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For discussion on my car, please visit - //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/48408-scrmntoys-1983-toyota-ae85-discussion/

 

My AE85 project purchased in April 2015.

 

1983 Toyota Trueno Sprinter with Levin front end.

 

187,800km on the clock, only traveled 10,000km since 2004, has been in storage for the last 3 years and owned by previous owner for 8 years. Originally imported to NZ in 1991 to Dunedin. Has been a Dunedin car up until the previous owner moved up to the Bay of Plenty. 

 

Plans for the AE85 is to turn it into a nice tidy street car with tasteful mods.

 

So far the hard work has been done and is just a matter of improving on whats already been done and tidying up the panel and paint.

 

4age 2nd gen bigport with 7 rib block,

Factory exhaust headers with free flow exhaust.

AE86 2 piece driveshaft and with open diff, rear disc brakes, old owner said said diff is from a celica but unsure of this yet as he wasn't 100% certain   

Nolothane bushes throughout all suspension components

T series box, unsure of what model yet, 

K-Sport Coilovers,

All certed - Also says reinforced rear shock towers on plate

17x7 wheels with spacers (bit too big for car I feel and wrong styling for the error or the car) Came with 13x7 rims aswell.

Currently temporarily have put my 15x7 wheels off my AE92 as 17s aren't the best to drive with.

Fibreglass bonnet with bonnet pins.

 

 

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Some interior pics, old owner a bit lazy and ran speaker wires up through the middle of the car and up over the rear seat

 

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4AGE's everywhere, two 2nd gen Bigports and a Smallport in the rebuild process, sadly the shed isn't big enough to fit in my 4AGZE levin daily driver in for the photo, Second pic however shows them all plus my GT-Four Caldina

 

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Started on pulling out the water/coolant pipes this weekend, alot of rust inside the pipes and perished seals causing coolant to weep. Was pulling off the water outlet off the back of the head, 1st bolt was very hard to wind out but finally come out, 2nd bolt started winding out and then just snapped off, perfect place for something like that to happen....... ha right between the head and firewall so unable to get a drill in to drill it out. Fortunately there was about 4mm of the broken bolt sticking out, so welded another bolt on to wind it out as vise grips didn't work. Still very hard to wind it out even with the bold welded onto the broken one.

 

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I thought while the intake manifold was off I might as well give that a bit of a clean up aswell, have taken off the majority of the casting rough edges and smoothed off the top area where the T-VIS badge was, plan to take it work tomorrow and give it a blast with some glass beads to bring it up looking fresh and clean

 

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While the intake was out, thought I'd do rust repairs from the brake fluid, used a bit of deoxidine which cleaned up the rust extremely well and treated the metal.

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New Samco 3 ply silicon radiator and heater hoses finally turned up from Ireland, no where over this side of the world sold heater pipes to suit right hand drive AE86 and could only find left hand drive heater pipes which are different.

 

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Manifold back in, and charging the battery to get it up and running, also hooking up the T-VIS as was never running when I got it, quite sluggish down low in the revs and not much torque.

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Bit of a temporary bumper fix up, Plasti dip. Works quite well actually, front bumper was is crap condition with cracked and flaking paint, sanded out the flakey bits. Plasti dip worked a treat and tidied it up well filling in many of the cracks. Wasn't wanting to spend too much time and money on the bumper as I'm planning to turn it back into the Trueno it once was. Done the rear aswell, sprayed the tops white to give it a nice clean look.  

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