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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:23 am 

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Man thats sooo freaking low.
what size wheels are those and what tyres are you running?
how much clearance do you have between your driveshaft and yout handbrake and you diff and that bump stop? did you modify these in any way?
i have mine pretty low but it hits the diff so much that that bump stopp was shattered and iveonly got a centimetre of room before my handbrake. mine is on 18" with 215/35s

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:50 am 

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Location: Central Fl
Im running a 15x7 with a 175/55/15 tyre, I dont have a hand brake only have a foot brake so no issues there, no mods done to diff or drive shaft. Wanting to get a one piece made to get rid of the carrier bearing. I took out the bump stop above the diff but Im running Camaro shocks on the rear,flipped ball joints and cut springs in the front
HTH

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:53 am 

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Location: Central Fl
JohnnyD wrote:
Hey man, that is a boo-tee-full car! Well done! I am curious though, can you show some pics of the dash (assuming it's finished) and explain what you did there? My dash is cracked to infinity...AND BEYOND :mrgreen: Anyway, I wanna try re-wrapping, or doing something to re-do it myself. Heard of using bondo to fill cracks, but I'm still open to new ideas :tu:

Keep it up!


LOL no the dash isnt finished I just recently got out of the hospital and working again...I got hit by a car while I was on my bike. But the pad is fiberglassed and smoothed and then Im breaking a sheet metal flat dash to run the gauges and such..Trying to be a ispired old school Road racer
IMO I dont think Bondo is enough to cover I think it would crack again maybe angle hair but Im not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:04 am 
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hey sir i have a 1979 toyota corona i was wondering where you got your speakers and also the guide for the sparkplg wires it looks coo :tu: :tu: :tu: l, how did you drop your front like that here's how mine looks sir,

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:04 am 

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For any of your R needs go to LC Engineering they have it all and thats where I got the wire holder. On mine its cut springs and flipped ball joints but iirc the 79 and up have struts

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:04 pm 

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What year camaro shocks did u use?


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:07 pm 

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like a 90 or something they are all the same till like 95 or something

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:06 am 
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Any updates on this?

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:52 am 

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Updates would be cool (if any). This thread (and the build for RT105Bong) has been an absolute resource for my Corona build.


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:38 am 

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okay after Pm'ing you i read the rest of this thread. I FUCKING LOVVVE your car man!!! Just kinda confused on the flipping of the ball joint, isn't that dangerous?


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:14 pm 

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Yeah ill have some updates soon....im going to use the stock top dash pad and break a sheet metal for the rest with all autometer gauges mount the radio and speakers in it make it nostalgic race car maybe some fender flares. I have a DUI Dist and a new 38/38 for it going to clean up the engine bay some and get it ready for paint.
As for the balljoints I have never had a issue with them the on;y real problem is this car is retard low and barely drivable lol

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:23 am 

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I've got an '80 corona, hopefully the camaro shocks work on it, did they bolt right in or?.

Awesome car and great build man!


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:08 am 

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forgot to ask, how do you have the screwdriver handle on the shifter? i removed mine and didn't realize how small the thread was. is yours custom tapped to fit the shift lever?


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:42 pm 

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yea the camaro shocks bolted on. they work better cause they are a shorter shock. and actually the shifter handle is a snap-on screwdriver shift handle from japan

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:43 am 

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threaded perfectly to the lever?


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:54 am 

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yea it did, it came with 2 adaptors

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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:49 pm 

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Hey man I saw what you said about flipping the ball joints and I tried to do that on my 79 wagon but for the life of me I couldn't figure it out... How did you do it?


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:13 pm 

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remove lower ball joint, instead of mounting it underneath the control arm, mount on the control arm


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:42 am 

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Okay I totally hear that and I hate to sound like a total idiot but my lower ball joints actually run threw my lca, I just don't see how that's possible.


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 Post subject: Re: MY 78 Corona even lower and carrozzeria page 5
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:38 am 

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Hey ChaseCorona. I have a 75 Corona and when I was looking at ways to lower it, I learned that 74-78 Corona sedans have A-Arm suspensions. Starting in 79, Corona sedans used MacPherson strut style front suspensions. Not sure if this is true with wagons. Maybe this is why you are having difficulties. Just my 2 cents. Good luck.


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