A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby Zakae71 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Do you live in Ohio?

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:22 am

marley4us wrote:Awsome thread!

But I have to chim in... "broke college kid" thread title and you just bought a house!!! hahah WTF, I dont know what state you live in, but I sure as hell know it is not California hahahah Wish I could own a house and be broke before I do it hahah not after!


keep up the posts when it warms up!


HAHA yeah im definitely not in Cali, KY is A LOT cheaper lol. I got a roommate and live with my GF now so that helps too.

Zakae71 wrote:Do you live in Ohio?


Nope but I have been there a couple of times with the corolla. Also it used to live in Ohio before I got a hold of it.

Smallish update...

So I wanted to fix a small rust spot on my drivers side rear fender, but one thing led to another and BAM whole interior gutted.

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Idk what happened behind the drivers seat but i guess at one point in time the previous owner spilled oil back there. it was nasty..... :o oil filled carpet mush..
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The day I got the car the clutch master cylinder went out but before it broke, it was leaking for a really long time. Needless to say the driver floor pan was caked in a mixture of hydrolic fluid, carpet cushion and paint. However very minimal rust which I am happy about :D Looks like I might have caught it before it got any worse
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old sound deadening removed soon to be replaced with dynamat
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more updates to come

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:00 pm

It was an absolutely awesome day today. highs in the mid 70's with a nice breeze......perfect! So to celebrate the nice weather i decided to install this little goodie :D :D

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No visible screws!
i followed this walkthrough ( viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8165 ) Thanks maxpham!!! After reading through it and getting the proper supplies, I was able to install the lip without running into any major issues. Stretching the lip was a pain in the ass but was well worth it in the end. I hung my lip a tad lower than most but that was because i was lazy and didn't drill the other hole in the brackets lol. All that's left now on the front is to find a kouki trueno grill for sale at a reasonable price. remember i am always accepting donations lol :lol: :lol:

More updates to come...

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:47 am

**UPDATE FROM THE GRAVE!!!!**

It's been a hot minute since I last updated this thread. Since the last update,I have been toying with the idea of stripping and painting my car myself. I have never tackled a job like this before, but I figured it would be a great opportunity for me to learn the basics of bodywork and paint! I needed the final push and after seeing morgan's build thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1046 I was ready for the challenge! :twisted: :twisted:

Anyways, tear down started yesterday. The interior is almost completely gutted and the passenger door, fender and bumper are off the car. Once the drivers door and fender are off the car , I'll move to bodywork one part/section at a time. The fenders will be first, followed by the doors, trunk lid, and lastly the quarter panels/doorjambs. All parts will be epoxy primed and then put back onto the car for high build block sanding and sealer. I will also be welding up sheet metal to the antenna opening on the front passenger fender, and the openings for the rear quarter lights. I have never used a welder before so this will be interesting :shock:

I think I will end up painting the car a black and white panda paint scheme, but are not entirely sure yet. any suggestions?

A 29 year old rusty passenger fender. Don't worry the fenders are being replaced with rust free ones!
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Door, interior, and fender pulled
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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:36 am

More Progress pics. The corolla is 90% stripped and is just about ready for the paint stripper, filler, and epoxy prime process.

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:02 am

Quick update for anyone interested. I have started stripping panels. The Drivers fender and trunk are 90% of the way done. still have to remove remaining paint and then fill where needed.

I also got my hands on a Lincoln Mig Welder! time to delete the antenna hole and rear side markers! It will be a learning experience for sure :D

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More updates to come :D

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:06 am

Welded up my first ever patch panel!! WOOHOOO!!! I dont care if it looks like butt, I'm proud of myself for picking up a welder and taking a crack at it. I used a Lincoln Electric MIG PAK 10 welder with gas. Next up is deleting the rear side markers 8-)

Unfortunately all is not well. Even though I took my time in between welds, I still got a little bit of warpage :( Hopefully I will be able to stretch the metal back out without to much of a problem. On to the pics!

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Warpage :(
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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:14 pm

more amateur welding! Deleted the drivers side rear side marker 8-)

Unfortunately, I had a problem with grinding to much the first time around, and ended up burning through most of the middle patch panel :( It's a learning process I suppose. Ended up having to cut the whole thing out and weld in another patch panel.

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Burned through then moved onto this:

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Going to strip the passenger side fender and start deleting the passenger rear side marker today. hopefully this time I will be a little more successful.

More updates to come!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby IndiaDorifto7 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:02 pm

The car looks great! Did you decide to go ITB with your 4ag or stick with EFI?

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby .TRD.TRUENO. » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:24 pm

IndiaDorifto7 wrote:The car looks great! Did you decide to go ITB with your 4ag or stick with EFI?

ITBs are fuel injected... That is unless you meant carbs.

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby Candybeef » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:34 pm

Looks sweet so far bud, keep it up! :D

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:12 am

IndiaDorifto7 wrote:The car looks great! Did you decide to go ITB with your 4ag or stick with EFI?


