Matteybean

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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Coronas have T series in them can get better diff heads but i think main case would of been axel tramp, Heavy 9" wheel n shortened axel. Yeah ive got almost everything i need bar ecu which will be the stinger. The 18regu efi fetch good coin overseas as they becoming harder n harder to find. In saying that the cost vs horsepower gained doesnt seem worth the hassle apart from the "cool" factor i suppose. Its also just a double wishbone/leaf spring setup was never intended for speed. I could sell the efi n turbo manifold ect n almost pick up a 1jz for the crown tho jz swaps in the crown are very common with easy brake n diff conversions out of ms112 crowns. Will most likely head down that route.
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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Nah prob not haha. That diff lasted a good 4 years. Im guessing its snapped where the spline was shortened. Wont no until i get it home n have a proper look though. Its only an 18rg
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    matteybeans 1978 rt104 corona

    Long awated update. You all no i didnt end up running those flares and on sold them to never be tempted to do it again. Also brought the ms65 crown so this got put back in storage again. Fast forward 5 months and its 6pm 7th December @dave123456789 and i were ripping into a box of codys and thought fuck it lets take the Corona to drag day so gave it a service and gave everything a once over even managed to give her a wash. Beaut. Drag day was very enjoyable once again unfortunately i snapped an axle on the 5th pass and had to have it towed back into storage. Apologies for not saying goodbye she was loaded up n we were off! Thanks to whoever took these photos i do believe its more than one. Pic dump R I P Warrant n reg expired this week so back on hold. Ive only got a single garage so this will have to wait until crown is on the road. Surely by drag day 2019! Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Happy new year all. Bit of a slower update house renovations took up a solid month but now i finished what i started its back onto the crown. Managed to high build the crown again ready for final blocking and send it to painters for 2k black so i can push it outside and start prepping panels. Pics or it didnt happen right? Yeah nah Yeah Finally managed to get my mounts welded in too which feels like a milestone because it was out of my hands. 2 mates pulled out/mucked me around. Gave up on them and asked sheepers who unfortunately didn't keep his back straight when being bent over and is out of action. Ended up just getting a local to do it which would have been the easiest option from the get go ha. Happy with end result tho! Thats all for now Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Done abit more.. finished blocking back the roof n continued to sand jams with 320 grit. Sprayed all the rub thrus with some epoxy primer. Decided to tackle the engine mounts to have a break from sanding. It needed doing before paint anyway as i scratched the firewall getting motor in. All trimmed up. Will grab the welder again tomorrow and tack it n my mate will weld them in for me as hes a much better welder than me! Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    More sanding. Bogging.. blocking. I want to finish this and then have a break from the bodywork and start trimming these engine mounts. Picked up engine crane the other day ready for it. Still gotta block back one at bottom of guard.. Were a couple of little imperfections all blocked out now tho Made a start on blocking back roof again. Trusty crane. Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Finished blocking back the car after bogging so laid another 2 coats of epoxy primer then let it dry for a few hours n put 4 coats of 2pack high build primer. The shine is the epoxy primer. High build primer Let it dry overnight and sprayed some guide coat on today. Then blocked out any high/low spots with 240grit. Couple more touch ups needed but not looking too bad now. Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Its been a busy week! What felt like forever sanding back the car but managed to sand out alot of imperfections/stone chips. Laid down some epoxy primer. Let it dry for couple days then started to bog it. Turns out my old 3m bog is so difficult to sand it just kept clogging up the sand paper on the block and the DA so brought some new repco stuff and is alot easier to work with it seems. Ofcourse i only found out after bogging it all up and took half a day to sand back. Most likely a mixture of shit bog and user error Got sick of sanding by this stage so called it a day. Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Unfortunately work really picked up in the last month so i havent had alot of spare time to work on this! This had previously been taken back to metal but was covered in surface rust so smashed it back again mayte Pick up the compressor this week! Went down to chch over the weekend and butchered the parts car i bought. Beaut. Graveyard Managed to grab most pieces of chrome, all 4 door glass. Some interior pieces, a pillar metal bits, boot automatic unlocker, radiator surround, boot and rear quarter deluxe lettering badges, grille and headlight buckets, fuel tank in good condition and gas axed out the factory engine mounts! Pallet being sent up within next month but i took the engine mounts on the plane with me so i can trim to size. Ill bolt the motor and gearbox to the gearbox cross member and get it all lined up n get my mate to weld it in as hes a comptent welder n not a noob like me Also brought some deluxe boot badges Cheers
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Forgot to mention aswell, brought another ms65 crown parts in chch. Shes pretty fucked. Mainly bought it to chop out the engine mounts as thats what will be holding me back. It is a ms65 facelift super saloon so ill take the grille and badges, all the factory tinted glass. Fuel tank. Few plastics bits n bobs that i need. All the chrome and then get it scrapped. Panels are all pretty rooted so hopefully fuel tank isnt too bad has been sitting for awhile. If theres anything specific anyone needs let me no i fly down 26th october and will be putting onto a pallet to have shipped up. Yeah. How good!
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Small update! Brought some epoxy primer. Hi build primer prepsol ect to crack on with it Still undecided on paint but i have chosen 2 colours in test pots for now. Left is suppose to be factory crown colour it is an updated colour which was updated back in 2012. Its "e8t midnight blue" which is this. To me it looks lighter tho and more like this wagon. And one on right is "ford impact deep blue" Removed the doors and cleaned up the jams a little need to sand it back a shitload more but will make a start tomorrow. Windscreens due to come out friday night. Sandy sandy sandy. Fucking yay.
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Decided to crack on while stripping the shit off the fire wall one of the rubber mounts looked garage spec so welded in a plate and cleaned it all up n put some epoxy primer on. Am still deciding on what colour to paint it. Im stuck between a factory crown colour "E8T midnight blue" but it looks alittle green to me. Something like this also looks good Or a light blue metallic hmmmmmm Help is welcome here!!
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Havent done fuck all. But my wheels turned up! Now to give quick clean up and tires hmmmm.. they are 15x6.5 +10 all round
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    Matteybeans ms65 1973 crown

    Got some new bendix brake pads today. They didn't give me any R clips so just went n brought some couldnt be fucked waiting any longer. Its back on its all 4 now. The rear shoes i think are binding would bleeding them help sit the shoes in place? I cant push car out of garage on my own it feels like the wheel can do a full rotation then it stops. Weird will jack up and have another look tomorrow night. Cheers
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    Matteybean's MS65 Crown

    Sorry didnt put specs! 15x6.5 +10 all round. In borat voice "veeeeerrryyyy niccee"