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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:30 am 
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It's been a while. Been busy and running from typhoons. :lol:

Brendan decided to come hang out today. We did a lot of talking, a little welding, and a decent amount of grinding.
Didn't have any sheet metal to start on the patches, mainly just looked over it to see what the plan of attack is.
So far, we can consider her badge-less. :mrgreen: Both quarters, fenders, and trunk badge tab holes are all filled. Body work will come later.

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Clearly...I didn't do anything but take pics. :wink:

Turns out, the passenger rocker panel is worse than either of us thought. This is just so far.
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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:27 am 
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Thanks to Bill for coming through again. :mrgreen:

The new rears, just need some faces now.
SSR FM. 15x10 (if the faces don't change the offset, they'll be -40)

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The infamous 'can comparison'.
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and since I find the can thing overrated...

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:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:12 am 
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Felt a little accomplished today.

Pulled the filler neck mount out. Had to drill the two spot welds, then climb in the trunk, upside-down and cut through the glue to get it off. Extremely uncomfortable, but fairly simple.

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backside of it.
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Started on the right quarter panel. Smoothed out three dents and somewhat smoothed the area where the emblems went. Then a little filler.
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just after 80. Little touch up left.
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The left quarter is going to take some time. I got the one area that was 'oil canning' to stop. The rest of it is just waves and a small crease from whatever it hit before.
no pic of it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:30 pm 
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The weather has kept me from doing any body work the past few days, so I had nothing better to do than spend more money.

On the way from mainland, 15x11-30. Now I'll run the 10js up front and store the 14s for spares.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:43 am 

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looking very nice, its turning out just like how i intend on building mine.

do you know how wide the front and rear bolt ons are? what brand aswell?


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:26 pm 
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Beautiful car and great find man!
Keep up the good work :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:21 pm 
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I'm not sure on the size, I'd have to wait till later when I get back to work on it to check. I also don't know the brand.

The only update I have is another parts update.
Aaron (theunstated) has been sending me parts from the parts car he had a while ago.

Full grille ... to match the long nose hood
Core support ...also to match ^
Front seat belts ... now have a full set to send off to get different color belts made
Stainless rain guards
Passenger door ... rust free
Driver door ...^
Dash pad
misc dash panels
Turn signal cancel switch
EPC disks


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I also got two FM to pull the faces off and swap onto the 10js. Got one just set in place for a pic.
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and got the 11Js in, still need faces for these too.
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Only work I did between the last time and now was smooth out the weld spots on the trunk lid.
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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:02 am 

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mega jealous of that grill!


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:30 am 
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I looked today, I may actually still be able to use my original grill. The holes on the core support line up, so we'll see when the time comes. I really like the front that was on it before.

update...

Moved the Mistress a few days ago. Thanks to Chance, she now has her own room for us to get to know each other better. :D

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Pulled the valance today. There were a few rust holes in it and from what I couldn't really see from under the car, it looked like the frame rails were rusted out, so I pulled it off. (pain in the ass...damn hidden spot welds.)
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Left side at the end of the frame rail.
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Right side
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I'm not going to try fixing the part by the rails for now. Just going to get all the cancer off and coat it for now. No time to pull all that apart to replace it.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:51 pm 

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such a nice thing to get parts for the car. its a shame abut the rear frame rails, but thats easly repairable.

i have been looking in yahoo japan and ebay, and nothing.

well i wish i can get a dash pad replacemnt. but im lhd


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:11 pm 

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I would pay well if you bring me Gosh Mx/Rx-22 model car Finland. My dream car. Finland only 4 cars. 4-door model has been a lot. I have a lot of parts. these models


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:56 am 
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c72c wrote:
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you may want to consider getting a longer hose and exiting it through the wheel well, not sure about your model but the left side has a longer hose. On all the mkII's ive seen rust appearing around the bottom right fender seems to be a common problem with our cars

love how ratty this thing looks, got so much character as it sits now

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:10 pm 
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junn wrote:

you may want to consider getting a longer hose and exiting it through the wheel well, not sure about your model but the left side has a longer hose. On all the mkII's ive seen rust appearing around the bottom right fender seems to be a common problem with our cars

love how ratty this thing looks, got so much character as it sits now


Thank you, I will keep that in mind when I get back to work on it.

and thanks, I almost want to leave it this way... just don't have the heart to do it. lol

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:40 am 
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just curious, what spring rates are you running? since the previous owner didnt cut the guards when he installed the fender flares, do you have any issues with suspension travel and the tyre contacting the metal guard?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:15 pm 

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c72c wrote:
theunstated wrote:
So... pulled the cowl, grille and panels around the headlights, and the rock shield and took them to Skrappy to work some blast magic on them.

maybe I should have left them rusty :?

what came off

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under the cowl
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Naked
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Primed, and everything back on until i get some material for the repairs.
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that's about it for now.


Is this piece removable on all these order toyotas, I have a 1971 corona sedan and I cant figure out how to take this off. there isn't any bolts. Are they tack welded into place? please help I want to repair this part asap.


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:40 am 
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^^^ you need to open the bonnet, which show 6 screws that run along the front of it (which you can see in the 1st pic), take them off. The window wipers need to come off aswell. After you remove the wipers and screws all you have to do is angle it out from the edge of the chrome windscreen trim.

Thats should be all.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:01 am 
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junn wrote:
just curious, what spring rates are you running? since the previous owner didnt cut the guards when he installed the fender flares, do you have any issues with suspension travel and the tyre contacting the metal guard?

I am not sure what the spring rates are. The only time I have had a problem rubbing is going sideways up a steep hill with a full tank of gas, I once rubbed the rear tire against the quarter panel (gaurd). The lips were slighty rolled though, so no damage to the tire.


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Is this piece removable on all these order toyotas, I have a 1971 corona sedan and I cant figure out how to take this off. there isn't any bolts. Are they tack welded into place? please help I want to repair this part asap.


Junn is correct. Do exactly what he said and it will come off.
Some cars have them spot welded in place, but most older cars are screwed in.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:26 am 
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No big update, she's parked until I get my orders amended to take her back.

For now though, I finally found another pair of FM type C to pull the faces off. A little more than I wanted to spend, but at least I knew for sure they were the ones I needed. No trial and error this time. :)

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and here she is patiently waiting a trip to the states.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Mistress' - 74' Corona Mark II
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:07 am 
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Well, another wheel update.

First off, my wife finally told me I have a problem. I explained to her I really didn't and showed her pictures from other people to prove my point... she didn't buy it. lol

The wheels I now have for the Mistress are as follows.

SSR Formula Mesh
(2)14x9 -16
(2)15x7 +25
(2)15x10 -?? not sure exactly
(2)15x11 -32

SSR Longchamp XR4
(2)14x8.5 -20
(2)14x9 -25

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The 14x9 mesh are pending a trade for a set of RS8.
Also have a single 15x6.5 FM and 14x7 enkie(?) mesh that will soon become decorations. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:08 am 

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my wife has over 50 pairs of shoes, so i just explain to her that my other woman needs different shoes too.


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