1990 Turbo Hardtop project
I've picked up a 1990 JDM hardtop in need of a tidy up. I thought I'd track the progress to get a few suggestions along the way. This is my first mr2 so I'm still reading and learning. The car has been neglected in storage for a number of years but hopefully will fix up nicely with some time and money.
On the surface it looks like a fairly original car (with super 90's three spoke wheels) but on closer inspection, the dash was red at some stage, it looks like there was a turbo timer fitted, and many of the plastics don't fit quite right.
I don't think I fully appreciated the work required when I first inspected it, but it is a project.... There are quite a few broken and missing pieces, as well as some interesting noises during the drive home
My plans are:
0 - 3 months - sort out immediate maintenance issues, clutch, brakes, bushes, engine mounts etc
3 - 6 months - tidy up cosmetic issues, touch up and polish, new gear boot, fix tacho and stereo
6 - 12 months - non urgent maintenance, timing belt water pump, replace worn hoses etc
1 year + basic performance improvements, coilovers, strut braces, intake, downpipe, FCD & EBC, maybe an intercooler
super long term - either fully restore and respray or setup as a track car depending on circumstances.
Pics after the first wash are attached. It actually looks pretty good in photo.
If anyone has any suggestions for workshops in Sydney please let me know.
I'm also keen on a reasonably priced set of wheels with quality tyres. Either oem 15inch or a staggered set with a simple spoke design (no mesh or chrome). The current tyres are old and I'd prefer not to replace them on the existing wheels.
thanks for reading