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 Post subject: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Got this car couple of years ago in very rough shape.
All the rust has been properly fixed and missing parts found.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3951469/1 ... ta-trueno/


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Close to being done

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:59 pm 

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NICccceee!!! Im currently trying to restore a ke20 myself. Any recommendation as to where to get parts and or service done...?


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:54 am 
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Holy shit-balls that is awesome...!! :shock: :P :tu:
Looks sweet! Great work...
The arches and Wat's are way too cool and that green colour sets it off nicely.
What engine are you running?
Please get this one finished and on the road so you can treat us to some cool photoshoots... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:34 am 

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WOW! :shock: . looking really nice man.

i have a question though. on the weather stripping for the windows(front, rear, doors, and side passenger). are you using the original or did you buy new stripping, and if you bought new weather stripping. did you use the universal ones or was there someone or some place that you picked it up from.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:05 am 
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I had to do a double take when I first looked at this post! Except that yours is a Trueno.

This is mine on arrival from Japan, currently untouched other than turning it into a rolling shell.


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I like to think of mine as an Ikea TE27 Levin.

Like you, I have laboriously acquired every single part, no matter how obscure, required to turn it back into a TE27 Levin.

It also has a degree of rust, but will get there in time.


The specific Levin/Trueno weatherstripping does come along from time to time, like anything it is about being prepared to continually watch out on various sites, develop those priceless contacts, and if necessary shut your eyes when hitting the bid button. The front and rear screens are the difficult ones, you just have to be patient.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:58 am 
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rollake20 wrote:
NICccceee!!! Im currently trying to restore a ke20 myself. Any recommendation as to where to get parts and or service done...?


Parts are hard to come by but they are out there.

Thanks

02Anders wrote:
Holy shit-balls that is awesome...!! :shock: :P :tu:
Looks sweet! Great work...
The arches and Wat's are way too cool and that green colour sets it off nicely.
What engine are you running?
Please get this one finished and on the road so you can treat us to some cool photoshoots... :wink:


Running original 2tg, I'll get more pictures and vid once its done

Thank you

drift wrote:
WOW! :shock: . looking really nice man.

i have a question though. on the weather stripping for the windows(front, rear, doors, and side passenger). are you using the original or did you buy new stripping, and if you bought new weather stripping. did you use the universal ones or was there someone or some place that you picked it up from.


Weather stripping came from Australia for KE25, I had to source front and back glass Tureno weather stipping from Japan because they are different.

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parrot wrote:
I had to do a double take when I first looked at this post! Except that yours is a Trueno.

This is mine on arrival from Japan, currently untouched other than turning it into a rolling shell.


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I like to think of mine as an Ikea TE27 Levin.

Like you, I have laboriously acquired every single part, no matter how obscure, required to turn it back into a TE27 Levin.

It also has a degree of rust, but will get there in time.


The specific Levin/Trueno weatherstripping does come along from time to time, like anything it is about being prepared to continually watch out on various sites, develop those priceless contacts, and if necessary shut your eyes when hitting the bid button. The front and rear screens are the difficult ones, you just have to be patient.


Everything about Trueno/levin is expensive if you can find it.

Weather stripping for front and back glass was $550 alone.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Yes my screen seals were around that too, although fairly recently a pair went for about three times that. I looked for about three years to get mine at a reasonable price.

I suspect we may have been looking at the same parts on yahoo over time!

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Terrific color


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Car looks fantastic so far. Looks like you have most the work already done.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
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Were the fender flares originally stamped metal? Looks really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:08 pm 
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parrot wrote:
Yes my screen seals were around that too, although fairly recently a pair went for about three times that. I looked for about three years to get mine at a reasonable price.

I suspect we may have been looking at the same parts on yahoo over time!


Its crazy how expensive parts are for these cars.

Matches wrote:
Terrific color

Its the original color, thought about painting it Orange but decided to stick with original.

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Skellington wrote:
Car looks fantastic so far. Looks like you have most the work already done.


Outside is mostly done just needs a final polish.
Engine bay needs work
Brake lines needs to be installed.
Door cards/headliner/carpet needs to be installed.

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Were the fender flares originally stamped metal? Looks really cool.


