Oh Boy! What a deal!

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Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 pm

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/JDM-GRILL-1982- ... :0&vxp=mtr

As cool as this would be to have, there's no way I could justify spending more on a grille than I did ON MY ENTIRE CAR.

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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Theartofthetercel » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:31 pm

I saw this one too. So ridiculous! Yeah, as much as my car.

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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Abletobecain » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:20 pm

I've seen these before too. There's a guy on the FB page that will trade a Euro spec grill for a US one. At least he said he would. Only cost would be shipping...which I think would be split on a trade. I personally like the early US grills the best with the big chunky 4WD...I've been thinking about switching my 87 to an earlier grill but I think I have to change the headlights too, which I don't want to do. I also found a guy in Greenland that will sell me a set of Euro bumpers pretty cheap but I can't find any way to get them to WA for less than I have tied up in both of my cars, lol.
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by rer233 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:10 pm

You WILL have to change the head light ass'ys (and electrical connectors) to swap grilles. (I've done it.)
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by MrWrench » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:37 pm

Would be kind of cool, but not for that price.
I do hope to one day pick up a RHD Tercel with a 5spd!

There's a company near me that said they would help me source one. I also may sign up and pay the hefty price and be able to bid on them online.
There was one that sold late August/early September on a Japanese Auction site for $1,200 USD. It was 4wd, manual and had working AC!
It looks super clean too!
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:15 am

I wonder what special bits the JDM versions got that we didn't. Anything I should be scouring eBay for?

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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Petros » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:37 pm

that supposed JDM Tercel4wd has the north American 5 mph big bumpers. I thought all the JDM and Euro Tercels had the trim and light smaller bumpers. something seems off, perhaps the owner wanted the better protection of the NA big bumpers for toyko traffic?
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Mattel » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:02 pm

The Japanese versions did have a mix of euro and US bumpers and headlights in a seemingly mix an match affair.
All sorts of options were available incuding seats that folded flat in the front and seats with speakers inside them! There was also digital dashes and of course there was a sedan version.
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Mattel » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:38 pm

That car is also a june 1986 model. the info says S61 which is 1986 (or Showa reign being 61 years since the emperor came to power) pretty late and still has Tercel sr5 seats and inclometer but supra headrests?
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by MrWrench » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:21 am

LowBuckCanuck wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:15 am
I wonder what special bits the JDM versions got that we didn't. Anything I should be scouring eBay for?
Some versions had variable suspension height systems. (similar to my Celsior) they definitely had fancier interiors.
I don't know all of the various editions Japan got over ours, other than finding some for sale through auction sites.
This version was the AV2.

Coincidentally, a member on the Facebook page just posted some information about a Japanese version of these cars.
Here was one of his comments.

"The Answer is ....

that an electronically controlled absorber (TEMS) is installed.
The three switches on the side of the shift lever are for switching between soft / hard / auto.
At that time, TEMS was installed only in luxury cars, but it was a bit of a surprise that it was installed in the basic series AL series."
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Re: Oh Boy! What a deal!

Post by Petros » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:30 pm

does that mean that somewhere there might be parts avaialble that can be bolted on to give it variable ride?

that would be cool. I have been contemplating a way to adapt a ride height adjustment into the tercel. the rear is no problem with air shocks, but the front will take a bit of messing around. I have a 12 v air compressor mazda used for their AWD minivan (same unit is used by Mercedes and I think Volvo, it is made in the USA). That way I can use it as a daily driver with it at stock height, with the lower CG, softer ride, and not over stressing the CV joints. But when I need to cross a creek or plow through some deep snow, I can raise it up only when I need the height. I might do this on my project T4wd with the 4age swap, that someday I will get completed!
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