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by cars-guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

What a beauty she's become! If you don't mind me asking, did you have fight at all to get that much for your wrecked car? $2000 seems like a lot, (from the perspective of a stingy insurance corporation of course) for a car of that vintage with "low collectable value." If there was any trick you use...
by cars-guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

What a great result and well cone on the budget you had! I like the fact that some of your earlier cars dna lives on. Tell us about the drug running Tercel when you are ready! ah yes the drug running tercel. When I bought the first one it had a ton of service receipts from a shop in tijuana mexico....
by cars-guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

For any one who is interested in total cost, the car was $250, Paint out the door was about $1500, and misc body supplies and other stuff was about another $250. My budget from the insurance was 2k so this worked out perfectly. While I'm sad about my first tercel getting wrecked I basically just tra...
by cars-guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

While the car was in paint for a couple weeks I took the time to clean up all of the parts that came off the car. The bumper frames got wire wheeled, stayed with rust converter and undercoated while the plastic got a thin coat of trim paint. The grill was cleaned and painted and the 4wd logos got to...
by cars-guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

Now it is body work time. I got all the areas addressed that needed to be addressed and started getting everything sanded down for paint. fc15bbe1_22ef_4228_8b09_8108e8e0c1e3_21cbda7f60fd0d7085d933ee933b8e6eddb48e69-1.jpeg IMG_8539.jpg IMG_8538.jpg Once I was confident the car was perfect I sent it ...
by cars-guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

well it isn't exactly the next morning but here we are. After tearing the front end off of the car it was apparent that it would be as simple as swapping body panels. The front corner of the core support wasn't exactly mangled but it wasn't great either and required a few hours of hammering and pull...
by cars-guy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

None of that even matters how ever because I had just driven this car back to LA and while I was at work around early september, a drunk driver in a land rover going about 50mph according to the police slammed into my car that was parked in front of my house and launched it down the street into my n...
by cars-guy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

1985 Tercel 4wd Restoration

This story begins with a 1984 Tercel 4wd I I bought this beautiful machine off of my neighbor for only 400 dollars. I had my 82 4x4 truck for a while and learned all about the 4x4 Toyota history, at least I thought I did until I saw this awkward and spunky little oriental. (82 truck restoration. htt...
by cars-guy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rear hatch plastic trim color?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

rear hatch plastic trim color?

I'm about to finish up a restoration on a tercel and I can't find out what the correct color for the license plate/backup lamp trim piece. mine is a bit faded and it looks to be painted. on my last car i just painted it black and that looked fine but for this car id like it be the original color or ...
by cars-guy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 wrecked wagon sale or part out
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: 1984 wrecked wagon sale or part out

@Iggzmon where are you located
by cars-guy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Car part out
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Re: Car part out

Im taking the inclinometer for another car sorry.
by cars-guy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 wrecked wagon sale or part out
Replies: 8
Views: 802

1984 wrecked wagon sale or part out

If anyone is looking for parts I have a whole car I’ll sell individual parts from or the whole car. I need it gone ASAP so price will be very low and negotiable. Let me know what you need. Car is located in Pasadena ca 9B4AD8F7-DA25-4767-9F95-67A6708A8687.jpeg 19A6D190-6464-4EE2-A415-C02DCC1D4E6A.jp...
by cars-guy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Car part out
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Car part out

If anyone is looking for parts I have a whole car I’ll sell individual parts from or the whole car. I need it gone ASAP so price will be very low and negotiable. Let me know what you need. Car is located in Pasadena ca.
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by cars-guy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Possible head gasket failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Possible head gasket failure?

your head gasket is likely fine. if you suffer no coolant loss, there is no indication of a compromised head gasket from either compression or the spark plugs. looks like the front plug is getting more oil, it has an oil residue on the outter edge, and the white is burnt oil choke build up. the oth...
by cars-guy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Possible head gasket failure?
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Possible head gasket failure?

I have an 84 tercel with the 3a engine and 225k miles on it. Just got back with it after a 3,000 mile road trip. Pulled the plugs to check compression and just get a good idea of what the engine is like internally. The spark plugs were replaced before the trip and after pulling them the number 1 spa...