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Post by Clueless1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:25 pm

Hi, I think that I read that the Toyota MR 2 mk 1 boot spoiler fits the SS1. Can someone confirm it for me please. If so will I need to update the boot struts for stronger ones? Or am I better off looking for a spoiler from the ti, unless that’s like looking for rocking horse s**t!
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Post by swoakes » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Yes MR2 fits and yes you will need stronger boot struts. I think I fitted Clio.

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Post by Clueless1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:54 pm

Thanks Steve, funnily enough the n/s captive nut on my car had broken off! Re welded back on now.


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Post by peter freeman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:11 pm

I fitted the spoiler off a Volvo on one of our earlier SS1TIs but now have spoiler-less boot on our current SS1TI - the originals are awful.



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm

they fit, but need work to spoiler feet, the boot to spoiler angle is different. There are quite a number with this spoiler fitted including a couple of my own when I first bought them. They are heavier than the original ti spoiler and the sabre ones. Personally I think they are a little large and one of my cars was compared to a shopping trolly with one fitted :D . The rubber ti spoilers are rare, but the sabre mk2 spoilers were reproduced by a club member.


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Post by Clueless1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm

I don’t suppose you can remember who Geraint?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:07 pm

yes I got a new one from Viv White who either owns the mould or has access to it


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Clueless1 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Hi, I think that I read that the Toyota MR 2 mk 1 boot spoiler fits the SS1. Can someone confirm it for me please. If so will I need to update the boot struts for stronger ones? Or am I better off looking for a spoiler from the ti, unless that’s like looking for rocking horse s**t!
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Yes the MR2 spoiler does fit. I personally think it blends well with the rising wedge line of the car as a whole - without it the boot tends to tail off a bit weakly at the back. Mine fitted straight on, but the feet may have been previously fettled by Craig, as it came off his racer.
The standard struts can cope, but only if they are fairly new - if you're still using the originals, then they probably won't hold it up.
The rubber Ti spoiler that was on before was a horrible thing - the water had got into it and corroded it's metal frame, causing it to split and leak bits of rust onto the bootlid!

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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 am

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
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yes I got a new one from Viv White who either owns the mould or has access to it
IIRC he just bought 10 from the person who had them made (was it someone in Lincs?) and sold them on.


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Post by Joe. » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:11 am

I have a sabre boot lip spoiler on loan from ReliantReviver which I'm supposed to be taking a mould from when I get time. The intention would be to make a few in addition to the one i want for my SS1. Sorry I can't give any idea on timescale though - Ive probably had it well over a year so far with no progress yet!

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Post by Jhdelta » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:28 pm

i have one that came off mine, not really my thing. was fixed on with 2 bolts either side and one int he centre

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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:35 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 am
Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:07 pm
yes I got a new one from Viv White who either owns the mould or has access to it
IIRC he just bought 10 from the person who had them made (was it someone in Lincs?) and sold them on.
Just spoken to Terry Farmer (Leicester noggin sec) and he is remanufacturing another batch.


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Post by Clueless1 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:58 pm

I’m not sure which one I want now! Too many choices although I like the look of the Sabre one a bit more than the Toyota one. I suppose it all comes down to price in the end.
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Post by scimmy ben » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:37 am

Mk1 Sabre one would be good on an SS1...

Is this the type @Joe. was referring to?

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Post by Corky » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:01 am

Sabre mk2 on an SS1
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