The metal flares you see in the picture are from SR5, I had plan on putting these instead of non-metal
flares the car came with. come to find out that original flares are shorter therefor SR5 flares wont fit

Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Great to see a TE27 Trueno done up right in the U.S. in the original color. Congrats!

Looking forward to seeing it at Toyotafest next year?? Btw, I see that pretty little zenki RX3 @ss peaking out..


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:38 pm 
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might we expect some better pics when you get her sorted? :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:13 am 
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gaijinshogun wrote:
Great to see a TE27 Trueno done up right in the U.S. in the original color. Congrats!

Looking forward to seeing it at Toyotafest next year?? Btw, I see that pretty little zenki RX3 @ss peaking out..



Thanks man yeah I might bring it to Toyotafest if it gets done by then.

Yeah thats the 3 waiting for some attention

Garant wrote:
might we expect some better pics when you get her sorted? :)


I posted a link to cardomain for more pictures. (please remove it if links are not permitted)

Working on suspension right now and I am hating every second of it
Dont know about anyone else but I have hate/love relationship with these cars.
will take more pics when love is back :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:43 pm 
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So the JDM flares are different to the SR5 USDM flares? I didn't know that.

Fibreglass copies of JDM flares are very easy to find here, but no TE2x cars were available from dealers in Australia. And our KE2x cars didn't have flares fitted, so it is a matter of cutting the fronts, and cutting and welding the rears to suit if retro fitting fibreglass items. A few guys have looked out in the US for metal flares, including myself, assuming they were identical. But they were always rusty and hellishly expensive anyway.

I have a pair of NOS steel JDM fronts to suit my levin guards, but for the moment at least will use fibreglass rears. Happily they will bolt straight on to my JDM car without needing to re weld the rear guards, although there is still some restorative welding to do!

Even the original screws for the flares are hugely expensive.

There was a set of 4 NOS flares on yahoo last week for around $1200 but looks like they were sold offline as the auction was cancelled early.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:31 pm 
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parrot wrote:
So the JDM flares are different to the SR5 USDM flares? I didn't know that.

Fibreglass copies of JDM flares are very easy to find here, but no TE2x cars were available from dealers in Australia. And our KE2x cars didn't have flares fitted, so it is a matter of cutting the fronts, and cutting and welding the rears to suit if retro fitting fibreglass items. A few guys have looked out in the US for metal flares, including myself, assuming they were identical. But they were always rusty and hellishly expensive anyway.

I have a pair of NOS steel JDM fronts to suit my levin guards, but for the moment at least will use fibreglass rears. Happily they will bolt straight on to my JDM car without needing to re weld the rear guards, although there is still some restorative welding to do!

Even the original screws for the flares are hugely expensive.

There was a set of 4 NOS flares on yahoo last week for around $1200 but looks like they were sold offline as the auction was cancelled early.


Trueno flares are different then TE27's. Both JDM and USDM TE27 SR5's are same.

Yeah set of NOS flares are very expensive but $1200 is down right crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:05 pm 
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I have been helping out a guy here who is restoring an early TE27 and the issue of flares came up. I have had a look through a Japanese parts book I have, and Levin and trueno flares are interchangeable, they are NOT different from each other.

The flares did however change. There is one version from 7203 - 7304 & another version 7304 - 7403

I can't say what the actual difference is.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Toyota Sprinter Trueno
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:42 am 
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parrot wrote:
I have been helping out a guy here who is restoring an early TE27 and the issue of flares came up. I have had a look through a Japanese parts book I have, and Levin and trueno flares are interchangeable, they are NOT different from each other.

The flares did however change. There is one version from 7203 - 7304 & another version 7304 - 7403

I can't say what the actual difference is.



I can only speak from personal experience.
What I said was SR5 and Trueno fender flares are not interchangeable.
Oracles wrote:

The metal flares you see in the picture are from SR5, I had plan on putting these instead of non-metal
flares the car came with. come to find out that original flares are shorter therefor SR5 flares wont fit

Thank you


I cant compare Trueno and Levin flares to see if they are interchangeable only because I don't have Levin or Levin flares.

I have a USDM SR5 Te27 and JDM Trueno, Fender flares from these 2 are not interchangeable.
That is a fact.

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