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 Post subject: Carina coupe
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:35 am 

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Location: New Zealand
Hey people,

have been piecing together a 2 door AA60 carina over the last few years... nearly done!

Trying to build it in a way that everything looks as factory standard and 80s as possible, try make it look as if everything belongs, despite running some more modern gear for parts of it. So any time I've needed a fuse box, relay box, air filter box, or whatever else, I've gone on a mega mission to find a factory part from some car that's got what I need. (Do you know how hard it is to find an air filter box that sits on the right hand side of the car?!)

Just about on a first name basis with the local pick a part wreckers yards, hahaha.

I have also got a few spare wiring looms from various things, so any time I have needed to extend some wiring I have maintained the factory wire colours... So if there's any problem, you're not looking for a yellow wire with red stripe at one end, and finding it comes out as a blue wire at the other end!

I have had to make a few concessions in the engine bay, in some instances I had to make bits as they werent available for what I wanted to do. It has some aftermarket wheels but apart from that is mostly a mishmash of various factory toyota parts.

I will hopefully have engine started up again tomorrow some time, pulled everything out to paint the engine bay, just been putting everything back in over the last few days.

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A few random nuts/bolts to paint black, (I like having everything either paint colour, or blacked out) and some wiring to tidy up, but just about done in engine bay.

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The rest of the car still needs a bit of work though, bahaha.

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Not too much left to do though.
The engine/drivetrain/brakes/etc are all done, the car is mechanically finished.
I just need to get the car running, iron out any bugs, make sure wheels dont rub on the gaurds or whatever.
Then finish the body work and paint it.
Most of hard work has already been done, stripping shell to bare metal and etch primering took friggen ages!
Not much rust to fix thankfully, but some which would have been hidden and untreated if not for bare metal job.
Cant wait to get it all road legal and start driving it!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:29 pm 

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:06 am
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Location: finland
nicenicenice :tu: :tu:
i have had these *a-6* about 10,and i still have 2.
nice work


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:19 pm 

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Location: New Zealand
Haha yep has taken a long time, definitely longer that what I thought.

Was originally just planning on putting the motor etc in it, and leaving as is... But couldnt bare the sight of rust, had to make sure there wasnt gonna be any left. (or, get rid of most of it... not sure an 80s toyota will ever be rust free!)

But then got a little carried away, haha.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Beautiful!
What is the name of the color paint you used in the engine bay? While I don't get out much, I don't think I've ever seen that before -
really tech-looking and sets off the engine.
Tom M.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:36 am 

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Location: finland
wow, it´s always nice to see other rwd 3S carinas :tu:

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@iivari: Got any pics of your carinas? :P


I´ve seen pics of his cars, so yes he has :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:32 pm 

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Location: Ire
Wow wow wow, get us more pics asap


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Ditto on the nicely done bay :tu:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:22 pm 

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Got it all mostly back together today for a test fit.


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Finishing everything else first, but cant wait to get it painted properly!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:05 am 

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Location: Brunei
i really like this model

there are like only 6 units availabe in my country and nobody want to sell it to me :cry:

wish one day i can get my hands on this

looking forward for the paint job

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:22 am 
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Love the rims :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:52 am 

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I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the wheels...

But they've got heaps of room behind them for big calipers and discs compared to most other older style of wheels, which is great...

But since I've stuffed the biggest brakes I can fit in there, it means I cant fit much else!

Keen on getting at least another set of old 15x7 or wider to fit some semislicks on, but it's going to be hard to find anything else that will fit.


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