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  • #16
    Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel (Not a rice rocket project)

    Originally posted by TheSilverBuick
    Not a fan of the car, but damn that is some good work. The valve cover cleaned up real nice too.
    X2
    The car isn't the point here. It's the knowlage you'll gain.
    Besides kudos for caring enough to fix it up.
    Don't take this the wrong but, I'd compare it to the old
    man who has a meticulously clean 1984 K-car.
    No one appreciates the car so much as his dedication to it.
    Just because it's his and he has taken care of it.

    Keep it up
    Chris

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    • #17
      Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel (Not a rice rocket project)

      Thanks guys 8). Good motivation to keep going. Its definitely a good place to learn, and it can be a pain in the a** learning how to do this without guidance. Never mudded before, or fabbed pieces but i REALLY love doing it. Most of all i can say "look what i did" haha. I don't have a spray gun, or a compressor that works.. Just my rust guard rattle cans. I think its five gallons and doesn't have the air flow for my cutoff wheel. . I am probably going to my grandpas nice heated garage today, No more frozen hands! Maybe rear brakes on it today?
      http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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      • #18
        Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel (Not a rice rocket project)

        We all had to start somewhere - and starting on whatever you have certainly makes the most sense!
        There's always something new to learn.

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        • #19
          Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel (Not a rice rocket project)

          Ah yes... a nice heated garage afternoon after my daily rally race behind my place of work (McDonalds). All the shinyness on the inner fenders is local pure loon sh*t mud that is so fun to fly through. So, I did front rotors and pads, and repacked the rear wheel bearings. It was pretty tough to turn the rear wheels when the cars back end was in the air, and now they spin great. Both spindles had the beautiful shade of burnt metal blue after i cleaned them up. Anyways, parts washered all hardware and outer bearings and re greased. I was amazed at how much gunk was in the bearings and how they still seemed fine. Then I moved to the front of the car after lunch. One d*mn caliper bolt was stripped baadddd, ended up welding a washer to it and got it out with the vice grips. Painful experience. Other than that no big deal. No more brake pulse either ;) Great Success! Feels good to be doing body work at the ripe age of 17 wthout help. ;D
          http://www.youtube.com/user/Greenlightfilming

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          • #20
            Re: 1988 Toyota Tercel (Not a rice rocket project)

            nicely done - you may want to re - check your bearing pre load after a few hundred miles - just to make sure you don't have too much free play.... This car may not be the prettiest or fastest you'll ever have - but it will always be the one you learned on - and will hopefully serve you well with many miles of hauling you around while learning from it at the same time!
            There's always something new to learn.

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