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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Time to get the beast running

This is how it was.
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And Now...

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with LSD
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R&P with power steering
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I have some SSRIII's in 15's and Momo steering wheel for it

Any and all suggestions and comments are welcome. :tu:


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 Post subject: Awesome Job
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:42 am 
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Looks awesome. Nice color too. I will be doing the same to mine soon.


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Looks like it is going to have the same collor as my previously owned hardtop used to have...

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Glad you kept it green. :) This is gonna look killer. Are you gonna be at JCCS?

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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Me too Ben just working it slow and as for JCCS It may not get done in time but I'll be there with something. :tu:


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im so sick to my stomach of how much i love the way it looks. :tu: great freaking work man.

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When I was scrolling down looking at the photos I was thinking, "what a lovely restoration".
That's when I got to the last two - I peed my pants.
Linking this thread in My Favorites!
I'm so glad you decided to keep it sleeper.


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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Thanks guys, as you can see lots of work still needs to be done, I am going to try and keep it close to original as possible.
I have some SSRIII's for this it but I am thinking they'll be too small.
I am told that 17's would look good but I am not a fan of big wheels. I tried buying watts for it but got ripped off by the seller on club4ag and never got the rims.

I need help in deciding a few things and would appreciate any help I can get.

Bumpers are off of a 4dr MarkII and they have been made to fit this car therefore have to be painted. I don't want to paint them the same color as body.

1, Should I paint the bumpers glossy black or matt black?

2, Interior as you can see is brown but I am thinking about going part black and part black/brown or off-white/brown?

3, I really want to hide the intercooler but I am still not sure how and if.

4, I am thinking about using airbags for both rare and front and not sure where to start and look.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:59 am 
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My suggestions:

Bumpers - Instead of black, how about silver? Not chrome, but a nice metallic silver would look nice. It would look like one of the pictures you posted with bumper/intercooler except that the bumper would look shinier after paint.

Intercooler - Paint it matte black. That way, it'll look a bit more discreet and subtle. It won't hide your intercooler, but at least it'll look like an oil cooler or just an opening.

Interior - All black.

Wheels - I'm not a fan of large wheels either. Sorry to hear about the club4AG guy - did you get your money back? I hope you reported it. If you can find old rims made in the 80's or early 90's that would be perfect! The modern designs now don't match your car. Classic SSR Formula Mesh looks good on any car. 15 inch diameter MAX - no larger.

Suspension - Sorry, don't know much about them, but if you do go air bags, I'm sure there are many lowrider/VIP specialists that can make one
for your car.

Can't wait to see the finished product!


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colour look awesome :tu:

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Like everyone else, I'm totally digging the color. Is that an original Mk II color, or something you picked out special?

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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:26 pm 
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KurumaOtaku,

Thank for your input and yes I did get my money back but I would much
rather have the watts. As for the color of the car its the best match we could come up with.

Thanks again :tu:


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Lincoln, the color is original. And gorgeous.

Oracles, I have to ask, what color interior did the car come with and what condition is it in? I love me some period-correct browns. You got the old school color, it would be the bee's knees if the interior matched. :)

For bags, try http://suicidedoors.com. Firestones are pretty good and cheap all arounders.

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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:31 am 
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Thank you Ben,

Original interior came in gold/ and brown like the dash you see in the car right now and just like the dash it was beyond saving. Bit of history on the car. I got this car 20 miles south Paris California with no paved road to speak of which explained all the dirt/sand on the car. It had traded hands many times and from what I understand it was used as a rally car out in the desert until car it stop running. Then the car was left to bake in the sun for 3 more years this is how I found it when I bought it.

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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:35 pm 
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It'll have airbags when its all said and done and maybe AC.
Might even use Beito to do the exhaust 2.5 inches but thats still far away
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Wish I could follow through with mine and we'd have a couple Corona's/Mark II's running around with jz motors.

Could you get some more pictures of the rack and pinion swap and what all you used for it?


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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:56 am 
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I will get some more pictures next time I visit the shop.


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A friend in Sydney had one of these as a family car from new years ago. Cant say Ive every seen one again since he sold it. Im surprised that you managed to fit everything in the engine bay !


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mean looking car 8)
how big is that FMIC your using? will it be big enough for the 2j?
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Might even use Beito to do the exhaust 2.5 inches but thats still far away

aslo what is Beito?


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 Post subject: 1974 Toyota Corona MarkII
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:42 pm 
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mean looking car 8)
how big is that FMIC your using? will it be big enough for the 2j?
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Might even use Beito to do the exhaust 2.5 inches but thats still far away

aslo what is Beito?


Beito is a local guy that does some fab work


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