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Corolla Ke25 Project From Malta

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Reversing the leaves is just stupid. You would be better off just solid mounting the diff as the leaves won't work upside down.

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Yes thats what i am going to do to the springs hopefully by end of this week they will be ready and try them on the car. Due to differnet dimensions on the diff i had to cut the brackets and will have to do new ones and 99% which i will fabricate and will simulate at the same time lowering blocks.

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Reversing the leaves is just stupid. You would be better off just solid mounting the diff as the leaves won't work upside down.

 

 

I reverd the leaves just to see the car lowered. It will no stay like that..

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If you're never going to have four people and their luggage in the car you can remove a leaf or two.

 

That will soften and lower the car, so you will need softer, progressive bump stops and shocks with stronger resistance to compression.

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So continued a little work on the car. Leaves are ready and tried them on the car. i installed a temporary wooden block just to see what size i would suite best for my car and buy or cast the blocks. Had to do 2.5 inch block for the car to be good height. Car still needs glass petrol tank seats etc sow will lower a little more. As for the diff i changed my mind and going for a standard one. The bigger diff, had a off set in the diff housing from factory no center like the original one longer which needed shortening and converting the hand break setup which was going to be a lot of time consuming and money wise. Previous owner had told me that the 3k standard diff was a strong diff for its small size. The car will not be driven hard only just for Sunday rides that is why i am gong to take the chance. In the mean time i have to make some more body space for the prop shaft. The shaft needs to be shortened a little as well due to change of engine that is being done at my local engineer shop. As for the rear shock i had once found on the internet that camaro shock are shorter and few modifications to fit on the ke. Has any one done this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/232183190630?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Continued rear end today by installing the rear shocks. Bought a pair of spax adjustable Krypton gas pressurized shocks. Lengths of the shocks are rear with closed length 261.25mm open length 385.25mm. They are slightly narrower than the original ones from top and bottom. Had to do some washers to get the gap distance but worked perfect.

 

 

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It's beautiful!

 

This is my neighbors car a ta22 gt. Would like some thing like this but not the standard engine :)

 

 

 

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He told you thanks.

 

It's beautiful!

 

 

So Continued a little bit more work on the car. My neighbor cut and moved the part were the tyre was touching with the body.

 

 

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From time to time will will find those but not so common due to the fact that Malta is small and every one knows each other like so will know what other peoples history.. Maltese people really like cars and the restoring business of cars in these 5 years boomed. The old cars have a special scheme which 30 years over cars are named as classics and only pay 15 aud for road tax and around 150 aud for road tax roughly for a whole year and can only be driven 500 miles. That is good enough for a ride or two each month. So this helped the restoring business a lot.

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Turned the car the other way round to continue the other side of the car. Started by removing old paint from the bonnet and i the result is a perfect bonnet for a 43 year old one!

 

 

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