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Alasdair's 1974 KE25 Corolla

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Football season is over and the sun is out.......it's paint stripping time!
Shiny straight steel and only two spots of rust that'll need cut out behind both rear wheels.

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So far so good. In other news, I managed to get some old rego history down at my local Toyota and managed to track down a previous owner via Facebook.
He was a bit of a rascal back in the day and had quite a big tab with LTNZ shall we say. Here's what it used to look like.....

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He warned me not to bare metal it as he had put a bit of bog into the roof, but I figured I have a spare if it's real bad and I'd rather get any old bog out incase it's on the bare metal. Should hopefully finish off the big panels tomorrow and line up a sandblaster during the week.

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Another good day.
Finished stripping the larger flat areas, just need to remove a few bits and bobs and get the rest blasted. A few dents and the odd pinhole but pretty dang tidy!
Stripped the boot lid.......like my other one, two big holes, but in different places so between the two I should have a good one.

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Ok, so it took 4 months, but I finally got some time in the shed again over the last week.
Between three kids and business being really busy.......and a stupid set of bunks I refurbished instead of buying new ones (such a time suck!)IMG_5520.JPG.de1827fc6d4455e2ec43cfe90672c33f.JPG

.....I finally got there and stripped out the doors and only found the slightest rust and the lock holes smoothed over. Will take these back to metal soon.

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A mate is a diesel mechanic and was doing some odd jobs at the workshop and helped me out with a few things.

Rear bearings pressed
Front hubs bearings replaced and new discs fitted
Rear callipers completely pulled apart (and then painted along with a few other bits)
Diff housing seals fitted and cleaned up ready to be assembled
 

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So now all 4 callipers are ready to be fully assembled (again - minus shit paint), along with the diff and the entire front subframe - all ready to go in the car once the shell is at the panel shop. I just need a half day to pull the last few things out of the shell to get it blasted and then it's off to the panel beater for some major progress.

 

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