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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by jamesg6r, Apr 5, 2012.
Looking good! Keep up the good work
My Dad just picked up a minter twincam from Ireland the other month. It was going to be used for rallying by an ex Prodrift champion who wanted to go in a different direction. Some people may be familiar with the car because it featured on one of the Garage D TV videos. Anyway here it is currently. We must finish mine before we get to work on this one, but thankfully there will be little work in putting this back together compared to mine.
Using that mtech spoiler is a great idea. I tried to find an oem one, either you can't find them or they're overpriced.
Mk1 arches look good.
I owned this car for a brief time, great little 86, had a standard 4age in it when I had it but was a very quick corolla,
Pretty sure there was a trd gearset in it!
Slightly confused though as I sold it to a chap in Ireland whom I though had restored it and put a 20v in it
Keep up the good work!
Cheers, yeah the OEM is impossible to find here in the UK. I almost bought a booter TRD one but they are a bit OTT for the look I am going for.In Ireland there will be loads of parts around.
Thanks,yeah it is slightly confusing aha. Basically the fella you sold your car to did restore it and put a 20v in it, but at the same time he had my car which looked near identical to his 20v project. When putting a photo up from his AE86IRL profile I found I put up the wrong picture aha because I thought it was mine, but it was your old car.
I saw your old car in the shed when I bought mine, and she looked like a minter. It has been fully seam welded, full nut and bolt rebuild.
well mate. im glad to see your giving the cam a bit of tlc. its looking well now however i dont appreciate all the negative comments your making about me. when you came to look at the car, you and your friends spent 2 hours looking around it and i put it on the lift and even pointed out the rusty bits to you.
i never done any body work to that car while i had it what so ever, and in fairness lad if your buying a twin cam for 4 grand its not goin to be mint in the first place. but anyway best of luck with it!!
These are the proper pics of the car!!
When I said the previous owner covered up the rot well, I did not intentionally mean you mate, it could of been one of many of it's old owners. If you say you didn't know about the extent of the rust, I believe you as you seemed like a sound enough guy so I was not slating you at all, I was just a little pissed off in finding a lot of nasty surprises.
Thanks for the comments, yeah she is coming along well now. Once both arches are on next week she will be painted a gunmetal silver. How did your project turn out in the end? she looked very good when I saw her last December. Not many people are restoring booters.
Car being primed tomorrow, then hopefully painted by the end of the week loads of pics to come! Picked these up the other night on ebay. R1 bike carbs with a custom manifold by Bogg Brothers adapted for a 4age.
In Primer. Can't wait to get it in paint, so close now!
BIG UPDATE! THE CAR IS IN PAINT . It was well worth the wait, the finish is amazing! I am over the moon with the finish.
Latest pics...engine bay sprayed and other shots. I've been slowly putting it back together the last couple weeks. Next to do is fit the screen, doors and get her running.
That looks awesome, good colour choice. Stunning car mate
Some new pics.
I tidied up the old coilovers, and changed the spring rate to a softer 300lbs, still very stiff ride. Shocks are TRD greens.
Got some brand new early spec sidelights, and headlights.
Lights are nearly impossible to get new, but after ages of seaching I managed to find some. They even came in toyota boxes.
The last month I have sorted out the front suspension. I refurbed the calipers with new repair kits, changed both front wheel bearings, undersealed inner arches and bought some black diamond grooved discs to finish off the brakes.
early and late grill. For now I will have the late one as the other came off dad's corolla, but I think early slotted looks nicer. But they are hard got now.
Interior coming together. For now I have a cusco half cage,but have sourced a FIA one to go in next year.
Rose jointed top mounts, with cusco strut bar. Set to -3 camber, not sure how it will handle suspension wise yet as a lot has been changed, hope it drives good as it is.
Here's my gr4 fabrications fuel cell setup. Running on a bosch fuel pump from a merc cosworth. Originally it was twin pumped, but decided I probably wont need it.
It should be up and running this weekend to take her for a spin
That came out lovely! You´re making some good progress How many kidneys did those front headlights cost you?
Thanks yea im super happy with the way it has come together. There is so much more to do to get it to the spec I want, but for now I am going to go and do some drift days after xmas. The headlights I got were 250 euros for the pair, which is great value in my opinion, I can pm you the guys details if you need anything, he has everything from headlights, sidelights, grills, bumpers and other trim all brand new! I saw some pics of your car at the Lydden Hill License day, how did that go?
Rear bumper and bonnet painted black today, Mishimoto radiator fitted too with minor modifications to the front panel. I cannot commend enough how good the customer service is here on Driftworks for doing me a good deal on this, when the Driftworks Supercool was not available. Pics of the car 100% finished up tommorrow. MOT TIME!!!
Looks awesome that dude , very nice colour and so so clean now
Was looking at one of those fuel cell setups from gpr4 last night for mine and wondering how it would fit in a booter but all looks good.
Cheers mate Yea the GRP4 fuel cell fits nicely into the boot. The only slight modification is we had to bend the fuel filler a bit to be able to put fuel in. It doesn't have to be bent much though so dont worry. Ideally you would have a seperate swirl pot too, because we had to cut more out of the floor for it to fit underneath. Unless your planning on cutting out the floor, I would ask them to send you a tank with a seperate swirl pot. Hope this helps.
Yeah thats big help cheers mate