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Thread: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

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    1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Got this car couple of years ago in very rough shape.
    All the rust has been properly fixed and missing parts found.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3951469/1 ... ta-trueno/











    Close to being done




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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    NICccceee!!! Im currently trying to restore a ke20 myself. Any recommendation as to where to get parts and or service done...?

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Holy shit-balls that is awesome...!! :shock: :P :tu:
    Looks sweet! Great work...
    The arches and Wat's are way too cool and that green colour sets it off nicely.
    What engine are you running?
    Please get this one finished and on the road so you can treat us to some cool photoshoots... :wink:

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    WOW! :shock: . looking really nice man.

    i have a question though. on the weather stripping for the windows(front, rear, doors, and side passenger). are you using the original or did you buy new stripping, and if you bought new weather stripping. did you use the universal ones or was there someone or some place that you picked it up from.

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    I had to do a double take when I first looked at this post! Except that yours is a Trueno.

    This is mine on arrival from Japan, currently untouched other than turning it into a rolling shell.





    I like to think of mine as an Ikea TE27 Levin.

    Like you, I have laboriously acquired every single part, no matter how obscure, required to turn it back into a TE27 Levin.

    It also has a degree of rust, but will get there in time.


    The specific Levin/Trueno weatherstripping does come along from time to time, like anything it is about being prepared to continually watch out on various sites, develop those priceless contacts, and if necessary shut your eyes when hitting the bid button. The front and rear screens are the difficult ones, you just have to be patient.

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Quote Originally Posted by rollake20
    NICccceee!!! Im currently trying to restore a ke20 myself. Any recommendation as to where to get parts and or service done...?
    Parts are hard to come by but they are out there.

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 02Anders
    Holy shit-balls that is awesome...!! :shock: :P :tu:
    Looks sweet! Great work...
    The arches and Wat's are way too cool and that green colour sets it off nicely.
    What engine are you running?
    Please get this one finished and on the road so you can treat us to some cool photoshoots... :wink:
    Running original 2tg, I'll get more pictures and vid once its done

    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by drift
    WOW! :shock: . looking really nice man.

    i have a question though. on the weather stripping for the windows(front, rear, doors, and side passenger). are you using the original or did you buy new stripping, and if you bought new weather stripping. did you use the universal ones or was there someone or some place that you picked it up from.
    Weather stripping came from Australia for KE25, I had to source front and back glass Tureno weather stipping from Japan because they are different.

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by parrot
    I had to do a double take when I first looked at this post! Except that yours is a Trueno.

    This is mine on arrival from Japan, currently untouched other than turning it into a rolling shell.





    I like to think of mine as an Ikea TE27 Levin.

    Like you, I have laboriously acquired every single part, no matter how obscure, required to turn it back into a TE27 Levin.

    It also has a degree of rust, but will get there in time.


    The specific Levin/Trueno weatherstripping does come along from time to time, like anything it is about being prepared to continually watch out on various sites, develop those priceless contacts, and if necessary shut your eyes when hitting the bid button. The front and rear screens are the difficult ones, you just have to be patient.
    Everything about Trueno/levin is expensive if you can find it.

    Weather stripping for front and back glass was $550 alone.

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Yes my screen seals were around that too, although fairly recently a pair went for about three times that. I looked for about three years to get mine at a reasonable price.

    I suspect we may have been looking at the same parts on yahoo over time!

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Terrific color

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Car looks fantastic so far. Looks like you have most the work already done.

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    Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno

    Were the fender flares originally stamped metal? Looks really cool.

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