1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Post by Petros » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:34 pm

someone may have mounted a cup holder, a cb radio, or other accessory. these cars have a noticeable lack of a place to hold a drink cursedly. I have tired several after market cup holders, but all would get in the way of your legs, elbows, or other body parts. I would not want to mount it on the center console because that space is useful for other storage, but it is the best location available.
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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:36 pm

Petros wrote: these cars have a noticeable lack of a place to hold a drink cursedly. I have tired several after market cup holders, but all would get in the way of your legs, elbows, or other body parts. I would not want to mount it on the center console because that space is useful for other storage, but it is the best location available.
Ever tried this? viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1518
Does not interfere with a passenger - unless he is the Michelin Man - or perhaps the Pillsbury DoughBoy.
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Post by bryanthompson » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:42 pm

Hmmmm, you guys present an interesting challenge. Kudos on the previous cup holder solutions.

Perhaps I can come up with something clever and incorporate it into that JDM center console I found.

I'm thinking back to the 1980's, and we must have had drinks in the car, running around the Arizona desert heat. What comes to mind is a fuzzy image of my little brown legs in OP short shorts, with a to-go cup held between my thighs.

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Post by dlb » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:55 pm

bryanthompson wrote:my little brown legs in OP short shorts,
OP, as in ocean pacific? i had completely forgotten about that brand till now. i believe i had a pair of OP shorts in the late 80's too.

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Post by 4wdEconoBox » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:43 pm

I think I might look into solutions for cup holders this weekend as well. Sure would be nice to have instead of jamming them between my seat and console!

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Post by jimcrazy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:48 pm

i got tired of looking for something in a cup holder so took 2 different ones, run them through the band saw and ended up with a arm rest with storage and a cup holder
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Post by Mattel » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:35 pm

But what if you want to use the handbrake?
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Post by jimcrazy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:38 pm

its just sitting there, lifts right out. its in my rav now for the winter the cup holders in that are useless

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Post by bryanthompson » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:01 pm

Just a small update today:

Sad tires are gone. In their place, a new set of 185/70/13's so we can move him about.

Looks more like a car again. More soon.
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Post by bryanthompson » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:03 pm

dlb wrote:
bryanthompson wrote:my little brown legs in OP short shorts,
OP, as in ocean pacific? i had completely forgotten about that brand till now. i believe i had a pair of OP shorts in the late 80's too.

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OH YEAHH! I want that shirt, btw. Great find.

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Post by ARCHINSTL » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:17 am

@ Bryan, but -
Is that a Jag 2.4/3.4/3.8 on the lift behind your Terc?
On my Bucket List, after I win the next P-ball!
:mrgreen: I've lusted after one since late 1959.
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Post by bryanthompson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:27 pm

ARCHINSTL wrote:@ Bryan, but -
Is that a Jag 2.4/3.4/3.8 on the lift behind your Terc?
On my Bucket List, after I win the next P-ball!
:mrgreen: I've lusted after one since late 1959.
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Indeed it is. I've only ever seen it move vertically, never horizontally...

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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Post by bryanthompson » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:34 pm

JDM Center Console and Side Rear Window Shades arrived today. They're much nicer than I expected and practicality look new!

I quite like the little insurance envelope in the armrest, and that it ofcourse opens to the right side of the vehicle.


If I do use the console, I'll have it color tuned to match the light grey of my car. This presents some challenges, but it may be a fun accessory project.

The window shades are so cool, in their delightfully pointless nature.

Too much fun here!
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Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

Post by 83Whit3Hatch » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Maybe I missed it, but where did you order those parts from? I know they are Japanese Domestic market but was it a website or....

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Post by Mattel » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:16 pm

83Whit3Hatch wrote:Maybe I missed it, but where did you order those parts from? I know they are Japanese Domestic market but was it a website or....

http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

then use google translate for search engine kanji for al25 or sprinter carib
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