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Customers Cars - Craig's amazing Toyota Mr2

Customers Cars – Craig’s amazing Toyota Mr2
George Trout
  • On July 17, 2014

Craig, in August 2013 fancied purchasing a T-Bar Toyota MR2 Turbo…taking a big jump he purchased this as his latest project….

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Its fair to say that if I had seen this lying around I doubt I would feel inclined to take this on as a project, clearly an enormous amount of work needed to be done!

In the picture above, with front wheels fitted – its worth a mention but in order to get the rear moving, a custom subframe with castors attached was bolted on as a temporary measure just to transport the vehicle – genius.

Work quickly commenced and Craig’s garage (SBits) cracked on, as progress was immediately made!

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Taking the top half of the engine apart, cleaning, refurbishing and rebuilding.

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Heat shield for the turbo, not only looks good and an improvement on a turbo blanket but has longevity too.

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Rebuilt with the charge cooler and that’ll be the engine ready to roll – looking brand new and already taking shape!

Here is the spec list:

  • MR2 Smooth Rear Light Panel
  • Celica Side Repeaters
  • Blitz Nur Spec Exhaust
  • Berk Decat Downpipe
  • KO Racing Induction Kit
  • HKS Dump Valve
  • Blitz DSBC Boost Controller @ 1.2 Bar
  • Charge Cooler
  • NGK HT Leads & NGK BKR7E Spark Plugs
  • TRD Oil Cap and Coolant Cap
  • Mr2 Strut Brace
  • XS Power Rear Strut Brace
  • TRD Rear Anti Roll Bar
  • Full Polyurethane bush kit
  • Gen K2 Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Border Sideskirts
  • Bomex front bumper
  • Border Rear Spats
  • Ganador Mirros
  • Carbon Fibre Intake Scoops
  • CT26 Hybrid Turbo
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • JDM Boot mat
  • Lifeline Slimline Fire Marshall
  • ’99 Revision 5 Rear Wing
  • Stebel Nautilus Horn
  • Sony CDX-DAB700U
  • MOMO Steering Wheel & Boss
  • Coloured LED Lighting
  • TRD Gear Knob
  • Carbotech Brake Pads
  • SBITS Bonnet Dual Hydraulic Gas lift kit
  • Full Body Respray in Pure black
  • Apexi Power FC
  • Apex Lowering Springs
  • 18″ Volk Racing Alloy Wheels

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The interior utilises some Recaro seats from a Mitsubishi Evo 7.

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Respray in jet black to finish the car off.

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A quite simply stunning MR2, saved from a scrap man and bought back to its full glory and in such a short amount of time – this is one of the most impressive builds I have read this summer!

I gather the next step is a fully forged engine – we’ll be eagerly watching out for updates!

Credit to:

SBITs – 83 High Street Dodworth Bamsley South Yorkshire S75 3RQ
01226 297781
[email protected] – International MR2 Owners Club

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