NothernDan

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Now then all. Merry Chrimbo!

Just letting the Turkey settle and thought I'd treat you to some true automotive creation (or destruction, as I'm sure some will think :xmas:).

When I was 26 I had the opportunity to buy the car I wanted when I was 17 and with the help of one of my dearest friends (Richard Brown of RJ Brown Motor Repairs - Kirkbride, Cumbria) turn it into something I'd only ever dreamed of owning. I still have the car although it is soon to be up for sale (currently in having a new petrol tank fitted) as it never really gets driven any more.

So.... in the haze of turkey, stuffing and roast everything...... cast your mind back..... remember the car you dreamed of owning when you were a boy and imagine getting the chance to do a proper Fast and Furious job on it!

Enjoy!!

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Forest Green 1990 MR2 G-Limited, rust free but full of dents, bought on eBay for £480. Here it is stripped and ready for work to start with a few previous botch jobs visible.

Came with a full decat Magnex Exhaust and a load of HKS under bonnet trickery already in place.

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Border Front Bumper and Rear Spats fitted and fibre-glassed in place to prevent cracking of the full-smoothing job that was to come next.

The car came with the side skirts already (badly) fitted, can't remember the name of them, it'll come to me.

As you can see, a fair few dents filled and smoothed too. We also decided to remove, fill and smooth the factory bump strip that ran all the way down both sides.

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All the various bumps and scuffs along with the annoying bump strip and all the joins between bumper and bodywork have been fibre glassed, filled and fully smoothed-in so the only obvious joins are the doors, bonnet and bootlid etc. Everything else is smoothed-in.

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A few of us getting it built back up.

Can't seem to find the folder with all the finished article shots in it but hopefully these give an idea of how it's ended up.

Hope you enjoyed 'em!

Now back to ISF's :yes:

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You forgot to paint the frunk cover :tongue:

Interesting build, thanks for sharing.

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45 minutes ago, Rusty Crobar said:

Looks nice, would love for you to keep the standard green paint though, my favourite 😍

It was tough to let it go. Really hid the dents!

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What a great job you have done but that bonnet looks awful.

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