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Thread: 1987 Corolla GTS Liftback Resto-Build

  1. #41
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    The cleanliness can only be compared to that of visean's

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    Over the weekend:

    LSD ready for install
    New bearings/seals on rear axles
    New bearings/seals in front hubs
    New front rotors installed on hubs

    Engine tied up enough for the first start!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57279357@N02/12907113675/

    Thanks to Duy for sorting out my timing problem
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

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    this is pretty neat. i like what you are laying down.

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    Long overdue update here, but here's where the car sits after the last 2 weeks.

    Finished up the front suspension:



    Then went on to the front bearings/hubs, all new OEM parts except for the stay washers which I made myself:





    Finished up the engine, still need to install my new trans and engine mounts though:



    Then came the rear axle/diff/suspension install:







    Then the body work began..
    Rear Bumper:



    Front end:















    And that's where she sits!

    Carbon parts didn't fit perfectly but to be honest, they went on alot easier than expected.

    And I suck at taking progress pictures, so usually everything is taken when I'm done haha get wayyy to into it
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

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    Look expensive. Good job.
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    yeow, that bay, showroom quality.
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    Sweet carbon fibre-y goodness.

    On a side note, is there any chance you'd sell the stock fenders?
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    Thanks!

    Slight chance i could part with the fenders.. although I'm not planing and trips to Vancouver anytime soon and shipping could be a hassle.

    In other news..

    Engine mounts went in last night, wasn't even the struggle I was anticipating
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

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    I could be into the fenders if you ever think about selling them.

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    Fitment worked out damn near perfect



    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

    @a_yeg_86

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    Looks awesome Matt!

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    All I can say is WOW that's such a clean ae86, how did you get the engine bay so clean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotea View Post
    Looks awesome Matt!
    Thanks Bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by shalbot View Post
    All I can say is WOW that's such a clean ae86, how did you get the engine bay so clean?
    Wasn't easy! but the paint came clean with just water and a microfibre and tonnes of scrubbing. The Aluminum was all polished by hand and the hoses that weren't replaced I have a special method for making them look new. And of course the CAD plating and powdercoating haha
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

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    Couple things happened recently..
    Finally installed my brake pads:



    And installed a clean dash:



    Cars going to be pretty much considered finished for now, building a house now so that's taking up all my time and money.
    Maybe I'll get her painted next winter, we'll see.

    For now here's a couple recent pictures:





    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

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    That is one clean unit.
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    That engine bay of peace... how did you get it that clean / what did you use? Also, what air intake are you running atm.. looks like a K&N FIPK but I'm not 100% sure from the pics.
    1986 Toyota Corolla GTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyColdMedina View Post
    That engine bay of peace... how did you get it that clean / what did you use? Also, what air intake are you running atm.. looks like a K&N FIPK but I'm not 100% sure from the pics.
    Ask Duy haha tried to explain it to him, and he went as far as waxing his bay. All I used was Chemical Guys - All Clean +, diluted to their recommendations for engine bay cleaning.
    No waxes or sealants, but I'm pretty sure that only the factory red will come out like mine did, I think the other colours used a 2-stage paint, so clear wasn't applied in places like the engine bay, where as red is only a 1-stage paint, gloss colour with no clear.

    And yes that's the K&N FIPK.
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

    @a_yeg_86

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    Awesome thread. Nice to see a restoration build once in a while. Love that shiny Brave exhaust.
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    Well after nearly a full summer i guess I could do a little update on this..

    I love it! haha being the first timing driving a modified corolla I'm so impressed with how the near 30 year old chassis handles.

    Here's some pretty pictures:













    But of course everything couldn't be all perfect...
    At the beginning of August my head gasket decided to give up on me, and I had a huge scare when I went to the dealership and they told me head gaskets were discontinued..
    But after talking to someone who actually kinda knew something, and after getting him to look up the same part for the AW11 we figured out that the last guy was looking under a 4A-C
    So got that back together in exactly 1 week including waiting for parts. After doing the HG the engine felt amazing, honestly felt like I had gained at least 5% more power.
    All was good.. for now.









    YAY! I was driving again!
    And then this happened:





    Uber scary seeing coolant pissing out again right after doing the HG, I thought foresure it went again, but thank god it didn't.
    No big deal right? Toss on a new O-ring and go.. or so you'd think..
    In this great metric country.. I dare you to find a metric O-ring.. IMPOSSIBLE! lol
    Ended up buying an o-ring making kit and using that, which worked.. for about a week.
    That freeze plug block heater would blow out 3 more times before I took it into work to 'modify' it to never come out again. Yes it probably would have worked better had I just put a factory freeze plug back in.
    But I got a free (and first) tow truck ride out of it!



    Got it back it for the last time and I haven't had a problem since.. with the block heater that is..

    About 2 weeks ago and noticed the car running very very rich at low rpm and low throttle. It got so bad that eventually it just wouldn't idle. I had to always have my foot on the gas to keep revs up.
    Not fun to drive in Edmonton traffic like that, so I parked it to try and figure things out. In the first week the engine didn't get any worse, but my clutch master died.. I still haven't replaced that yet though, mostly because at the end of last week the car would not start at all. No amount of throttle would help anymore.
    And that's where I am now, still with no car and with summer coming to a quick close.
    It's currently driving me nuts. I just can't figure it out. I have fuel and I have spark and definitely have air. Plugs are completely black though from running so rich and the spark seems quite weak.

    That's all for now! If anyone has any other ideas, input is always much appreciated!
    1987 Toyota Corolla GTS Liftback
    1990 Toyota Corolla SR-5 20v
    2012 Lexus IS350 AWD Luxury
    2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport V8

    @a_yeg_86

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    Did you short the check terminals and get the trouble codes from the PCM? chances are it's pissed about something.

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