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Thread: 1973 Corona MkII Sedan

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    1973 Corona MkII Sedan

    Behold, my 1973 Corona MkII!

    Okay... so... Several months ago I was searching for a MkII wagon, but found a MkII sedan with appx 45k on it down in LA. I couldn't pass it up. I was planning on being in Anaheim at the end of December, so we planned on meeting then. Unfortunately he couldn't make it then, but we rescheduled for early February when he said he'd be in Portland. So, two days ago was that day. TE37Jake and I drove down and picked it up... then drove to Woodinville, then back to Seattle to drop it off at my place, then I had to take him back to Tacoma. It was a 480 mile day (give or take), 10AM to Midnight.

    My goal was to get something that didn't NEED any work, but that I could also make small improvements to as time went on. With only about 45k on the odometer, and the original owner having sold it in 2008, it's in great shape.







    I hope to attack one little area at a time and clean up individual parts


    Took off the front and rear bumper bumpers today. Front took some significant cutting and grinding. Finished it off nicely by chamfering all the work and topping with a nice coat of black on the mounts.


    I'll pick up some of those chrome plugs to cover the resulting holes.

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    Question, also... The USDM front marker lights are quite bulky compared to the JDM (euro?) lights. If I were to find a set of front lights, would I be able to bolt them in, or is the front valance area different as well? I really hope I can figure this one out. Thanks!

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    Awesome find!! Congrats and glad it went to a good home :tu:

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    This is an excellent looking car, and seems like a good running one at that.

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    MarkII

    Saw this car for sale by some dealer in Pasadena California.

    If its the same car I hope you didnt pay his asking price.

    Good score

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    Oracles: I bought it from a private seller who bought it from a dealer in '08. The original owner donated it early that year, apparently.

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    Do you still have the 70Crown? Or is that someone else, the Corona is sitting in the same yard as the crown was, with the same old black dump truck in the background.

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    Jake has the Crown, and that is his backyard. Sharp eye!

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    Thanks! I'm going to try to look at a 75MK2 pretty soon that looks like yours, same color. Only it has the ugly picnic table bumpers :? Does the Crown still run? Iheard it broke down

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    I drive it everyday!!! I just haven't done anything to it so my thread hasn't been updated in awhile.

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