Well, I've owned this car for a few years now, and I'm ready to start doing something with it, so why not throw up a build thread to track progress?
She keeps my 73 Corona Wagon company.
Found this car on Club4AG and couldn't say no. Previous owner was joshiroku, he did a great job with it. Started off as another minty white Cressida wagon, interior is amazing.
Josh did some nice work, making it a daily-able clean car. Front is on coils, rear is on bags (no on-board compressor). Wheels are XXR with some nice dish. They work for now, but I'm looking for some SSRs for her. It has an intake and exhaust, nice sound system, 12% tint in the back 30% in the front, tranny cooler, tow hitch, and is just an overall clean, fun, reliable car.
175k miles and climbing. Still reliable enough to drive to work (70 mile trip). Love Toyotas.
Here's the bags zero'd out vs. inflated (for state inspection, lol):
With no air, the car has some reverse rake. If I were to keep it like that, I'd have to wind down the front coils a bit. I think I'm going to keep them aired up half-way though, as my spine can't take the hits these days.
Driveways are fun when the bags are empty, luckily the tow hitch takes the hit. The pavement in front of my driveway has many battle scars:
Notice my neighbor has the old Japanese wagon fever, too.
She's been pretty much in storage for the last year or so, but last weekend I got her our, put some air in the bags, re-tinted the front (couldn't pass an inspection, heh) and refilled the AC system. I couldn't be happier cruising around town. She always turns heads and gets comments.
Future plans include:
- New wheels (eyeing some SSR mesh, would like to PC them white)
Bagging the front and getting an on-board compressor
Rolling the fenders a little
Fixing the rear bumper (have two spares ready for paint)
Throw on a spare NOS JAF emblem
Clean up some small trim issues
That should just about do it.
Here's her last weekend at the farm: