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 Post subject: MS75 Crown going under the knife
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Well it's time for the Crown to get a redo for it's 40th birthday. I'll try and post pics and keep the build updated

What it started as...
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Vinyl top is GONE
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C pillar cancer
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:32 pm 

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are you to put the vinyl back on?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:10 pm 
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I fought with this one off and on, but in the end with the surface rust that this thing has under the top, there is no chance that it is going back on. Kind of a bummer cause I love the chrome lines on this thing. Makes it look like a completely different car compared to the other crowns.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:40 pm 

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im asking this only because i agree with you on the chrome lines, what about painting the part where the vinyl was flat black? that way you can still separate it with the chrome or all the same color still with the chrome. maybe do a photoshop to see the difference.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:39 am 
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I kind of have the same thought as you do. I put some tape down on the car to kind of give an idea of what I want to do with the paint.

First set. Just following top line on car and keeping same distance the length of the car
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Second Set. Following top line and keeping same distance above wheel wells. (I like this one better)
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Crown Logo painted into stripe in orange and black. Stripe will continue across the trunk lid and connect the 2 sides.
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So what I am thinking is Black below the stripe. Silver Stripe. Orange above the stripe. Hot rod kind of look but still pretty classy for this car. Didn't want to do racing stripes. just not this car!

Front end missing, fenders coming off next
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pieces parts... notice how bad front bumper is bowed. License plate brackets and rubber bumpers are going away for a nice clean look.
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Cancer under trunk lid from vinyl top
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:05 pm 

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i think the smaller line would be better. me personally i dont know if i would have the line go past the trunk.

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To me i think the color on top should stop at the trunk unless you wrap the line around the back of the car.

i cant wait to see it finished


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:48 pm 
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yella81celica wrote:
i cant wait to see it finished


Ha! yeah me too!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:52 am 
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Alright, got the fenders and front clip off today! Not doing bad for only 3 days of work so far! Engine and tranny coming out tomorrow!


1 Fender
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Lots of crap on the fender!
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2 Fenders
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Front clip off!
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Dirty
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Waiting for an engine hoist!
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The Chrome room
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Save the Foose wheels!! (put on the old crappy ones for paint!)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:57 am 

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Cant wait to see the final result. That sure is a sexy car!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:35 pm 

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toywrecker wrote:
Save the Foose wheels!! (put on the old crappy ones for paint!)
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Dump the Foose wheels. Overrated designer is overrated.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:45 pm 

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LOVE IT!
Can I shoot it when it's finished? with my camera of course.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Ha sure. I'm actually planning on driving it up to the seattle area at the end of june for my sisters wedding. Good timing for you!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Sharp car you got there buddy 8) IMO I think it would look good with no vinyl top, "some" of the trim deleted or blacked out and sitting 1-2 inches lower. Jus a thought :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:47 pm 
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travmac79 wrote:
IMO I think it would look good with no vinyl top, "some" of the trim deleted or blacked out and sitting 1-2 inches lower. Jus a thought :wink:


I was thinking the same thing. I'm actually trying to figure out my weights and heights for new springs. Going to go with an adjustable rate spring so I can get the right height but still keep it stiff enough to keep from rubbing. I'm also going to try and figure out how to adjust my fenders to get a little bit more clearance.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:53 pm 
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toywrecker wrote:

I was thinking the same thing. I'm actually trying to figure out my weights and heights for new springs. Going to go with an adjustable rate spring so I can get the right height but still keep it stiff enough to keep from rubbing. I'm also going to try and figure out how to adjust my fenders to get a little bit more clearance.


:tu: Sounds like you got your shit together to me buddy :tu: Cant wait to see how rad this is finished! And im sure you cant either lol.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:40 pm 
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:tu: The vinyl top is a big plus for your crown.Save the old one for a template and find a local auto top upholster to install a new one.

:tu: I wouldn't stray to far from its originality, you have a historical toyota.Not another te31 or te72.

:tu: But then again classic J-tin really pops with a sick resto-mod.

:tu: So I guess I justed talked myself into a circle. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Well this is what I am looking at doing. I suck at photoshop so ya'll get MS Paint version!!!!

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Colors are black, silver, and a brighter metallic orange

Vinyl top is gone and not going back on. Causes too much rust and I don't want to have to do this in another 20 years to get rid of the rust again.

I am actually trying to mix a little american muscle car (which the car pulls off) with japanese style. It's tough. Well if I don't like it I guess I'll just repaint it until I do!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:22 pm 

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are you going to have the trunk black, orange, or have the stripe wrap around? i still think it should stop at the trunk.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:35 pm 
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I'm looking for something like the Yenko stripe...

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Just a little bit further forward and continued across the trunk lid.

Well engine is out!!!

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Horrible mess of tranny gear oil!

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Don't you wish you had 1 of the 2, 4-speeds left!!
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Sitting on the engine stand so I can clean it up and paint it... again..

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So glad I live in a desert.. very little rust in the usual spots. most of it is just from 40 years of vinyl top.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:10 pm 

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toywrecker wrote:
Don't you wish you had 1 of the 2, 4-speeds left!!
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well arent you Mr. Lucky :lol:


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