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Project by DaveGlx posted 09-28-2011 12:16 PM 2067 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son got himself a Toyota MR2. Like most old cars it provides lot of challenges in getting parts and fixing stuff. My share in the project was manufacturing replacement broken interior parts.
All made of red gum finished with two pack.

-- Dave -





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racerglen

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#1 posted 09-28-2011 01:07 PM

Nice work ! What is two pack ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 01:24 PM

Nice job. Yeah, what is 2 pack?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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jackthelab

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 01:55 PM

Those little MR2 were pocket rockets. Fun little car to drive.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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DaveGlx

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 01:55 PM

oops. sorry.
Two pack is – two pack polyurethane finish with high durability and very high gloss finish ideal for flooring and benchtops. I used the one from Watttyl (last on the page).

-- Dave -

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racerglen

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 02:02 PM

AhHa ! Our station tech has an older version, MR Two is a lotta fun !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 02:09 PM

Pretty neat! But your steering wheel is on the wrong side. :)

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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dbhost

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 03:31 PM

Looks good. Don’t know about in Oz, but here in the states, the Toyota Dealers carry, or can order parts for older models no problem. Back in the late 1990s I had a 1976 Celica GT Liftback that I replaced the broken factory center console on, and I got the replacement piece from my local Toyota dealer. It was in stock, in the color I needed too. Now having said that, your wooden replacements look nicer than the factory black plastic…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 03:40 PM

Had me doing a double take, with that right hand steering, until I discovered you were in Australia. We never
worried about getting old parts, when we could not find a 1932 Ford engine we just built an adapter kit and
put a 1957 Oldsmobile J2 V8 with a tri-carb setup in our Ford Sedan. It ran even better than before although
the Patrolman disagreed with what we thought Safe and Prudent was. That was what our daytime speed
limit was back then. Great job on the parts, and it is nice sharing shop time with your son. We found you
can put the newer Cadillac Northstar V8 in the Pontiac Fiero, wonder if it would fit in the M2,nah probably
not a good idea.
Welcome to Lumberjocks, hope you enjoy your stay.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Puffin

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#9 posted 09-28-2011 04:28 PM

The door latch replacement is fantastic. Great job.

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 11:22 PM

2 pack was a rapper wasnt he?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 11:42 PM

You’re thinking of 2 Pooped 2 Pop ;-)) At least that was what I called him.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Wayne

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#12 posted 09-29-2011 03:22 AM

sweeeeeeeeet!!!

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fussy

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#13 posted 09-29-2011 05:59 AM

Dave,

Nice work. They fit so well and look so stock, I had to look twice to see what you had done. Again, beautiful.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#14 posted 06-27-2012 01:29 PM

I love it. You’re a man after my own heart. I like to use wood to replace plastic all the time!!

Great project!!..............................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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