Project #2 - 1985 SR5

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Hoodwagon
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Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:36 pm

Found this car on Facebook for insanely cheap as a none running parts car. Woman was going to scrap it for 50 dollars. She said it had run when parked about 1.5 years ago. Sunroof was left partially ajar in Oregon for 1.5 years.....so it is hella funky.

I got it back to my folks farm and started it first attempt with a charged battery and some starting fluid. Drove around a few minutes, tranny feels good, 4WD works. Oil was gone dry, leaking all out the front of the cam and crank seals. Some janky wiring to the stereo and an unidentified button in the center console. mostly done with home style twi st on connectors. Struts are blown. Lots of oil coming into the air filter from the PCV... I'll figure it out.

Since my other Tercel is dandy and nice my intention for this one is to be fun and geared toward minor OHV. Might do the Oregon Gambler 500 but mostly to pick up trash on Forest service land and not seriously kill the T4's.

Interior out now. Doing my best on this one while spending very little money so let's see if the mold can be killed.

Anyone have a single alloy waffle they want to sell? I may refinish them if I can find a 4th one

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1985 Toyota Tercel SR5
Pacific Northwest, USA

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by BaileySims » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:04 am

Are those horns bolted to the master cylinder? Haha. That's a real good find!
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Petros » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:46 pm

good save!

what a shame, seen it before, send a fixable car to the crusher becauswe they do not want to bother.. old car needs to be fixed so they park it, years later they just junk it to get it out of their yard. at least they should try and get it to someone that is willing to restore it.

I Have found a few fixers in people's yards this way. wish I had more time to save more of them, but I am still busy making a living.
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by bryanthompson » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:47 pm

Great save! Good color too.

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 am

Lots of plans for this Tercel! Not sure if we will be taking it to the gambler or not. We do know that we at least temporarily will be trying to make it look like the pictured McDonalds STOMPER truck toy.

Addressing oil leaks, running fine for now. Spending an upcoming day getting work done.

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Rednecklawrence » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Shame about the moldy seats. Look to be in good shape otherwise though. And I've got a couple of those stomper toys too lol. There's that blue one and a grey/red one as well.

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:44 am

Let the car run for 1.5 hours sitting still yesterday. No worries, no overheat, no puddles under after.

Interior carpets, seats, door panels and plastics were removed for cleaning and de-molding. Used white vinegar and Lysol as cleaning/killing agents.

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by oldfaithful » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:04 am

Ole Faithful got some new shifter boots.
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:53 am

Where did you source those oldfaithful? Did you make them?

I need some for both of my cars!
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm

@ Hoodwagon - did you ever do a Search?
See viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5074&hilit=boots
It has pix and patterns.
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:49 pm

ARCHINSTL wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm
@ Hoodwagon - did you ever do a Search?
See viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5074&hilit=boots
It has pix and patterns.
Tom M.
I know of your thread; do you know for sure that the member used your thread to create new boots?

I did find a set of straight waffle alloys for 75 bucks today though so it's not a bad day

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:12 pm

Hoodwagon wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:49 pm
ARCHINSTL wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm
@ Hoodwagon - did you ever do a Search?
See viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5074&hilit=boots
It has pix and patterns.
Tom M.
I know of your thread; do you know for sure that the member used your thread to create new boots?
No, nor did I infer that he did.
I do know that at least 3 other members have over the years.

Pretty good score on the wheels!
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T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by irowiki » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:52 pm

Hey even has the center caps!
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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by oldfaithful » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:48 am

A freind of mine got me the material from her mother who works at a fabric store I took them to aplace where they make leather clothes for bikers and other clothing. I gave him a shifter boot and a 4WD shifter boot and he copied them. I had him make the shifter boot three inches taller than it was originally because as you know they slide down the shifter so this way it can’t. He made me to sets fo $80.00

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Re: Project #2 - 1985 SR5

Post by Hoodwagon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:53 am

Thank you oldfaithful! They look pretty good
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