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 Post subject: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:28 pm 

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we just got this corona a couple days ago is 98% rust free no hits no dents eager to receive some well need it TLC :D a new starter got installed earlier today the old one (original) finally decided to give up after so many years

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:14 am 

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That is a perfect starting point to a wonderful relationship :P

Now just need to get wheels and suspension to set it off! Keep us updated-

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:14 am 

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thanks ^ yeah will keep the updates coming...it came with cressida wheels if you notice on some of the pics but 2 of them were bent so for now to be on the safe side we put the oem wheels of our nissan cube, they fitted perfectly and will look into what type of wheels to get for it


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:07 pm 

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Location: New Mexico
Sweet corona dude!! My bro had a corona station wagon 2 years ago that thing was bad ass!! Any who keep the pics coming.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:06 am 
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Location: Australia
Awesome colour + stripes!

Very nice, good luck with the pimping, can't wait to see

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:39 pm 

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thanks im gonna look into motor mounts for now cause the car shakes a bit like a wet dog when i turn it off, took the corona to work today felt very good on the drive, im on a hunt to see where i can find interior parts, i have the driver side pillar missing half and the rear pillars are pretty much gone as well


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:01 pm 

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so i havnt had good luck on my mission of finding a new latch for my trunk :cry: but ill keep looking around, mean time i came accross today with this couple things
1st a super old school sansui car amplifier now where to be found online i look over and over
2nd a pair of speaker grilles i know is only the covers but they are in great condition so i can always put whatever brand under them

as old as that little amp is i think it flows very cool with the corona, specially when the oem genuine stereo is the same brand...cant complain for a $1.50 out of a yard sale :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:08 pm 

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Location: Leoma, TN
Dang I love these big old Corona's can't wait to see it all cleaned up man :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:41 pm 

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thanks...i was at the junkyard today again (different one this time) i came accross a corona wagon and pretty much strip the whole interior and take it home...im dealing with a buzzing noise coming from the back at 55 mph speeds im trying to find out what or where it is coming from...at first i thought it could be short or dry on differential oil but then i jumped into think of a wheel bearing but since the corona is rwd im like totally tripping here on what could be...any help will be greatly appreciated it


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:28 pm 

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i need some advice please...my corona sound like a airplane once i hit 55 mph the noise is coming from the rear right side wheel, most people close told me say it may be the wheel bearing, the corona also haves a small clank noise once in a while when i turn or when i go in a drive way so that may go towards the ball joints in the fronts, i lifted the car up and play with both of the front wheels but they are very firm.
i know most old school toyotas are RWD so if one of you guys have experienced a rear wheel bearing change please give me any advice for when i open all that stuff back there and how difficult the change will be, i have drums in the rear

thanks in advance for any tips :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Could be a stuck brake drum or worst case would be a bad bearing. Put it on jacks and turn the wheel to pinpoint the noise.
The balljoints have grease nipples so you can lube them. Inspect for wear. If they still pop when turning then you might have worn tie rods. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:16 am 
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rlilcube wrote:
... a small clank noise once in a while when i turn or when i go in a drive way...


Missing any rubber bushes?

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:44 am 

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im going to lift the corona from the rear now and see what can i hear specially on that side where it makes the noise from what i know most of this corona is still all original so it could be many many things, how will i know if a drum is stuck? im really hoping is not a wheel bearing i havnt being able to get much info on that but from what i got so far it seems very difficult (rear wise) i will keep an update later when i check it out

thank you so much guys


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:47 am 
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No worries. Just an err of caution when you start jacking up cars and working on the brakes which has brake dust. Make sure you have some brake cleaner on hand, you'll need it. Once you have it up, check the diff for oil gear. If there's fluid then move on the wheel. Take out the brake drums, clean the parts with the brake cleaner then have someone slowly press the brake pedal and see if the brake shoes are moving outward. If it checks out then most likely it's the bearing which would mean taking out the axle from the diff to get to the bearing. Not an easy task for a novice diy. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 toyota corona 20R 5 speed
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Also check the universal joints in the driveshaft, one of mine was rusted solid and made the car vibrate alot over 80 kph


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