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    RT52 semi resto/mod

    I am going to post a small build up here on my RT52 Corona of the 1969 vintage. My plans are to install an 18rgeu with side draft webbers, w50 trans, ae86 gts lsd rear end, coilovers in the front, leafs in the read (for now hopefully 3 or 4 link in the future), restore/preserve the interior, keep factory paint and touch up where it is bad. In the future I plan to re-install the 18rgeu fuel injection, build a turbo manifold and put some boost to it through a air to water intercooler and custom log for the fuel injection I am still tossing around the idea of ITB's as well, but if I can source the factory fuel injection I would prefer to go that route.

    Currently I have the interior out and am starting to line the inside with sound deadener. The 18rg will go in soon, hopefully next week. Ill post pictures soon.

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    We need pics. Too little info out there on these beautiful little cars. 22r/w56 going into mine at the moment. Wood love interior pics.

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    Here are some pictures...view album called "may 23, 2013" this is my current status. The axle and rims are coming my way next week. Oh, also found a disc brake front end out of an 1970 rt80 that will bolt right up, got the a-arms too just in case.


    http://vintagetoyotacoronas.shutterfly.com/pictures/25

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    Basically you are doing what I already did.... Keep it up.

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    Super! :tu:


    Sent you PM.

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    Just ordered windshield rubber, rear window, rubber trunk rubber, 1/4 window rubber from Carlyn Dinkler...fast amd knowledgeable!

    Here is his info for those who dont know...

    "I specialize in parts for the 1965-70 Corona RT43/52, the 1969-72
    Corona Mark II RT6#/7#, and the 1970-73 Corona RT8#/9#.
    99% of my time is spent on the 1965-70 Corona.
    I am a retired Electrical Engineer & this is my full time hobby.
    Mr. Carlyn Dinkler
    7310 Timber Ridge Dr
    Mint Hill, NC 28227 USA
    704-545-5261
    Fax 704-545-8671
    cdinkler@bellsouth.net"

    He is great...

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    Re: RT52 semi resto/mod

    Quote Originally Posted by robakun
    Basically you are doing what I already did.... Keep it up.
    Cool! There are two 18rg coronas here in vegas that I know of... fun little cars!

    I am still working on the top...

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