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June 24, 2017, 06:40 PM #50

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Santos hooked me up with some fairly workable front fenders. Finally I have a set of fenders that have a bottom not rusted away which allows me to properly fit a set of rocker panels:


Something is missing, I was quite afraid to cut the rear 1/4 panel off but I ended up just going for it:


The rocker from wolf steel had multiple fitment issues the flat visible surface when the door is closed was very round and the celica is flat so hammered and dollied it flat. The next issue was the part where the sill plate mounts was too narrow so I cut off the 90 degree top edge and made a new one and screwed it in place:


Then I welded it up:


I built a new middle rocker support out of thicker 16 gauge steel, a more simple design than oem but it is functional. Also being thicker should make it last longer against rust:


fitment of 1/4 panel, rocker panel, and door. A lot of time in getting these parts to fit any where near right like 16 hours at this point. The passenger side should be a lot quicker now that I know what I am doing. The door is from my 1972 celica which is less rusty and way lighter because it has no crash bar inside it:



1/4 panel fitment in trunk jambs:


Just got my modified steering colum in the mail today from Cary to work with my rack and pinion:


One of the members in the sports car cub sold me a w58 out of a MK2 P type supra and a big brake kit as well as the MK2 KYB struts. Not sure if the MK2 stuff is going to work, but if it does than I have a very affordable big brake set up for the car. I have some ideas on how to get it to all work on the car. I do plan on converting the struts up front to coil overs yet. The rear shocks have 10km on them and are from a Ford Focus, the front struts are MR2. The rotors are 12 inch Land Rover HSE re drilled to fit the supra bolt pattern, with a hub centric ring. The calipers are q45 twin piston units. I also took the MK2 brake booster and master cyl. I took a rough measurement and the booster piston and studs are in the same location as the TA22 booster's. These parts all are out of an old time attack car. He said the brakes worked really good at the track. It was quite a fund adventure taking out all these parts in his back yard hoping the rain would not come and it never did. I managed to fit all the tools and these parts in the back of my FJ which sat a fist lower in the back and was down on power with all the extra weight.

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    June 24, 2017, 09:53 PM #51

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    Sweet work!


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      June 25, 2017, 09:09 AM #52

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      Originally posted by Igor
      Sweet work!


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      Thank you.


      Hey guys I am in need of a bell housing that goes from a toyota R series motor to the W series trans. Any one have one they could sell me. One option is a Toyota pickup with 22re and w56 Trans. Also Looking for an intermediate shaft (i think that is what you call it, the one that has the universal joint   with the pinch bolts on each end) to connect my steering shaft to the rack and pinion. I believe a first gen mr2, or corolla etc will work.

        June 25, 2017, 09:32 AM #53

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        Awesome work as always, if you haven't seen this already I'm sure you would be interested: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp8FsoRYWYK468d94SCSm0EbWAq43QKf8

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          Originally posted by Magner
          Awesome work as always, if you haven't seen this already I'm sure you would be interested: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp8FsoRYWYK468d94SCSm0EbWAq43QKf8

          Thank you. I have been following that build. It is nice to follow a similar build for ideas.

            June 26, 2017, 11:25 AM #55

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            Great job Devon!
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              « Reply #55 on: June 26, 2017, 11:25 AM »