s love
great fun car to drive,no torque to speak off,but super revving engine, lovely light gearchange,and superb `chuckability`

looks in good condition.....enjoy
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#1616874 - 04/03/2018 18:06 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Gunzi Offline
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Loc: Southsea
I always like those old MR2’s, I’m a fan of the 80’s sing in general and that ticks all the boxes for me.

Will you give it a general restoration?

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#1616879 - 04/03/2018 20:14 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
bobbyboy Offline
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The pictures flatter its condition. It's been unused and sat outside for over 10 years and has suffered as a result.
It's all coming apart and being done properly.
It appears that it's never been welded and the usual arch and sill corrosion is much better than I could have hoped for too.

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#1616891 - 05/03/2018 06:04 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Possum Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2005
Posts: 1535
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Arrh, Toyota's version of the X1/9.

A great car and, I believe, almost as much fun as an X1/9 to drive.
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#1616914 - 05/03/2018 15:04 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Gripped Online   content
Club member 1144
I need some sleep

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 3014
Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
If that's your garage I'm jealous.

shocked
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#1616927 - 05/03/2018 19:43 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
bobbyboy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2015
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Loc: Gwent, South Wales
Not my garage. Mines better, it's full of bikes and a Coupe...

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#1616937 - 05/03/2018 22:07 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Gunzi Offline
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Loc: Southsea
Sounds like you got a great project. Are you planning on keeping it original?

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#1616961 - 06/03/2018 09:45 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
bobbyboy Offline
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Loc: Gwent, South Wales
I think so. It's all original and unmodified so would be a pity to lose this.

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#1617075 - 07/03/2018 23:21 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
samsite999 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/2007
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Great cars and put to shame the mk2 and mk3 in my opinion. I had one a few years back and I was sad for selling it.
They are not quick by today's standards but show me a B road and there is only possibly an mx5 mk1 that I would enjoy more. Please keep us updated as I would love to see the progression back to its oem standard.
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#1617077 - 07/03/2018 23:49 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Brilly1uk Offline
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Registered: 20/04/2012
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Loc: Glos
I recall nearly binning one of those back in the day!
Have fun.
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#1617078 - 07/03/2018 23:50 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
Brilly1uk Offline
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I recall nearly binning one of those back in the day!
Have fun.
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#1619186 - 20/04/2018 14:43 Re: A New Project [Re: bobbyboy]
mikndo69 Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2010
Posts: 1060
Loc: Alcester
I had one. Great car, a bit loose at the back
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#1619350 - 24/04/2018 12:25 Re: A New Project [Re: Possum]
X19_pilot Offline
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Enjoying the ride

Registered: 03/10/2009
Posts: 1161
Loc: Sheffield
Originally Posted By Possum
Arrh, Toyota's version of the X1/9.

A great car and, I believe, almost as much fun as an X1/9 to drive.


Looks lovely!

I am a bit bias towards the X1/9 for obvious reasons wink but in reality, the MR2 was a more modern version and I cant help but think that if Fiat had continued to develop the car with facelifts/engines etc, the MR2 would have been more or less the result.

I was once travelling through France and passed one on the way to the ferry, we acknowledged each other then an hour later, he drove past me in the ferry queue... while I was trying to get mine to start (well known for hot start issues) biglaugh

I still like them though, enjoy!

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#1619365 - 24/04/2018 18:03 Re: A New Project [Re: mikndo69]
bobbyboy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2015
Posts: 89
Loc: Gwent, South Wales
Originally Posted By mikndo69
I had one. Great car, a bit loose at the back


I wouldn't know, I've never driven one!
That includes this one, as it's a non runner.....

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#1619368 - 24/04/2018 18:39 Re: A New Project [Re: X19_pilot]
bobbyboy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2015
Posts: 89
Loc: Gwent, South Wales
Originally Posted By X19_pilot
Originally Posted By Possum
Arrh, Toyota's version of the X1/9.

A great car and, I believe, almost as much fun as an X1/9 to drive.


Looks lovely!

I am a bit bias towards the X1/9 for obvious reasons wink but in reality, the MR2 was a more modern version and I cant help but think that if Fiat had continued to develop the car with facelifts/engines etc, the MR2 would have been more or less the result.

I was once travelling through France and passed one on the way to the ferry, we acknowledged each other then an hour later, he drove past me in the ferry queue... while I was trying to get mine to start (well known for hot start issues) biglaugh

I still like them though, enjoy!


I had looked at the X19 as a project, and another Coupe, 205 GTI, Lotus Elite, TR7, MGB..... Can you tell I'm easily distracted crazy

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