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    79' TE31

    Hey guys Im new here and I thought it was about time to introduce my baby.

    a 1979 TE31 Corolla with a 3tc swap




    I am a college student who is enjoying my summer with the car, so I haven't done much work since I have not had her for too long (and I am still learning haha) but I have many plans.

    So far I just cleaned some stuff out the engine bay .
    Replaced seat belts.
    Replaced some hoses.
    Re-do some interior pieces to fit as they should
    And other routine tune up stuff
    So not much ops:

    But now, first things first I NEED a drop, any advice? I know my options with the leafs but I am not sure about the front since I dont have the type of cash to drop for coil overs right now.

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Looks clean man i like the color.
    My rolla is a darker blue
    TRUE BLUE!

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Still amazes me at how there are different generations of corollas made in the same years.

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Quote Originally Posted by liquid51
    Still amazes me at how there are different generations of corollas made in the same years.
    Yeah it took me a while to learn this, it confused me sooo much at first haha

    Quote Originally Posted by asirike20
    i think its better to replace your mirrors............. :mrgreen:
    Yeah I have been looking for fender mirrors or anything at this point cause the ones I have now suck and are very ugly :? Dad doesn't approve of fender mirrors though lol

    Quote Originally Posted by 805te31
    Looks clean man i like the color.
    My rolla is a darker blue
    TRUE BLUE!
    Yes! Blue really does look nice on these cars thanks for the love

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    Re: 79' TE31

    does anyone think these are worth buying? they are in my price range
    https://technotoytuning.com/toyota/k...t-ke30-corolla

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    Re: 79' TE31

    If you know how to cut and weld go for it.
    I would if I could

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Quote Originally Posted by lam454
    does anyone think these are worth buying? they are in my price range
    https://technotoytuning.com/toyota/k...t-ke30-corolla
    Thats what I would do. You welding on the perches allows you to get it as lowwww as you want.

    Good looking car btw :tu:

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Thanks man!

    Well I have very few things to update on.
    Changed my alternator after it let out on me and now I am going to tackle the ac unit that is making alot of noise. I also bought some fogs but I have to deal with the crappy wiring and broken screws that the previous owner left on the car before I feel confident hooking it up. I am also planning on new brakes, I need some bushings, going to replace some gaskets and so on.

    I know it isnt much but keep in mind that I am doing alot of these things for the first time ops: so progress will be slow

    going to put up some more pictures soon too :P

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Keep us updated
    looking Forward to see more pics

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    Re: 79' TE31

    Well first off I discovered I actually have a 2tc with just a trans swap. It looks like the motor was never changed, noob mistake on my end still I guess it doesn't make much of a difference

    Here my plans in order of what Id like to do first,
    replace bearing on ac pulley and see if noise goes away
    electric fan and aluminum radiator
    new exhaust or just muffler (mine sounds like a fart cannon and I need suggestions)
    once i go back to school i plan to slowly do my suspension and my interior (still is original automatic)

    my whole objective for now is to make the motor its self quieter and get the car lowered.

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