Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Tribute Automotive Builds

Tribute Automotive Builds Discuss your Tribute kit build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10th April 2013, 21:02
Tribute Automotive's Avatar
Tribute Automotive Tribute Automotive is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,622
Tribute Automotive is on a distinguished road
Default Tribute MRS200



The new Tribute MRS200 is a body conversion kit for the Toyota MR2 Mk3 Roadster.

The car is the brainchild of Andy McMillan who originally built the car as a one-off for himself, but saw the potential market for the kit and approached us to produce a set of moulds and market the kit.

Andy's car has a Toyota 3 litre V6 conversion, but would work equally well with the choice of standard engines. The base car requires the factory standard hardtop roof to be fitted before the kit is bonded on. The car is IVA exempt with no cutting of the base cars bodyshell.



Andy has put a lot of thought into items such as lights, making them affordable by using readily available units from the Ford Sapphire rather than the now rare Mk1 Sierra rear lights.

Kit price is to be confirmed, but will be finalised by the time the car launches at Stoneleigh in May.

Moulds are now made and production timescales will be announced soon.





Reply With Quote
Available from eBay
  #2  
Old 10th April 2013, 21:23
Jonno Jonno is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 13
Jonno is on a distinguished road
Default

Looking forward to seeing progress and prices
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th April 2013, 21:42
oxford1360 oxford1360 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,108
oxford1360 is on a distinguished road
Post

Love it. Looking forward to pricing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10th April 2013, 22:01
tonyt tonyt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 574
tonyt is on a distinguished road
Default

Ha, what to I win for for getting it right (especially at it was upside down), as previously stated not a big ford fan but these are something special I have craved one of these since the 80,s.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10th April 2013, 22:08
davecymru's Avatar
davecymru davecymru is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Somerset
Posts: 1,671
davecymru is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice! Its really good good to see all the innovation going into kits such as this and the more "body conversions" that are out there, the more i hope they'll be accepted as simply another another option rather than looked down on by the "build it from scratch " brigade.

I can see this being a big seller!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11th April 2013, 08:14
garyh garyh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: birchington, kent
Posts: 1,765
garyh is on a distinguished road
Default

A nice alternative to a Stratos...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11th April 2013, 08:53
oxford1360 oxford1360 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,108
oxford1360 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by garyh View Post
A nice alternative to a Stratos...
Just what I was thinking. It's funny how some cars captured the imagination as a teenage lad. I have always liked this car but never really been able to work out why.

I hope to see the four-driving-lamps pod as an optional extra.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11th April 2013, 18:51
JG's Avatar
JG JG is offline
Senior Member
Big Cheese
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,039
JG has disabled reputation
Default

Fantastic, great use of an MR2. Looks like I've got to update the the Tribute listing again

....hang my head in shame. Just went to update the Tribute listing only to discover I hadn't added you yet. I don't know how I missed that. I'll get onto it now.

John

Last edited by JG; 11th April 2013 at 18:54..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12th April 2013, 12:58
Hammy Hammy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alton, Hampshire
Posts: 448
Hammy is on a distinguished road
Default

Really gagging to find out the price
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12th April 2013, 13:01
oxford1360 oxford1360 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,108
oxford1360 is on a distinguished road
Default

Damn you, Tribute! I now find myself searching for items like this and I don't even own an MR2.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-MR2...item19db2158c8
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12th April 2013, 17:07
Hammy Hammy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alton, Hampshire
Posts: 448
Hammy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oxford1360 View Post
Damn you, Tribute! I now find myself searching for items like this and I don't even own an MR2.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-MR2...item19db2158c8
I think its based on the mk3 though isnt it?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12th April 2013, 17:44
oxford1360 oxford1360 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,108
oxford1360 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammy View Post
I think its based on the mk3 though isnt it?
Yes, I know, it's just the fact that I find myself planning a build when I am less than halfway through a Sammio.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12th April 2013, 21:59
Hammy Hammy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alton, Hampshire
Posts: 448
Hammy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oxford1360 View Post
Yes, I know, it's just the fact that I find myself planning a build when I am less than halfway through a Sammio.
Im still waiting to start my gto build and am planning this too. already bidding on some mr2's lol
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 13th April 2013, 13:49
casamolino casamolino is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 374
casamolino is on a distinguished road
Default

Much as i admire anybody who would build an RS200 , i dont think that this specific conversion works , the windscreen/roof line when viewed from the front look wrong and gives the impression of the car being sat on . Know i understand the reasons behind using the existing windscreen and i hope that in the summer depending on how busy Tribute are i may also have a *old* car based on something new and this comment may come back to bite me , Geoff .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20th April 2013, 21:26
Tribute Automotive's Avatar
Tribute Automotive Tribute Automotive is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,622
Tribute Automotive is on a distinguished road
Default MRS200 Kit Price

The MRS200 kit will consist of the following parts:

1x GRP bonnet
1x GRP front bumper/spoiler
1x GRP roof section/windscreen pillars
2x GRP sills
2x GRP door skins with window frames
1x GRP rear body section including roof vents and rear bumper
1x Steel front bumper support bar with bonnet hinges
1x Steel rear body support frame
2x Steel headlight mounting frames

Total price 3995 (no VAT)

Some of the additional parts needed to complete a basic build are:

Headlights: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Headlights-head-lights-lamps-VW-Golf-2-MK2-PAIR-New-RHD-/251001115920?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& fits=Model%3AGolf|Plat_Gen%3AMK+II&hash=item3a70d5 1510

Rear lights: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-SIERR...item3f23ccd87e

Rear window: http://www.lexan-windows.com/ford-rs...indow-kit.html

Production timescales will be similar to our existing kits, 4-6 weeks from deposit to collection date.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 30th April 2013, 05:36
Redandy Redandy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 52
Redandy is on a distinguished road
Default

It looks amazing, if I do say so myself
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 30th April 2013, 05:39
Redandy Redandy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 52
Redandy is on a distinguished road
Default

It's not a perfect body copy, but then it's not a perfect price match either

It's fooled some die-hard RS Club chaps already, so it can't be all bad. It certainly turns heads.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 1st May 2013, 17:48
Danny_HUFC Danny_HUFC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Alicante Spain
Posts: 880
Danny_HUFC is on a distinguished road
Default

[QUOTE=Tribute Automotive;42226]

The new Tribute MRS200 is a body conversion kit for the Toyota MR2 Mk3 Roadster.

The car is the brainchild of Andy McMillan who originally built the car as a one-off for himself, but saw the potential market for the kit and approached us to produce a set of moulds and market the kit.

Andy's car has a Toyota 3 litre V6 conversion, but would work equally well with the choice of standard engines. The base car requires the factory standard hardtop roof to be fitted before the kit is bonded on. The car is IVA exempt with no cutting of the base cars bodyshell.

-----

When I thought I seen 1 of these being built, It was this exact 1 courtesy of Rob @ ColourTech!

'Andy McMillan who originally built the car as a one-off for himself'......

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 1st May 2013, 18:28
Redandy Redandy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 52
Redandy is on a distinguished road
Default

It was indeed all Rob's work - something I have always said - never claimed to have done it myself!

He is a bodywork God and cheap as chips too!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 1st May 2013, 21:31
Tribute Automotive's Avatar
Tribute Automotive Tribute Automotive is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,622
Tribute Automotive is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry, should have said "had the car built as a one-off for himself".

Idea by Andy.
Built for Andy by Rob @ ColourTech.
Moulds of finished car produced by Tribute.
Kits available for everyone!

I may have just found an MR2 Roadster for sale just up the road from my house.......
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 20:35.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2019
terms and conditions | privacy policy