A little progress report!

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Kozuto_98
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My tercel:: 1987 SR5 Wagon
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A little progress report!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:27 pm

After about 2 weeks of work and many 24's I've got my 1987 SR5 stripped down, the doors fixed up, and the fenders fixed up.

The front doors both needed a patch welded on and some filler to make them flush again. Water managed to get under the double-sided tape holding the side trim on.
Thankfully the rear doors didn't have any rust, so just some sanding and minor dent correction cleaned them up nice!
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I'm not entirely happy with how the driver side fender turned out as about 50% of it had to be made from scratch, so hopefully I'll come across a better one soon!

The main body of the wagon also has some rusty parts that will need to be fixed too.
Under both the front driver and passenger footwells are some places that need work, The rust made it's way through the rear quarters and made some smaller holes under where the rear seat would sit, the elbow pieces that come off the main frame are both in need of work, the rear quarter panels also have some rust, and both side rockers will need to be chopped off as it's both very rusty and too thin of metal to weld.
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I also managed to come across an original wagon steering wheel to replace the Lexus one the previous owner put on.
All the sound deadening has been taken out and I plan on putting in some fresh dynamat after all the main body work is done.
I also have the new rockers ready to be welded on, I got a local sheet metal shop to bend some 20 gauge up to fit the body.

I still have a lot of work ahead of me but hopefully it all pays off!
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1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

Erikwi
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My tercel:: 1988 stock auto
Location: lacrosse WI

Re: A little progress report!

Post by Erikwi » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:19 pm

lexus steering wheel?
your canadian cars always are so rough!
hope it works out. i painted my roof today.

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Kozuto_98
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My tercel:: 1987 SR5 Wagon
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Re: A little progress report!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm

Erikwi wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:19 pm
lexus steering wheel?
your canadian cars always are so rough!
hope it works out. i painted my roof today.
Haha yeah, gotta work with what you can find sometimes.
Luckily my friend Ashley gave me her factory wheel from her AE86 when she swapped it out so there's something a bit better for the car.
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What color did you do for your roof?
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1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

Erikwi
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My tercel:: 1988 stock auto
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Re: A little progress report!

Post by Erikwi » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:51 pm

i simply am painting my car the silver it came from the factory. not that i like it, just easier

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