My Ke70 and the road to 4age goodness! :D

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  1. tetsujin

    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    My project KE70....

    Started off with this bought with a factory fresh 25k from a one family owner, lovely well kept! :)
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    Plan is to fit a 4age in ITB and VEMS along with some shit hot suspension and some fat rims! (the jeist of it! :D)

    Still needed a little bit of work here and there for me to be happy with it as I like things perfect as they bug me otherwise! Plus it all has to come off as I am rebuilding the car using the complete running gear from a AE86. So I though 'let make a proper go of it!'.


    Anyway, started by stripping the car of all its running gear to make sure that there where no hidden suprises and the car was great, just a little surface rust here and there but I wanted to be sure so striped the lot back to metal and treated to complete underneath to a splash of red oxide and new sealent.

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    After that, I then masked the rest of the car off and applied a few decent coats of Stone Chip protective paint on the complete underside of the car. This will help to ward of any more rust and keep it all fresh under there. I was planning to paint the underside along with the rest of the car white but thought that

    a. Cant be bother to repaint the car another colour as its nice already
    b. a white underside would soon look messy.

    So with that in mind I just will leave it black! :) this is the end result...
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    After that I spent yester day in the wind ad rain taking the fuel tank and rear axel of the donner ae86 to go onto the KE. Was a right pain! :(

    Once removed, I took the axel apart (which already had what looked like new bushes) and removed the link bars. I burnt out the bushes and refitted a new set of poly bushes. these where very simple to fit.
    Also fitted an adjustable panard rod and the axel already has a 2 way diff fitted.
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    Then I re fitted the rear axel onto the ke70 but replaced the shocks with a fresh set of TRD Blue 8 way adj shocks.
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    I fitted the same springs off the ae86 but I wanted the car alot lower so these will be choped down a coil or 3 to give me the ride height I am after.
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    Needs to be atleast near the other end of the Coke cap! so another inch/1.5inch :)

    these are 14x8j with approx -10 offset. They stick out but I have a flreing tool the bring the arches out and will probly run a 5mm spacer to butch it out a little.

    Next job it to prep the engine bay for primer and paint and also get the fuel tank welded as it looks to have a little bodge in Japan as there is a small hole in it, and then I can fit that to. and sort out the brake lines and handbrake too.
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    so thats the back end sorted! Hooray!! :D :D More to follow this week! :)
     
  2. oli

    oli -nightspirit-

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    looking and sounding good Adam.
    I sincerely hope you will keep this as it will be pimp. :cool:

    so is it going to be toyota super white or keeping bronzey? ;)
     
  3. tetsujin

    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    I was going white origionally but as it takes even longer to completly respray a car etc I just couldnt be arsed! I did want to paint the underside white aswell, but its just sooooo much work! :)

    Im just to lazy so, i will keep it black underneath and bronze up top, and maybe respray it again next winter but the bronze really has grown on me! :)

    I probly will not change the colour as I am about to paint the engine bay brwon too! :D

    And, I really am keeping this one! :D otherwise it will be 3 cars I wish I never sold! :( (silver over black ae86 and gold KP60 :()
     
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    T.K kudo fruiting

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    Great project. Lovely job. Nice one!
     
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    Messydan AKA Fred Flintstone

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    that looks like its going to be a real little stormer and the fact that it real is soooo clean for its age. Nice work, keep us updated..
     
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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    I will and thanks for the good comments.

    Just so everyone knows, the images that are blurry are off my camera phone (forgot camera) but the black stone chip paint is very nice and smooth but with a dry sndpaper like finish. Will keep the rust at bay! :D

    Also, the arches will be getting rolled and the front end will soon be replaced with these lights....
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    and a beter idea of the lowness I am after! :) and meesing around befroe the axel went on!
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    but the arches will be well flared out though! :D
     
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    sweet project adam

    had luck selling the shell off yet?
     
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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    Emil.

    Yep, all sold but still at mine as stripping it at the moment.

    hence, why progress has started as the cash has started rolling in to buy the things i need! :D

    Really happy. Couldnt sleep last night, wanted to carry on working on it! :D
     
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    lol,sounds like your having fun mate,still need the fusebox ;)
     
  10. KE KID

    KE KID Howling Mad

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    Thats sweet dude :smokin:

    U got nice collection of wheels too :D

    Is that youre mk2 escort as well? nice garage

    Is that scrappy with the silver KE (looks same as mine only with the cooler looking lights) over here?
     
  11. oli

    oli -nightspirit-

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    the twin lights look good.

    just a thought have you not looked at going a bit further than the na 4age? agte? or 3sge?
     
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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    KE Kid: Thats a scrappy in Japan dude (wish it was here would be here! :()

    Oli: I wanted a 4agze or a Beams engine but I have 2 4age now and they are cheap and and easier option on the ke. Plus I want to hear the Throttle Bodies roar! :D
     
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    Are the front lights your putting on an AE70's?

    I'm sure I saw an AE70 in the same colour of yours on an option vid
     
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    i believe they are standard J-spec ke70 lights??

    looking properly good there man
     
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    Quick screengrab

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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    Cheers dude! :D

    Actually, a proper ae70 has horrible sloped front lights, and sometimes a different rear end I have seen in Japan.

    The ae70 is a better car to do a 4age conversion on though as it runs a 4a engine (single cam though) as std (hence AE70 rather than KE70) as it has a Hydro clutch and efi fuel system, aswell a a 4a x-member too.

    But yeah they are similar though and front ends can be swaped, but alot of the ke70 with a 4age normally stared as a KE70, I think they just prefered the look! :)
     
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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    what vid is that from??

    Can you burn me a copy and send me it in the post (will pay!)

    Never seen that before.

    But thats what mine will finish up like! :) (same colour)

    And they just call em AE70 as they have been TRANSPLATED like mine is

    KE and AE are the engine codes you see. :)
     
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    Let me see if I can do some chopping, might be able to host it on youtube then :thumbs:
     
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    Very,Very sweet! Good work :thumbs:

    What paint did you use on the underside?

    I sooo need a workshop!
     
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    tetsujin Johnny 5 ALIVE

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    Please if you can dude! :D

    i will be yours forever if you can! :D :o :D :smash:
     

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