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On 3/24/2018 at 2:18 AM, MarkHuntsman said:

As i said it was not worth it repairing, as the quote on repair was 10k just for airbags and other safety items. Also the floor under my feet was pushed inwards by the wheel. It probably could be repaired with the money i got from insurance, but if i was to spend that money on fk, i could just pay 300-400 more and get another fk with less k's on the clock. There was one injury though, i scratched my arm on door lock as i was getting out of the carrlol.gif1


The deck is not that sweet at the moment, since the rear bumper is cracked... Girlfriends and parking does not go well together. But should be fairly easy to repair.


About those rims, i was considering banded wheels, but in my personal opinion they don't fit the deck, same goes for stretched tires. I was looking for something like OZ superturismo. Another thing is, due to Slovak legislation i can not fit any other size of rim/tire than is OE spec, unless it comes with TUV/KB certificate and if i were to get 16" or even 17" rims, only OZ have those certificates for MC2... So time will tell, i might as well change my mind in the future.

Jeese! that's some tight laws over there mate, though ours were bad but that's unbelievable!

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Repairs update: Yesterday i tried to replace the broken driveshaft with no success at all. Rust vs. me 1:0. Since i dont have any airtools so i tried to get the axle nut off with 1/2" drive breaker bar. Result was two broken breaker bars. Then i tried cutting the nut, but i could not get the cutting disc on angle grinder deep enough because of extended lip of the hub. After the weekend i will probably get a dremmel and cut the rest of the nut. What i am afraid of is that i would have problems taking the axle out of the hub, if it is rusted as well... If you have any tips please let me know. I will try to hammer it out of the hub, but if it will not budge, i may as well get the whole hub out and have it pressed out at a friend of mine. For now i plan to replace just the left side driveshaft, to be able to drive the car to said friend and let him replace the other one, as i am a bit lazy to drain and refill the gearbox.

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  • 1 month later...

Some more updates and pics.

I have successfully replaced the axle on my second attempt. All I needed was an angle grinder with cutting disc of the right size to get into the hub and a chisel. Time total was about 4 hours of cutting, prying, whacking and swearing, but after I got the nut out it took roughly 20mins to have the car back on the ground.5aea21011a276_WP_20180407_17_51_19_Pro(2).thumb.jpg.554d8305c14634985720058edd5c4deb.jpg







Unfortunately, during last two weeks some other issues appeared. Exhaust rusted through and rear muffler is totally disconnected from the mid section. From what i read on fb group, Toyosports exhausts are pretty decent quality, so I got a 60mm stainless cat back for 280€ delivered, but there was obvious mistake from the seller. I paid for one, but received two full sets with a day difference... I tried to compare it to the original exhaust and it seems to line up perfectly, although it is supposed to be for MB6 not MC2.





As far as other problems go, F/L upper ball joint has a nasty clank when the suspension is fully decompressed for example on speed bumps and A/C is not working, probably just needs to be refilled.



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