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 Post subject: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:37 pm 
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I picked up a 1974 TE-27. I was searching for a first gen celica and missed out on a crazy good deal for a 76, but I am glad I did because I found this one. Some people call these mangos. The guy was super cool about selling me the car. He wouldn't sell the car to anyone. He told me how he denied the sale to other people that were not Toyota or JC enthusiast. Its an auto. 2tc. 4:10 diff. I will have to do some rust repair in the front due to the battery leaking, and a some minimal rust spots around the car. It runs, but needs fuel system cleaned. Needs brake work etc. etc. Its a project. Pics! enjoy:
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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:57 pm 
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looks promising! anymore details?

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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:53 pm 
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I picked the car up today and I talked the guy in to including some rims that I think are minilites. We was using them as spares for his other cars and he said the wasn't attached to them, So I figured, why not? The worst he could say was no. Right before I left he asked If I wanted his old 1975's SR5 stock struts. Rather than letting them get scrapped I figured I could make some coilovers for someone. He had the minilites on the car when I arrived, and the chrome rims have tires that are brand new.
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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:59 pm 

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Very cool.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.


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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Such a great design on those TE27's.
What are your plans? Original or mod?
The Minilite Sport alloys look good on her - well done on securing them too...

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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:30 pm 

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You're ditching the TE31 crew! Haha, nice car though. Wish I could find one.


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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:09 pm 
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tayRolla wrote:
You're ditching the TE31 crew! Haha, nice car though. Wish I could find one.


HECK NO! I love my little orange 31. It will still be finished as intended. This is kind of a side project. My wife nudged me into get it. :lol:

02Anders wrote:
Such a great design on those TE27's.
What are your plans? Original or mod?
The Minilite Sport alloys look good on her - well done on securing them too...


I plan to restore the car. I would love to run some period correct stuff such as the minilites. It will be getting my t50. This car is a survivor, It deserves more than an auto.

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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:02 am 

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Score! I don't know much about mangos. Aren't there cooler bumpers for them? Either way, looks like a solid purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:26 am 
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Skellington wrote:

...My wife nudged me into get it. :lol:



Lucky of you to have a wife like that, I always have to hide my purchases from mine or at least down play what I actually paid for them (the parts). But I'm slowly easing her into it, like putting a new fish inside an aquarium. You have to let them acclimate first. :D

Nice Te27!, always wondered why they called them "mangoes". Im voting on a semi restomod. period correct engine with somewhat modern suspension bits and brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:52 am 
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Nice mango :D

Good luck with your project :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Skellington's new project.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:51 pm 
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I have an encouraging wife.... :mrgreen: I've got nearly $20 large into mine.... :shock:

I like a well done car... period. give it the same attention to detail you are on the 31...

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