Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

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Kozuto_98
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Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:01 am

After years of searching I finally got one of these amazing vehicles!
Back in May 2020, I found this example on Kijiji and immediately made arrangements to take her home.
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She has some rough spots on the body. The doors, fenders, quarters, and front floor all have holes, but thankfully I'm from NS so fixing rust is something I'm already experienced with.
She has about 307,000 KM on the odo and the motor doesn't burn a drop of oil.
I've already torn most of this wagon apart and I'm still in the process of gathering all the parts I need.
Sadly the transmission seems to have bad syncros for 2nd and 3rd gear, however the age of the transmission oil is unknown so hopefully new oil or even a flush will help with that!

I've been having a time trying to track down some parts for my wagon. The driver side fender was a complete write off because at some point, one of it's previous owners used expanding foam on the body and the water that got trapped inside did it's worst.
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The other parts I've had troubles locating are front and rear springs. However, I have noticed some similarities in parts with these wagons and other models from the same era. I'll make a seperate post on this topic later!

My plans for this wagon are to fix the rust, paint it Toyota Super White II (color code: 040-40), and swap the front grille and headlights for pre-facelift ones.

Hopefully when it's all done it should look something along the lines of this wagon!
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1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by dlb » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:56 pm

Congrats, kozuto_98. Where are you located?

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:02 pm

dlb wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Congrats, kozuto_98. Where are you located?
I'm in Nova Scotia, Canada
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by dlb » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:02 pm

Oh, nice. There are a few other forum members out that way, DCN most notably. His dad also has one or two t4's so they might be good resources for some parts. It looks like DCN last logged in here in April so he does still check in. Maybe send him a PM and see if he and his dad have any good leads for parts on the east coast.

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Kozuto_98
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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:18 pm

Awesome! I'll give DCM a pm.
I'm really happy I found this community. These old T4's are getting rare in my local area so info is a bit scarce, but it makes me glad to see people still
care about T4's!
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 am

i still have tims old 88 wagon theres a few things left on it

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My tercel:: 1988 Corolla 4wd Wagon (AKA Corolla All-trac) 5speed, AC, Power Sunroof, Windows, Mirrors, Steering, Locking, Diff Lock, 14" Corolla SX Alloys with Silica Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, 210,000kms
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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Mattel » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:33 am

those headlights and Trims look great. I'm sure plenty of people on here wouldn't mind swapping for them. Good luck with the welding. can't wait to see your progress!
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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by dlb » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:57 am

jimcrazy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 am
i still have tims old 88 wagon theres a few things left on it
Oh yeah, I forgot you are on the east coast as well. Another great resource. Is Tim DCN's dad, and is the 88 the one that had some ridiculous km's on it?

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 am

no tim is kozuto step dad i bought it from him must be all most 15 years ago,,been my lawn ornament for the last 10 years lol

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:52 am

jimcrazy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:16 am
i still have tims old 88 wagon theres a few things left on it
Oh no way, that's awesome :lol:
I honestly thought that wagon was gone with the wind. Is it still in good shape?
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 am

Mattel wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:33 am
those headlights and Trims look great. I'm sure plenty of people on here wouldn't mind swapping for them. Good luck with the welding. can't wait to see your progress!
Yeah, the original style looks better IMO. Plus the better availability of replacement lamps.
Welding on this has been a little bit of a learning curve for me, I've never migged or tigged before, my only experience is with a kicking horse stick welder from a previous job :lol:
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:05 am

the old wagons done,wont let me post pics

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Re: Finally bought a Tercel Wagon!!

Post by Kozuto_98 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:59 am

jimcrazy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:05 am
the old wagons done,wont let me post pics
Ah, ok. I've been trying to track down a driver side fender that's in better shape than mine.
The rust really did a number on my fender.
1987 Tercel Wagon SR5 4WD
2016 Honda Civic W/ light head work on KTuner V2 (187HP)

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