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 Post subject: Project Shakotan, My 1977 Corolla Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:03 pm 

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Location: milwaukee
With winter fast approaching and boredom taking its toll I have finally decided to start working on my 1977 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon, It will be a resto-mod with a heavy Shakotan (Japanese "Low-Car" styling) influence.

The car itself is pretty solid for a WI car and over the years i have acquired alot of extra panels and hard to get parts

it will also be setup for the occasional Auto-X or Drift day

My Plans Include

-1975 corolla SR5 hood with scoop
-1975 SR5 grill
-optional SR5 flares????? maybe
-Fixing whatever rust and painting the car Mercedes black
-Custom wood paneling
-Restoring all chrome trim and the factory stainless steel roof rack and rain guards
-restoring the interior
-5spd. conversion
-The motor is a newer 1.8 liter 3tc hemi in which i will be adding Double webber carbs and a T3/T4 turbo using a custom manifold
-1986 Corolla GTS rear end with factory LSD
-Custom Suspension work all around
-PUNISH THE PAVEMENT
-Bride bucket seat and Custom rollbar built to SCCA specs
-Temporarily rolling on 15x8 et15 XXR's until i order my 15x8 et0 and
15x7.5 et6 Hayashi Streets
-195/45/15 toyo proxes T1R
-Custom Chin Spoiler

My camera was dead and i couldnt find the charger so here are some blackberry pics of what i got done today, i pulled the car out of storage and put on my temporary wheels, tomorrow i will be cleaning out my shop area and hopefully i can get it running with a carb i had laying around before i tear it all apart

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Rear needs to be spaced out 1/2 inch and dropped about 1 inch
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SR5 hood with optional scoop and 5sp trans
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1975 grill (which i like more)
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rare optional stainless steel rain guards
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rust free doors and tailgate
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I also have BRAND NEW fenders sitting in my basement back from when there was a company making replacement panels so im going to be pulling those out tomorrow


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:23 pm 
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I think it's pretty darn cool just like that... 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Love it!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:32 pm 

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Location: snohomish, washington
Love it like it is. I so want a station wagon but a 80s model but they are impossible to find here.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:27 pm 
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very very cool, i agree it looks sick as it is
Gauges on bonnet = fail though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:42 pm 

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lol those are the caps from the factory 13's just had them placed on top of the cowl


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:01 am 

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Nice wagon. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:56 am 
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Nice good luck with her. Not gonna lie I thought they were gauges as well when i first saw the pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:05 am 

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Nice. Are you from Milwaukee, OR or Milwaukee, WI?
and WHERE THE HELL did you get those rain guards?!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:32 pm 

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I think it looks cool as already. I like how the paint is far from perfect, it looks like its been used. Which is what you want on an old corolla.

and I thought they were guages too. I think it looked pretty good. I'd think about sticking some on there.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:17 am 

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deff gonna follow this thread im doing the same style with my corona


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:53 am 

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Nice wagon :tu: , I been thinking about geting one for a future build


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:17 pm 

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feel like getting one my self now. only if i could find an irs thats narrow enough to fit in a te38? anyone with any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:20 pm 
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only if i could find an irs thats narrow enough to fit in a te38? anyone with any ideas?


Datsun 510? Miata? 8)

And start your own thread. :P


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nice! a couple cans of tactical bacon and your assault rifle and you'll be all set for the zombie apocalypse! :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:11 pm 

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cant stop staring at this car, im hooked :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:21 pm 

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Location: milwaukee
UPDATES.

Well I cleaned my shop area out and i just need to get my Galant VR4 running so i can get it off the lift, im going to be stripping out the interior and exterior trim but first i will be getting it running with the 5 speed transmission so i can test drive it. Then the body work begins!

I figured out how to "tuck" the USDM bumpers by moving the brackets forward, this will eliminate the ugly gap between the body and bumpers giving it a cleaner look.

I also figured out the carb setup, i will be ordering a pair of Webber carbs from ToySport that will come pre-jetted for a forced induction application, BUT they're going to run me $1200. oh well

since im scrapping together money for carbs nothing huge will be bought for a while, allowing me to get the grunt work out of the way. i ordered this off of ebay, its a vintage 1970's bumper sticker
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It will be going on a chest that im making a speaker box out of for the trunk area.

i also got these from a guy on Japanese Nostalgic car
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I dont know if im going to use them but for $10 i couldn't pass them up.

RANDOM PICS!
my wood wink mirror, old school
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my blog i started, documenting the build and showing pics of slammed cars
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got her in the garage
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love this pic
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RETRO FIT LOL
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got to make this sticker
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front fitment
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parts car/storage shed
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my vr4 project i need to finish
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i found these old old stilts in my shed from texaco they look pretty cool on the roof rack
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i will be trying to update my blog everyday, check the sig.

oh and BTW I LOVE THIS CAR literally every time i walk into my garage i have a huge smile on my face, this is how a project is suppose to be, no stress, no deadlines, but pure fun!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:01 pm 

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DomoArigato wrote:
this is how a project is suppose to be, no stress, no deadlines, but pure fun!


sig'd, btw you should send me a decal so i can rock it on my wagon aswell and show support - I'll pay postage :wink: :tu:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:29 pm 

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hmm, i'll come up with some smaller ones!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:07 pm 

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Any size works! I'll even rock the big one across my windshield! :lol:

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