My 86 SR5

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TYT
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My tercel:: 1986 Tercel SR5

My 86 SR5

Post by TYT » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:20 pm

Hi fellow Tercel people! I recently finished my Tercel build (or at least for now, because we all know how these projects go - ever improving and restoring, and sometimes adding new elements to the old classic), and I'm excited to share it here. This Tercel SR5 was handed down to me from my dear mother. My mother and father owned two Tercs during the course of my family's early years, so for most of my childhood, I was virtually raised in these cars. And this one in particular, appearing now on the other side of its transformation, is the one I became especially attached to as a kid, and especially now in my young adult years when the vehicle came into my possession. Here's homage to the good ol Tercel wagon, a project, that in truth, I undertook to make my dear mother proud by restoring the very car she swore by - a vehicle that got her and her kids to countless events, family outings, school days, baseball/softball practices, band/ballet rehearsals, dentist and doctor appointments, and more. Well done good and faithful car. Now enter your rest as a collector vehicle (that will still be driven very often!).
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Will post more pictures later detailing the journey to restoration.
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ARCHINSTL
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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
Location: Kirkwood, a 'burb of St. Louis

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:29 pm

Welcome!
What a great legacy and memories you have!
And - what a gorgeous Terc!
Keep the photos coming, please!
Tom M.
T4WD augury?
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TYT
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My tercel:: 1986 Tercel SR5

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by TYT » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:56 pm

ARCHINSTL wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Welcome!
What a great legacy and memories you have!
And - what a gorgeous Terc!
Keep the photos coming, please!
Tom M.
Thank you Tom! Very cool to be a part of this group, helping each other keep these classic cars alive. I need to reformat nearly all my photos of the vehicle I have right now because they seem to be a little to big to upload.
-Lucas P.

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My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
Location: Arlington WA USA

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by Petros » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm

Great story, welcome to the forum.

That is a nice looking tercel4wd. where are you located?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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TYT
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My tercel:: 1986 Tercel SR5

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by TYT » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 am

Petros wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Great story, welcome to the forum.

That is a nice looking tercel4wd. where are you located?
Hi Petros,

Glad to be a part of this forum, thanks for the welcome. This forum is a tremendous help, and really a big reason Tercels are still on the road, so a huge thank you for what you and the other administrator(s) do!

I'm in Arcadia, which is in the Los Angeles area, though most of the restoration I did on my Tercel took place in CO where I'm originally from.

-Lucas

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My tercel:: 1986 DLX 4wd Wagon "Jenny"

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:02 pm

Love the bull bar! Nice Tercel!

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Press2
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My tercel:: 86' Tercel 4WD AUS

Re: My 86 SR5

Post by Press2 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:27 am

Got a photo of the rear mate? Do I see a spare tyre mounted on the rear? This thing looks mean!

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