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 Post subject: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:13 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:49 am 

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Nice pics...kool 2 tone. I just got my '78, fixing a few things...they have great lines! What's your plans?


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:39 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
Here are my Epsilons and this week I'm sending my front struts to T3 to be converted to coilovers. I'm still not sure how I'm doing the rear of the car. I heard about nascar springs and camaro shocks. I would greatly appreciate any info on how to do the rear. Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:53 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
Here is the test fitment. Yeah it needs a altitude adjustment.
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:32 pm 

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:10 am
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Location: Washington State
Great looking 32, cant wait to see it with the coilovers on it. PM me if you need more info on the circle track rear springs and what not


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:43 am 

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Location: COSTA RICA, CENTRAL AMERICA.
nice combination!!! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:35 am 

Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:25 pm
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Location: Alberta
That paint scheme is SICK, is that original??

Kinda dug those whitewall tires too..


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:02 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
Yeah the car is bone stock original. Never been painted and I don't plan on fixing the dents. Nice 35 year patina. I did redo the interior in 70's vinyl with a floral touch because my wife is Hawaiin.
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:22 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:25 pm
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Location: Alberta
Hey, that's not a bad idea, the PO of mine kind of messed up that deck trying to redo the stereo. Did you move your rear speakers or just delete them?


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:20 pm 

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Hitman Cody2130 wrote:
Great looking 32, cant wait to see it with the coilovers on it. PM me if you need more info on the circle track rear springs and what not

Please tell me about those circle track springs! Thanks... :D


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:43 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
The speakers are mounted under the shelf but I just picked up these old school pioneer rear shelf speakers to replace them.
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:16 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:00 pm
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Location: Seattle
Welcome fellow mx32'r! I just got done doing the t3 coilover setup. I figured out the perfect solution for the rear springs. You use ae86 trd or swift front springs. I happened to have an extra set of 6kg/mm trd front springs for my ae86 and figured i would give that a shot. Turns out, perfect drop and fitment for my 15in work equips. I also did a big brake swap for the front. I got a set of spindles from an 85 cressida wagon. The cressida wagons have smaller brakes for some reason. But the calipers were shot. So i took a chance and ordered some rebuilt calipers and some brembo rotors for an 88 cressida and they fit on the mx73 wagon spindles perfect. Way better brakes. Vented and larger than the mx32 stock setup. Who knows how the master cylinder will like them. But that is for later. So there is some actual wisdom about a couple of parts of building an mx32. Internet wisdom about the diameter of the rear springs is WRONG. It is not the size of the ae86 rear and it is not 5.5od. They are infact 5.25 od on one side and 5.5 od on the other. If you have any questions please feel free to pm me. I'll probably post some good build thread info in the coming weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:38 am 

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Use the front springs on rear? Never thought of that. The cut coils on the 32 get sketchy as the bottom coil is now too big to sit nicely on the perch....looks like it could slide right off.
How low does your back sit with the AE86 coils? I know I have some Scion XB springs lying around, just may give those a shot first...thanks for the tips.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:51 am 

Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:25 pm
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Location: Alberta
hsitko wrote:
Welcome fellow mx32'r! I just got done doing the t3 coilover setup. I figured out the perfect solution for the rear springs. You use ae86 trd or swift front springs. I happened to have an extra set of 6kg/mm trd front springs for my ae86 and figured i would give that a shot. Turns out, perfect drop and fitment for my 15in work equips. I also did a big brake swap for the front. I got a set of spindles from an 85 cressida wagon. The cressida wagons have smaller brakes for some reason. But the calipers were shot. So i took a chance and ordered some rebuilt calipers and some brembo rotors for an 88 cressida and they fit on the mx73 wagon spindles perfect. Way better brakes. Vented and larger than the mx32 stock setup. Who knows how the master cylinder will like them. But that is for later. So there is some actual wisdom about a couple of parts of building an mx32. Internet wisdom about the diameter of the rear springs is WRONG. It is not the size of the ae86 rear and it is not 5.5od. They are infact 5.25 od on one side and 5.5 od on the other. If you have any questions please feel free to pm me. I'll probably post some good build thread info in the coming weeks.



I'm sure that all us 32ers would love to see that thread. I've been holding off on cutting mine waiting to find some solid answers.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:49 pm 

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Kool info...I had my Scion XB springs stashed, the look like it may work...I'll post some pics if they work better than the cut coils. I got a stock Scion rear spring and TRD front...they are both shorter than the stock MX spring.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:05 pm 
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woo hoo another 78! ae86 front springs.. good stuff..

I have a drove of that kinda stuff i will be posting when my car gets back from paint and im actually assembling it.

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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:58 am 

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Location: southern PA
ahhhhh i need to get back to working on mine... i love these cars!

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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:21 pm 

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Nope, Scion springs too small...I'll be on the hunt for those AE86 springs now! Good luck with your build....some really kool stuff yer doing.


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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:11 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:31 pm
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Location: Irvine
Yeah im thinking about picking up some ae86 springs now and trying them. I would prefer doing that instead of cutting coils. By the way I just got a Hakosuka front spoiler wishing that it will come close to fitting but it is about 6 inches to narrow. I'm might extend it to make it fit. What spoilers are you guys using on yours ? It would be nice to get something that is metal. Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: 78 MX32 build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:32 pm 

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Yeah, I'd like to get a front spoiler too...what fits?


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