1. Finding a car
It is your responsibilty to buy a suitable car to fit the kit too.
The kits can be fitted to both left hand (LHD), and right hand driver (RHD) cars.
The kits are specifically designed for the cars shown below but there is no reason why you could not fit them to a different cars although this is not something we do.
360 and 430 Kits require a Peugeot 406 Coupe
Engine sizes: 2.0 Petrol, 2.2 Petrol, 3.0 V6 24 Valve Petrol, 2.2 HDi Diesel
Years: 1997 to 2003
355 and Murci Kits require a Toyota MR2 Mark 2
Engine Sizes: 2.0 Petrol, 2.0 Turbo Petrol
Years: 1990 to 1999
Chassis Codes: SW20 / SW21 / SW22
Configuration: 2 door coupe or T bar
Further information: CLICK HERE
2. Useful Websites for finding cars
Right Hand Drive (RHD) Cars:
Left Hand Drive (LHD) Cars:
If you live in a country where the cars are left hand drive (LHD) and you do not have the Peugeot 406 Coupe or the Toyota MR2 Mark 2 then try searching on the other European countries Ebay sites i.e. France, Germany, Italy etc.
To do this if you go to www.ebay.com and scroll to the bottom where there is a list of links to other countries Ebay sites.
To help translate the language use Google translator which is available at http://translate.google.com
3. Condition of the donor car
Mechanically the car needs to run and drive correctly.
Cosmetically because the exterior body panels are either replaced or covered over it does not matter if they are scratched or dinted.
The wing mirror motors are used out of the wing mirrors but the condition of the rest of the mirror does not matter.
Only the headlights from the MR2 are required for the 355 and Murci kits. The other standard Toyota lights are not used.
None of the original Peugeot lights are used on the 360 or 430 kits.
If you intend to keep the standard interior then it is important that it is in good condition. A vehicle with a leather interior would also be a bonus.
4. How long does it take to fit a kit
Start to finish the cars take us typically 8 weeks to complete.
5. Obtaining a Quote
Please email your full name and address and a list of the items you require to firstname.lastname@example.org
6. How does the car drive
It is a body conversion to make them look like the real car.
It does not make them drive with the same performance as the real car.
Fortunately the 3.0 V6 Peugeot 406 and the Toyota MR2 are both very quick cars in standard form.
The cars can be modified to improve the performance further if required.
7. Modifying the interior
You can modify the interior to whatever you require.
Most people leave them standard especially if the original car came with a leather interior.
Remember most people do not know what the interior of the real car looks like.
Easy modifications to make are to change the seats, stearing wheel, and tinting the windows.
The car can painted any colour you want.
We currently do not paint the cars ourselves but take them to a local paintshop.
Some colours are more expensive than others because the paint cost more to buy and that there are more paint stages hence take longer to complete.
9. Build Process
The following is an overview of the build process. We can do as much or as little of this as you wish.
- Remove interior parts such as front and rear seats, carpets, door panels, centre console, roof lining. Cover over the dashboard to protect it from damage.
- Remove the front and rear bumpers, wings, bonnet, boot, windscreen, lights and other small exterior trim parts.
- Modify the metal body of the car as required.
- Fit the supplied metal framework parts.
- Dry fit the fibre glass body panels to the cars frame. A dry fit is done to ensure everything fits correctly. Dry fitting simply means they are not permanently fixed thus allowing you to move them around to get them lined up correctly.
- Bond, screw, bolt the exterior panels to the car.
- Prepare the car for painting. This involves a small amount of filling in certain areas of the car and ensuring the gaps between the individual panels are even and correct.
- Apply a high build primer to the whole car and then rub back.
- Paint the car.
- Once the paint is dry, flat and polish the paint.
- Clean the car completely.
- "Detail the car" which is basically putting the car back together refitting the interior, windows, grills, lights, wheels, badges etc.
In the UK kit cars are insured on a kit car policy. This can reduce the cost by two thirds so for instance, normal insurance costing £900 for a standard MR2 turbo could come to around £300 depending on the state of your driving licence.
We have a seperate page specifically covering this but basically we can ship anything to any part of the world from a small component to a complete car. Please click HERE for more information.
12. Becoming a Distributor
Before we would conduct discussions in relation to you becoming a distributor and offer any discounts we would require you to buy and complete a couple of our kits.
13. Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
The body panels are all made from GRP as it is easy to mould and is extremely durable and hard wearing. Performance car companies such as Lotus, TVR, Noble, etc all make car bodies or car body parts from GRP. It also a very commonly used product to make large wind turbines and boat hulls.
14. Can our cars be used in a hot climate
Our car panels are fine in a hot climate as we heat treat every panel to ensure there are no air pockets.