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  1. Hey Killar, You mean, something like this ? Cheers Banjo
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  2. Yes R.I.P. ! (Rust In Peace) dear olde KE55 Coupe. Not as shiny as yours ! When I stripped it for parts, I then cut the body up, & the rear end floor & wheel arches, went to someone up on the Sunny Coast, who was wanted to "Tubb" his rear end for enormously wide rear tyres. It was when I cut through those quarter rear panels, I realised how much the pillarless design, relied on that area for strength & rigidity. Toyota, in their wisdom, added maybe 3-4 extra layers of steel sheet between inner & outer areas, for increased strength, for the pillarless design. Trouble was, they were raw mild steel, with no paint or prep. on them at all; & when moisture got in, around that large rear glass rubber, it got into that raw steel, & the result was a disaster. I never even took a photo of the rust, it was so appalling, but totally hidden & lurking. The other thing a lot of people don't realise about modern car body resign; is how much the rigidity of the body, relies on those two big sheets of glass in the windscreen & rear window. I once saw a car, (a Toyota Crown) literally break in half, because the owner, drove around on dirt roads, for a month, whilst awaiting a new rear glass, to arrive from overseas. Cheers Banjo
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  3. That looks beautiful ! Great job. Makes me very nostalgic for my olde KE55 Coupe, that went to Corolla Heaven, with Cancer, in the rear window quarters. Actually, mine was red also, & I put two guages just behind the gearstick, as you have. Best Rolla I ever had ! Cheers Banjo
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