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Kurt's Toyota Starlet KP61

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Just thought I'd start a build of my starlet/s
So I brought this starlet
Had a 4age red top t50
Was told just needed driveshaft loop for cert
On way home. Gearbox blew up
Found out it was cause the previous owner put the wrong shims in the gearbox and leaked all the oil.
A week after putting new gearbox in Head gasket blew
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This poto was on the way home from Auckland. Note the tow rope.

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So this was engine bay before I changed gasket

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And I don't have any of after as it is now. But here is one of putting in together

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Once together it went very well

But unfortunately I cannot get it correctly tuned as the ecu isn't wired in properly :(

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So for this next bit I don't have any photos sorry

So I took it for a warrant cert and it failed on diff had rubbed hole in exhuast

Steering rack ends.

And other silly things like horn.

As I was fixing these up I found rust. The more I looked. The more rust I found. And I had already done I little dodgy fiberglass repair.

I wasnt sure what to do about it as I'm not the best at welding and couldn't be bother painting it(even though I'm a painter)

One morning driving to work I went a bit fast round a round about and slid it out. Hit the curbed snapped an axle and bent my mag :(

This is when I decided imay as well start all over again.

I sold the 4k and box out of my other starlet and started stripping it out for paint.

My plan is to get this shell done and swap everything over.

I plan to put itbs on my engine. Which I have. And a link g1 which I also have acquired along with a loom for a 4agze.

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Right so now were up to today. I've been grinding and welding sand bogging my engine bay for the last week. And this is it. Almost ready for primer

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Got engine bay primed

Didn't come out to good as I used a pressure pot, not gravity feed gun so couldn't slap it on as thick.

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So haven't done much as waiting on my pedal box and I sand all week at work so not what I want to do in the weekend

So today I tackled an old problem

I have 3 bonnets and none fit. They all sit to far back and rub on my water drain bit

So took the hinges out and what do you know. They don't match

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So going to cut and weld them to make them longer

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New angle

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Weld weld weld

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What weld?

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And what do you know. They now match!

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Wasn't as hard to do as I thought either

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Well. Today was much like Christmas

Got my pedal box

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And got my rocker covers painted at work

There really sparkly and more purple than pink. Haa

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So now my challenge is to mount pedal. Box.

Anyone have any ideas or where I could buy some metal? I generally use scrap that's lying around but need good stuff :/

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So today I started making a mount for my pedal box

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But it's actually really hard to do.

I stopped after this as I relished I needed to do some design work and plan it out.

My goal I'd for it too look like kpr's one and also use it as a steering mount

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If anyone could help me out in any way. Would be choice

I'm not sure how to choose where to mount the box and how to work out all the different lengths etc

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I've been working on my pedal bracket every now and then. And think I've finally finished it

(Yes it looks a lot like kpr's one, that's cause I asked how he made his)

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Interior is all painted nice black

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And installed my pedal box

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And there's a brace that goes along the roof. That's same color as cars going

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Also brought a remote thermostat housing so wire wheeled that (and my fingers) to get rid of rust and smashed some paint on it

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Also looking at buying some adjusties for the rear off techno toy tuning. For around $700

There a direct bolt it. If anyone has and cheaper ideas or feedback on these could you let me know?

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Been playing around setting up me pedal box and everything around it. My clutch pedal hit against the steering mount on the fire wall

So hello grinder

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And it goes down now. Very tight fit though

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Also when I got sick of looking at pedals I got my diff looking like new.

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I've put my crossmember in and chucked in some old bugged shocks on cuties up front to make it mobile till I get my new adjusties!

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So this weekend was ENGINE!!

All empty

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ats not your home!!

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Who needs an engine crane!

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Come to its new home!

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Now that's where you belong. Your new home!

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Had to make a new gearbox x member as the starlet it was in was a manual originally and my new one was an automatic.

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Nothing to interesting lately

Hooking up and testing the brakes and clutch.

Got new wheels

Adjusties in the back

Still waiting on fronts >:(

Few pics for motivation

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Did a bit of shopping and late night painting at work

Painted dash same colour as wheels

It's a BMW grey/black

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Much better than that poo brown

And braided line and fitting.

Old bit there was in the way of my intake manifold

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Way to expensive to do whole car so only doing a few bits you see ;)

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Today's little mission was to make my exhuast

Just had to weld a but to go under the diff instead of over.

Was not as easy as I expected

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