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  1. Don't actually have many pictures of it. It's seriously a beater. But it's rust free and mechanically sound. It's had a hard life as a backpacker/festival van. That pic you posted is kinda exactly the vibe I wanna go for. My one is a bit newer and has the ugly front bumper. Wish mine was 4x4. But I got it for free so I'm not complaining. There's a guy locally who's selling a bull bar to suit one pretty cheap. I think it's to suit the older style front bumper but might be able to make it work.
  2. Ha cheers. Prices for stuff in NZ is out of control. Honestly probably cheaper to source stuff straight from Japan. The 2nd hand market for anything here is crazy expensive. Heck, just the cost of living here is a struggle. I know it's bad in Aussie too though. I've got a beater Mitzy L300 van I'm slowly doing up into a camper. Just sucks getting parts as the place I'm living in is super isolated. But I'm happy to ghetto rig it together. There's a guy local who has a sweet 4AGE AE70 sedan, and other guy with a beater AE71 wagon. Haven't convinced either of them to sell them to me cheap.
  3. I drew a picture of my old car the other day. That's about as much rolla as I have in my life anymore.
  4. Reddit is boring with all the major subs in blackout. Thought I'd pop on in while I'm logging into old forums to try and alleviate boredom. Man I miss what the Internet was like in 2007 when I signed up here. Lots of good memories. Met heaps of good people. I live in a small hippie town in New Zealand now. Don't wrench anymore, way too expensive of a hobby here. I dabble in building ghetto electric low rider bikes. Still get the occasional mod support email from someone reporting spam. Brightens my day.
  5. I cant help myself. I need to ruin cars.
  6. Was driving around at 3am and drove past a cop who instantly did a 3 point turn. So I ducked down a side street, no lights. 5 minutes later. HIGH BEAMS**** SIR PLEASE EXIT THE VEHICLE AND PRODUCE YOUR LICENSE. Gave them my license. Had a chat. Showed them the mod plate. Showed them the engine. They gave me shit about my ghetto flares. Drove off laughing. Didn't even breath test me.
  7. Drives mint. Doesn't even scrape or rub
  8. He was pissed he had to replace the uni on the ute. At least it wasn't a death trap. Who cuts the brake line mount off?
  9. Preservation of life is a big motivator. A lot of the service/repair stuff was completed over 3 days when I went to inspect a belt squeal. I just kept finding shit that needed to be done. The further I went it was just easier to fix more seeing as I'd already pulled shit off to repair that was blocking access it lol. One of the front tyres has a leak. Dam it. Oh well I'll take the front wheels off, put the 15x8 zero from the rears on the front and whack the 15x9 zero spare pair I got when I bought this set , that have never been fitted, on. Might need a bit more hammering, both front and rear. The pair on the front at the moment are not the same make as the other 4. Definitly not as well made as the others. Pretty sure the 4 good ones were made in the early days of rep wheels, they definitly have a much more refined, well made feel and finish.
  10. I've owned that thing for a decade now. Lol. So updates. I did nothing for ages. Then motivation hit me when everything broke. So like every corolla I went to fix one thing and ended up fixing nearly everything. DF brake hardline cut off. Front soft brake hoses fouling. All coilover strut top bolts loose. Fluid change Tighten all filler bolts Wire fog lights to dash switch Install washer bottle Reroute p/s lines, solid mount resevoir Timing belt tensioner Dipstick O ring Solid mount catch can Route spark plug leads correctly Fixed rear water pump coolant weep Removed alternator and mount. Remounted with the correct bolts and the correct amount. 4 instead of 2. Refabbed the pull style p/s into push instead of the belt being stretched on. Replaced the spare wheel bracket holding the P/s pump on with the correct size bolt Mounted the water pump pulley correctly Spaced out the unused aircon bracket that needs to be there for the p/s pump mount for p/s pump alignment, used correct and right amount of bolts, same with p/s bracket. Replaced oil pressure sender Full stereo system Ducktail spoiler from an s14 Roof racks for swag Bled the brakes Tapped the threaded engine mount hole and bolted it down Fixed the loose battery terminals New remote locking controller Guard work 15x8 +25 15x8 zero Work Equip o3 reps 195/50 atr sport Pumped stock guards, stock camber Can't find pics of everything sorry lol.
  11. Sewed on a steering wheel cover. So tedious. Did a half assed paint touch up. Looks better than peeling clear coat though. And fixed the fog lights. Still gotta wire them up properly. Dougie got hold of me and he's scrapping one of these in the next day or so so I'm gonna go down tomorrow and get all the small bits and pieces I need. Plus a hole less rear boot with unsmashed garnish. It's white but so was this one.
  12. I have no idea. It was efi previously so it shouldn't be an issue. Plus fuel pump has been upgraded, supposedly. The coilovers were maxed out low. So I raised it 40mm and added a lip and side skirts.
  13. Has an issue when going hard around corners, but only left. Cuts out power a bit. Weird.
  14. Yeah, my entire kit was home made anyway lol. Went good during today's Hills run.
  15. Went to put an amp in and ended up solid mounting the shifter, making it a short shifter and using skateboard bearings for linkage bushings. Solid mounts. Shifter extensions Made some extra supports as it still flexed a lot. Gear link skateboard bearing bushes went well until the 2nd one didn't fit. But it fit snug inside this socket, and the socket fit snug inside the linkage. Overall works amazing.
  16. Aldi had small fire extinguishers for only $15 so I threw one in. I bought a bunch of crap off the interballs last night. Sew on steering wheel cover, matching shifter boot, a remote locking control as the fobs dont work. A few other surprises. And some orange LEDs to match the dash to the center console and head unit.
  17. It has these awesome 90s decals. V A P O R W A V E A E S T H E T I C
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