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 Post subject: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/8*
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:09 pm 

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Hi i just picked up a 77 colt custom coupe for $1,000. It is in fairly nice shape, 135,000 on the chassis, 35k on a rebuilt engine, 4 speed. It has a few surface rust spots.but besides that its.clean.

I do have the original dealer sticker, owners manual, brochure for the 77 colt, and all maintenance records for it. All in all it seems like a good deal for $1,000.

i dont really know anything about these cars, i can't seem to find much info. Any steps in the right direction as far as parts go would also be appreciated. I'll get some pics soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:21 am 
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Pics! Also is it Yellow with a wooden steering wheel or was it the yellow one from the Lacey area?

If you check out ClassicColt You will find several of us in PNW hiding out on there. :mrgreen: As well as plenty of info for you :).

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:19 am 
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nothing really for aftermarket, anything that was available is impossible to find. Replacement parts, try ebay or rock auto. Congrats on the new car, sounds like a good deal.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
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nothing really for aftermarket, anything that was available is impossible to find. Replacement parts, try ebay or rock auto. Congrats on the new car, sounds like a good deal.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:11 pm 

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Im guessing the yellow one that was on CL also, car looked really good in the pics, nice score!

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:42 am 

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Yeah its the yellow one off cl in lacey lol. I'm gonna go snap some pics later today at the airport.

Btw, what lug pattern is the colt? Looking for some rims and I wanna make sure I'm getting the right ones. The guy I bought it from said he thought it.was 4x100.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:01 am 
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4x114.3, we don't run that wimpy 4x100 stuff :lol:. Remember you will need a offset that caters to RWD (+40 and above is not going to fit without spacers)

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:37 am 

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Sweet! Thanks man! Time to go find some dr20s. :D

Also I'm wondering about selling my stock wheels with center caps, is there any want for them?

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
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Center caps if in good shape, there tends to be yes.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt
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http://s1277.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... h/library/

Here's a link to a few pics of the car, and the goodies that came with it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED*
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:59 am 
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Looks Good! Needs a cleaning though, get rid of the adhesive left behind from the trim.
So it's a PNW native car, that's good!

I believe there will be 3 Colt Galant/Lancer owners now in the Seattle-Tacoma area, Towat has a '73 Lancer and Lancer EX1800 box type around your neck of the woods somewhere and 71ColtGalant is in Seattle.

Myself and a buddy are up north, he rallies his '77 Colt Lancer in BC.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED*
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 am 

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Thanks. I havent had much time lately to do anything to it, but I'm hoping to get it painted soon, and find some decent wheels to throw on. I've been prowling the auto parts section of cl, but nothing yet lol

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED*
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 am 

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Well i've been busy this last week, but i managed to get a couple things done. first is the smallest air cleaner ever haha. And a crown royal shift boot, just because. Also the grill is in the process of getting painted black.


http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y48 ... d53920.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
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Quick question, how big of wheels can i fit without running into issues? I want something with a nice lip, and i was wondering if 15x8's will fit.

Also what are my options as far as an lsd rear goes?

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
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Stateside, not much for a factory LSD option without getting creative, you will probably have to look to different makes and consider the idea of a axle swap if you really want a LSD.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
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I figured it would come down to an axle swap. Is there a car commonly used for this? Or as common as it gets haha.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:10 am 
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Quick question, how big of wheels can i fit without running into issues? I want something with a nice lip, and i was wondering if 15x8's will fit.

Also what are my options as far as an lsd rear goes?



15x8 0 offset fit, anything wider in the rear on a coupe/sedan and you get close to the shocks.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:56 am 
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i have some wheels for sale cromodora 14x6 that will look good for your lancer and also have venette vega 15x 7 that will look good on it.
here's the cromodora 14x6 with 185/14/60
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or enkie rally competition 13x 6 with rally tires
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or venette vega 15x 7 with falken 195/15/50
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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
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If you wanna run rubberbands you can do zero offset, otherwise gonna have to go more positive.

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 Post subject: Re: New here, and i just picked up a '77 colt *PICS ADDED 3/
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:56 pm 

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Good god!! That red lancer is amazing!!! Pm me about those cromodoras, definitely interested in those. And thanks for all your helpful info city hunter.

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