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 Post subject: Ryan's TE27
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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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:11 pm 
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I started this for the first time since owning it. :oops: It ran fine for a few seconds. The wiring in it needs to be redone. The lead colors are backwards and the PO didn't know that until it was too late. I was able to make the starter work. Now I will be pulling the engine and trans, so I can weld the uni-body frame rails. Sadly this project will be a back burner one until my 68 Torino sells, and my other 27 is on the street reliably.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:27 pm 
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Well my Minilites got referbished and then my wife wanted them for her car.
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I have looked around to replace the wheels and I wanted to get some 13" for stock appearance. I have 2 sets of the standard looking wheels, but i want something a little different. I got these for a good price from Mr. Santos from 1stGenCelica. His shop was sweet. I proceeded to take the old tires off (one of them was tubed). I pressure washed them, then blasted 2 so far. I am undecided on color.
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:21 pm 
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nice te27!!!

looks like a pretty solid platform you got! cant wait to see more!!

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:03 pm 
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-Its great to know there still out there to find and buy. :tu:
-I don't think the J-tin stuff is going straight to the JY's anymore. 8)
-All the current J-tin that's in passionate ownership will probably never end up in a JY. :tu:
-Dashpad,bumpers and 5 speed swap. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:35 pm 
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This 27 has some frame rot under the battery area, but it is all original and hasn't been registered since the late 80s or early 90s. It will be better than new one day.
Wheel progress. Insides and back in gloss medium grey and the front is etching primer flat greenish until I decide on a color.

This is after I blasted away the rusty half:
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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:16 am 
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Santos is an awesome dude, I'd love to see his shop eventually. I wonder if those wheels are the originals off my Celica he sold me, haha. :lol:

I dig the Corolla, very nice find. And I like the Colt! 8) Is there another thread with pictures of it?

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:15 pm 

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Did you get this car out of Livermore? I thought about getting this, and mentioned it to a few people I know but didn't act quickly enough. That and I already have a number of projects i'm working on.

Glad to see you're bringing it back up to stock.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:04 pm 
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This one wasn't from Livermore. I got it from Mantecca about a year ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's TE27
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:34 pm 
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