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I've been chasing this thing for years, had the money out of the bank to buy it at one point but the owner changed his mind. He's finally decided he's moving overseas and everything has to go. I struggled to put the money together but the girlfriend really likes it too so she loaned me the amount I was short by

It's a pretty much rust free 1968 KE15, comes fitted with an auto but no motor. It's leaf rear, coil front. Apparently they were transverse leaf front stock so I'm not sure if someone has fitted KE20 front or maybe there's a JDM version or something.

It comes with a Borg Warner disc brake diff that has been narrowed for a later model Corolla, I need to measure to see if it's actually skinny enough, R31 struts and front brakes, coilover sleeves, a set of watanabes, a G52 box and bellhousing to suit, plus a 7K-E. I've still got to pick some of the bits up, and I've got no idea whether I'm going to fit everything at this point. I'm pretty tempted to just find a earlyish K motor and manual swap and get it on historic rego

Unfortunately now I'm flat broke so motor will have to wait a month or so

 

Pics from when I went to check it out this time when I knew it was for sale:

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When I was helping my mate clean out his workshop I saw a random old Toyota steering wheel, I grabbed it thinking it was off an MX22 he stripped a while back but now I've had a Google I'm thinking its very likely the original KE15 one. Way better than the rusty aftermarket shitter that was there

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had a good look through the interior, door cards and roof lining are mint, seats are pretty much totally fucked from the sun. Will keep an eye out for decent KE20 interior in black.

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found the original service book, with vouchers! Hadn't even used the 48,000 km one, the dash shows 52,000 so I'm wondering if it's actually only done those km's. First owner had her until at least 2000, last rego paper showed a pensioner discount. Original tool kit was missing one spanner, and had a dirty Nissan screwdriver

ive got these MX22 hubcaps which I wouldn't mind using but it turns out that 14" wheels in 4x110 only came on R100's, and people want drug money for the, these days so I may need a plan B

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cheers

Matt

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Pushed this out of the garage today to give it a wash and see what I'm actually dealing with, tried polishing the boot to get rid of the surface rust, it's better but still needs more workIMG_4314.JPG.ced4ec79bd032b1563fbb3a70a69fa60.JPG

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and I pushed it all the way up the driveway purely for a pic with the crown, GF was very unimpressed when I told her the actual reason I made her help. It's TINY compared to the crown

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also picked up the rest of the stuff that comes with it, except I've missed the struts I just realised.

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And I got the wheels, 14x7 and 14x6.5 watanabes, minor positive offsets, I'm pretty stoked with these! Although they require a stud pattern change to 4x114.3

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can anybody ID K sumps by eye? I need a 4K one, this came with, no idea if it's the right one

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cheers

Matt

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thats  mates sedan that he just picked up for parts for his KE16

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i did however pull a 2K? And K40 out of a KE26 so am making progress again

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cheers

Matt

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