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    back into the '74 SR5 project

    Hey all...as I mentioned on the intro page, I recently have returned to my resto project on my '74 TE27 SR5. she has sat in my garage for 4 years now with minimal work done. I started stripping the underside last year and have decided to focus completely on finishing that as well as all wheel wells, struts, linkages...etc. I will be looking for guidance from the forum knowledgeable ones being that this is my first time at something like this. due to a series of mishaps, I have no pics of the car as she looked when I rescued her from the ranch where she had been sitting at for the past 15 years. 88K miles, engine sounds good, have driven around the local streets and it runs good with a bit of a shimmy problem due to a dented drive shaft. I would love to post some pics directly here but get the following message...Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.....any suggestions to get around this? till than recent pic on the link.
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    latest progress.

    starting the underside painting.

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project



    8) whats under the hood ?

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project

    stock 1600 2TC. game plan is to bring back car completely stock at first....once she is on the road and registered, who knows.

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    I will be watching this one. I am doing the same thing with my TE27, but with more issues to sort out. Good luck with build feel free to PM with any questions.

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    This weeks work....


    Harbor Freight tool worked great separating the linkages.

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project

    Deep into the seat rebuild. pulled passenger seat back springs off and will transfer to driver side which has 3 busted support springs. discovered broken weld at bottom of frame, will get rewelded.


    Latest on seats....grant from NZ has completed the skins for my front and rear seats and is now working on fabricating some replacement foam and also some replica door panels. will post pics once all back together.
    here is the completed seats as of this past weekend.

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project

    Next phase, just pulled engine/tranny. going to clean/strip/prime and paint (or powdercoat) engine bay, put engine back in and take it to Ray at RaceToys in Diamond bar for a rebuild/upgrade. Looking at 3tc cranks, dual carbs and whatever else he wants to throw in. Still trying to get it done by its 40th birthday in June.

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    Sweet project...im doing the same thing to mine. I'm almost done. A little advise strip EVERYTHING in engine bay.... then paint.... I have pics on my rebuild on the 3tcgarage site....I also am trying to finish by my 40th in Sept....lol

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project

    Something about them 27's...

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    Re: back into the '74 SR5 project

    toyorotor: I just checked out your build at 3tc.....very nice, love the color, I am thinking of House of Kolors Oriental Blue. Very cool that you have a similar project a few paces ahead of mine, I may be contacting you from time to time for advice. I have not been able to locate rubber for 1/4 windows...any thoughts?

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