What is your production number?

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Re: What is your production number?

Post by toughtercel » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:11 am

well , it must be tough to figure out because of large number of toyota built , there a hint about production , on those long vin number from the start to 8th to 10th digital letters might be different , becasue for AUSTRALIA / EUROPE / AISA/ and other place they all have different digital leters for example ,JT2AL32W2D#######
American brand tercel 4WD is JT2AL32 WE ALL HAVE THE SAME BUT "W2D" are might be different as around the world ,
i have two amercian brand are JT2AL32"W2D" but
i have one canadian brand are JT2AL32"WXG"#######
SO would that mean at 8 th to 10th have different digital means for Americain 0 -230,000
then canadian again another seperate 0 - 200,000
then Australian separate different digit and ##### mean more 0 - 200,000 and so on that would become millionth built
just curious ??? i

i try in googles and there not much to help

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Re: What is your production number?

Post by dcn » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:28 pm

toughtercel, my whip is JT2AL35 not 32, does that mean anything to ya?

My car's relatively spry, it's the 264,140's Turtle created judging my be VIN.

Here she is just yesterday in fact, after a wash, rinse, wash, clay, hand dry, and 2 coats of wax.
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Putting on my summer wheels tomorrow, although my winter ones were nicer looking this year, I had the 'pizza box' style ones up until this winter.


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Re: What is your production number?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:56 am

toughtercel, I realize you are new, but you have to get used to dcn...
Once a year he posts a pix (or usually more :roll: ) of his Wagon - just to make the rest of us jealous.
To rub it in, he usually manages to include a reflection of something just to show off the quality of his detailing; this time it's a silver Pontiac (?) - a couple of years ago it was some cleaning product in his mirror-quality reflective wheels.
A cruel man...
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by takza » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:02 am

That's so shiny...it hurts my eyes. :!:
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by dcn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:19 am

Sorry guys, I love my Turtle so much I have to share. I REALLY don't mean to make anyone feel bad, we can all bask in the glow of reflected crappy domestics! Although now that I look at it I think it was an Impreza WRX so maybe it wasn't so bad.

I might have mentioned it before, but our 2005 Mazda3 has a tough job ahead to match up to the Tercel. We'll need to keep it till at least 2027 (and counting) for it to be as good as my car. So far this year it's cost us almost 1000 bucks, to put that in perspective that's over half the amount I paid for my entire Tercel 4WD in '01. The 3 is shiny and sorta quick, but it's had a few 'grrrrr' moments already and it's only 4 years old.


Summer wheels go back on today!!!!! I'll PM everyone 'cept Arch a pic when I get back from Mom and Dad's :wink:

Edit, a couple pics, sorry for the thread jack...

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Beh! Winter wheels and road salt be gone!
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by toughtercel » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:47 am

thank you for any comment
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by danzo » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:59 am

My '86 SR5 (built in Sep '85) is 210,963.

Love that "pizza box" term for the alloys, I hadn't heard that yet. Speaking of which - does anyone have one for sale? Apparently at some point my PO destroyed the left front wheel, so when I bought my car it had three alloys and the white spare on the ground.
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:29 am

I just made a sticky of the link to the spreadsheet for production numbers. Please enter the info there.
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by toughtercel » Sun May 03, 2009 10:10 am

ciao
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by toughtercel » Tue May 26, 2009 4:26 pm

friend of mine has 87 4WD with bad engine and his son bought another 4WD as parts car about six month ago plan to swap engine but built on DEC 1987 (as 1988) vin # reads 306,687 and it an Automantic, most Automanic appears to be on newer cars like 87 -up is that true or not .
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue May 26, 2009 9:17 pm

toughtercel wrote: it an Automantic, i look up all your cars , most Automanic appears to be on newer cars like 87 -up is that true or not .
The automatic transmission was available on all years' production.
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by takza » Wed May 27, 2009 4:34 am

Ahem!!! There is a SMUDGE just above the moulding in this pic! I ASSUME this has been taken care of by now? :cry:

Just thought you'd like to know....... :wink:

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Re: What is your production number?

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed May 27, 2009 7:09 am

When you take the next photo of your disgusting wheels, make sure you are parked on the grass so we can see the individual blades of zoysia...the cap's Toy logo is waay too easy...
Just sayin'....
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Re: What is your production number?

Post by toughtercel » Wed May 27, 2009 9:27 am

you must've spend so much time polishing the wheels , hope you had enough time to do the dishes and was the clothes too, speaking of TOYOTA BASEBALL CAP, that a newer logo (started 90's), does it have old toyota's logo picture like "eagle" on baseball cap, becasue that the 80's logo ,i have it on 83 model back then also i took the steering wheel which has "eagle logo" from 84 4WD.

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Re: What is your production number?

Post by swifty » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:44 am

88 4wd wagon built sept 87 production no. 299640

Bought new nov 87 and now has 360 km on it..and sadly is getting a little tired.. The body is starting to dissolve and melt away. :(

I have spent peanuts maintaining this thing in almost 22 years i have owned it...and it is so easy to work on.. I put the key in and it just goes every time..

Other than plugs/2 timing belts/brakes tires exhaust/... the usual stuff ...changed clutch/frt axles/rad/ water pump/new cap and rotor(first time hehe)at 312km... starter contacts/alternator and blower motor brushes recently. This thing will just not die it seems...been waiting for a major failure for the last few years but it just keeps on trucking...


I have been looking for a new vehicle...just don't really like any of them...What other car has great all around visibility/super reliable/cheap to fix/impossible to get stuck and you can jam an unbelievable amount of crap into it. ;)

OK... so it is a little gutless off the line...but once u get it into 3rd gear all is well hehe.

Wife has a first gen Matrix... it's a good car but will it be as cheap and reliable as my beloved wagon...not a chance..it is full of mexican and korean outsourced parts and has a few weak trouble spots already...eeek

Wish I could still buy a new turtle....

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