Thanks for the kind words. I actually haven't put the engine in yet. It's on a engine stand awaiting this project to be done so i can then spend all my money on a rebuild of the engine. Once that is done, I plan on going the weber carb route, but idk quite yet haha

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:13 am

Candybeef wrote:Looks sweet so far bud, keep it up! :D


Thanks man, I appreciate it!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby hachirokufan » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:44 am

Congrats on the house!! Wifey never understood why I wanted a house over a condo until she saw me sneak my corolla in the garage lol. Interested to see how you complete the engine swap! Good luck

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby IndiaDorifto7 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:05 pm

.TRD.TRUENO. wrote:
IndiaDorifto7 wrote:The car looks great! Did you decide to go ITB with your 4ag or stick with EFI?

ITBs are fuel injected... That is unless you meant carbs.

I meant carbs, sorry. I'm new to the 4ag tuning scene, now I will sit in the corner and cry :oops:

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:11 pm

DO WORK!

Pulled the rear seats, rear windows, rear side windows, and mostly stripped the drivers quarter panel and the rear taillight panel. I Ordered a patch panel to replace the rusted portion in front of the rear drivers side wheel well. Upon stripping, I found and welded up some holes that were covered with bondo on the quarter panel and drivers fender. I also have installed a "cooling/drying" setup for my paintgun. Ill post a picture of it tomorrow I have a Harbor Freight 16$ spray gun which I completely tore down and removed the cheap silicone crap to make it shoot a little better. This gun will only be used for primer. Hopefully I will be able to spray some epoxy primer on this week!

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(It looks like a lot of body filler but its put on pretty thin, I promise :D )

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In other news my por-15 and filler job I did a year ago is still holding up strong Just going to scuff and spray over!
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All in all the drivers fender, passanger fender, and trunk are 90% done and ready for primer!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby JyuRoku » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:32 am

Its these build threads that make me wish we could permanently delete the facebook page and push everyone back to the forums. I love this build. Makes me wish I had a garage and the time to really tear into my car myself...instead of having to pay people.

Your build is amazing dude, keep it up. I love how already you've taken it from a granny's grocery getter to a fine representation of a real AE86.

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Postby EvoSolley » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:58 am

JyuRoku wrote:Its these build threads that make me wish we could permanently delete the facebook page and push everyone back to the forums. I love this build. Makes me wish I had a garage and the time to really tear into my car myself...instead of having to pay people.

Your build is amazing dude, keep it up. I love how already you've taken it from a granny's grocery getter to a fine representation of a real AE86.


Thanks man, I really appreciate the kind words!! Its posts like this that keep me motivated in the build. I just want to turn my car into something I can be really proud of 8-) and learn a thing or two on the way ;) . It's still a long ways away from being done but getting that quarter panel straight was one part of the project that was scaring me the most.

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby JyuRoku » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:07 am

EvoSolley wrote:
JyuRoku wrote:Its these build threads that make me wish we could permanently delete the facebook page and push everyone back to the forums. I love this build. Makes me wish I had a garage and the time to really tear into my car myself...instead of having to pay people.

Your build is amazing dude, keep it up. I love how already you've taken it from a granny's grocery getter to a fine representation of a real AE86.


Thanks man, I really appreciate the kind words!! Its posts like this that keep me motivated in the build. I just want to turn my car into something I can be really proud of 8-) and learn a thing or two on the way ;) . It's still a long ways away from being done but getting that quarter panel straight was one part of the project that was scaring me the most.


Yea man, keep at it! I look forward to all your updates. :twisted:

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:04 pm

.....So this happened tonight.....

First if all it is NOT done. This is only the firs coat of very light epoxy primer on the parts I have been working on. The area under the taillights are gonna need ALOT of work It got to late for me to run the compressor so I could only do one coat :( Ill put another coat on it tomorrow and hopefully the "ghosting" will go away. I have some drips but those will get blocked out eventually. But hey, its progress!!!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby JyuRoku » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:53 pm

looks great man! keep it up!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby DriftSociety86 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:47 pm

Loving it man!!Love the white coupe!!
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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby grappletech » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:23 pm

How's that Harbor Freight hvlp working out?
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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:11 pm

grappletech wrote:How's that Harbor Freight hvlp working out?


Can't beat $16! Honestly it works great, however I took mine completely apart and completely removed all the cheap silicone adhesive. Once removed, I used teflon tape when putting it back together. It was very time consuming, but well worth it! There is a how to video on YouTube that walks u through the steps.

I will use another gun for paint, but as far as primers go, this gun is perfect IMHO

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:35 am

Tackled the worst of the rust on the car. Have it all cut out for the most part. Was a little worse than originally anticipated. Hopefully I can weld it all up without issue. I bought a patch panel piece from wolf steel but the fitment was less than ideal. I'm trying to find a right side passenger front fender for cheap so I can hack the bottom off and get a proper patch panel. anyways here is how it sits now, I will need to rebuild the inner fender lip as well as the outer lip. atleast most of it will be covered by side skirts haha.

