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 Post subject: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:55 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Just picked this wagon up 2 weeks ago--$225. She sat for a few years, so I had to pull the gas tank and clean out the fuel lines, pull the carb and a buddy is rebuilding it for me, put on a new starter and replace plugs, wires and dist. cap. I pulled the rear bumper on Friday and am expecting some P-type Supra wheels next week. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

What she looked like when I picked her up...

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After removing the bumper...

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:16 am 
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Location: BC, Canada
Nice one man! shouldn't be too hard to tidy the rust. Any plans to change the lump?


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:26 am 
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Sweet ride :tu:

Where did you get that vintage Corona sticker?

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:40 pm 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Thanks for the replies! Here is a link to the site with stickers:

http://vintagecorona.forumotion.com/f12 ... rs-tshirts

Hope to have more pics up soon.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:22 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Updates on the Corona. I had the carb rebuilt and she's running great! Fixed a few minor things (rear wiper, blower motor, rear De-fogger). Got some supra wheels, not looking for tires! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:25 am 

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Location: Alberta
And hey, now that you have removed the bumper, you have yourself a tidy new park bench!


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:10 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
A few more udates:

Here's the wheels and tires. I couldn't get them mounted yet because no one has the right lug nuts in town...have to wait till Friday :evil:

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Working on the headlights:

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:09 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Finally got the wheels on! YES!!

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Location: Coarsegold California (around fresno)
Looking good. What tire size did you go with?

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:01 pm 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
I've got 215/70 14's on her right now.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:14 am 

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Should have gotten 145's :D

Nah looks great man, I have the Australian version and was thinking of doing a US front swap!


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:54 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Thanks for the comments!

Here's some more pics. Before/After:

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:31 am 
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Location: Coarsegold California (around fresno)
Tires look big. Must be a super smooth ride 8)
What else are you going to do to it?

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:13 pm 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
I'm going to put a cheesy radio in it, so I have something to listen to...then just drive it around with a smile on my face!


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:22 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Here's the new radio. $25 and it chargers my cell phone too! Stock speakers actually all still work.

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Went to the fall brewfest in Missoula this last weekend. Can you tell I have a weakness for good beer?

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h272/ ... 179448.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:11 pm 

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Here's my 82 Rona wagon




http://www.flickr.com/photos/88068820@N02/8055521933/


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:35 am 

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Location: Missoula, Montana
Nice! Love those wagons! Here's some tail lights I scored off of ebay. They are from a 78, but I like the layout better.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Jap steel wrote:
Here's my 82 Rona wagon

Nice wagon, dude... where did you get that front spoiler?

I have an 81 Corona, and need a lip for it.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:42 pm 

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It's off if a GTI rabbit. Trim it just a bit and viola!


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 Post subject: Re: '81 Corona Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Portsmouth brewery sticker! spotted. I frequent that place on the weekends. they have some of the greatest IPAs ever. good luck with the build.


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