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Woodsport
22nd October 2018, 05:48 AM
Hi chaps, following his decision not to sell these anymore i bought the master mold from Wim Hapers who produced this exact replica of the rear hatch from the 222D rally car.

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/G7PBm9n-1.jpg

This is the part in question...

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/9icwrqM-1.jpg

It replaces the C pillar trims as a removeable (or hinged) lid with a roof scoop for forced air intake/cooling. The hatch comes as a single piece but it is up to you how you mount it etc, i may work on hinged and latching versions in time but for now it is just the main panel.

I will also be working on a louvred insert for the window section, most people use a clear perspex, which is fine, but i feel there is a need for a louvred rear window piece.

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/3JGo8d4-1.jpg

I am starting the first production run today, price will be 140 plus shipping (30 UK/very large item)

If you wish to order one or have further questions please ask on this thread, thanks Paul.

tommundy
23rd October 2018, 08:12 AM
Hi Paul,

Nice one for rescuing this!

I'll be interested once you've worked your magic on a louvred insert solution.

Good luck with sales.

Cheers,
Tom

Woodsport
24th October 2018, 05:36 AM
Hi Tom, thanks for that, we work very quickly and have already made the louvred insert which looks awesome.....

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/M6cATId-1.jpg

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/7JyfKJh-1.jpg

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/FsBX9dh-1.jpg

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/jXy8z5Z-1.jpg

The louvre insert will be ready for molding in 2 weeks time, should be around 120 for that section.

tommundy
24th October 2018, 07:48 AM
Hi Paul,

Looking good!

As my cars tend to live outside, can you confirm that the rain would run off the louvres towards the rear of the car? It's hard to tell exactly from the photos. :)

Cheers,
Tom

Woodsport
24th October 2018, 09:40 AM
I would say probably not, you could add some perspex bits to the inside to prevent that, in reality probably lets as much water in as the standard lid.

The scoopless version is almost ready too...

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/44f9efh-1.jpg

Woodsport
26th October 2018, 11:21 AM
Scoopless version now completed along with the louvre section, both are now ready for full mold making and production.

http://www.mr2mk1club.com/images/imported/2018/10/Y9rgdrA-1.jpg

charged
26th October 2018, 04:43 PM
Hiya Paul, what's rear visibility like with the louvre in? I appreciate it will be limited! Any pics looking back from inside the cabin?

Cheers

Ollie

Evo4Jon
28th October 2018, 09:07 PM
that scoop inlet on top is a genius way to get the cool air into the engine bay !

Woodsport
30th October 2018, 06:29 AM
Hi Ollie, you can see through the vent slits, while it is quite limited it is still possible to use the rear view mirror, but yes the view is restricted, something's gotta give with a design like this i guess.

superwhite90
30th October 2018, 02:30 PM
I saw on facebook that the chap who initally was selling these took quite a long time to get it all done, credit to you Paul, you do not hang around!!

Woodsport
31st October 2018, 06:47 AM
Thanks, the master parts are having their molds made as we speak, so i expect full scale production to start very soon, it appears to be an extremely popular item with the US and Australian market, not so much here, i think we are a little more reserved about modifications in the UK.

charged
31st October 2018, 11:52 AM
, i think we are a little more reserved about modifications in the UK.

True! Not everyone though.. I think a lot of people in the UK are all about keeping standard or subtle modifications.. this one certainly isn't subtle. Good for me though.. I nearly spent 500+ on an original Mk1 louvre (I was out bid by another Mk1 anorak) recently so I was over the moon to see this product appear on the market.. Also good thing that my Mk1 is very far from standard.