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I've built another AE95. Bagging and painting my first wagon was cool but some years later I needed something less subtle to go camping and exploring in. My goal is to build an adventure wags. 4AGZE bagged wagon build here. My Instagram feed with numerous Gezza photos. The Beginning: In March 2015, I happen to hear word on the FB grapevine of a corolla wagon that had been sitting on a driveway for years. A bit of investigation and a site visit landed myself another corolla wagon for the tidy sum of $150. A budget buy deserved an ultra budget build. How I found the new wagon (sitting for 5 years) Shortly after picking up the wagon, I happen to also barter a granny spec 1.8L 7AFE engine from a later gen AE112 Corolla. This was the beginning of the budget build.
Since changes to my employment situation were forced upon me in December, I have been belting around in my mechanics AE91 Levin. Its been quite a pleasant place to be, but two doors didn't really suit having a 5 month old bub. So when this very clean AE95 wagon popped up on carsales for not much money, complete with rego until August, I thought it might be worth a look. Seeing some of the TCCAV lads's machines also helped the cause, their fondness for them is infectious!! Rocked on down to Frankston on Sunday, took it for a drive, did the deal and brought her home. I am very pleased with how clean it is. Allegedly owned by mechanics previous to the owner I bought it from, he seems to have used it mostly to go back and forth to the railway station for the last 4 years and had it serviced at Kmart Auto. There are lots of stickers from a detailing business in the glovebox, so I guess they are probably responsible for how good it continues to look, even with 245,000km on the clock. Issues it had when I got it were: *Cracked windscreen *Massively cracked dash top *Driver's seat wouldn't slide back *Shocks were as so soft they might as well have not existed *Tyres worn *Top of the console box cracked So given this is destined to be a daily commuter, along with something I can sling our mountain bikes into/onto, pretty much the plans are going to be get it roadworthy and start wearing it out on the daily grind. Things done so far are: *Windscreen replaced *Dash mat ordered *Driver's seat pulled out and sliding mechanism issue rectified *Inserted new KYB shocks into the rear. Fronts will happen tomorrow on a mate's hoist *Tyres ordered to go with the OZ wheels that have been sitting in my shed. The wheels are off being refurbished as we speak. *S/H console box sourced Can't find anything that shows when the timing belt was last done, so that is on the to do list. As is replacing the thermostat, as the temp gauge floats up and down much like a sticky thermostat would do. Have to try and find some era correct rola roof racks for it. Any one know of any? Anyways here is the pics which are "before" most of the work was done (other than the screen) High end audio Complete with ipod dock No power house but she will do To keep the nudge bar or ditch? Stack those lights high!
Hi I am new and have recently(3 months) bought a '89 AE95r wagon, I though it would be a great idea to start up a thread for people that don't know heaps about cars(like me) but are very keen to learn, especially for the 4wd wagons, i would like to use my car for a general drive plus a bit of dirt road fun on the weekends but have not got the slightest idea where to start, I find it tedious to sift through countless different topics describing words and stuff i don't know about and thought it would be good if people could go to a topic to learn the basics and then maybe work on their own cars, So yes that is why I created this topic