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I'll introduce you to my MG ZR.

It's my third ZR, I previously had two others but I suffered a exit road with the first one and with the second I got a boar on the highway and the car was destroyed.

This in the state in which I acquired the car, was April 2017, with the clear intention of doing a complete restoration.







As you can see, both inside and outside the car is very deteriorated, the engine is apparently healthy.
 

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In June 2017 the first repairs and updates were made.

We updated the brakes for an MG ZR 160, going from 262-240 to 282-260. It is still pending to update the brake pump to solve the excessive travel of the pedal.

It changed the entire rear axle, as it had a deteriorated bearing and was transplanted that of my second ZR that at that time was still in the workshop waiting to be dismantled to keep their parts as spare.

The wheels it brought did not correspond to its original measurements, it was 195-55-16 so we went back to the standard 205-50-16 and also passed the black tires of my second ZR.

I also changed the left front spindle that presented an excessive slack by the one of my second ZR.

 

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In August 2017, taking advantage of the summer holidays, the interior has been completely changed (when I have finally finished restoring the interior).

He has been given the seats of a ZR 160 MK2.

Upgraded interior plastic and dashboard for those of an MK1, along with the central console of a streetwise, still need to finish adapting a pair of connectors (front fog lights and door lock) as seen in the images, I still have That even receive the material to be able to do it.

In spite of having a complete interior of MK2 and that initially thought to leave it as it was, the interior design of the MK2 does not stop me liking and in the end I decided to make the conversion to MK1, contrary to what many do for the forum, I prefer the outside appearance of MK2 and the interior of MK1.

Installed electric mirrors.

Received the rear side windows of my first ZR, which were tinted barely a week before suffering the accident, and did not even get the sun, I need to take to tinting the rear window with the same solar sheet.

The roof was completely detached, so it has been reupholstered in black, in a future the plastics of the interior pillars and as the sunshades were painted in black.











As work pending ...

It remains to replace the instrument panel with an original one, since the one that currently mounts have modified it, and having 2 at home, it takes less time for me to reprogram the kilomenters in one of them than to return to its original state the one that is set.

Installation of the complete exterior aerodynamic kit, I already have at home the side skirts and the rear bumper, together with the spoiler, waiting to be painted and assembled.

Replacement of the fins and the front porton, which are full of buns and deformations.

Repair of multiple buns on the roof and sides of the car, due to a hailstorm that I chase over.

And finally paint the car again in its original color.
 

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A recapitulacion of the snags that I have found in the car when disassembling the interior, that had made him its previous owners.

Central console badly modified to put a 2DIN with shoehorn.



Original wiring cut and spliced for a 2din radio china.



Shattered seats.



Retracted ceiling bad and broken.



Dashboard to which they have scratched the black glitter and the rough finish ...



Installation of electric mirrors cut and spliced to bring electricity to a few LEDs in the lower part of the doors.

 

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October 2017.

New updates.

Gear knob changed, the closest thing to the OEM I could find




Mintex discs and pads:




Metal hoses:



In addition a master cylinder of 160 has been mounted, apparently it is the same as the one of TD, but the touch of the pedal to return to normal levels, perhaps they vary internally in something ...
 

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January 2018.

New update.

Aerodynamic kit intalled

Now It needs a "lifting" and a coat of paint.



And finish adapting the mk2 installation to the streetwise central console (This was possible thanks to the help of @Roverlike, to make fully functional the button of the front fog lights).



Future updates:


 

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The next update I hope it is that the car has gone through paint and body, and can put photos in which it looks bright and without buns and with its wheels of zs mk2.

However, the front and rear struts bars are on the way from darkicedesign. >:)

But right now what I most want to fix is the exterior of the car, which makes me very sad to see it in this state. :crying2:

The work in the car does not go as fast as I would like, because now I have the most expensive parts to fix, and between some things and others must spend enough time to recover economically.

Once I finish with what is seen of the car, my intention is to replace the engine with the one of my first zr, that barely had 100k km and was in better conditions than the one that brings the car. After this the fun part will begin.
 

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Looks really good...

Trancera...the seats look as though they are from a Streetwise..and they are REALLY comfortable and supportive
From MG ZR Mk2 160, but they are the same as the streetwise or other zr, the upholstery varies.

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Possible mod for the future. I got the interior of a R8 (220 GSI), it is very dirty and needs to repair a couple of defects.

Some friends told me that the seats are more comfortable than those of ZR and how I got the opportunity to get them at a good price, I brought them to my house.

So they add to the collection of materials for the zr.

They will be a good complement to the armrest of R8, when I adapt it to the transverse console of mk2.


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