This MR2 is full of (nasty) surprises
Mighty Car Mods
Last episode Marty was working on the MR2 which turns out to be not quite as clean as he first thought. Almost every bolt was seized or rusted, and while the body itself is in reasonable condition just about everything attached to it doesn't work. This episode the fuel tank tank needs to be removed and new coolant hoses installed throughout the car. The MR2 slowly but surely being restored to it's former glory but there's still a lot of work left to do.

Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.

  • Mighty Car Mods
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    • MrBrander

      Seeing that middle finger scene throughout the video was really nice touch. :D

    • breakfasteatre

      wear some god damned safety glasses!

    • Theo K.
      Theo K.

      I just ordered one. I'm very excited to see what's in Cheryl's box ! 😝

    • BigggRoss

      I bet at the factory they mount the fuel tank before putting the body on the frame lol

    • Eoghan Fla
      Eoghan Fla

      Mighty Car Mods Marty, I know that was a real struggle to get that tank in but it did make me feel better as I’m constantly working on car projects on my own and now I’ve realized what I must look like. I seem to curse more than you though!

  • UncleManuel

    MR2 quick remove tank - only Marty can do this... ^_^

  • Vito Vitale
    Vito Vitale

    I have owned 5 MR 2's 2 turbos and 3 aspirated (one a parts car. They cost a fortune to fix because of the rear engine configuration but are fun to drive but no match for the more modern BMW 3 series and Golf Gti's. Only upside is that they are so easy to sell because they have such a passionate fan base and I have had people drive a 1000 miles to pick my car up no problem!

  • soinu foig
    soinu foig

    Marty's internal monologue this entire episode: "Why couldn't I just be working on a Subaru right now?"

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig

      Martys gonna win this, no challenge

  • Windupmykilt

    You poor soul, that fuel pump was a whole new planet worth of gross. Keep it up!!

  • Marco Francisco
    Marco Francisco

    the music is so bad i had to mute the video

  • ROVER25X

    You should get a bare turbo block for Yaris Hilton

  • kinobla94

    I always thought that the smart is a terrible car to work on, but this seems to be much worse.

  • Steve O'Donald
    Steve O'Donald

    Thanks fro watching..... remember, if I can do it, you can do it. References elsewhere. Cheers EO

  • Matteo Emiliani
    Matteo Emiliani

    This was so ilarious and well done at the same time ! Great work guys

  • [ Slimeade ]
    [ Slimeade ]

    If any of you do decide to buy one of these, two things: 1- check the body for rust. Make sure anything not repairable is good because you’re going to be putting a lot of money into fixing it. You don’t want it to be for nothing. 2- expect to have to pull the engine. Even if the engine is running good, timing belts will require the engine to be pulled.

  • J_mars _cars
    J_mars _cars

    Thanks for the <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="480">8:00</a> shout out. It's very hard and we weep. Alot. Everything rounds off, snaps off or just isn't there anymore.

  • Toto Abicyclette
    Toto Abicyclette

    It's no longer an MR2, due to all the parts that you had to replace. Let's call it the MR2.6. Or the MR3, or 4.

  • David Bates
    David Bates

    Holly advisement

  • [[[ *Dragonier* ]]]
    [[[ *Dragonier* ]]]

    Marty: Sprays logo on radiator Also Marty: Installs the thing upside down

  • Tom Williams
    Tom Williams

    So was Marty’s Evo 9 parted out?

  • Tom Williams
    Tom Williams

    I love that at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="260">4:20</a> he mentions a “hose of hell” 😂

  • EBF

    It´s just me or this video is just hilarious hahahahah

  • Vtecyo81

    Out of the box build #SR20 #2or1JZ motor swap????

  • Vtecyo81

    #AwesomeVideo #Keepemcoming

  • Cole Kinley
    Cole Kinley

    Martys gonna win this, no challenge

  • RideNV

    Nice BMW <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="865">14:25</a>

  • niduoe stre
    niduoe stre

    This is basically the condition of every 7 years old and + car in Canada

  • Daryl Nicklen
    Daryl Nicklen

    Twisted music for the MR2 How appropriate. Thought I'd heard it before

    • niduoe stre
      niduoe stre

      listen to now lol

  • Dre's Racing Channel
    Dre's Racing Channel

    he type "MAN CRUSH MONDAY" on his intercooler then installed it and it was "WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY" MCM.

  • Mighty Little Shop
    Mighty Little Shop

    I never really realized how little rust they usually deal with there. Good for you guys!

  • big Hurtt
    big Hurtt

    I'm near Cincinnati and I have had heat shields and backing plates rust completely away on my 2000 Sierra 3500. And exhaust bolt/nut combos at flanges, so I've heard it rust And on a windy day I hear the clear coat peeling.....

  • Nicholas hartman
    Nicholas hartman

    I still want a MCM edition wd40 can

  • Michael
    Michael MR2を極める!! ライトチューニングクラス【Hot-Version】1998

  • Outdoors&Cars

    35 times a day hahahah

  • James O'Gara
    James O'Gara


  • Mike Gair
    Mike Gair

    Hey guys just want to say thank you for your latest vids with what's going on globally at to moment, you really help to escape from it for a while and make things feel normal and really appreciate you doing it.

  • Cassie

    This is basically the condition of every 7 years old and + car in Canada

  • maverickwest81

    This thing is going to crush the moonbuggy :)

  • 28ashcat

    This has me hooked, keep it up. I can't wait to see the end product. thanks.

