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toy-mota 1971 toyota ms65 crown

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scored some parts off an early super saloon in the weekend,what was left of it!! some black interior trim to finish it off and these sick badges

 

i love the detail in the badge,i also have the side pillar ones but theyll need fixing as there tarnished

 

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i now have a wee collection of fuel flaps,all but one are cracked,standard,deluxe and super saloon and a ms55 deluxe badge i could put on my spare flap

 

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Ended up going back to the wrecker and raiding the last of the supersallon bits off the car .i now have a full factory black interior and various bits of more chrome.also scored another diff and housing which i will convert to disc brake and a estima diff that bolts straight in.My short shifter from oz turned up and reduces the shift by up to 50% looks and works great on the newly reconditioned w57.motor is now in the hole.just need to fab up some engine and gearbox mounts.sump misses the cross member and steering linkage but the front damper pulley is touching the sway bar.Am i aloud to cut and add in a new section?. ITBs clear everything which was my main concern,and shell be tight up where the radiator goes.

 

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Cube short shifter

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Small progress lately.Mounts are getting sorted.Motor is going to be a tight fit all round as i want the shifter to line up in the factory hole so no cutting of the interior has to happen.a slight sump mod may be needed and swap bar will have to change.Also complete dash out of a ms75sl Japan only turned up from Japan.so now i have nice round gauges and a factory rev gauge.Re-painted the dash and have it fitted,just need to change the plug to suit.

 

Old square style dash,found in most 60 series crowns

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New much rarer dash

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Also i am changing the headlining to a mint condition factory black as mine is stained and gray.Also likes to pop down when going over 100km

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Might try get that in next weekend.The sides of the headlining are glued,under the trim edging.Will Ados be ok to re glue or is there a better glue?

 

Thanks

matt

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Abit of an update since its been 6months.Life has changed a tad for me now with having a baby on the way. The crowns have had to take a back seat as i renovate the house and get baby things,but it is a boy!!! so i may need to order a small tig torch so he can help dad finish his cars.I have been hording more bits,manged to score complete front and rear disc brakes off a ms112,it came with brake booster/cylinder and powersteer setup too,unsure if i should run it yet tho.Also have load adjusting shocks on the way for the front,should calm the whale down.Managed to get that factory black hood lining up,30mins in the sun to soften and work quickly to stretch it into place.so now the interior is all factory black and should be rolling in Japanese mafia spec fashion when its all done.have sussed a shorter shifter position and notched sump (from MATTTS crown) as the jz was too far foward,so when all the bits are here i can finally mount the thing.

 

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oh and the wagon,thats just awaiting its turn,i am on a hunt to find parts,proving to be a challenge.all i have scored is a 'custom' badge

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So have reached a bit of a problem this weekend trying to get mounts made for the engine.The notched sump is on and the motor is pushed back to where i want it now.Slight problem being that the motor its uphill.The gearbox is as far up as it can go so only other way is to to go down at the front but the damper pulley is touching the cross member.I have thought of replacing the pulley with a much small alloy one or notching a section out of the cross member.i did a search on OS for 2jz conversions and know one else seems to be having this issue.The sway bar should be fine, the motor needs to go back slightly in the pic.

 

any ideas would be helpful //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/36351-toy-mota-1971-toyota-ms65-crown/

 

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So after a long weekend i shoulve ripped into this,i planned to but nothing happened other than pushing it outside for a wash.I have been in touch with the certifier in chch and told him that i would like to notch out the cross member,he has told me to go through the LVVTAs design approval process.So this weekend il be drawing up pictures of what i want to do and hopefully they come through and say i can do it.I have fitted the ms112 swaybar which is slightly longer than a ms65 one but it has the bend in it i need to clear the engine,also 16mm spacers needed to be made for it to line up.

 

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Design approval is all drawn up,just waiting for the LVVTA to come back with a plan.This weekend ive mounted the powersteer unit,but that wasnt without its own dramas.After abit of internet research i needed the ms112 steering column just for the end 'T' piece as the steering box is longer on the power model.

 

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Abit of a walk through for people who may want to do the conversion

 

If your lucky enough to get a whole ms112,get the steering column,pump,steering box and lines.

 

1.take out the column from the ms6* .it needs to be completely stripped down,now is a good time to repack the steering bearings with grease (word of caution,the bottom bearing has about 40 small ball bearings,whack it out to hard the balls go everywhere ).

 

2.removing the ms112 end 'T' piece is alot easier,just undo the end circlip and pull it out

 

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3. the two end 'T' pieces that attach to the steering box from the column.ms65 is alot longer

 

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4.now put the end 'T' piece into the ms65 shaft.this is quite fiddly .

 

5.when fitting the steering unit the bottom arms need to be swaped over.the arms are on a tapered spline and will need to be pressed off,i used my works 50ton press but a small shop press should do it.also note the location were the arms were facing as the steering unit doesn't rotate 360.

 

pretty much it,i think next time ill take photos of the process but any questions im more than happy to help.

 

better pic for thread,a bunch of rusty crowns 2x ms65s and a crushed ms75

 

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Small amounts of progress lately.LVVTA have approved my crossmember cutout design.Engine and box are back out,just need to fold up the piece at work and add it in hopefully next weekend.I have fully rebuilt the ms112 rear end with new seals,bearings,bushes and paint.looks rather tidy.Everything from the ms65 lined up with the new diff (panhard,trailing arms) i just need to make mounts for the swaybar.Only issue so far is im using the ms65 handbrake cable and its about 30mm to short,im thinking of adding in a extension to the cable.

 

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With holidays comes actually time to get stuck in and work on this thing.Its been nothing but problems lately but i have been working though them.I had notched the JZ rear sump and made the engine/gearbox mounts but i wasn't happy with how it was sitting,the steering was only mills away from hitting.I tracked down a crown JZ mid sump,notched the front corners.Everything misses but needed to make another set of mounts.happy with the result ,so now i can get onto making the exhaust,alternator bracket and do all the other small fiddly bits.I hope to go into work tomorrow and push in the new Superpro polyurethane bushes for the ms112 front suspension arms and give it all a nice coat of paint.

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Bulk progress since the last update! .All the new Superpro bushes are in and the front end and suspension parts have all been painted in hammerite black paint.Next on the cards was to make a belt tensioner .i cut and modified a ford falcon item and also made it work in to hold the powersteer pump,looks tidy and has heaps of adjustment.So currently i am now building extractors.Extractor pipe is 38mm OD and is ruffly equal length,im rather going for looks that peak performance with them.after they go into 2 3into1's it will be a short length of 57mm then the main part of the exhaust is 63mm with a couple of mufflers chucked in the middle

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