The end of the tunnel is near!!

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slimdude85
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My tercel:: 1981 Toyota Tercel
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The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by slimdude85 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:15 am

Here's my '81 Tercel. I rebuilt the motor(.20 over), did a Weber swap, and several other small things. Still have to do a bit more, mainly in the interior, but so far so good. Here are a few pictures after I got the initial 7+ years of dust and grime off. Still have some green stuff growing on the grill and headlamp bezels, but after 11 hours working on cars and doing other things around the house yesterday, I was done. I'll probably get around to working on the Tercel a little this Saturday.
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Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:25-26

I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages. -C.H. Spurgeon

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Mark
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My tercel:: 1984 Automatic, 1981 sedan
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by Mark » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:09 am

Nice! Same colour as my '81 2-door.

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slimdude85
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by slimdude85 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:03 pm

Is yours the hatch or sedan? I'm looking forward to getting mine on the road.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:25-26

I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages. -C.H. Spurgeon

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My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by Petros » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:10 pm

looks very nice. you do not see a lot of these first gen Tercels around any longer, nice to see someone keeping their TFWD on the road.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
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'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by hunter37 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 am

It looks clean. Nice!

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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by Mark » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 am

slimdude85 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:03 pm
Is yours the hatch or sedan? I'm looking forward to getting mine on the road.
It's a sedan. My favourite is the hatchback, but they are harder to find around here. These are some old pics from when I bought it: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9413

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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by slimdude85 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Here are a few pics of what was still in the glovebox.
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Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:25-26

I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages. -C.H. Spurgeon

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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by ARCHINSTL » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:50 pm

HA! The car was sold in St. Louis County, 6 or 7 miles from me!
The location is now a Mitsubishi dealer. When Bianco Toy closed, the new owner moved it further SE in the County as that area grew.
I wonder when it migrated to Highlandville (Springfield/Branson)? Did the original owner move down there?
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Re: The end of the tunnel is near!!

Post by slimdude85 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:02 am

I know at some time it made it to OK because there was also some old insurance paperwork in the glovebox, and it had a different owner by then. When I picked it up, it was in Republic, West of Springfield a few miles.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:25-26

I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages. -C.H. Spurgeon

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