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pilotpete
09-03-2013, 15:28
Had a 'Roy Kelly kits' gen 1 kit fitted to my MR2 for some years now...and decided it was time to upgrade it to the gen 3 at the front. So it started like this.....2425

pilotpete
09-03-2013, 15:30
and quickly turned into this, with all the front panels removed.2426

pilotpete
09-03-2013, 15:33
Then all the new panels were dry fitted and found the new wings are wider at the A pillar so had to slit the door skins and open them wider from the MR2 door.2427

pilotpete
09-03-2013, 15:35
To replace the MR2 ones, I picked up some cheap, genuine 355 wing mirrors from ebay and adapted them to fit.2428

pilotpete
09-03-2013, 15:42
This is where I'm up to now....all the new panels are on & gapped. Final filler coats are going on and sorting out other minor bodywork faults before a full respray. Then I can enjoy that lovely 2GR power & sound again.2429

Paul Woods
09-03-2013, 16:59
Much much better Pete, if i'm honest i wasn't a fan of the headlights in their original position, looks great now.

snowtigger
09-03-2013, 20:48
I could be cheeky and say what's the difference lol, but the mk3 front looks great never been a fan of the 355 reps apart from this one as it just looks right.

pilotpete
18-03-2013, 12:17
Much much better Pete, if i'm honest i wasn't a fan of the headlights in their original position, looks great now.

Cheers Paul & Tiggs. Just hoping that the next respray turns out ok, after 2 poor ones !

pilotpete
13-04-2014, 14:45
I totally forgot I was updating this - so here is the finished project. Matt black paint & graphics designed by me from an idea after seeing a F430 Challenge Scuderia in similar colours. 2726

cdwood2010
13-04-2014, 17:02
Very nice. Reminds me of something.......

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/04/125.jpg

Goldy
13-04-2014, 19:03
Looks pretty cool, better than the usual ferrari red :-)

Torero
13-04-2014, 23:43
I think I saw this on Brian's video of the European trip Pete. Looks a bit more stealthy, really cool.

pilotpete
17-04-2014, 16:09
Yes mate, you would have seen it on the video - minus the rear wing at that time.

barnster
27-04-2014, 18:59
Looks loads better now with the front end done :)