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by bryanthompson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Paint is happening!!

Door jambs complete.
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by bryanthompson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Seeking Parts for 83 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Seeking Parts for 83 Restoration

Thanks guys! So much.
by bryanthompson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Seeking Parts for 83 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Seeking Parts for 83 Restoration

Hi folks- Thought I'd post an inquiry for some components I'm looking for to complete the restoration at the link below: http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=100016#p100016 These are most likely pieces that we are ALL looking for, but it never hurts to try. Thanks in advance! Near new con...
by bryanthompson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Petros wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:35 am
perhaps you can shim the hing mount to fix it? May also take relocating the part of the lock on the door jamb side.
Correct! I think that’s how they’re getting it as close as possible. Fortunately, those window surrounds are going to be black.
by bryanthompson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

We discovered an issue today where the driver side rear door will never quite align perfectly because of the accident back in 1986. But it’s not major and I think it’s okay; part of the car’s unique personality. To correct it by another 5mm would mean cutting the car almost in half, so I think retai...
by bryanthompson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

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Such a nice match. The silver on these cars had a super fine metallic grain which was innovative in the eighties. They got it perfectly.

And, YAY fillet!!
by bryanthompson
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

F72211A9-A1CB-4706-8B61-4FC6D96A955C.jpeg FB39B346-6D3A-4B23-A434-908B5CEA9B9F.jpeg Getting so close. Today was final surfacing sign-off for paint. The workmanship is quite lovely. I did have to send it back to address a missing micro fillet behind the rear door. This poor car has been through so m...
by bryanthompson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Parts worth taking?
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Parts worth taking?

Does it happen to have the alloy rims? THX
by bryanthompson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Indeed! That car belongs to a friend of mine, and my sedan was used to shoot some of the interior shots!
by bryanthompson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: The alloy rims are sold
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: original T4 alloy rims $50 for set of 4 (or trades)

Are these beauties still available? thx
by bryanthompson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

I am so glad that you have such an appreciation for these 80’s Toyota’s. If I had my way I would probably have a garage full of old Toyota’s too. My wife makes sure that doesn’t happen though. Eventually, I'd like to have a series of 83-85 Toyotas, all in pristine condition. I've always had a thing...
by bryanthompson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.

Now that you have two, they may multiply! That looks like the best creampuff yet on the net. You're probably lucky it didn't go on ebay. It would have generated plenty of bids. I would be extra scared to take that one out in public. Double/triple parking at an angle on the far side of the lot, upwi...
by bryanthompson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

great addition to your fleet. I could not think of a better person to own it, good for you. a very nice car, I can not afford it, and if I had it I would need to drive it, making it worth less the longer I own it. you saved it from the normal fate of these cars. Thank you! That means a lot to me. I...
by bryanthompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 176
Views: 13389

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

I doubt anyone will ever top your T4's story! Will this be a driver or in a glass case? THANK YOU! I suspect I will drive it. I just bought a second car, with 15k miles that I think needs to be the garage queen. Cars are only original once. As we all know, these cars were pumped out of the factory ...
by bryanthompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Tercel world.... This car has a new home! She will be the garage companion to my restored car from this thread: http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5528 There was a fair amount of deliberation on my end about taking the plunge on this one, only because my rest...