What did you do to your car today?

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby EJ86 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:15 am

Found a new mascot for my car:
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It's silver and from japan just like my corolla.
-1985 Toyota Corolla GTS (2door)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/561054
-2004 Nissan Frontier (King Cab):
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3072528

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby racer555 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:43 pm

Finally redid the brakes on my car sorta. Replaced the front rotors and pads with stop tech rotors (or centric, whatever) and hawk hps pads. Also put hps pads in the rear and replaced the front brake hoses with steel braided hose. when I went to replace the rear hoses I found both sides stripped out....... not so fun. Guess I will save those for another day. Oh well, these cars aren't supposed to be on easy mode are they?

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby 4age200hp » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:03 am

Remove the 4ac motor today and ac hardware and ready to clean everything this week for new coming of 4age/20v block 16v head

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby redroku87 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Not a damn thing.

Womp womp.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Streetdriven » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:12 am

I removed the nrg harness bar, changed the oil spark plugs cap and rotor

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby ejmr20 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:29 pm

Fixed the gauge cluster with a new 7.5 fuse. Let her know she will do fine with smog tomorrow :D
85 GTS Coupe
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby tchybrid » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:32 pm

Ordered new bearings and a 4.5 final drive for my celica supra axle, getting it ready to install into the corolla.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby rcurioso88 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:17 pm

Finally got it running! I got it without knowing if it runs or not but for $1000, this rust-free GTS was a steal!
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby JyuRoku » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:31 pm

I ordered some velocity stack screens!

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby EJ86 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:34 pm

Bought and installed matching pink wheel locks (somewhat):
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...hopefully they fade to match the regular lug nuts. :oops:
-1985 Toyota Corolla GTS (2door)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/561054
-2004 Nissan Frontier (King Cab):
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3072528

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby idreamofdrifting » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:37 pm

EJ86 wrote:Bought and installed matching pink wheel locks (somewhat):
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...hopefully they fade to match the regular lug nuts. :oops:


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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby oldeskewltoy » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:13 am

had some time...

Mixed one part damaged (shift pattern gone) vintage Starlet shift know... and one part my logo.... add clear epoxy...

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Nick94tt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:58 pm

Ripped apart the front end. Both strut/hub assemblies laying on the concrete. Control arms loose. Sway bar dangling. Power steering waiting for removal. Mountain of parts waiting in the backdrop. Newsflash - It's old, **** broke. :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby EJ86 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:52 am

I'm on my 5th stereo deck on my Corolla. Yay bluetooth! No more clutter with AUX cables:
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-1985 Toyota Corolla GTS (2door)
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/561054
-2004 Nissan Frontier (King Cab):
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3072528

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby BlueDeathTrap » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:23 pm

Nothing for a while (no garage, car is in storage), but I've been accumulating parts and designing new parts for it. By the time I get done it'll be less corolla, more something else.

Hell only stock thing on it is going to be the front crossmember and much of the body, I'm still debating doing rear tube frame, and I've been looking into turbocharging the 1uz (estimated weight puts me in line with an insane power to weight ratio should I add a snail).

So much to do, so little time, and so many things to make for this swap.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby iamxpl » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:12 am

Im new to the AE86 community, I am currently addressing the power steering rack bushing replacement. There is a whole laundry list of things i will be taking care of. I probably should document it but i feel most of these things have already been done.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby -zenki- » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:24 pm

In the process of painting some wheels. Already did 2 but i'm not happy with them so far. They looked pretty good in primer and now that color went on the face of the wheels looks bumpy and the paint reacted on some places. I'll wetsand the bad spots and put several new coats on. Hopefully i can get them to look half decent. Should've left them in the old color. :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby -zenki- » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:06 pm

^^Sanded out the bad spots, wetsanded the whole shebang and did several new coats. Looks much better but still not 100% happy. But they're staying like this cause i'm almost fed up with painting ****, still need to do 2 more. :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby ae86gz » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:19 pm

New to the group guys. I'm in Birmingham Alabama. I've got an AE86 coupe and I'm getting ready for a gz swap. Today, I finally got the cherry picker (out of my hallway in the house) and the gz has been lifted and cleaned up a bit. I found some issues on it. The harmonic balancer has some chipping on the outer most lip so I need to find a new one. The chipset for the cooling fan has made friends with rust. Aside from that, it's a jdm engine from an 89 mr2 with less than 35k miles on it. I can't wait! My brother will be here in a couple months to hook me up with a hand. Anyone in Birmingham Alabama? My email is douglas.holt80@gmail.com. Message me anytime. I've got loads of questions!

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby racer555 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:25 pm

I finally gave my inner fender a little sledgehammer massage to see how much steering angle I have after installing the t3 tie rod ends and steering arms. Not too bad but I may be going for more angle after I get a lil more hp.

Here's some before and after. It doesn't look like too much in the pics but the before was on stock front steering and control arms with stock fenders. The after is with my control arms extended a bit and the fenders rolled and pulled about an inch.

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After:
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Now I just need to fix the super slack in my steering from the t3 intermediate shaft to see how it really handles. Since t3 doesn't seem to think there can be anything wrong with their parts (I measured the stock intermediate shaft and the t3 one and it was a little less than 0.2mm smaller) I am probably just going to have my friend weld a bead around the base of the steering column to the intermediate shaft to eliminate the slack.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Deuce Cam » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:49 am

^It seems like a lot of T3's newer stuff has issues. I speak from experience.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby peter26s » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:18 am

AE86LIFE wrote:I stared at it with love.


Aha dont we all

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby bay_ae86_area » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:53 am

I had my Detail Dept. remove the '80s tint from the rear hatch and side windows. Sooooo much better. :o :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby racer555 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:53 pm

Had my buddy weld up the intermediate shaft to my steering column to get rid of the play in my steering.
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Not pretty but it worked, and I finally got to see how my car handles with all the new suspension bits. Yeah, its pretty awesome :)

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby John H. » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:59 pm

Finished piecing together my rear interior this morning, then went on a drive through Idyllwild, up the 243 and down the 74. SO MUCH FUN!!! :D

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby racer555 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:58 pm

I beat the crap out of it...

http://youtu.be/9IXZfQkNayA

..... and it was fun.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Yuri » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:06 pm

I umm.. made it look more stock. On purpose.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby disboiflaco » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:33 pm

Taped up my plastic intake that is leaking... -_- need to upgrade lol

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby ejmr20 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Continued to fix needed things. Replaced front wheel bearings. Decided to change to SW20 wheel studs. Still got to find some 5mm spacers that are not broken. I don't even feel safe with spacers to begin with but for some reason last owner thought it was ok to run it that way.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Deuce Cam » Thu May 01, 2014 9:50 am

Yuri wrote:I umm.. made it look more stock. On purpose.


I like it. Take the lip off for the full affect. Modesty ftw.

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