My Corolla Sr5 Project

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  1. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    1st update -post #18 11/14/07
    2nd update -post # 36 11/27/07
    New parts- post #43 11/29/07
     
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    red97gst New Member

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    good luck with it... a lot of these projects never get finished, you got a lot of money ahead of you... promising if this is a race-only project, i assume..?
     
  3. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Well its starting off as a Touge/Drift project but it might turn into a Daily Driver.
     
  4. sub9lulu

    sub9lulu LSx RX-7 in progress krew

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    hatch back > that
     
  5. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Hatch has a wider wheel base thus the reason I am buying a coupe works best for what i want to do.
     
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    Vicious-S New Member

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    dumbest idea ever. never ever daily something you plan on wrecking. shit is going to break, then you're going to be pissed and get frustrated and sell it to another fanboy ricer.

    last i checked, both the hatch and the coupe had the same measurements. i don't know why toyota would make two different track widths for one model, even if it is a hatchback. and why wouldn't you want a wider track width?? the super wide, negative offset wheels aren't just for looks on drift cars. lateral stability is key!!

    its got potential... but i think you're going to ruin it with initial d "tuning".
     
  7. GTSlow

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    WRONG
     
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    good luck, imo i like the coupe more than the hatch
     
  9. slikna

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    I second that
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    what did you pay for that hunk of junk?
     
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    waaaay too much i guarantee.
     
  12. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    I paid 150 + 140 for towing so 290

    To each their own i guess
     
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    Akimbo New Member

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    haha, a running gts in good condition went for 800 a few weeks back. i was gonna pull the trigger but it got snatched before i could get to it. almost 200k miles but everything was intact.
     
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    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Update: Got the car up on jacks took out the engine and transmission, took both the front shocks off. Took the stock shocks out of the housing. The Housing went to the sandblaster. As I Plan on doing a Coilover mod, The Head went out as well for a cleaning/ polishing. Plan on switching everything to disk brakes this weekend Pictures will follow eventually.
    Thanks for the interest
     
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    Good stuff! Make sure to post pics.
     
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    Kira Yamato New Member

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    shit, any 4age race car can be a DD as well and still get good gas mileage :rofl:


    Im going 20v ST in my 85 MR2
     
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    its not the fact the the engine won't be driveable in dd conditions, but you're going to wreck/break a race car, i don't care what branch of racing you're in. that makes it very unsuitable for daily driving. trust me, i've done it.
     
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    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Did some work today here are pictures
    Parts i had SandBlasted
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    Hours of frustration getting the drum brake off and the hub off back right
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    Back Left
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    Took me forever to get those backing Plates off
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    Engine Bay with tranny and Block removed
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    And Lastly crappy picture of the body mid day sun FTL
    More pics this weekend
     
  19. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    To be honest, this looks like a terrible idea. You could at least start with an actual car, instead of a car-shaped piece of metal. I mean, I spent a bunch of money on a car that probably didn't deserve it, but at least I was able to use it to drive to work the whole time I was fucking around with it.
     
  20. GTSlow

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    ground up restoration is not for you then...

    and don't you drive a passat or something :rofl:
     
  21. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I drive a functional, modified, VW Passat, yes. I really need to get a decent digicam so I can post some pictures for you people, so you'll stop imagining a Camry instead.

    Even if I had the time and interest to rebuild a car from scratch, I would be terrified to drive it anywhere. It's not even about my own driving skill, it's about the stupid shit that the 100 million other people on the road might be doing. I swear, 2 out of 3 people I see on the road whip out their cellphones as soon as they pull out of their parking space.

    There's also the issue of not being able to take the thing out for a drive on occasion, because it isn't even close to being operational.
     
  22. CamCamFTW

    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    I have More than one Car, and the whole point of a project is the joy you get in building a car its not about driving it so much at the moment.

    If I wanted a girl car a passat would be my first choice :greddy:
     
  23. GTSlow

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    non - running ae86 project > any vw passat
     
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    CamCamFTW What are you going to try next Cheese

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    Sidenote: Does anyone know how to convert to disk brakes in the rear. I have an idea, but I would like to hear more options
    Thanks
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    Okay, if you have more than one car, that's better. To be honest, I kinda got the impression you were some kid trying to build yourself a boy-racer to drive to school, in which case this project would have been a total non-starter.

    I'd still rather start with a functional car, though. But then, with as few parts as that heap has left, I guess you don't have to worry about being surprised by hidden gremlins anyway.

    Then it's a good thing you're sticking with old Japanese cars, because you don't know shit about VWs. The single fastest way to kill a B5 (be it a Passat, an A4, or an A6) without crashing it, is to give it to a girl. It'll be done in five years or less.
     

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