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 Post subject: 1978 Toyota Cressida
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:43 am 

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Location: Norway
Hi!
I'm going to buy this one-owner -78 Cressida if the owner and I agree about the price ;) . has 93000Km/57000miles on the clock. Well served and a good runner
This is going to be my second Japanese classic, beside my Mazda 1500 estate.

Please help me with facts about this model, since I know nothing about them. I've been to busy with my 4 Ford Granada before 8)

Was almost 100% clean and straight in the body until last winter, when a tractor, clearing snow, hooked the snowblade to the car's rear bumper and pushed it in to the wall. resulting in a smashed left front guard, right headlight, and dents in the left doors, and of course smashed rear tail light and dent in the bumper where the blade hit it.

More and better pictures are coming when the owner of the car gets home, so I can get inside the car, and move it around.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:14 am 

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Location: Norway
Nice car...reminds me of the Olsen-gang movies :D
These are rare cars nowadays so take good care of it :tu:


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:20 am 
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Wow, a manual transmission one too!

That is the front grille I want for my car.

And what are those things sticking out infront of the headlights?

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:20 am 

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Nice MX32. What plans do you have for it?


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:28 am 

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If i remember right, we had only the 4 sylinder model here in Norway
so i think this is a RX30 (18R engine) not a MX32


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:43 am 

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pagong wrote:
Wow, a manual transmission one too!

That is the front grille I want for my car.

And what are those things sticking out infront of the headlights?


Yes, manual transmisson. That's most common in Norway, on all cars. I came over a car like this with automatic transmission, and had the opposite thought: Wow, an automatic .... :lol:

The not good looking things infront of the headlights are washer for the headlights, similar to what all cars have on the windshield.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:51 am 

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Nice MX32. What plans do you have for it?


In first place: save it from the scrapyard. The owner "gave up" the car after the tractor hit it, and think it's just a wreck after that :?
In second place: I'm an original-freak, so the further plans for the car, since it's in so good condition, is to get it straight and shining again! :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:56 am 

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megetlei wrote:
If i remember right, we had only the 4 sylinder model here in Norway
so i think this is a RX30 (18R engine) not a MX32


I also think we only got the 4 cylinder models here in Norway!
But when it comes to letters and numbers, like RX30 and MX32, I don't have a clue, and that's why I asked for more info. So thank's! :)

As You can see, I'm in need of some parts, like right headlight, right tail light, rear bumper, left frontguard, and so on. So if You know about some useful bits in Norway, I'm happy to get a PM :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:22 am 

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kjetilB wrote:

I also think we only got the 4 cylinder models here in Norway!
But when it comes to letters and numbers, like RX30 and MX32, I don't have a clue, and that's why I asked for more info. So thank's! :)


The first letter indicates the engine R=4 syl, M=6syl (the crown engine)

If you need som parts you can try TSCN.NO forum

Btw: the celica you worked on, is it on the road yet?

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:35 am 

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megetlei wrote:
The first letter indicates the engine R=4 syl, M=6syl (the crown engine)

If you need som parts you can try TSCN.NO forum

Btw: the celica you worked on, is it on the road yet?


Thanks for the info! :)

Hmm .. You must think of someone else, because I haven't worked on any Celica in my whole life ..
I don't have any relations to Toyota before, except a beat up, rusty -96 Hi-Ace diesel :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:07 pm 
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is kjetil a popular name in norway ???
cuz i have a friend named kjetil from a band called surferosa in norway...

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:21 pm 

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toji004 wrote:
is kjetil a popular name in norway ???
cuz i have a friend named kjetil from a band called surferosa in norway...


It's not really a popular name, but not unusual either. :)
Norway has approx 4,8 mill people, and approx 10.000 of us are called Kjetil

Surferosa is a well known band in Norway, and Mariann Thomassen's stepfather and I worked together at the same factory some years ago.

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 Post subject: Down the drain!!!!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:14 am 

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And the deal went down the drain!! :( :( :(

When I contacted the owner by phone on thursday, he was not home, and made a appointment with him, that I would meet him, and take a further and last look at the car when he got home on sunday. I waited a while on sunday, waiting for him to call. I called him, and now he says that someone else had contacted him, and said that he/she would buy the car over the phone, without looking on it ... and now it's sold!!
I was NOT happy about this, since we had a deal when the owner was back home!!!
But the car is gone, and I hope the new owner takes care of it!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:18 am 
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kjetilB wrote:
toji004 wrote:
is kjetil a popular name in norway ???
cuz i have a friend named kjetil from a band called surferosa in norway...


It's not really a popular name, but not unusual either. :)
Norway has approx 4,8 mill people, and approx 10.000 of us are called Kjetil

Surferosa is a well known band in Norway, and Mariann Thomassen's stepfather and I worked together at the same factory some years ago.




yeah i know theyre well known over there :)awesome,she comes out and visits every once in a while...

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