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    Default 81 corona grassroots build

    Hey, Ive been a long time lurker and finally decided to make an account. Im a nissan tech from hawaii and i used to own a 83 celica supra until i got into an accident and destroyed the front end

    And now ive recently accuired a new toy



    Things that need to be taken care:
    Interior (pics coming soon)
    More efficient coilover setup
    A set of SSR wheels
    Brakes
    LSD
    Engine swap
    Last edited by Renchi_akuma; 04-06-2015 at 08:51 PM.

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    I liked your Celica Supra, I love the Corona. Excited to see progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerenceJCruz View Post
    I liked your Celica Supra, I love the Corona. Excited to see progress!
    Thanks wait till you see whats under the hood...
    Its "hella jdm" but that can wait till i get back from cali

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    lol nissan tech, driving toyota's

    let's see how the corona turns out

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    lol nissan tech, driving toyota's

    let's see how the corona turns out
    Lol yeah ironic i know but actually started off working on toyotas with the old man. Was actually looking for a datsun before getting a call from my sister of all people about her friend selling an old toyota

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    Saw this on partsshopmax ig a couple days ago debating if i should run a similar setup after i i sell my screen printing equipment instead of those crappy ebay coils that are on there

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    Little progress today. Made it less jenky put in a new radiator cap



    Removed this "oil catch can"





    Then got a call randomly from a friend with a deal i couldnt refuse...


    So i guess im going with a 2jz vvti swap after i rebuild it
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    Update: havent driven the car in awhile blew the head gasket. Fixing that tomorrow.
    Got some goodies in the mail today...



    And nardi steering wheel and works bell hub on the way. Hopefully gets here at the end of the week
    And hopefully retrofit a set of stance coils for a ae86 soon

    Tackling the rust (which theres a lot of) and a respray after i replace the gaskets
    Hopefully get to interior also

    More updates soon

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    why 2jz? a 7m is a much cheaper and reliable build that puts out the same power or more. if your going for stock. and easy to get power out of them.

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    I got the motor for extremely cheap practically free. All it needs are seals and parts for a 2jz are much more easier to find locally then a 7m

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    Did a rough sketch on how i wanted the end result to be. Enjoy

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    I like where this is going. got any interior pics?

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    This'll be good! Looking forward to more progress.

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    oh hell yeah, das it mane. Flares and fender mirrors on any classic Toyota are an instant win

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    From the small glimpse of the interior it looks like it needs some major help. Cool concept drawing im excite.

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    Much hasnt changed been too busy with other projects. Decided to hold off on the 2j for now and sent my 22r head to get a refresh turns out the previous owner thought it would be cool if he siliconed the entire head to the gasket and block. Ended up getting it off... And got it back from the machine shop

    Gonna try get more pics of the crappy interior.

    But im just gonna leave this here...


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    Man this thing is so cool. 80s toyotas are the bees knees.

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    excited!

    Instagram: ian_ballzz

    e30 build thread

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    I love the shift knob

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    nice build

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    Looks sweet! Love me an old yota

    Renato
    Team TWM Performance

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    Thanks everyone! Been busy with my new job at infiniti. And the rain isnt really speeding things up either will try to post updates soon

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    Not much has gotten done. Got the car running finally... And diagnosed the reason why the horn didnt work.



    This pin was not getting contact with the hub creating an open so pulled out the dremmel and opened up the works bell hub a little bit




    And also coming soon


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    Leaving this here


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