I have been following the original RotBox project on here and was saddend to see it go.. So I decided to chime in with mine as homage to the original..
So I decided to stop the urge that was from within and embedded in my DNA and get me that traditional/typical Rican ride. The 82 Corolla. I had tons of fun building my AE86-on-a-budget but since it's Tooted and Booted, I will now focus on this holy grail. I have owned several 82's in the past but this is my 1st Wagon. Specs are:
225k on the clock
3TC w/ 5 speed tranny (engine bay is 1000% stock, unmolested)
faded red ext / black-grey int
Bone Stock in every way
I couldnt stand to look at it with those 4 itsy bitsy wheels n tires so I threw on some Celica/Supras my buddy had laying around so that right there is the 1st mod that has been performed on the ride. I plan on getting different wheels (no, not the Tetas, Ancho y Finos, welds or any other traditional rican wheel selections)
Roof rack has been removed.......(debating if rechrome or powder coat or just delete entirely)
I picked up replacement non rusty/damaged doors and tailgate (already in process of) instead of grinding/bondoing/ect the current doors and gate.
Cut out rockers and floor pans and welding it replacement metal parts - bye bye car cancer
Body work has begun. I decided to take it all down to metal to expose any issues... hood looks good so far:
I have decided on Bianco Isis white from the Lamborghini Aventador
work has been a bit busy and I couldnt get much done but here is what I've done so far.
I finished the hood and finished the driver's side fender.
I have the passenger side fender and the front opening valance off and ready to strip down and repair/restore.
Front bumper removed to be sealed and cleaned up.
I picked up non-rusty doors from Craigslist orlando and a near MINT non rusty tailgate/hatch door. So instead of spending countless hours cutting and welding on the old doors, I just have to spruce up the ones I picked up and I will be done with those.
Been busy at work and haven't had time to really do much to her......
All I have done was install KYB's in the front so I dont look like a bobblehead as I roll down the road.
I did the old chop n screw to the front springs and lowered the rear 2" with leaf/block kit. (this is only temporary as I intend to go a much more quality route when the time comes.
I sanded down the pheeble attempt at body work that was on the existing doors and sprayed primer on them. I am currently getting the body work /paint done on the replacement doors and then I will swap them out as I go
I just took this car home to work on it here more....... so there will be plenty of updates...
The Project List consists of:
Push/through carb'd turbo setup intercooled.
meanwhile, buildup a 1UZ v8 swap once the 1.8 goes.....
xxr 527 concaved wheels
Hope you like....
comments, complaints and ideas are welcome!!!!