Spare parts

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Spare parts

Post by brakejagg » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:06 pm

Hey guys! Unfortunately, I rear ended someone this weekend in the Tercel. Fortunately however, there doesn't seem to be any damage to the engine, other than a crack in the timing belt cover. Does anyone know how much this Tercel shares with the standard tercels of the same chassis? I'm going to do as much bending and hammering as I can to get everything back together, but in case I need to head to a scrap yard to pick some extra parts, I was wondering if I actually need to find another 4x4 wagon, or if a standard Tercel would do. My main concerns at the moment are the metal cases/backing (not sure what they're actually called) for the headlights, the plastic fixtures for the turn signals, and the main steel part that runs horizontally between the headlights and contains the hood latch.

Any input is appreciated, thanks!!

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Re: Spare parts

Post by Petros » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:30 pm

the horizontal member that hold the hood latch is the same for FWD and 2wd. as are the front fenders and hood the same. Radiator will interchange but most FWD have a smaller single row radiator, the 4wd should have a thicker double row radiator for better cooling. the single row one works except in a high demand situation (like going up a long steep hill in the summer).

but the headlight assemblies, the corner marker lights and the grill, and all the trim are unique to the 4wd, and the front bumper that goes with it. you can swap over the whole front end trim/headlight/bumper together. the bumper height on the 4wd is different because the front struts are about an inch (25mm) taller, so they lower the front bumper on the 4wd about an inch (and the headlight trim, grill, etc) to meet federal bumper height requirements.
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Re: Spare parts

Post by Abletobecain » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:41 am

I should have the headlight cans, corner lights, and turn signals if you're interested. PM me and we can work it out.
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