jam94

Te31/ Ke30 Corolla '76 2dr U.s. Ver - Jam94

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Hi! I am Jam Samonte.. Thanks to the Rolla Moderators for accepting my membership and I'm proud to be ONE of the newest member of the ROLLA CLUB..

 

I am from the PHILIPPINES and I have this 1976 COROLLA 2dr U.S. Version which I have just restored after a year and 4 months!

 

I bought the 1976 TE31 (U.S. Version of the KE3O at Clark Air Base, Angeles City the former U.S. Military Base) from a 64 year old man who lives in the City.

 

The car was near to obselecence when I bought it (general body repair and re-painting needed was needed plus major items like the bumpers/ grilles were gone)

but did'nt lose hope.. (Patience and a lot of work was all I need). Good thing about the car is that it has a great conditioned-powerfull 3T 1600CC ENGINE, cool aircon. Its interior were replaced to customized "all black and dark grey leather". This includes: the seats, ceiling, sidings and flooring dash and compartments. Electrical system was replace to new ones.. Missing items were taken from another KE30 which I salvaged totally to complete the TE31...

 

I opted to RESTORE the CAR for the LOVE of the GAME.. aS THE SaYinG GoEs: "No GuTs, No gLoRy!"....

 

Here's mY GrEaT TE31 COROLLA '76:

 

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Until now my restorition is ongoing... I have no specific target date for the project but someday I'd like to JOIN A CAR SHOW and SHOW THIS MASTERPIECE.. Owners of this kind would please make some comments and inputs.. I also need a manual for this car. Anyone? Thanks and "Mabuhay! (Long live!)" - Jam Samonte

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Wow. Thats an amazing transformation... Very nice work... Looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into the restoration you should be quite proud of your achievement!

 

PS: Interior pics please! :)

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Wow. Thats an amazing transformation... Very nice work... Looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into the restoration you should be quite proud of your achievement!

 

PS: Interior pics please! :P

 

ok, ill post interior pix once they're available.. tnx and God speed!

 

jam94 [rolla76] :)

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I'm curious to know what the rear end looks like. Like i know that the TE3X's had a differant bonnet and grille. Got any pics from behind?

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Are they still making Worldstars on the old base? I used to be an engineer for World Transport Authority, and was there in 2/01.

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Wow. Thats an amazing transformation... Very nice work... Looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into the restoration you should be quite proud of your achievement!

 

PS: Interior pics please! :locked:

 

7shades,

 

here's some pix of the interior. thanks!

 

Jaam94

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I'm curious to know what the rear end looks like. Like i know that the TE3X's had a differant bonnet and grille. Got any pics from behind?

 

 

hi Jip,

 

here's a peep from behind of my Rolla'76 TE31/ KE30 US ver. Tnx!

 

Send some pix of ur KE also esp engine bay and interior..

 

Jam94

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Got any more pics of the engine?

 

some more pix of the 3TC Stock engine..

 

Thanks Jam 94 :locked:

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WoW, looks good. Our rear end was different. Out tag lights were on the bumper and we didn't get those massively bulky rubber bits either.

Our rear end.

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My interior, as requested. I kept it original. Tho have made some mods.

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To days was having pockets put on the seats.

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Engine, nothing special. Will be fitted with a 5K in a few weeks.

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Keep your pics coming. I'm liking what I'm seeing!!

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WoW, looks good. Our rear end was different. Out tag lights were on the bumper and we didn't get those massively bulky rubber bits either.

Our rear end.

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My interior, as requested. I kept it original. Tho have made some mods.

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To days was having pockets put on the seats.

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Engine, nothing special. Will be fitted with a 5K in a few weeks.

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Keep your pics coming. I'm liking what I'm seeing!!

 

JIP,

 

Your Rolla's very nice.. You got original light brown seats -- great! Yes, US Version KE30's have extended bumpers for safety.. here's another shot side view..

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