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Wedgie

Postby Aza » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Hi all,

New to this so bare with me!
I bought Wedgie about a year ago. It had apparently been stored but certainly was showing his age. This is my third MR2. Previously, I've owned an 86 auto (yuk) and a 92 NA manual.
Here are some pictures of rust that you just can't see when you buy one of these!
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Kipp » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:28 pm

I like the mr2 decals(??) on the side but the rust is sad

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Re: Wedgie

Postby mickeyduck » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:35 pm

I crushed mine when I found rust like that. If you roll it it may well kill you. Plus the pillars are an integral part of the structural integrity of the car, particularly being a tin-top (T-tops have extra reinforcing lower in the chassis). If you aren't going to crush it be sure to weld in some decent steel.

Peel off all the plastics and rubbers and look underneath. Take a look at my crusher for some clues: http://mr2.org.nz/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:38 pm

Thanks for the advice!! I can see that it could potentially alter the strength and structure of the roof. :shock: I did exactly that: pulled out the windows and trim etc. Then took it to the professionals for an assessment. They cut the rust and welded in panels as well as painting the roof. Just got it back yesterday. I know there has been some repairs done just before I bought him so I'll be removing the front panels and making sure they were done properly. I'm determined he'll live - and me too!
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Re: Wedgie

Postby mickeyduck » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 pm

Good on you Aaron. Nice. 8)
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:30 pm

Last year I spent a lot of garage time tidying up the front end....
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Re: Wedgie

Postby mknz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 pm

Very nice :shock:

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Re: Wedgie

Postby mickeyduck » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:03 pm

+1 :mrgreen:

Gonna be a real nice example once it's back in action!
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Progress is being made..Got him back from the final panel and paint (not cheap!!) but looking nice and straight. Let the jigsaw puzzle begin!
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Re: Wedgie

Postby rajkumar » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:10 pm

looking good!
too many cars

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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:57 pm

Blue Tops' out and getting a birthday. The previous muppets that "rebuilt" it put the rod caps on backwards!!! and gave the bore a scuff with some sandpaper. When I bought it, there was no antifreeze in the cooling system so I've had a fun time cleaning all of the pipes free of rust as well as replacing the radiator.
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:30 pm

If I die before I finish this, it's coming with me!!
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Re: Wedgie

Postby flying_wedge » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:57 pm

Looking clean 8)
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 pm

90% complete!! Just a few little touch ups to the paint and the decal set to go. I haven't refurbished the wheels yet. Will wait to get hold of another set one day.
Very happy to be finally on the road :D
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Re: Wedgie

Postby Aza » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:49 pm

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