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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   October 4th 2014, 7:10 pm

Man. This car. My god.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   October 4th 2014, 7:32 pm

I have a ricer sound clip video that I'm trying to get onto youtube but for some reason it's not pulling up. Stand by.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   October 4th 2014, 7:40 pm

Here we go.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   October 22nd 2014, 4:45 pm

So this forum is dead. Heres a lame update.

As most of you know, I don't have a working fuel gauge, hence why I ran out of gas on the highway and missed almost our whole BBQ/meet in the spring.

anyways, Kevin came to my rescue then, and he came to my rescue again and sent me this cool auto meter fuel sender thing.



It basically involves taking a depth measurement in your tank and then adjusting the depth of the sender and cutting your float arm to a certain length.

Started doing that.



New vs Old.



Surprisingly the non-symmetrical 5 bolt pattern on the auto meter unit matched the toyota pattern nearly perfect. The bolt spacing was dead on, but the toyota pattern had a tad bit larger bcd. I took the sender unit apart and used a small file to egg the holes out about 2-3mm on the mounting flange. Worked out well.

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Then put it back together and installed. One of my allen bolts stripped taking the stock one out and had to be drilled, so that's why I'm missing a bolt.



My car is on jack stands, so I haven't had a chance to go to a gas station and calibrate the STACK, but I'm psyched to have a working gas gauge for once.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 2nd 2014, 12:00 am

snapped my rear end just in time for winter. Sweet. Time to start figuring out a replacement.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 3rd 2014, 6:40 pm

Got these today.





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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 5th 2014, 5:54 pm

rear end is out and car is officially put away for winter. Sold the busted GTS rear and picking up an MA47 supra rear end on friday. Have a good winter, dudes.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 6th 2014, 8:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 9th 2014, 6:40 pm

kind of a boring update, but its exciting for me.

I found a buyer for my broken rear end and with the help of the chicago PR corolla dudes I was able to pick up the holy grail of rear end upgrades; a complete 1979 supra 7.5" rear axle. These things are virtually impossible to find, since mk1 supras basically don't exist. I also didnt pay a dime for it, and got a free hood out of the deal. I'm mega psyched about it.

It was pretty rusty when I grabbed it and it still had all of the 4 links on it. Of course all the bolts were seized.



got it back to sattys and started pulling it apart to assess the condition.



These axles are beefy as fuck. supposed to be good for like 400hp!



To our surprise, we found that the entire rear end was freshly rebuilt, all new axle, carrier and pinion bearings, and best of all? It has fresh and new 4.3 gears, which is going to save me a bunch of money.



the calipers, though rusty look to be fairly new or freshly rebuilt. I was able to get the brake lines and bleeder screws out without too much of a fuss. Calipers without slide pins are strange.



Got lucky and my dual drilled pinion snout from my old diff swapped right on, so no re-drilling will be necessary for my DSS driveshaft.



installed extended studs right away since it was missing a couple.



then put everything back together, removed the backing plates and brake hard lines and started going to town with a flapper wheel on my angle grinder to get all the rust off. Its starting to look pretty good. We have to do a few modifications to the housing, and then i'll paint it something fancy.




It's basically a bolt in swap, I just need to make my Battle Version pan hard rod a little longer. We're also going to make some weld-on traction brackets for the lower links and it should be good to go. Other than that I'm going to buy new pads, rotors, stainless lines, a solid pinion spacer and new pinion and axle seals.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 9th 2014, 7:02 pm

Good shit! I wish I moved on my car as fast as you do on yours hahahahah
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   November 9th 2014, 7:12 pm

yea, I got REALLY lucky finding this. Its also good that people pay out the ass for GTS parts, because I was able to find someone to pay $450 for my broken GTS rear end within 2 days of breaking it. Picked up this one for $400.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   December 13th 2014, 7:55 pm

Some updates. been putting this rear end shit together.

new ring gear bolts



Weir solid pinion spacer & shim kit.



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Satty and I borrowed some tools and got it all set up after he welded my center section.





New magnetic low-pro drain and fill plugs from Marlin Crawler to replace my stripped stock ones.



Also got my brake parts back from sandblasting and put the whole thing back together for the time being.





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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   December 14th 2014, 3:29 pm

Fuck. Sattys a fucking beast at welding now too. You gonna paint the diff housing and shit too?

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   December 14th 2014, 5:44 pm

Yea he's insane. I'm going to paint the housing gloss black with por15, but first we have to do some welding and shit on it like swapping the spring pads and making traction brackets. I want it to look brand new before I bother putting it in the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 22nd 2015, 11:16 am

Got my knuckles today from Paz in the UK. These should be fun. Going to take the spare LCA you seen in the pics and extend/box them in and pick up some different tension rods too, probably Tein. Should pair well and give me good angle without any clearance issues, reduced ackerman and much better turn in response.


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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 22nd 2015, 5:30 pm

So much science.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 22nd 2015, 9:42 pm

New and improved with more science than ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 29th 2015, 7:13 pm

A fb post about how long people have owned their 86's made me realize that I've had this car over 5 years now. That's over TWICE as long as I had my S13. In my head it always feels like I had my 240 forever and that this corolla is my "new car" I guess that's not the case. Anyways, that inspired me to do one of these.

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What we have learned here is that camera phone technology has advanced incredibly in 5 years.

Happy TBT, yall.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 29th 2015, 10:05 pm

We need to get you a good interior shot. Still planning to flock that dash?
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 30th 2015, 12:00 am

yea, I want to. just no dough or motivation right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 30th 2015, 7:54 am

Awesome before and afters. Its come a long way man.
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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 30th 2015, 9:14 am

Man. Arnie would be seething green at those afters. hahahahahahha.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   January 31st 2015, 9:38 pm

Can't wait for new wheels. Gonna look bananas.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   February 11th 2015, 9:39 am

blah. So I got rid of my shitty adjustable LCA and decided to modify a spare set of stock ones I had laying around. First had them sandblasted and the bushings and ball joints pressed out. I handed them off to satty last week to extend 30mm, gusset and press in new Whiteline bushings and Moog ball joints.

He sent me these pics last night. I think they came out amazing.







Almost look like factory. Today they should be powdercoated and have the new parts installed. Now I just need new tension rods and my front will be complete again.

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PostSubject: Re: Living that 86 life...   February 11th 2015, 10:04 am

I think I follow that guy on instagram. Dude does some awesome welding.
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