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Connor Bowden

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  • Birthday 08/03/1996

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    North Lakes Qld, Australia
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  1. Here she is, I never posted putting back together as I said I would, because it took me waaayyy tooooo long and i couldnt be bothered. This her in current glory, she is my daily now. If anyone is interested in helping, I'm looking for: AE86 coil-overs, camber tops, rcas, hubs, brakes, lcas, tie rods etc. you know the deal. Not going to do driftos, not slamming, just want something beautiful to look at that isn't at 4x4 height, with a nice speed, good grip and smooth handling. (I want a car that is nice to drive, that could keep until I die and not get frustrated with.) I have an AE71 4ac subframe waiting for me, no hassle for me going weld on engine mounts, unless anyone recommends them for mounting it further back for better handling? Also have 4AGE waiting for me to do the suspension first. I eventually will want/need a T gearbox, driveshaft, clutch everything etc to go with. On another note, for anybody just buying their new baby with no money to mod properly, I can recommend replacing all your bushings ($100), giving it light 15x7's with 0 offset for reduced unsprung weight (it really matters) and 195/50's with good grip, running them at 40/42 psi, don't cut your springs it's not worth the trouble and discomfort and everything else that comes with it. Also in my opinion: Do get yourself a dash with a taco out of AE71 - they go straight in same plugs no hassle, or install one yourself, where the old radio is a good spot Do check that your heater tap isn't shot, it helps with demystifying and you'll appreciate it, mine was pretty easy to figure out because the heater controls inside would not open up all the way (slider gets halfway and jams) Do check your indicator/wiper control thing and make sure its installed correctly so it doesn't snap when you are trying to indicate out of a roundabout (pull apart the steering cover) it happens... Do make sure you have the little rubber seal that goes around the fuel tank neck because water will get in your boot and rust things. (frustrating after a fresh coat, trust me) Do make sure you clean all the gunk off your old tail lights seal so that your lights sit flush with the back and don't let water in. Do buy a $120 carpet of eBay if yours is shot. Do run speaker wires properly to the rear parcel shelf because you will hate it when they constantly cut out. Do put a screw in every place a screw should be in your dash, unless you already can't hear anything because of your loud exhaust because the rattling of the dash will drive you mad. And finally do repaint your plastic bumpers. Buy a cheap can of acrylic paint in satin or matte black not enamel, and apply light, even coats every 15 mins because there is nothing worse than having a beautifully straight and shiny looking body with ugly, faded black bumpers. I did a backyard job and they still come up beautiful. Hope that has some value to you. Here is my baby what do you think?
  2. Name: Connor Car: 1982 Ke70 Sedan Motor & Drivline: 4kc - k50 Suspension and Brakes: Stock, 4x4 Height Wheels and Tires: 15x7 meshies +-0 os (I think) & 195/50 15Rs Interior: Stock, vintage lookin seat covers, no a-pillars cause broken 🤨 Body: Straight as heck, generic boat/trailer mirror where car mirror should be, de badged
  3. So, I'm alive, the Rolla is alive, my dreams are alive (again,but changed) after the rust repairs & badge hole filling and some prep, I found over these months a very large lack of time to contribute, so, I had to improvise, I put it into the paint shop... Lets just say I think I underestimated the work needed, with the old Lexcen I had help, and I was young, so things seemed a lot easier back then. One day I will build a tribute to the beautiful Lexcodore, maybe I might do an AE101 Corolla instead, seeing as the 1995 Holden Nova is the same thing, juut like the lexcen & Holden. I'll start a new thread, CB's White Ke 70 I'll post as I put her back together. But all that aside, here's the old girl in her new dress colour.
  4. Hey all, Will slant front scuttle fit flat front everything else? Cheers, Connor.
  5. Hi all, Desperately in need of a ke70 scuttle panel for flat front. If any could hook a brother up, I will be indebted. Located on sunny coast QLD Connor
  6. Need to buy a scuttle panel pronto! If anyone is able to help me out that would be epic!
  7. Well Big G turns out your right, it’ll be easier to buy another panel. this ones been beaten before. And it will be cheaper in the long run to buy a good one haha!
  8. Oops, pics didn’t postr
  9. I can’t paint while the weather is junk like it is at the moment so I picked up a grinder. Dads got a mig. Gives me something to do until the sun comes out haha
  10. Piss poor lighting but here she is under my carport. Red guard is to be repaired first and foremost. Panels to come off, be sanded and primed with acryllic primer. Panels then to be re-installed and sanded flat so the car is flat, then time to paint green
  11. And so here it is on the trailer!! Turns out it’s missing front glass and probably a few small things. Again something I’ll figure out on assembly. After a couple of pull overs and engine fiddling on the surging 22r , we made some minor modification to the return fuel line, possibly bypassing it, allowing us to safely make the trip. It on the trailer now and on our way home! Big smiles on this guys face ->
  12. Yeah, I was looking at that car, it was the original car that I looked at but the guy ignored all my messages, I gave him a low-ball offer which wasn't good for me to do as I hadn't researched what they were really worth... so it only makes sense to me that he thought I was being a jerk, but when looked into it and decided to be serious about he ignored my messages. That said, it looks to me like it is still missing a lot of stuff too. I guess I'll find out when it comes to assembly haha! at least has pretty much all of its parts as far as I am aware & a working engine :). I think when the ke70 becomes my daily, I'll start looking at the 10 again as a project.
  13. Yeah I believe it does, just missing a couple of nuts and bolts. Although 1 panned was missing but I’ve already sourced it. It will be acrylic base with 2 pack clear. I’d rather both 2 pack but I’m doing it on the cheap and acrylic is what I have haha! I considered acrylic clear to keep it the same but I’d rather the hardness of 2 pack. Unfortunately we were all ready to go on Monday night and we jumped in the Pajero Tuesday morning and the Brake Controller faulted permantely locking on the brakes of dads trailer. Found a mate however who is happy have a plug and play kit wired into his Hilux and we will be heading down to the Gold Coast on Saturday. Fingers crossed for some better weather as well.
  14. So it’s finally time and tomorrow morning I’m travelling to the goldy to pick up my Ke70 project. It’s currently in pieces and has already had rust cut out and fixed up so the first thing that I plan to do to it, is strip it fully and begin paintworks. As a tribute to my first ever car, I have decided to paint it green :O My dearly beloved Toyota Lexcen, bought for $50 off the back of a mates swamp and done up as a replica HSV SV5000 commo (but with SV89 body kit, go figure), was sadly written off after a very intimate encounter with a roo. So to revive some of my dearest memories I decided to paint my new Toyota in the same colour. Now, I haven’t painted in 6 years but nonetheless it’s something I can’t wait to do again. Pics of Ke70 to come tomorrow. Ps. Me painting green when I was 14. Ha. That rhymed. Painter and a Poet.
  15. Yeah gave up on the ke10 for now, figured out I probably don’t have the budget for it at the moment as they are bit more expensive to get going. Once I pick up the car I’ll get photos on and a thread started, literally just need the one panel, the rest of the car is there and I already have that 4K I bought originally to put in the ke10. Hope to get it on the road quick as that was my obstacle for a Ke10. Mainly pressure because my daily is going to run out of rego soonish. Rather get the ke70 on the road before busting another 6 months on a commo.
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