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 Post subject: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:46 am 

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Location: SOuthern oregon
i jus picked up this corona coupe. been sitting 15 years.out of the weather luckily. its pretty much rust free. RUNS! and im stoked!
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this thing is a survivor. all original except it was repainted the wrong color:(
the only damage in the interior is what you can see in the bottom of the drivers seat.

stay tuned as i bring it back to its former glory:)
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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Mad potential :tu: ! what year is it and what are your plans for the build?

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That's how they got the old expression "Wagons Ho!"


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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:12 pm 

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Location: SOuthern oregon
for now i just wanna get it road worthy. im trying to get it going by jul 6th for our local week long car shows and cruise (grafitti week) it needs the typical things like clutch and brake master cyl. as far as future plans im thinking wheels and drop maybe a small chin spoiler. fender mirrors for sure. if i can find them. and when i get tired of the gutless motor i wanna swap it out too. any suggestions on what type of motor to use. i was thinking maybe a 4agze?

any imput is welcome:)

p.s. i found the grill in the trunk!

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:46 pm 
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(Browsing and and commenting whilst stoned is a bad idea, hence the edit :oops: ) But a 1j or 2j would be uber rad. Your coupe makes a gorgeous car when done right and it sounds like youre heading in the right direction :wink

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-'70 corona MKII wagon(22RE swap)
-Many other car/truck/bike projects

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12289
^Heres my build thread^

Packergreg wrote:
Hezath wrote:
Wagons pull the bitches


That's how they got the old expression "Wagons Ho!"


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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:37 am 
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wow that thing is in great shape

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:24 am 

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Jeez that body looks straight. Nice find and looks like it will be a very easy resto.


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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:09 pm 

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thats what im hoping. im a painter by trade. so im thinking about painting it back to the o.g. color.

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:12 pm 

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finally got her home :D

the grille as i found it in the trunk
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after her first cleaning in ten years
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restored the air cleaner and bead blasted the valve cover.
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jnc love!
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pic i took today. waterpump is leaking. got a new one ordered.
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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:27 pm 

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im having a hard time finding an intake/exhaust gasket set. anyone have an idea where i could find one?

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:12 pm 

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yeah try rockauto.com they should have one for you :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:06 pm 
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Wow!!! She cleans up good! Very nice. Did you have to do anything to the paint?

What are your plans? Just restore as you go?

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:38 pm 

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@ garlic cruton
tried rock auto. nothin

@ utah sleeper.
thanks, i rubbed the paint with nu-finish. restore as i go is the plan :)

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:25 pm 

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nevermind, found the gasket from this guy:)

''I specialize in parts for the 1965-70 Corona RT43/52, the 1969-72
Corona Mark II RT6#/7#, and the 1970-73 Corona RT8#/9#.
99% of my time is spent on the 1965-70 Corona.
I am a retired Electrical Engineer & this is my full time hobby.
Mr. Carlyn Dinkler
7310 Timber Ridge Dr
Mint Hill, NC 28227 USA
704-545-5261
Fax 704-545-8671
cdinkler@bellsouth.net ''

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:23 pm 

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just attended the 30th annual graffiti weekend events here in my hometown:)
there was 500-600 cars mostly american hot rods and muscle cars, rat rods etc...
also a few new things done to the car.
repainted grille.
yellow highbeams.
buffed paint.
and threw on some 14x7 wheels i had laying around.
wish i would have had enough time to lower the front.
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and a few other jnc's
please excuse the non toyota content.
i was the only toy:)
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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:49 pm 

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thinking about buying a blacktop 20v and a t50 5 speed and swapping it in. any ideas/imput/suggestions/advice/better ideas greatly appreciated:)

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:24 pm 

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thinking about selling it to fund another project. anyone got any idea how i should price it? im thinking around 4k to start?

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Not sure on the price, but this would be a great project to finish.

Whats the other project?

In the Corona a stanfdard 4age would probably make it fly. Anything above is just icing.

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:48 pm 

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found a fc rx7 turbo i want badly. :D

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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:33 pm 

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SOdrifter wrote:
found a fc rx7 turbo i want badly. :D


you can have that RX7, but don´t you dare to sell that RT52 :x

Really nice looking car, hope to get mine that level someday...


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 Post subject: Re: my rt52 corona coupe
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:12 pm 

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thanks. prolly not gonna sell it. jus toying with the idea. craving turbo power again bad!

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