Sorry for the crappy quality:
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Here is a picture of a rough template I cut out to hopefully repair the portion the patch panel does not fix. I will have to learn how to first bend the lip then ever so slightly bend the folded piece to get that shape. It will be a learning experience!
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DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

I once again looked at my wallet and made a poor decision and attempted a task with items laying around the house (To literally save $16 or so). I had 50lbs test fishing line, a razor and a very small and skinny Flathead screwdriver. (I bet some of you all already know whats going on here). I wanted to remove the front windshield and decided I could "mock up" a tool to remove the adhesive holding the windshield in place. I used a razor to carefully make an incision in the adhesive and then tried to fish the fishing line through the hole. I then used the Flathead screwdriver to "push" the fishing line through. The thickness of the line coupled with the thickness of the screwdriver proved too much for the windshield :( . The worst part about it, was that the fishing line was literally poking through the cut in the adhesive, but i didn't have enough sticking out. All I needed was one more push to get enough line through for me to grab it with some pliers. Gently pushed the screwdriver one last time.......****CRACK**** :? :shock: :o :( <-- Literally my facial expressions

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If anyone reading this needs to take out their windshield, STOP and think. If this is your first time, buy the proper tools and take your time. Otherwise, call a professional to remove it. What would have cost me $16 has now ended up costing a couple hundred, assuming I can find a windshield for this car locally.

On a positive note, I did clean the garage! Notice my sweet air cooling/drying setup on the wall :D
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Postby EvoSolley » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:20 am

Some progress has been made. I got the whole windshield out and pretty much ditched the wolf steel patch panel. Instead I was able to scavenge the lower portion on my stock rusty front fenders. I had to cut out some rust out and weld in a piece to more or less fix it, but it looks and fits A LOT better than the other piece. I also rebuilt the inner lip with a piece of metal so that when the panel adhesive is used, it will have something to sandwich onto.

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby IndiaDorifto7 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:03 pm

I've got to say, this is a pretty high level project for a broke college kid. Sorry if I come off as rude, but how could you afford to build it?

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:52 am

IndiaDorifto7 wrote:I've got to say, this is a pretty high level project for a broke college kid. Sorry if I come off as rude, but how could you afford to build it?


Time, patience, an understanding girlfriend, and my fair share of borrowing friends tools to do certain things. Also, I started this thread back in June of 2012 on the old forum before it crashed, so its taken some time to get this far. Not to mention I'm now out of college and working more which really helps. Plus its my hobby, something I enjoy doing. I'm sure anyone here would agree you "make time" for something you enjoy :D When I first started this thread, the car was only meant to be a daily driver/ beater. Once I started getting into it, the mod bug bit me and its been history ever since :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby Grant » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:44 pm

Wow your body work really does look great so far. :D
Sorry about your windshield. That's exactly why I would have mine professionally removed; I always screw stuff up like that.

I have to do some similar rust repair with my right rear fender area too... I bought the panel that wraps around the rear underneath the bumper from Wolf Steel, and the fitament wasn't ideal, but I can make it work (plus the bumper skin covers that part). Did you buy the whole fender from Wolf Steel or just the patch panel for the fender near the rockers? I'm not sure what to do now that you said you can't even use it... was it really that bad? :\

Keep up the good work!

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Re: A broke college kid, and his broken rolla...

Postby EvoSolley » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:36 pm

Grant wrote:Wow your body work really does look great so far. :D
Sorry about your windshield. That's exactly why I would have mine professionally removed; I always screw stuff up like that.

I have to do some similar rust repair with my right rear fender area too... I bought the panel that wraps around the rear underneath the bumper from Wolf Steel, and the fitment wasn't ideal, but I can make it work (plus the bumper skin covers that part). Did you buy the whole fender from Wolf Steel or just the patch panel for the fender near the rockers? I'm not sure what to do now that you said you can't even use it... was it really that bad? :\

Keep up the good work!


Thanks for the kind words! I'm learning as I am going, so its good to receive some positive feedback on the bodywork from someone else. Every time I look at it, I find something to nit-pick at, "You should have done this!", "That section looks like crap!" haha.

As for the Wolf Steel piece, the fitment wasn't awful but it was less than Ideal for sure. I just bought the patch panel section, not the whole fender. Up a couple posts, I show the wolf steel portion where the repair area is going to be. As you can see, the arch part just doesn't look as nice when compared to the front fender bottom I cut out. Also the "dipish/ body line" portion on the Wolf Steel piece (The part directly above the rocker area) was not deep enough at all. I had to cut a slit in it then bend it down to get it close (you should be able to see this in the post above as well). In reality, I think I could have made the panel work, but I switched to the passenger front fender portion for 3 reasons.

Firstly, I had a old front passenger fender laying around that turned out to actually be usable (I originally thought that area was totally rusted out under the paint, but once removed the paint, only a small portion was.).

Secondly the front fender patch panel covered my whole repair area. The rust ate through more than I originally thought on the drivers quarter panel and the Wolf Steel piece would not cover it all. Because of this, I was going to have to mock up something else to cover the other cut out area for the repair.

Lastly, the front fender portion looked more "OEM" with the body lines. Again the wolf steel piece looked "OK" but not as "straight" as the front fender patch panel.

Of course, I could have just gotten a bad panel. Maybe the other ones they have will fit better than mine did.
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