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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:05 am 
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yella81celica wrote:
Looks good. Ya I agree change the funky color combo to something else. I'm not sure if i like how far out the distributor sticks out.


That's just how they sent me it. I had to wait a month for them to custom build it... I got rid of the power steering and made it work.


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Like how the neon light just glows everywhere :lol:


It was wet out when i took the pictures, so im guessing the colors reflected.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Decided to repaint the front rims to chrome. So im running a chrome and gold/bronze color combo. I might go further with it, and do inverse spoke colors. But for now im callin it good.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:43 pm 
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both chrome and gold looks good on car but i would do all 4 same color either or but thats just me.;)

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Rt105Bong wrote:
both chrome and gold looks good on car but i would do all 4 same color either or but thats just me.;)

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Lol but its so hard to choose! I want to make the the spokes inversed tho. Like the way i did with the yellow rims with red spoke faces.
I wanna do the rear gold rims with chrome spoke faces, then the front chrome rims with gold spoke faces. I feel like that would attract a good deal of attention haha. But masking them off is gonna be a pain... Im not planning on doing it for a while tho.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:18 am 
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ur own choice since its ur car. have u seen my build? this pic is was taken before i put flares on mine.. It's 15x8 xxr wheels. had to roll the fenders really good!

those supra really looks good on it. it give it that more wide look and stance. keep up the good work...

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Rt105Bong wrote:
ur own choice since its ur car. have u seen my build? this pic is was taken before i put flares on mine.. It's 15x8 xxr wheels. had to roll the fenders really good!

those supra really looks good on it. it give it that more wide look and stance. keep up the good work...


Yeah ive seen you build! I love it! You car was the one i looked up to when i first bought mine. I definantely want some 16x8/9's and fender flares too. I really like the xxr 002's. I want something with a deep chrome lip.

Did you do your roll cage yourself? Thats definately something i need to do. The roof on these rt105's are extremely thin. Its scary


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Thanks for the compliment:) yeah, if you plan to do wider rims down the line check out ROTA wheels as they might have the 9-10" wheels. Don't think xxr have those in that size. I had to use billet spacers on mine to make it flush with the flares. I used 1st generation ra21 celica flares and made it to fit.

AS for the roll cage, got it from a friend who took it out of a Honda. Had to add to the bars as it was short. Yes, they have very thin roof, lol.

anyway, if u have any question just pm me.

Am building a 69 corona at the moment. will post a new thread and pics of it soon;) Am also scouting for another '78 as i really want to have my own and continue to build one that really stand out with the crowd. If it didn't got into an accident I would have had finished by now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:19 pm 
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When you showed me the old pic of your car on your phone when it was still maroon I kinda thought I had seen the car somewhere before. I knew I had seen this car before! Didn't put it together until just now that I met you at the show this last weekend.

Are you seriously 16 or 17? you seemed older

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:28 pm 

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If you need any parts, lmk...
I have a couple of these being parted out here in WA...
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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:03 pm 

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If you need any parts, lmk...
I have a couple of these being parted out here in WA...
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PM sent :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:12 am 
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GorillaMad wrote:
When you showed me the old pic of your car on your phone when it was still maroon I kinda thought I had seen the car somewhere before. I knew I had seen this car before! Didn't put it together until just now that I met you at the show this last weekend.

Are you seriously 16 or 17? you seemed older


Yeah haha. Im 17 now.


35steve1 wrote:
If you need any parts, lmk...
I have a couple of these being parted out here in WA....


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:27 am 
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:tu: Are you going to the old school meet on Sunday? :tu:

Want to check this car out in person

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:10 am 
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pagong wrote:
:tu: Are you going to the old school meet on Sunday? :tu:

Want to check this car out in person


Yeah i'll be there. Im volunteering as well, im pretty close friends with the HappenStance and Meisterwerks crew.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:03 pm 

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Basset i didn't realize your on here! Love the pic of yours marions and my car!

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:03 am 
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Alright well here's another wave of pictures.

