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    $250 81 corolla

    hi I'm new to the forum. i live in las vegas NV. I'm buying a 1981 corolla 2 door sedan 1.8L for $250. the car has sat for a long time but fired right up and stopped smoking after a few seconds. the interior is shot and the car is pretty ugly. i would like to use it as a commuter as i fix it up. i love the way these cars look when slammed and fixed up.

    is there any known common problems with these cars?
    any good place to get parts?
    also what is the best way to slam this car?

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    commons problems I would assume would be the same as any older car :

    rust
    old rubber that needs replacing
    rotted radiator
    brakes and rubber hoses old and cracked
    old fluids that need changed
    and old deteriorating wiring
    and worn suspension components

    I just glanced at our import supplier website and most common service parts ie:brakes, cooling components, hoses, cooling system stuff seem to be redily avaliable


    the quickest way to slam the car would be to cut the springs, but probably not the "best"

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    So any pictures of the car then? :tu:

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    thanks for the replies. luckily there is no rust on the car. but the dash and seats are threshed, probably all the rubber too. good old vegas sun damage. i gave the lady a few bucks to take the 4 sale sign out of it. i will bring it home next week after i get payed and then i will get some pics.

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    www.toyota3tc.com

    ask no more questions til you look there.

    Oh and here is a little inspiration for you.

    These TE72's are my favorite cars. I've had about 7 of them.


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    thanks for the link that car looks very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by PERTANO
    www.toyota3tc.com

    ask no more questions til you look there.

    Oh and here is a little inspiration for you.

    These TE72's are my favorite cars. I've had about 7 of them.

    I know that car!

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    well i was going to payoff and take home the car but the lady cant find the title. she is saying its in a box in her garage but there to heave for her to move. so tomorrow im going to help move boxes and hopefully find the title and get this girl to her new home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-pee
    I know that car!
    If you know Joaquin then you know this car. I sold it to him a year or so ago. Very fun little car. I regret selling it. That motor in that little car would pull a house.

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    well not title. the lady is going to drop up the plates to DMV and put in for a lost title. im going nuts. i started out wanting this car but after searching corollas on the net for weeks i now need the car and cant be happy with out it. i dont know how long it takes to get a lost title but i hope its soon

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