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 Post subject: Toyota Starlet KP60 1981 (Sakura pics)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:16 am 
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My girlfriend and i recently bought a new little project. It's a 1981 Toyota Starlet with a small 1000cc engine.
106000km on the clock but apart from the wheels all original. It needs some TLC but overall it's in really good condition!

Needs a new rear bumper (I found one already and it's on it's way!), interior needs some attention and some parts need to be resprayed.
We are currently trying to figure out what we want to do with it after everything is fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:47 pm 

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cute little toy. They don't make those like they used to. RWD and all.

Drive it until it falls apart. Then fix it up again.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:43 am 
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Great find!!
Love the nosejob on the early ones - has much more character than the facelifted version.
Also cool colour and love those small period alloys. 8)

Back in the mid 90's my mom had a plain white Starlet 1.0DL from '83 just as I got my driving license. Used to always steal the keys for it in the winter, as I didn't want to ruin my freshly restored BMW 2002. :wink: In all honestly, the little Starlet was also a right hoot to drive in the snow...!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:46 am 
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We still had to sort out some paperwork before we could finally get the license plates. Finished everything today and plates should be in tommorrow :mrgreen:.Even with the limited power the RWD is a lot of fun to drive. I was amazed how many heads this little car turns when on the road!

The driver's seat is getting a new piece of leather put in and we'll have it back by friday. I will posts pics soon

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:23 am 
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We got the seat back yesterday and I'm quite pleased with the results. Some thorough cleaning of the interior scheduled for today and then we can put it back in :mrgreen: .

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:50 pm 

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Nice and clean...good job on the seat repair.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:15 am 
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Looks like the previous owner hauled chickens in this car.

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Clean again.

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The rear bumper was in pretty bad shape when we bought the car so I managed to source a 'new' rear bumper in Germany. Looks good but I need to find some new bumper extensions.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:55 am 

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nice work!

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:25 am 
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CCoelhone wrote:
nice work!


Thanks :)

It's currently in for some bodywork. The hood is getting a respray and I've orderd some parts for the distributor. Nothing major but stuff from Japan is on it's way :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:51 am 
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This little Starlet is just great!!
Lovin' it... :D

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (driverseat refurbished)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Thanks :mrgreen:

The hood needed some fresh paint. We're invited to a big classic car event in Belgium this weekend so we got it painted on short notice.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (hood resprayed)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:48 am 
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Very nice work so far. One of the rare KP's that are stock and clean.

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (hood resprayed)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:49 am 
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Even though we're glad we found another rear bumper, the bumper extensions still were an eyesore. The previous owner kinda messed it up...

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We didn't really know what proper extension was needed for this car but someone from the local Toyota club still had this one laying around.

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It may not be original Starlet KP60 DL but it does fit perfectly and has an elevation in the rubber to hold the DL bumper strip. The only problem was that the guy only had one side so it took us a while to source another one... Since Toyota seems to change the part numbers quite frequently it wasn't easy but we should have one send to us this week.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (hood resprayed)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:02 am 
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This little Starlet is just SOOOOO yummie....!! :D :tu:
Should you ever decide to sell, please do send me a PM, as I would then seriously consider adding in to my little collection in Denmark.
Keep up the god work...

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (hood resprayed)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:39 am 
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02Anders wrote:
This little Starlet is just SOOOOO yummie....!! :D :tu:
Should you ever decide to sell, please do send me a PM, as I would then seriously consider adding in to my little collection in Denmark.
Keep up the god work...


haha thanks! We won't be selling this one soon although everybody seems to want it LOL.
I took her for a ride this morning and she drives like a dream.

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Next up is some regular maintenance. Changing filters, flushing engine, gearbox, diff and filling it up with fresh oil.


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (bumper extensions)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:59 am 
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Great car Tim, subscribing for fender mirrors installation :D

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (bumper extensions)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:32 am 
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docaam wrote:
Great car Tim, subscribing for fender mirrors installation :D


:mrgreen: We're still not sure about those. There are so many different models, brands, OEM or 'fake' so it's not easy picking a pair.
We're waiting for a package from Japan with some more stuff but it will take a while


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (bumper extensions)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Sourcing parts can be a grueling task but when you finally find what you need it's all worth it :mrgreen: .
We found the bumper extensions for both sides. Shiny!

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This sticker wasn't so "fantastique" anymore so we made new ones. These are for sale btw. pm for more information.
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Winter is coming so the car will be in storage soon


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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (Fender mirrors)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Installed fender mirrors and replaced the original steering wheel with a Momo wheel. Feels a lot better :tu: .

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 Post subject: Re: '81 KP60 DL (rear bumper complete!)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:58 pm 
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It never ceases to amaze me just how good wing mirrors look on just about any classic Jap! :D
It's funny, cause the same mirrors on something like a Golf I or a early Escort would simply strange...

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