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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I need a back window seal and cant seem to find one ....in the near
future i will need door gaskets and stuff like thjat to restore it. i
am buying a 4WD tomorrow so now ill have two to restore

Any ideas where to find it?
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"lollypop" <*******.*******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I need a back window seal and cant seem to find one ....in the near
> future i will need door gaskets and stuff like thjat to restore it. i
> am buying a 4WD tomorrow so now ill have two to restore
>
> Any ideas where to find it?
>


Damn I just scrapped an '83 at the beginning of Autumn...of course, *after*
I scrap it there have been a few people looking for parts!

Had an '83 AWD wagon. Freebie, needed a bit of body work. Did it once,
painted it bright yellow, and then 2 years later needed more. These things
did have a tendancy to rust quite a bit. Too bad, the car had 210K and ran
extremely well. I really liked it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Well that sure is a shame......I found one in a junkyard here
localy(they are very few here) but it has very few useable parts....I
bought a Aug '84 4WD SR5 yesterday... I'm in love...now I need to learn
about this little beauty...... by the way the 4Wd is in damn good shape
and I only give 600 bucks. I heard of a fella today that has one that
got flooded (we live in South Mississippi where Hurricane Katrina hit)
Ima get with him tomorrow and see if he needs someone to haul off that
"flooded junk" clutering his yard...heheheheh

If anyone knows where to get a seal for that window I still need one

------Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 23:02:49 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Well that sure is a shame......I found one in a junkyard here
> localy(they are very few here) but it has very few useable parts....I
> bought a Aug '84 4WD SR5 yesterday... I'm in love...now I need to learn
> about this little beauty...... by the way the 4Wd is in damn good shape
> and I only give 600 bucks. I heard of a fella today that has one that
> got flooded (we live in South Mississippi where Hurricane Katrina hit)
> Ima get with him tomorrow and see if he needs someone to haul off that
> "flooded junk" clutering his yard...heheheheh
>
> If anyone knows where to get a seal for that window I still need one
>
> ------Justin-----


Do you have an Auto or the "6"-speed? I had the 6-speed with the
mechanical AWD, and although it would go into AWD very easliy, you had to
take it out before you hit dry pavement or it was a biotch! I really liked
the car, but the rust situation was just too bad. I was given the car, and
spent about $350 in materials and about 65 hours repairing the body, and
then abother $300 for exhaust and shocks and brakes. I got a couple years
out of it. Fun car to drive!

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Well I have a 6 speed but mine says 4WD not AWD.....now I'm new to
these maybe I dont know the difference (They need a newbie's owners
manual for theses cars) I had the damn car 3 days before I figured out
how to get it in EL I thought the thing was broke. sometime tomorrow Im
gonna take pics of both my cars the 2WD and the 4WD SR5 so you fellas
can see 'em. If I get the flooded one It wont be a whole lot of use for
me for the most part b vut I figured you fellas could use some parts
too....theyre gettin harder to find old toyota parts anymore...

I checked my 4WD out the other day to see if it worked by backin out
into a mud hole (in 2WD) where the big trucks had been playin till it
got stuck then popped it in 4WD and EL ......BA BAM....right outta the
hole it came like it was on asphalt. Go figger a Mississippi ******* in
a Tercel 4WD.

-----Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 13:40:31 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Well I have a 6 speed but mine says 4WD not AWD.....now I'm new to
> these maybe I dont know the difference (They need a newbie's owners
> manual for theses cars) I had the damn car 3 days before I figured out
> how to get it in EL I thought the thing was broke. sometime tomorrow Im
> gonna take pics of both my cars the 2WD and the 4WD SR5 so you fellas
> can see 'em. If I get the flooded one It wont be a whole lot of use for
> me for the most part b vut I figured you fellas could use some parts
> too....theyre gettin harder to find old toyota parts anymore...
>
> I checked my 4WD out the other day to see if it worked by backin out
> into a mud hole (in 2WD) where the big trucks had been playin till it
> got stuck then popped it in 4WD and EL ......BA BAM....right outta the
> hole it came like it was on asphalt. Go figger a Mississippi ******* in
> a Tercel 4WD.
>
> -----Justin-----


YEah, you gotta be in 4WD in order to access the EL. And you're right! I
was just about plowing snow with the damn thing! I had a friend with a 4WD
truck and a winch standing by, and I never got stuck! These were great
little cars; perhaps a tad underpowered but great nonetheless!

But, like I said, the rust was horrendous! Mine came from Texas and was
only here 5 years, and it was still a rustbucket. I would have fixed it
again but I was afraid the thing was so rusty that it would fold up in the
case of a collision.

