1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

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SethM
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1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by SethM » Sat May 12, 2018 9:57 pm

Well, its the end of the line for me.... My 1985 T4WD originally came from Texas (I got it there with about 160,000 on it) and so survived longer in the NE than most Tercels. It has just short of 250,000 on it now. Was my daily drive until two weeks ago. Starts every time. I just changed the timing belt when I put in a new radiator at 243,000. Will need new front strut inserts. I can drive/deliver it within 200 miles. I'll put up some Craigslist ads but thought I'd start here in case anyone is interested. Will add more photos but here is one taken when I was changing the radiator/timing belt. Oh, price--- I have no idea, best offer. Hate to sell it for scrap weight.
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by Mattel » Sun May 13, 2018 12:33 am

Thanks for posting Seth. Any rust and does it have AC or Power Steering? looks in great condition. Good luck with the sale!
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by Petros » Mon May 14, 2018 4:02 pm

why are you sellinig? too many repairs required? can it be driven cross country?
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by SethM » Tue May 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Whoa! Didn't expect anybody to reply...

It has power steering (works just fine) and it "has" AC but that has never worked since I have owned it. I never looked into why it doesn't work. Rust? Yes, it has developed on spot below the rear-most window on the driver's side.

Why selling? Well, my state inspection came due and I started thinking about the things I needed to do-- mainly change the front strut inserts but the guys I take it to for jobs that are over my head started to give me a hard time and question the $$ I have been putting in to it over the years, especially recently, to keep it going as my daily driver. I have some construction projects coming up and decided it might be time to make the jump to a pickup and found something I liked and could afford... Would I drive it across country? Maybe, I certainly drove it all over but I just think its getting a bit long in the tooth for those kind of excursions. Wait, maybe it is just me getting long in the tooth...

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by Petros » Wed May 16, 2018 4:59 pm

if the price is right, and presuming you do not find a local buyer, I might consider flying out to you, buying your car and driving it back to seattle.

These cars are still popular here, I would be fixing those issues, clean it up, and it would get a decent price here. Mostly for me it would more or less pay for a road trip, so there is not a lot of profit in it. just enough to get a nice road trip out of it, and get it to a place where it would sell fast in a market with a lot of enthusiasts for these cars.
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by SethM » Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Petros: sent you a PM

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:23 am

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:56 pm

SethM: Nice meeting you today, Dallas made it back safe and sound. Thanks again!

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:33 pm

Dallas now called Spud, has been given a makeover courtesy of POR15, trim black and rustoleum antique white, new shocks/struts, terro ant killer and a selective r/r with older parts from my other T4wd. She now resides at a friend's house waiting for registration.

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by Mattel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:56 am

photos please!
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:38 pm

Here you go!

As you can see, it was a quick and dirty paint job, but it should keep Spud on the road a while longer. I fixed a couple of holes as well with some fiberglass, incl. on the driver's A pillar. The black on the window trim really made a difference, esp. around the windshield.
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:39 pm

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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by Mattel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Hey, Looks great. Yeah I do my trims once a year with a rattle can and some masking. Really improves the look. New bushings will also make a great improvement. Have you changed the oil in the gearbox and rear diff?
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Re: 1985 SR5 T4WD, Rhode Island

Post by spencercat » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:19 am

No more work for me on this one, it now belongs to my friend's daughter. Rides well, starts every time, shifts smooth.

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