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  1. Hey, i'm Jeff I thought I had better try and write a build thread seeing as I spend so much time rambling about toyotas with corolla guys... if you want to see more up to date progress and pictures then check out my pagey businessy thingo i have on facebook... KE-86 https://www.facebook.com/ke86corolla i named it ke-86 because this ke10 uses ALOT of different parts and i like toyotas ke's to 86's... this thread is super out of date and alot has changed so bare with me... ill try and update it regularly Probably long winded and boring.. But it’s just as much for my reference as yours, any questions just ask.. I am just over 2 years into this build.. it is super slow as I’m still learning, working full time and trying to buy tools as well as car parts.. :/ So it was a probably three years ago now when a mate of mine called me up and said his "new" car was out the front and I should come and have a look. It was a ke20 corolla, in its full glory with a blue rattle can paint job and a black painted hood... It was rough to say the least.. Dents, rust, mix matched rims and just generally a bit shit... But from then on I realised that when I could afford it I needed an older car, this was when I became a corolla fan. Having just got my license I had a little Daewoo for a daily driver to get me to school and work.. But I already had a project car which was a Toyota sera 1990 that I got from my dad who found it in a paddock super cheap.. So I spent year 11 and 12 working part time to pay to fix it up.. And I still own it now. After learning a lot about cars and wasting all my money.. I decided towards the end of year 12 that the corolla Jackson had was pretty cool.. Drawn to Toyota's and especially old ones I began looking.. Shovel nose Coronas, crowns, Cressida’s and pretty much anything... I stumbled upon a ke10 corolla while sitting in a car park wasting time surfing the net. It was in Victoria around 800km's away, $4000 was a bit steep but I rang him anyway after less than 5 minutes on the phone I had talked him down to 3k.. Still too much so I left it for the time being.. I kept checking almost daily. About 6 week's later I had enough cash, a weekend off and the price had dropped once again. So I rang my father and decided to make the trek.. We jumped in the sera, no air con or radio and drove the 800kms interstate. we pumped up the tires, registered and put fuel in the new KE10 and were on our way home before we knew it... Now being a 1969 2speed auto 1.2L it was slow... i am talking 85 km/hr flat foot the whole way home... So 23 hours and 55 minutes after leaving home we walked back through the door. It was an interesting trip home to say the least.. Fumes leaking in, air coming through the windows, firewall and pretty much everywhere else.. The thing I noticed in this painfully long drive was that it drove like a bucket of bolts, with no brakes.... Purely awful.. But it sure had character.. So I drove it around for a week or two, then needed to get the rego swapped over to South Australian rego. I took it to my mechanics and ripped the engine out to clean up the rusty crap and clean off some of the grease and 40 years of disgust. That's sort of when excrement dusted the walls. It had been in an accident or 10.. I began stripping all the paint from the front window forwards to see all the damage... To shorten the story slightly. Bog, bog everywhere. Chassis rail and all. I fixed and tidied what I could and took it to get the rego swapped. thankfully all went smoothly and I drove it around for another month or two. Heaps more to come! ill try and upload at least once a week until I'm all up to date.... thankyou for reading :)
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