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Her name's Gladys, she's an acquired taste.
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:48:57 PM »
     So. I used to be a Honda guy.... feels good to get that off my chest. I had an Ek hatch, which was my first car, for about 7 years. Throughout that time, I lusted for a RWD car. I used to tease myself watching Best Motoring videos, and playing Initial D arcade games, yet still I remained loyal to the wrong wheel drive.

     Long story short, I woke up one day and thought to myself, "Im better than this." After lurking the webs for about 2 weeks, I found an sr5 coupe with a 3-rib swap and some other goodies. Sold the hatch, bought a coupe. Here I am.

Here she is, as I bought her:


     Came with TRD header, T3 coilover conversion, no stereo, 50 Shades of Grey paint, completely fudged alternator wiring, bad iacv, and a bevvy of other little things that kept/keep me up at night.

Couple more pics of her early days:




This is shortly after I moved back to the valley, right before I got on the 'boards and met everyone. (LOL)


Then, I was like, "Im gunna spraypaint it."



It was pretty clean, for Krylon

....that was like a year and a half ago lol its all stained and dirty now. But thats another post..

4age V1.0

Note the ghetto intake elbow: shortened, ziptied, and rtv'd.

Cockpit


My motor went boom :(


Lost the rings in #1, so I got a 20v from Jmax (Thanks again!) and swapped in the complete bottom end, pistons and all :) Plopped this on top:


Runs really well. Now it looks like this:


At work, chillin with a customer car:


Im sick of copying and pasting links into 3 tabs, so ill keep updating it as it comes to mind.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 11:01:59 PM »
Looks good man:)
Just ask henry to post for you hes the go to guy for situations like these ;D

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 11:30:49 PM »
Interwebz? Me? Post pictures? DUH!

I would've never guessed it was a billion colours of grey, looks TEETS NAOW though.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 11:35:03 PM »
Yessss i agree^
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Re: Her name's Gladys, she's kind of a slut.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 11:38:55 PM »
Lol Ill keep looking for relevant pictures. My phone just crapped out, which was a pretty vast collection of pictures... I think theyre on Facebook, Ill look.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 12:40:08 AM »
I want an ae86 now!

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Re: Her name's Gladys, she's kind of a slut.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 08:37:07 AM »
Met the curb while attempting to street drift... Here she is at Sideways' place, getting the panhard mount welded. Twincharger calls it pidgeon poop lol but its sturdy


This was in Flag, before moving back to the valley. I was excited LOL poor Gladys, she looks a little chilly...


Heres a tip: dont deliver pizzas on a poorly welded diff!


NHL regulation mounts :)


Maybe THATS why ive been through 4 alternators that year! Wiring was basically non-existent.


Some guy in new GTO used to always jock my car around town, while i was delivering. He ended up GIVING me this entire sr5 interior, minty! Thanks, unknown awesome dude!

Thats all for todays installment lol
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 11:41:37 AM »
Oh, it IS pigeon poop.  But it'll hold.  I REALLY want a good welder now that I have experienced the difference.

Car is looking good dude
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 12:45:28 PM »
I don't see any pics... I will take Davids word tho and say nice car   :P

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 05:53:50 PM »
nice.

pics of updated wheel combo?

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 06:09:28 PM »
Pics working now, cool car.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 08:12:35 PM »
@J-tin: Ive declared those wheels to be far-too-gnar for Gladys lol! Im rockin 'em right now, but soon Im switching to all 4 Appliances, with new tires. David will be the recipient of ze Eagles soon, he can put the offset and width to better use on the pink car.

@Everyone else: thanks :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 08:51:50 PM »
aw man, well it was fun while it lasted.  the appliances will look good too.  glad it is gonna be kept in the family and should suit dave's track monster well.

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 10:56:04 PM »
Worked out perfect for me.  I wanted them bad, but needed a bit more time to get the cash. 

Yay Drift wheels.  Curtisy of Gladys' fine ass
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      "wait, am I the Asian?!"
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
TE72 shaft compared to AE86, TE72 has bigger splines rear length is the same however the front is not as TE72 is about 10mm longer


TE72 (left) AE86 (right)


Resonator? Nah this is a pinion seal installer tool

Mmmmmm new centre support bearing

Pizza Chris torquing that buggah down

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It's rumoured he hunts Corollas and rips their steering colums right out
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