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    78 corolla project



    When I first got her. Full of rust, but full of potential









    Completely gutted and replaced vinyl flooring with the material they put on truck beds.



    Sunpro tach



    Bubble Shift knob



    Dropped 2 inches



    air freshner lol



    gauges to be installed





    old school type rear view mirror



    spec d quick release



    momo wheel,horn button and hub



    fire extinguisher

    http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=4At ... h4l5k2TGxc

    video of my 40's series flowmaster exhaust

    More pictures to come

    Things I've done:
    1.Dropped two inches
    2. changed out sealed beams with projectors and installed 6k bixenon hid's
    3. 40 series flowmaster exhaust
    4. Gutted the interior and replaced vinyl flooring with truck bedliner (its "painted on there")
    5. Changed out original filter with newer high flow filter
    6. New clutch kit
    7. Bubble shift knob
    8. Old school "broken mirror rear view mirror"
    9. Replaced valve cover gasket
    10. repaired damaged shock mount (rear right side)
    11. Momo steering wheel,horn button and hub
    12. Spec D quick release (exactly the same as nrg for both build and quality)
    13. Sunpro Tach
    14. Sunpro volt meter,oil pressure guage, thermostat
    15. installed a fuel filter, previous owner = idiot and deleted it
    16. fire extinguisher

    Things to come:
    1. NEEDS A LOT OF BODY WORK, its a rust bucket but i love it!
    2. Building up my 2tc.....i'm gonna sourcing the majority of my parts through brdracing.com....aggressive cam, new pistons, valve guides,valve springs, pullies...etc etc)
    3. Suspension upgrade (thinking coilovers)
    4. new rims
    5. New bucket seats (i'm leaving the rears out)
    6. New paint job
    7. Roll cage
    8. Basic sound system....i have nothing in it right now
    9. paint job

    This is gonna take a while,but its getting there

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    This is one of my favorite body styles of Corolla. I remember seeing these everywhere when I was a kid, and I always feel nostalgic for them. I'll have one someday. Keep us posted.

    Welcome to JNC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    This is one of my favorite body styles of Corolla. I remember seeing these everywhere when I was a kid, and I always feel nostalgic for them. I'll have one someday. Keep us posted.

    Welcome to JNC!
    Thanks. Will do. Btw, I tried to post a video clip of my exhaust but jnc wouldn't let me embed a clip within the post. Do you know how I could do so?

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    Our software is lame. It can't embed. Just post a link to the vid. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Our software is lame. It can't embed. Just post a link to the vid. Thanks!
    lol thanks. more photos uploaded along with the video link

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    Nice!

    Never thought of putting the truck bed liner inside! Thats a great idea. I wonder if it weighs more now. Did you take the old tar/factory soundproof material off first or just apply it direct? Anyways great idea!

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