Midship Runabout

How To: Rebuild Front Caliper

I’ll try to go about explaining the caliper rebuilds. However, this was during my suspension rebuild, so some of the pics may look weird… Tools needed: Various sockets and wrenches Screwdriver Rebuild kit ~$20(Toyota...

How To: Rebuild Rear Caliper

List of parts you will need: Rebuild kit ~$30 from Toyota (Part # 04479-17011) Various sockets and pliers Denatured Alcohol Brake Fluid To do a complete rebuild you will also need: Snap ring pliers...

How To: Remove Rotor Dust Shield

ince I’m converting to the 87+ brakes, I need to remove the dust shields. What better time to do this with the steering knuckle off the car! I’m pretty sure you can do this...

How To: Replace Parking Brake Cable

Over time it is almost gauranteed that at least one of your parking brake cables will freeze up & need replaced. The cables run about $50 each at the dealer and that’s the only...

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Goodridge SS Brake Lines

Replaced my brake lines with stainless steel braided lines during my suspension project. Ordered them from Nopi.     1) Bleed out as much brake fluid from the system as you can. 2) Remove...

Replace Ball Joint

Here’s a step-by-step guide to replacing the lower ball joints. The pictures below are with the strut assembly removed as I am doing the entire suspension work at the same time & had just...

How To: Install Rear Bushings

The pics below are during my full suspension/brake system rebuild. So they will be a little different than yours since I was removing everything. *Procedure of pressing the bushings out with just 2/3 jaw...

How To: Remove Steering Knuckle

Here’s a step-by-step guide to removing the steering knuckle, in case you need to replace your wheel bearings. The pictures below are with the strut assembly removed as I am doing the entire suspension...

How To: Replace Front Strut

Finally, started redoing the entire suspension in the car. I went ahead and removed the strut assemblies first, that way this writeup is more meaningful.

Tools needed:

* Various sockets, wrenches, pliers & ratchet
* Cheater bar for those stubborn nuts & bolts
* Spring compressor
* Bench Vice
* Monkey wrench or large channel locks
* Dremel tool (maybe, see step 4)

How To: Replace Rear Strut

Tools needed:

* Various sockets, wrenches, pliers & ratchet
* Cheater bar for those stubborn nuts & bolts
* Bench Vice
* Monkey wrench or large channel locks
* Dremel tool (maybe, see step 6)
* Spring insulators x2
* Bumpstops x2

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87+ Antenna Replacement

You can buy a replacement unit from Autozone for around $45. I don’t remember the exact brand/model, but here’s a quick and dirty write up on changing the antenna. Once you get all the...

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Clear Front Turn Signal Lenses

After finding out how cheap these lenses really were, I decided to purchase a set. These can be purchased from any Toyota dealer with the below part numbers. List price is only $21, cheaper...

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Clear Rear Turn Signals

Okay, so you want your ‘2 to look a little different than the average MR2 you see on the street (at least until everybody sees this), so you’re thinking about clear corners for the...