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    Ryan's TE27

    I picked up a 1974 TE-27. I was searching for a first gen celica and missed out on a crazy good deal for a 76, but I am glad I did because I found this one. Some people call these mangos. The guy was super cool about selling me the car. He wouldn't sell the car to anyone. He told me how he denied the sale to other people that were not Toyota or JC enthusiast. Its an auto. 2tc. 4:10 diff. I will have to do some rust repair in the front due to the battery leaking, and a some minimal rust spots around the car. It runs, but needs fuel system cleaned. Needs brake work etc. etc. Its a project. Pics! enjoy:

















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    Re: Skellington's new project?

    looks promising! anymore details?

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    I picked the car up today and I talked the guy in to including some rims that I think are minilites. We was using them as spares for his other cars and he said the wasn't attached to them, So I figured, why not? The worst he could say was no. Right before I left he asked If I wanted his old 1975's SR5 stock struts. Rather than letting them get scrapped I figured I could make some coilovers for someone. He had the minilites on the car when I arrived, and the chrome rims have tires that are brand new.









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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Very cool.
    Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Such a great design on those TE27's.
    What are your plans? Original or mod?
    The Minilite Sport alloys look good on her - well done on securing them too...

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    You're ditching the TE31 crew! Haha, nice car though. Wish I could find one.

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Quote Originally Posted by tayRolla
    You're ditching the TE31 crew! Haha, nice car though. Wish I could find one.
    HECK NO! I love my little orange 31. It will still be finished as intended. This is kind of a side project. My wife nudged me into get it. :lol:

    Quote Originally Posted by 02Anders
    Such a great design on those TE27's.
    What are your plans? Original or mod?
    The Minilite Sport alloys look good on her - well done on securing them too...
    I plan to restore the car. I would love to run some period correct stuff such as the minilites. It will be getting my t50. This car is a survivor, It deserves more than an auto.

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Score! I don't know much about mangos. Aren't there cooler bumpers for them? Either way, looks like a solid purchase.

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skellington

    ...My wife nudged me into get it. :lol:
    Lucky of you to have a wife like that, I always have to hide my purchases from mine or at least down play what I actually paid for them (the parts). But I'm slowly easing her into it, like putting a new fish inside an aquarium. You have to let them acclimate first.

    Nice Te27!, always wondered why they called them "mangoes". Im voting on a semi restomod. period correct engine with somewhat modern suspension bits and brakes.

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    Re: Skellington's new project.

    Nice mango

    Good luck with your project :tu:

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