1984 Trukcel!

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Iggzmon
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1984 Trukcel!

Post by Iggzmon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Just acquired this bad sally and can't wait to put some serious work into 'er!

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NWMO
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by NWMO » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:25 pm

Welcome to Tercel4wd.com! I hope to finish with a similar paint job on my “good” tercel in the future, I haven’t even started that project.

Chris
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Petros » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 am

Welcome to the forum!

that is a really interesting rig, nicely done. where are you located?

do you know who did the work on it? please, more pictures, particularly the details on how it was done.
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by splatterdog » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:33 pm

Terchero! I bet it turns heads.

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by The Professor » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 am

Love the paint scheme!
1975 Subaru SuperStar wagon
1984 Subaru Turbo-Traction wagon & Turbo-Traction hardtop
1987 Subaru RX 3-door, x2
1987 Subaru RX Type-RA 3-door
1987 Toyota Tercel SR5 wagon
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by marlinh » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:43 am

Looks awesome. Can you post more pictures?

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Chard » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:52 pm

Awesome! I thought about going the trukcel route with my rally tercel. Almost exactly what I envisioned!
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Mattel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:54 pm

Looks great. love the colours. Here's some others.. I love how the french one uses the hatch and glass!

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:14 pm

if I ever come across a tercel that has been partially crushed by a tree, I am sooo gonna make a sweet ute.

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Iggzmon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:39 pm

Hah, that French rig is dope!

I honestly haven't done anything to this rig yet, it was given to me in the state pictured and it needs a LOT of love.
I just started rebuilding the front end and need some help choosing parts.

So far I have ordered:

Timken wheel bearings for all 4 wheels
Superpro Front Sway Bar Bushings and Front Lower Control Arm Bushings

Need some assistance with the front suspension though.

I found the KYB 363037 shocks but I was hoping to lift the front end an inch or two to match the rear, any suggestions?
How about spring and strut replacements? Is there a strut kit from another car that fits? Thanks for your time!


Here are some more pics :)
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by NWMO » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 pm

Iggzmon,

I swapped to Moog 81043 springs in front and stayed with stock struts, love it. I run the Pathfinder springs on the rear and have approximately 2” lift or so over stock.

Chris

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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Petros » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:46 pm

easiest way to raise the front is put shims on top of the upper strut mount (requires longer mounting bolts). Some have used inexpensive HDPE cutting board from wal-mart to make the shim.

the more you raise it the faster your front CV joints will wear out, the larger angle will cause more wear with each revolution of the wheel. ideally longest CV joint life will occur when there is zero angle across the joint when in driving condition. a small amount of lift will not harm it much, but the higher you go the faster those front axles will need to be replaced.
'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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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Mattel » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:30 pm

spacing the engine, transmission and subframe is what is done on some of the Subarus (such as the professors) will also give you more body clearance and allow larger wheels which can give you more chance to get more clearance under the diffs
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Iggzmon
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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by Iggzmon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:40 pm

NWMO wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Iggzmon,

I swapped to Moog 81043 springs in front and stayed with stock struts, love it. I run the Pathfinder springs on the rear and have approximately 2” lift or so over stock.

Chris
Rad!! Did you need to modify the spring seats at all to run the https://www.amazon.com/Moog-81043-Coil- ... B0035R28M8's? Just want to confirm before I place orders :D

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Re: 1984 Trukcel!

Post by NWMO » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:46 am

Igg,

I think the 81043 is pigtail vs stock square end, but no. I just installed them on the stock struts and bolted back on.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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