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 Post subject: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:25 am 
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Hi all,
I`m Jose from the Canary Islands in Spain.
A year ago, looking for a car to restore myself, I found this Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe 1975 (RX22).
It was forgotten in a garage more than 16 years. After inspecting it and check that had a solid chassis with little rust, I decided to take it home.
I have a lot of work ahead and will be a hard road but will try to enjoy this challenge.
Here are some photos of the beginning.
Greetings from this corner of the Atlantic.




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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:38 am 
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I'd love to find something like that in a barn :shock: Nice find.

My brother is on Fuerteventura. Weather is much nicer there than here.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together, good luck with the restoration.

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:23 am 
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RandyWanger wrote:
I'd love to find something like that in a barn :shock: Nice find.

My brother is on Fuerteventura. Weather is much nicer there than here.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together, good luck with the restoration.


Your brother is lucky, enjoying the best beaches in Europe. 8)
Although we are now upset with the decision of the government to make oil exploration near the coast. :evil:

Thanks for your support


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:24 am 
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What a great find! Congrats!

Very cool color

Can't wait to watch your progress


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:54 am 
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Welcome to the world of Mk2 Corona - or as it's known in some circles "The Greatest Treasure Hunt in the History of the World".

Looks like a great find - be sure to keep poking around on here and at toymods.org. There are a few people around the place with the various types of Mk2 coupe who can help with queries. Depending on how you look at it you've got a plus in the 18r engine, I see a lot more mods and parts for those online than the M series 6 cylinders.

Planning to restore it to original or make some modifications?

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:10 am 
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Well, disassembly begins.
(Sorry for the cellphone pics)

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engine and subframe out
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starting with the engine bay
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Primer
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That's all for now
Thanks for watching


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:24 am 
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Pseudonym wrote:
Welcome to the world of Mk2 Corona - or as it's known in some circles "The Greatest Treasure Hunt in the History of the World".

Looks like a great find - be sure to keep poking around on here and at toymods.org. There are a few people around the place with the various types of Mk2 coupe who can help with queries. Depending on how you look at it you've got a plus in the 18r engine, I see a lot more mods and parts for those online than the M series 6 cylinders.

Planning to restore it to original or make some modifications?


I'll keep that in mind, sure I'll need a lot of help.

The plan for now is to restore completely and add some power with a new camshaft (nothing extreme) and a new carburetor (possibly a weber I've seen out there).
In fact, currently the engine is already in the machine shop.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:29 am 
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Matches wrote:
What a great find! Congrats!

Very cool color

Can't wait to watch your progress



Thank you
My plans are to keep that Metallic Green.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:31 am 
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welcome!

now, before you revive old threads or classifieds you should try using the "PM" feature first :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:17 am 
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nice find..... :tu:

Just a thought(brainfart really)..... what about a slightly newer engine??


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If your intention is a PURE, ORIGINAL restoration this isn't really an option

Bare with me.... I was thinking an early 1GGE... twin cam, 2.0 straight 6. In stock form it plants 140-150hp, and 120-135#/ft of torque. The 1G engine is lighter then the M series, and may even be lighter then the 18R. If you want a bit more power, there is always the twin turbo version, the 1GGTE it can bump stock power levels to 200/200.


1GGE being installed in an RA40 Celica - http://users.tpg.com.au/users/loats/tec ... rsion.html

brainfart over........ :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:48 am 
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JNC wrote:
welcome!

now, before you revive old threads or classifieds you should try using the "PM" feature first :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:14 pm 
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Oh your hooked up now. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:06 pm 
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oldeskewltoy wrote:
nice find..... :tu:

Just a thought(brainfart really)..... what about a slightly newer engine??


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If your intention is a PURE, ORIGINAL restoration this isn't really an option

Bare with me.... I was thinking an early 1GGE... twin cam, 2.0 straight 6. In stock form it plants 140-150hp, and 120-135#/ft of torque. The 1G engine is lighter then the M series, and may even be lighter then the 18R. If you want a bit more power, there is always the twin turbo version, the 1GGTE it can bump stock power levels to 200/200.


1GGE being installed in an RA40 Celica - http://users.tpg.com.au/users/loats/tec ... conversion

brainfart over........ :wink:


Oh man,
the truth is that it is very tempting :twisted: :twisted: , but for now I'll keep the 18r.
maybe later consider an engine swap.
But my choice would be something like this:
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Call me classic :)


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:05 pm 
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More action,

Fender wells with some phosphating primer and then a coats of stonechip protector:

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And now the subframe , replacing the protective paint for some black satin:

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Thanks for watching


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Hi all,
here are more photos of the restoration

Engine bay painted:
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Clearcoat:
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I have to say I'm going to do everything myself, so it will be an amateur restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:47 pm 
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Welcome to our playground... :wink:

Your Mark II is super cool! I love the colour.
Making quick progress on that resto too.
Oh, and nothing wrong with being "classic" as you put it. A 18R-G would indeed be an awesome choice if you ask me!
Then you just need some "GSS" decals down the side in a nice contrasting colour, and a set of small but PHAT Wats under the arches and you're truly in business sir... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:31 am 
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Just a bit of inspiration, Nice work and Please keep us posted. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:39 am 
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The only information I have is from this 1971 Model:
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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:40 am 
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02Anders wrote:
Welcome to our playground... :wink:

Your Mark II is super cool! I love the colour.
Making quick progress on that resto too.
Oh, and nothing wrong with being "classic" as you put it. A 18R-G would indeed be an awesome choice if you ask me!
Then you just need some "GSS" decals down the side in a nice contrasting colour, and a set of small but PHAT Wats under the arches and you're truly in business sir... :lol:


Thank you 02Anders ,
Congratulations for your Trueno too, what a beautiful machine :shock: .
The Trueno also sold here in the islands, and you can still see some, especially in classic rallies.
It´s being fast because I started a few months ago :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Toyota Corona Mark II Coupe (RX22) from Spain.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:17 am 
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I always thought the 18R developing 105 ps, but according to the brochure it have 110 ps.
I just added 5ps to my engine without lifting a finger :mrgreen: .
73gtv Thanks for the information :tu: .

Well this is the typical monster you build with junk that you have out there:

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