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2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

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2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby kwnelson » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:38 am

Failed MOT in May for loads of trivial things. 2 TYRES FITTED ROTATIONALLY INCORRECT. ONE TYRE BELOW 3mm, TAIL LIGHT BULB, BRAKE LIGHT BULB, CAME WITH 4X SPARE ALLOYS AND TYRES included, [Juggled with tyres and because 2 freebies were OK] Brompton on Swale Tyres did not charge to change [P/X for job] [2/balanced/new valves etc ] N/S REAR CABLE SEIZED NOW REPLACED[hopefully tomorrow] The car appears to be sound. Will let you know if this old guy has lost his marbles or if it was worth a punt and passes its MOT!

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby ilovejapcrap » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:23 am

Bloody hell dounds a good buy

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby shnazzle » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 am

Nice one! Really hope it's a good one.
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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am

300 is a bargain!
I thought 600 for mine was a steal

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby kwnelson » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Further. Drove down to Dewsbury to look at a matching Silver hardtop, bought it for £250 from Dewsbury Car Breakers, very good condition. good exercise 150 mile round trip. shakedown no problems. fitted hardtop using normal front fittings, and HD double cable ties to rear. Since, tried to source rear fixing brackets. No joy so I have manufactured [bodged?] suitable brackets from 25x3mm galvanized steel. Works a treat, cobbled a short length of twin cable and connected the HRW and fired it up, it works!

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby Treboeth » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 pm

kwnelson wrote:Failed MOT in May for loads of trivial things. 2 TYRES FITTED ROTATIONALLY INCORRECT. ONE TYRE BELOW 3mm, TAIL LIGHT BULB, BRAKE LIGHT BULB, CAME WITH 4X SPARE ALLOYS AND TYRES included, [Juggled with tyres and because 2 freebies were OK] Brompton on Swale Tyres did not charge to change [P/X for job] [2/balanced/new valves etc ] N/S REAR CABLE SEIZED NOW REPLACED[hopefully tomorrow] The car appears to be sound. Will let you know if this old guy has lost his marbles or if it was worth a punt and passes its MOT!



Checking your profile is your age correct?

If yes, lost your marbles :shock: no you just bloody found them by buying a 2 :mrgreen:

Best of luck and enjoy :bowdown:
AmeR » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:50 pm
The Mrs had an idea the other day to lose the bonnet and turn the frunk into a seat for our pooch!! All that would be needed is a harness and some goggles!! :lol:

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby kwnelson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:32 pm

Profile age correct, and yes I have lost my marbles and found a gem. End of life crisis.

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby delhusband » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm

Congratulations on bagging a bargain, lucky sod! :D happy motoring.
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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby The Other Stu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Just for info, you might want to consider the side strikers. If you have your windows open, the force on the rear is immense.
The hard top is designed to be held down at 3 points.
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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby kwnelson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 pm

To clarify, I confirm the hardtop is secured with the 2 Manufacturers fixings at the front, and by means of the 2 cobbled brackets being attached to the HT each side by the manufacturers fixing clips, total fixings at 4 points. Or, do you mean 3 fixing points down each side, The Other Stu? [not aware if the rear is held down, or is it?] there are not many HT 2's about to check for any rear holding down points, although I am aware there are 2 locating peg/points. Any clarification would be welcome. In the meantime I will not be driving with the windows open. PS in my original post I referred to cobbled rear fixing brackets when I really meant SIDE!

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby Treboeth » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:04 am

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=13446

The pdf for the fitting instructions show all the bits you should have.
Fixing points are the two clips above the windscreen, two side clips (strikers) and two rear chrome fixings.
From a safety point they should all be used.

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AmeR » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:50 pm
The Mrs had an idea the other day to lose the bonnet and turn the frunk into a seat for our pooch!! All that would be needed is a harness and some goggles!! :lol:

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby 1979scotte » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:46 pm

6 points of attachment.
2 chrome brackets on the outside and 4 clips inside the car.
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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby kwnelson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:45 pm

Thanks to The Other Stu, Treboeth, 1979scotte for the most helpful information and photos. My 2 hardtop has now been properly been secured at 6 points and I can now drive with the windows open!

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Re: 2001 [just Jan 6]MR2 silver, bought Friday 9, 123k £300

Postby Treboeth » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:13 pm

kwnelson wrote:Thanks to The Other Stu, Treboeth, 1979scotte for the most helpful information and photos. My 2 hardtop has now been properly been secured at 6 points and I can now drive with the windows open!

:bounce: :bounce:

Next is to convince you to take the hard top off :mrgreen:
AmeR » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:50 pm
The Mrs had an idea the other day to lose the bonnet and turn the frunk into a seat for our pooch!! All that would be needed is a harness and some goggles!! :lol:


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