Finally got to wrapping the back stereo cut out. I also finally got a audio deck in the car.
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Now here are some nice shots i've taken here and there.
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Blew out a tire when getting sideways. It was bound to blow, the sidewalls were cracked when i bought them. Oh well, they were only $15 each tire. I picked up another two for $10 each, and in better shape.
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The black spray paint started cracking so i sanded down the front end and gave em new coats of black spray. I stripped the bumper down to bare metal for now, i'm getting it powder coated at MeisterWerks, same place i did the purple wheels. Not sure if i should do white or black...
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This was the engine bay last month (may). I'm hoping to re spray the paint and it looks a little cleaner now than it did then.
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Last Night 6/14/13 I taught myself how to weld. I decided to just do a complete straight pipe set up and i like how it turned out. I did a lot of trial and error welding and had to grind out all the blobs. Took me a while to adjust the wire feeding speed and voltage settings to make it perfect. But i got it done. It was fun haha.
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Also got more parts stacking up. I'm waiting for school to end this week and I'm going to start getting to it. I'm still looking for new springs for the front. I'm going to lower the front end more and leave the rear as it is. I'm also refreshing ALL the bushings. My steering has been horrible on the freeway. The wheels move on their own and there is too much play in the steering wheel. I adjusted the steering box to the maximum that i could and i know its grabbing the gears but it feels like something is loose in the tie rods. I'm thinking its the bushings on those too. Hopefully refreshing all the bushings in the suspension will tighten it all up and fix the steering issue.
I'm also putting on new motor mounts and transmission mount, valve cover gasket, i need to get a timing chain gasket and i think oil pan gasket.
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The new tires i got are 205/70/14 (old ones were 205/60) and these are rubbing on the mudflaps when i turn. Next step is cutting down the flaps a bit, it sounds scary haha


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:44 am 
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Here's a couple shots from a nice sunset. I finally got a job so more money is slowly coming in, but i still need to finish the motor swap for my Eclipse GSX. The struggle...
I got a new color scheme designed. Hopefully when things slow down and i find time i will get to work on it.
Stay tuned.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Cool pics. Looking forward to seeing new paint ideas.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:52 am 
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I have slowly started to sand to sand down the paint for a better and cleaner paint job. But I have put that aside in efforts to just get the Corona leak free and reliable for the winter with a working heater. I want to stop pouring money into the Corona so I can get to completing

the new motor for my Eclipse. It's all one big money headache. And I have to start saving up for college next year which is crazy to think of... I love my cars and im not giving either of em up to pay for college, i just need reliablity first, and education is also a must. But whatever, Im figuring it out.

Heres some progress of the Corona. I don't expect to paint it til after the Eclipse is alive again Hopefully sometime after winter-break.


7/20/13 (before I began sanding down the paint) Just wanted to do a day one transfoation (5/26/2012) 14 months later.

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From 8/30/13 to 9/09/13 i started to do: New radiator, water pump, timing chain cover gasket, oil pan gasket, oil pump seal, front crank seal and some engine paint.

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9/10/13. This is where I work. I'm a pizza delivery driver and yeah I use this beast haha.
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9/20/13 - 9/21 Got some new wheels and tires, decided to test fit em. I got tires for the 16x8 XXR’s in the back and 2 for the Black 15x8 Ultra’s. I was told they were 16x10 but after i got em they turned out to be 15x8 so i need to get two more tires. Currently im running 195/50/15 which i hope to run in the back after i cut the fenders out and fit the flares. For now im running them on the front with no fenders since my front tires turned into slicks and are showing wires now. And i NEED grip since its started to rain already in Seattle. Hopefully i’ll have the flares on by next week. still taking down measurements and test fitting for best spot.

They constantly rubbed in the back, so i had to throw em up front.
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I was forced the hammer and flatten down the edges of the rear wheel well since the tire would hit on full turn. I also had to cut the inner plastic guard due to rubbing. I did a full stud conversion to fit the 4x114 to 5x114 nissan adapters.
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Test fitting (pre- 15x8s
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That should keep yall satisfied.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:03 pm 

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looking nice man. getting me a lot of motivation to work on mine


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 Post subject: Re: 1977.5 Corona RT105 Build - Seattle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:52 pm 

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I have seen this in person. Lots of love in this chassis :D


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