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 Post subject: TE51 Corolla Deluxe
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:57 am 
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Here's what i started with. Always liked old toyotas, havn't seen too many other te51 liftbacks. The first one started with front end damage and grey panels, and then after a minor wreck it got worse. Thats when I bought the second one, auto with plans to swap with the other 5speed.

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I cut the springs and put in 2" lowering blocks, complete new brakes from master cylinder to drums, and threw on some rims it sat like that. This is with tires I got with the rims, way to much sidewall. Only made about 2 trips on this set-up before front suspension got overhauled.

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I finally spent the money and got ground control coilovers and Koni 86-10 inserts for the front. I needed to shorten the strut 40mm to fit the new shocks, so I had a buddy of mine cut and weld 40mm out. I don't have a picture of the final struts, but will add one next time wheels comeoff. The rear I took a leaf out of the packs. If you look at the windshield you can tell this was taken after sitting in the garage for 2 months wihout getting washed.

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This is with 3" blocks in the rear and bump stops removed. Needless to say the front rides much better than the rear. This, along with a proper fender roller, allowed me to lower the front coils a little bit (still could go down another inch in the front). This final pic shows the worst area of paint, driver rear. I think there has been minor body work done there before.

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I still have major plans and a lot of work is about to go into this. Engine, trans, and rear suspension are next on the list. Interior, paint, body work, and wheels will come down the line.

Let me know what you think of it, also any ideas welcome.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:26 am 

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Location: snohomish, washington
Badass to see another liftback in washington, I got a sr5 liftback myself. Your car look hella good.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:44 pm 
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I didn't know there was another liftback in the area. I don't drive mine much right now, Auto 2tc isn't much fun. It'd be cool to see your car sometime, See the difference in the sr5


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:00 pm 

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Yeah there is one more where I live but its beat to shit and none sr5. Yeah I don't think there is that much of a difference other then the sr5 came with the t50 5spd tranny. Where you get that grill at I have been looking for one like that. Once I get the new engine in and get my lisence back you can so check it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:13 pm 
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The parts car i have is a Deluxe and came with a t50. I've heard the dashes are a little different, but that might be between the sport coupe/liftback.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:20 pm 

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Maybe you got all the like oil pressure guages and stuff?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Only gauges i got are fuel level and coolant temp. Spot for a tach but doesn't have one. As for the grill, i believe it to be stock. It had a toyota badge on it, but took it off. The honeycomb design on my other one was a little different, and it said corolla rather than toyota


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:10 pm 

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Ah ok so yeah I got all gauges so that's the difference. My grill has a huge corrola symbol and I don't like it, I just want a plain honey comb grill it looks a lot better that way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:04 pm 
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The giant corolla badge should be held on by 1 or 2 screws, Take it off and it should look like mine


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:13 pm 

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I tm way to lazy to do it hahaha

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 Post subject: te51
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:37 am 

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was never a big fan of these rollas, but this one is making me change my mind. looks really good with the drop


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:25 pm 
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^Thanks for the feedback. Getting the rear that low hasn't been easy since its leaf spring. I wanna go down another inch but that'll be even harder


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:00 pm 

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What did you do to get the rears that low?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:10 pm 
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liquid51 wrote:
What did you do to get the rears that low?


:mrgreen:

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This is with 3" blocks in the rear and bump stops removed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:14 pm 

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Wow I guess I'm blind I did not see that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:57 pm 
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I also took a leaf out of the rear leaf packs, it says that somehwere up there also :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:00 pm 
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:tu: The honeycomb grill is SR5 only.
:tu: There are 2 different dashes75-77 and 78-79
The early is a 2 piece dashface with a one piece upper and lower pad.

The later is a one piece dash face with the dashpad top being seperate and removable from the lower part of the dash.

Each year also came as sr5 option.
Liftback and coupes had the same dashes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:08 pm 

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So I have full set of guages like oil temp oil pressure and amp all corrolas my year have them, even if they aren't sr5

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 Post subject: Re: TE51 Corolla Deluxe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:23 pm 

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So you removed one leaf and installed 3 inch blocks? and what is your wheels size and offset, I myself am working on my te51 suspension setup.

What leaf did you eliminate and where did you get the blocks.

Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: TE51 Corolla Deluxe
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Love that suspension setup, well done. Coolest TE51 I've seen in a long time, possibly ever. 8)

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