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 Post subject: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:09 am 

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So, some of you may have seen my previous thread about pricetag on this car.
Now its finally mine!
This is problably the only 1970 Corona in Sweden according to the previuos owner, an old lady who bought this back in 1976.
The find:
In june i was taking a walk with my dad in his neighborhood, suddenly I saw a roofline I recognized behind a hedge, I took a couple of quick steps closer to the driveway and my jaw dropped to the ground.
What an awesome little car!!!
I took a picture of it and then went home. But this car haunted my thoughts the rest of the day and the next day I went back and dropped a note in their mailbox saying I was interested if it was for sale. Already the next day I got an answer from the lady.
Apperantly it had been in her and her husbands garage as long as they have had it, but pretty much standing still for the last 10 years, now they installed a new garage door and the toyota had to move out for a couple of days. She told me that she have had thoughts about selling it for some years, but didnt really know how(?!), so if I was really interested I could buy it. And so I did!

Future plans includes some nice old school japanese wheels, maybe 14 inch? A couple of inch drop and sportier fender mirrors, problably celica mirrors.
But first I need to fix the boring stuff; brakes and rubber bushing for the cardan shaft bearing.
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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:47 pm 
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What an absolute beauty!

Sometimes things are just meant to be.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:28 pm 
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Honestly that looks perfect as is mate, and if it is the only one in the country you want to keep it as original as possible; the way the JNC marques are heading now these rare little models are quite collectable. Nice find, if you need parts give this group a go -

https://m.facebook.com/groups/321578667982721

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:26 am 

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Thanks guys! That Facebook gruop was a nice tip, its really hard finding stuff for this, and its not cheap. Just paid over 400 bucks for new rotors, pads, shoes and wheel cylinders..
I wont do any big modifications to it, everything will be possible to turn back to original.
And it isnt really original now either, the color is from Opel and rust were fixed in the 80s with Volvo Amazon metal.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:08 am 
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Good stuff, yeah most of the mechanicals can be sourced, it's the bodywork that's the trick, at least yours didn't cop the body filler treatment like mine.

Toymods is a great resource as well, but it's still the thing of that there are so few of these there aren't that many examples of restoration or modification to use for reference - it's a bit of a make it up as you go along thing sometimes. Mine has a hit to the gearbox crossmember, I'll either have to find a T40/T50 sedan cross and see if it fits, or make one from scratch with rhs.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:22 am 

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Location: Helsingør Denmark
That is absolutely awesome - am I jealoux. Yeaaaah.
Maybe we should try to meet at some stage - I live in Helsingper and have a mint Crown from 1970 that would just looooove to meet it's smaller coupe brother.
I have plans for modifying slightly - lowering, new gearbox and other steel wheels - 16" I suppose. black with chrome rings and bolts and whitewalls.
Here is a picture of it as it looks now.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:26 am 

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Location: Helsingør Denmark
And this is how low I plan for it to go - maybe ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II HT
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:17 pm 

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Holmen; Your car is amazing! I would love to see it irl.
Saw a lot of pictures from a meeting for japanese cars in Netherlands in the meeting-section. Meetings like that doesnt exist in sweden and it would be great to go there next year. If so I would go through denmark and we could meet up. But putting around 3000 km on the car in say a week would be risky, expensive and kind of stupid. Problably never gonna happen ;-(
No plans on visiting sweden? There will be a meeting in september, my first goal is to get the car on the road for that. Maybe a bit far to drive for you, even tho your car looks pretty comfortable ;-)

on topic: Went through all the paperwork I got with the car. Previous owner saved pretty much everything about the car and by the papers I can see she bought it in 1976 with ca 14000km on the clock. And then drove it to ca 49900km in 38 years. I Have no papers from owners before her so the big question is: Was the car driven 114000km its first 6 years and started at 0 again After 100000km. Or was it only driven 14000km in the first 6 years. I guess we'll never know :-(


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