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Ragify's 1987 Corolla Wagon

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Hi all,
 
Meet PogoSan. Affectiontely named so by the Girlfriend.

A strange specimen, imported from Japan, a Ke74 "van" featuring high roof and some other goodies.
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Other goodies include a mighty 5k-j twin squash, t50 gearbox (from the factory!) and a lot of ride height.

 

My plans include:

Fix rust + paint.

Restore interior.

Retro sounds.

Low.

Retro jdm wheels. (Ssr mk1s?)

Extractors + exhaust.

Carbs. (Quad cvk carbies?).

Msd ignition.

 

The distant future may include:

Full engine rebuild.

 - Cam.

 - Solid lifters.

 - Head skim.

Lightened flywheel.

Electric fan.

LSD.

Who knows...

 

I am currently stripping down the car for sanding back, rust repairs and paint. More on that soon.

Cheers, Oli.

 

Discuss.

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Ok we're back.

 

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The car's all stripped out and I've found some nasty surprises. I need some advice. I've got rust around the bottom of the windshield.

 

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And some gnarly stuff on the front ?crossmember? right under where the bottom radiator hose must have leaked. See hole in ?crossmember? right above bracket.

 

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(It should look like this...)

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Dad recons these rust areas are "too specialized" and should be dealt with by a panel beater. I recon finding a rust free cut for the complete piece on the bottom of windshield, cutting out the old, drilling the spots (see photos) and fitting and welding it in would be a job but is doable. I'm umming and arring about the little bracket. It seems important. I could just cut it out, weld a patch in and fab up a new bracket. Or I could get it done proper by a panel beater. I'm not sure. Help me out here please!

 

More update material(rust) to come EDIT:(tomorrow).

 

Discuss.

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