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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:37 pm 
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A bit too "domestic" for my tastes, but that's a common take on S5/S6 crowns. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:15 pm 
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john wrote:
A bit too "domestic" for my tastes, but that's a common take on S5/S6 crowns. :tu:


Tad late on the reply...but I was able to find some other wheels that I might be looking at. Some Hayashi Streets?

Anyways, quite an update since I last posted... The car hasn't gotten as much work done due to my friend's shop getting other people bringing their daily drivers in for more work and those needed the attention. Earlier this month however, I was contacted by phone through my craigslist wanted ad for a 1UZ. After working out a bunch of items that the seller would throw in and the price, I agreed to purchase it and went down to New Hampshire to pick it up with some friends. Once we got back to the shop, my other friends had already set out on taking the Crown apart as there was some rust on the driver side rocker panel that needed attention. Here's some pictures. (I do apologize for the amount of pictures)

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On the way home. :D
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Arrived at the shop to find the bumpers had been removed to do the rust and what not. My friend got in the way of the picture and I didn't bother taking another picture.
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Turns out we couldn't get the quarter panels off by themselves, but instead take off the front all together.
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Off with the body:
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Mocking up the engine against the body. For some laughs.
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Stuck the front end on the frame while we were cleaning the shop floor, just had to take a picture of it. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:11 pm 

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Love that car, nice find and good to see you're restoring it the right way! Just today, I was thinking of Moon discs for my MX32, they do look domestic, but kool. Good luck, have fun and keep those pics coming.


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
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Want to sell me your hubcaps? Wish my dash was clean as yours!!!


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:41 pm 
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foamcup wrote:
Want to sell me your hubcaps? Wish my dash was clean as yours!!!


Not sure what I'm planning to do with them, I might just sell them but still unsure. I'll be sure to consider your offer and contact you.

Speaking of the dashboard, what kind of gauges would you guys recommend I fit in place of the stock gauges? Due to the 1UZ, I can't use the stock gauges and I'll have to get a tach.


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:44 pm 

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did you get the 1uz for a sc400 (mid sump)?


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:50 pm 
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onlyCressida4me wrote:
did you get the 1uz for a sc400 (mid sump)?


We were looking for an LS400 1UZ since it would be easier to find and then do the swap ourselves. However this seller called me and only wanted to sell the tranny, but I was able to convince him into selling me the engine as well that already had it's sump swapped. The guy was originally going to put it into his Volvo 240 wagon drift project, but he had to get money for a new house. 152k miles on it and he threw in a bunch of stuff, including a gasket kit.


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Another update that I haven't done in a while. I bought a gallon can of POR 15 to rust proof the frame and...other parts while we had the body off of the frame. Here's some pictures. :)
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Also did the rear axle and painted the rear springs:
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And more recently I got my 1UZ transmission bell housing as well as my motor/transmission mounts. :D
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On another note, I purchased the Tomica Limited Toyota Crown MS60 on eBay, so I will post pictures of it on the other thread once it arrives!


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:07 am 
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Yeah... Kool... :tu:
good work, keep it up.

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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:03 am 
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My Fav Crown! Love it :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:28 am 

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sweet project, with the correct attention to detail ;)

excuse my ignorance but who made the engine/trans mounts for you? I can see a logo but can't really read it.


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:13 am 

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I am so glad this car is getting the love it desires

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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:22 am 

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sweet project mate, looks tidy and a good pickup for the price! Just curious though in regards to the motor swap. I can see your wanting to do a 1UZ swap into her.. What's thoughts in regards to driveline? Like more so you going to keep the stock solid rear end for mean time then swap it out for a later model IRS LSD setup from a later model cressida,celica or keep with standard? Just wondering as i've pondering on my 1jz swap into my mx32 and considering going to a mx73 cressida rear end so it can handle the extra power compared to the original live axles that supported under 100rwhp... lol.

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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:09 pm 
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What an rad project.

That car is one of my favorite Toyotas of all time


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:57 pm 
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An update that I was hoping I wouldn't have to make... Seems as though several problems have occured in life and things haven't been going well. With no progress being made and losing my job, I'm not too sure I'll be able to continue working on the Crown. And the 1UZ will NOT fit without a major amount of custom fabrication... So I'll be selling my project off and the 1UZ seperately. I'm not too sure yet on the car, but I will be selling my 1UZ. Just wondering how much people would pay for the Crown? Just wish things would get better, but I just don't think I'll be able to do as much as I wished for. And of course, I'd hope to find a new owner that will restore this car to a better extent. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:23 pm 

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You have my number, and my original offer still stands that I pm'd you with.

Ill send you another Pm

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 Post subject: Re: My '71 Kujira Crown Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Making a bit of a correction... I will be selling the 1UZ, but I'm not sure about selling the Crown. There are some troubles that I've been having, but at the moment we're trying to figure out what could work in the near future. I might just keep the car and find myself a 1JZ-GTE through Fuji SPL in New Hampshire.


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