84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

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mrdance123
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My tercel:: 84 and 85 4wd wagons

Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

Post by mrdance123 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:24 pm

HAPPY ENDING!!!
Original owner drove 400 miles one way to 'buy back' his beloved 'Patty Wagon' with a working engine.
Another one saved from the wreckers :)
84 T4 Foxy Blue, 277k, winter driver.
85 T4 Speedy Blue, SR5 + A/C, 296k, summer driver.
84 T4 Curmudgeon Copper, 293k, my first T4 in 1990, now Dad's driver.
Sold: 86 T2 silver wagon, VIN ending 5847, 194k, cherry condition, in a good home.
RIP - 83 T4 Smokin' Gold, 270k, rusted out body, parted & scrapped
RIP - 84 T4 Quicksilver SR5, 125k, blown engine no oil, had sat 10+ years, parted & scrapped.
RIP - 80 Corolla (purchased new), 473k, 358k original engine, rear-ended totaled 2003.

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helipilot77
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Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

Post by helipilot77 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:00 am

I love happy endings. :P
. / TOYOTA
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mrdance123
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Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

Post by mrdance123 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Sadly, the transmission blew out not long after he got back his fixed T4, AKA the PW (Patty Wagon):

From: ******@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 3:35 PM
To: Jim A
Subject: Re: how's the PW?

Aw man, thought I wrote you last time. The PW died, the tranny went out. I was leaving the next day for a long term trip and the shop it was at wanted it off the lot. I had no where to store it, and no time sell it. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to tow it away.
On a positive note, her legacy will live on. She was used on a movie set, and will be appearing in a full feature called An Evening with Beverly Luff Lynn. Its a comedy, be on the look out for it.
84 T4 Foxy Blue, 277k, winter driver.
85 T4 Speedy Blue, SR5 + A/C, 296k, summer driver.
84 T4 Curmudgeon Copper, 293k, my first T4 in 1990, now Dad's driver.
Sold: 86 T2 silver wagon, VIN ending 5847, 194k, cherry condition, in a good home.
RIP - 83 T4 Smokin' Gold, 270k, rusted out body, parted & scrapped
RIP - 84 T4 Quicksilver SR5, 125k, blown engine no oil, had sat 10+ years, parted & scrapped.
RIP - 80 Corolla (purchased new), 473k, 358k original engine, rear-ended totaled 2003.

mrdance123
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My tercel:: 84 and 85 4wd wagons

Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

Post by mrdance123 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 pm

This Tercel has been immortalized forever, it's in a newly released movie!
It shows up at the beginning of the online movie trailer:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6518270/vi ... _=tt_ov_vi

About 2 years back, I drove 200+ miles one way to rescue this car,
broken down in a little town near Crater Lake Oregon.
Replaced the engine, and sold it back to same guy I bought it from.
84 T4 Foxy Blue, 277k, winter driver.
85 T4 Speedy Blue, SR5 + A/C, 296k, summer driver.
84 T4 Curmudgeon Copper, 293k, my first T4 in 1990, now Dad's driver.
Sold: 86 T2 silver wagon, VIN ending 5847, 194k, cherry condition, in a good home.
RIP - 83 T4 Smokin' Gold, 270k, rusted out body, parted & scrapped
RIP - 84 T4 Quicksilver SR5, 125k, blown engine no oil, had sat 10+ years, parted & scrapped.
RIP - 80 Corolla (purchased new), 473k, 358k original engine, rear-ended totaled 2003.

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Re: 84 SR5 Tercel 4WD 213k , needs rebuild/new engine *make offer (OR)

Post by splatterdog » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:50 pm

If the "Greasy Strangler" people had their hands on it, that car is likely soiled for life.

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