    • Cassie

      HELICOIL??????? HELL NO

  • Loubér du Bois
    Loubér du Bois

    Twisted theme song👍🏻💃💃🕺🏻💃💃

  • hArDsTyLe2259

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="192">3:12</a> Song name?

  • Philip Brucker
    Philip Brucker

    Apparently someone thought it could run on water!

  • Waterfordmaxx

    I love Marty video's!!! He is too funny!!!

  • Chris Cole
    Chris Cole

    We needs a new album Moog!!!!! I've listened to your music for so long you are the one who got me into electronic music way back in 2012 when I first heard collide. It's all I listen to now lol

  • Owen Meadows
    Owen Meadows

    "what car has this many hoses?" S3 xj6 laughs in evil

  • Jonathan Johnson
    Jonathan Johnson

    3000gt vr4 owners know about a lot of hoses.... and vac. Lines.....

  • Dave Algarate
    Dave Algarate

    Mighty Car Restores ✌🏻

  • njgalant39

    Video needs a Seated Marty Flipping the Bird" counter 🤣

  • Absolute Longplay
    Absolute Longplay

    You guys should modify the MR2 and give it some modern power.

  • otto leeverink
    otto leeverink

    marty if the side of the head is cast iron you could put this allen wood screw in the head. because off the big thread it wont break the cast iron easily and you can tap in the original threat. it worked like a dream on my moped! keep in mind the website is in dutch you can put it in the head with an allen key then drill out the allen key bit so you get a round hole then put the threats you need in it job done!

  • Jacob Prius
    Jacob Prius

    Why do you all not wear gloves?

  • Edward Peters
    Edward Peters

    Someone should send you a 20 year old vehicle from Ontario to work on. Make sure your Tetanus shot is up to date.

  • Kevin Cassidy
    Kevin Cassidy

    hey guys, ive had a good look around, but cant find the link to buy ryobi and get 10% to go to your charity can someone link the ryobi video or link

  • Robert Poulton
    Robert Poulton


  • Kas b
    Kas b

    How to build an mr2 in the factory. Step 1: Install fuel tank Step 2: add rest of the car Step 3: never remove fuel tank

  • hen ko
    hen ko

    I just so wish you'd wear eye protection. Rust in the eye can turn serious.

  • Kas b
    Kas b

    man, and to think i could buy a rust free first gen with a 20v swap and a 6 speed for under 3k

    • hen ko
      hen ko

      MCM = WCW??! Women Crush Wednesday fuck yeee

  • Benjamin Gillies
    Benjamin Gillies

    Weird fuel tank? Challenge accepted - Mitsubishi Pajero IO. fuel tank is a 2 ft long horse shoe over the rear prop shaft. come with 2 level senders, 2 fuel pumps(transfer from left to right and main pump on right) only saving grace is floor mounted access panels under rear seat..

  • Rimantas V
    Rimantas V

    that's not a rust.... Thats a rust (showing at his 93 celica, that endured 27 winters and salt)....

  • Blaise Howard
    Blaise Howard

    what was that song playing at the start?

  • MR2 Australia
    MR2 Australia

    Been there. Done that.... 🙂

  • famos10

    Those beats tho!😳🤩

  • Who am I
    Who am I

    When we seeing a supra being worked on?

  • The Ghetto Garage
    The Ghetto Garage

    So did you get tired of the Evo 9 having the random no reason issues they’re known for and just get rid of it?

  • The Ghetto Garage
    The Ghetto Garage

    “I never owned an Evo 9”

  • David Cocker
    David Cocker

    Thanks for the great real world video

  • markcozzie

    A good cheap turbo up grade for these is the turbo from the gt4 celica st205, (think it's called c26),or if money not a issue then a garret Gt28rs 👍

  • Byron Dixon
    Byron Dixon

    I used to think an MR2 would be fun. Thanks for showing me the error of that thought. 😬

  • slenderbrine k
    slenderbrine k

    Should have bought a Pontiac Fiero instead of a MR2, fiero is the best mid engine car.

  • Justin De Witt
    Justin De Witt

    Congratulations Marty, you did it. I no longer want an MR2...

  • JayWay Official
    JayWay Official

    Throw a Barra turbo in it

  • Charlie Chao
    Charlie Chao

    If this was your first car and you worked on mostly mid-engine cars, do you think you would have been just as frustrated?


    MCM = WCW??! Women Crush Wednesday fuck yeee

  • B. Wills
    B. Wills

    I love the struggle featured in this episode. Reminds me of earlier episodes and is reassuring that everyone struggles with their project cars

  • Andrew Cash
    Andrew Cash

    with all your hard work i hope you kind of keep up with moog

  • Hanky Bannist8r
    Hanky Bannist8r

    I'm a die hard Toyota guy, this was an assanine design and we appreciate your enthusiasm and hard work Marty !

  • trwsandford

    Everyone wants a red hose kit now!

  • Sheign_

    Marty is secretly a wrestling fan i see. WCW

  • Visualfedz

    Yes buy an MR2. Don't buy one like how you bought it. complete rest bucket!! You should have bought a clean one without rust. They're phenomenal cars.

  • Miles Allison
    Miles Allison

    get rid of this cringy ass music please

  • Relentlezz41

    I hope you win Marty. This looks like hell to have as a project.

  • Rohan Minter
    Rohan Minter

    The harder it seems to finish a build the better it is at the end

  • MRnickee Jones
    MRnickee Jones

    I'm so glad Marty has bought one of these before I did I'm nowhere near as mechanically minded him they look like a ball ache to work on he has changed my mind


    Sorry Marty - I quit doing it. Newish Subaru and no more worries :-)