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by Mattel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 wagon for sale SLC, Utah $2250
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: 1985 wagon for sale SLC, Utah $2250

Looks like a great solid wagon. thanks for offering it up here first and good luck with the sale!
by Mattel
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?

Hi Trunk Monkey, where do you live? parts availability in say the west coast of the USA seems pretty high. If you have the chance for him to try both cars first that would be ideal. Also, what sort of driving will they be doing? fast busy freeways in bad weather or city runs? If your Dad has been dr...
by Mattel
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Resonance sound come from the roof
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Resonance sound come from the roof

http://diycamperconversion.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IMG_2058-694x521.jpg There are these small pads that are used in many metal sided vans that I think Petros is talking about. http://diycamperconversion.com/soundproofing-my-camper-van/ . As you can see you don't have to cover the whole roof ...
by Mattel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Resonance sound come from the roof
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Resonance sound come from the roof

Hi Dumindu, do you mean the interior roof lining of the roof? New shock asorbers could be good. Have you tried bouncing up and down on your rear bumper - jumping off and seeing how long it takes to settle to the right level? if only one or two bounces it should be ok but if it keeps bouncing it migh...
by Mattel
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Listed as Tercel but it's an 89 All-Trac Corolla
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Listed as Tercel but it's an 89 All-Trac Corolla

Great cars. Put a 7afe or a 4age 20V in and enjoy the power!
by Mattel
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Best Tercel in Aus I've seen in years
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Best Tercel in Aus I've seen in years

I think this one was for sale 10years ago in Melbourne and now resides 1000kms away. I've never seen an late model with Grey exterior and black interior in Aus and if I was in the market this would be a great buy. Interesting has the Inclometer which was optional for post '85 models https://www.gumt...
by Mattel
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 tercel sr5 4wd for sale 800 bucks Temecula .CA area
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: 1983 tercel sr5 4wd for sale 800 bucks Temecula .CA area

Sorry to hear about your father passing. I hope you are doing OK.
by Mattel
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

I understand what you are saying. I've worked for a few of the more unscruplious surfwear companies that are tbh part of history now. I guess the thing with Chournard is in this day and age you don't have to listen to his lectures. I actually imagine that he would have a lot of insights into the wor...
by Mattel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 tercel sr5 4wd for sale 800 bucks Temecula .CA area
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: 1983 tercel sr5 4wd for sale 800 bucks Temecula .CA area

But in the positive - the Tercel is the best contraceptive known to mankind! TBH my partners have a begrudging respect for these cars but their Fathers have always been impressed with the sturdy and reliable Wagons.
This sounds too good to be a parts car. Sounds like a Petros Road Trip to me!
by Mattel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

Thanks Petros. Interesting background there. I've worked freelance for some of the Australian Surfwear companies including Quiksilver and still have some of their experimental back country packs. But they ended up printing some of my work on t'shirts without permission and I ended up succesfullly su...
by Mattel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

Hey Petros. You gave it a go thats the main thing! Black Diamond is a quality manufacturer as well. I have a few of their items for snowboarding. The article I quoted was from 2008 but the photo of him with the pump and the tyre is from 2013 according to instagram. so fairly recent. I'm sure as a CE...
by Mattel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

Hi Tom,
I've got a Zefal as well. but don't think that it is a double shot its been great. Always do the research and purchase the quality item!
by Mattel
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Owner of Patagonia and his 1990 Corolla All trac.

Founder of Patagonia outdoor equipment worth $1.5 Billion Yvon Chouinard could afford to drive any car he wanted. Seems like he has a bit of a thing for his Corolla All-trac. "Live Simply" might be more than just his advertising Mantra. "Chouinard and I made the hour-and-a-half drive from Ventura to...
by Mattel
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: T4wd Euro Allrad Snow (In Ukraine *sigh*)
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: T4wd Euro Allrad Snow (In Ukraine *sigh*)

In wealthy european countries and Japan the corolla alltrac and Tercel were sold as a more luxurious car than in the USA (and also were full sized compared to the average euro / asian hatchback. In the USA for example where cost cutting prices were the standard and these were looked at as economy ca...
by Mattel
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help Me! Please
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Help Me! Please

I would keep trying nettiauto in finland and the swedish version and buy a complete car that is not working and use it for parts to make manual. The auto was never available so you will need clutch etc.