I have a '92 Grand Vayager AWD now. No danger of folding up there! Has an
engine problem, but otherwise OK. And I can fit a LOT more band stuff in
it than the Tercel.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I bet you can fit more in the van but I bet ya won't have as much
fun...hahahah
Ive been a big Toyota fan for years I have owned two trucks (75 and 79)
and 4 celicas (75, 76,79,cant remember) compared to the 20R in those
the tercel is a little weak hearted but it has spunk in other areas
that make up for it

I cant wait till daylight so I can get out and play with my new
toy......ota that is.

Is it sick for a 36 yr old daddy of three to be hyped over a little
purple tercel?.....heheheheheh


-----Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:51:28 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> I bet you can fit more in the van but I bet ya won't have as much
> fun...hahahah
> Ive been a big Toyota fan for years I have owned two trucks (75 and 79)
> and 4 celicas (75, 76,79,cant remember) compared to the 20R in those
> the tercel is a little weak hearted but it has spunk in other areas
> that make up for it


Me, too...I only have Chryslers because someone gave them to me.

>
> I cant wait till daylight so I can get out and play with my new
> toy......ota that is.
>
> Is it sick for a 36 yr old daddy of three to be hyped over a little
> purple tercel?.....heheheheheh


LOL!!!! You haven't been here long, have you? I am *NOT* the person you
ought to be asking that question! I had my Tercel, AND an ''85 Corolla
GTS, AND an '85 Celica GTS, and then went out and sold a '95 Tercel so I
could buy an '88 Supra! I still have then all except fot the two Tercels.

I don't see a problem!!! ;)


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>
> -----Justin-----


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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Nowt thats funny......and no I haven't been here long but I plan to
stay awhile.especially if I can figger out some of the questions I have
about the car (ex. replaceable strut/rebuildable, how to lift my wagon
2 or 3 inches) once I start getting these solved I'll be a lifer I think
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 23:25:48 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Nowt thats funny......and no I haven't been here long but I plan to
> stay awhile.especially if I can figger out some of the questions I have
> about the car (ex. replaceable strut/rebuildable, how to lift my wagon
> 2 or 3 inches) once I start getting these solved I'll be a lifer I think


I don't know if I'd lift it...it's pretty top heavy as it is. When I got
mine it had oversized tires, and there was a sickening lean going around
corners. But then, I rolled a car at 19, so I am a little more sensitive
than most.

I went the other way...I plus sized the tires but went to a low profile
tire. So, even though I was rinning 14's, the overall diameter was a
little less than stock, with a very very small speedo error and the thing
drove like it was on rails. BTW, I think, 1993, 94 or '95 Ford Escort 9
spoke alloy wheels will fit quite nicely on this car, and look a HELL of a
lot better than the stock steel wheels that came with it! The only problem
was that the 185/60-14 tires would rub the frame at full lock; I don't
know if there was something wrong with my car; I checked it and a mechanic
friend checked it...it looked normal, but BOY the wheels looke like they
were damn near 90 degrees out of the wheel wells at full lock!!!! I never
had to turn the wheel that far anyway! I put some Mastercraft Glacier
Grips on it (a Blizzak Rip-Off) and there was no stopping it!

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Well I have others things I need to do before I do the "purdy" things,
so it will be a little before I lift if I do

Do you know how to tell whether one of these cars have the rebuildable
struts or not?
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 20:08:17 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Well I have others things I need to do before I do the "purdy" things,
> so it will be a little before I lift if I do
>
> Do you know how to tell whether one of these cars have the rebuildable
> struts or not?


Don't bother! Throw some KYBs or Bilsteins in and get some handling!
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
what would be the purpose of that?....would it be better than the
original design?

what if I want to lift the car 2 inches while im replacing...what is
the best way to do this?

The way I figger it is:
Taller springs in the front....but from where/what other model auto?
In the back ....longer shocks

Am I close?

Another thing, I read somewhere about spacing the from beam....is this
feasable?

-----Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 00:58:29 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> what would be the purpose of that?....would it be better than the
> original design?


The original design was oil-filled tubes. KYBs and Bilsteins are gas
filled. Gas responds quicker and is stiffer, but the ride doesn't suffer
too much.

And I'd be afraid to raise this car...

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> what if I want to lift the car 2 inches while im replacing...what is
> the best way to do this?
>
> The way I figger it is:
> Taller springs in the front....but from where/what other model auto?
> In the back ....longer shocks
>
> Am I close?
>
> Another thing, I read somewhere about spacing the from beam....is this
> feasable?
>
> -----Justin-----


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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Well I dont totaly diagree with your fear to lift this baby .....when
you vere from the original design design of something it can no long be
100% as safe as it was....

BUT, being that we have a 4WD it would be pretty hard to fully enjoy a
Terc with with 13" radial street tires wrapped around your wheels.

I figger some owners are wanting to ride the desert, some want it in
snow and some fellas(like me) want it down a wet muddy pig trail where
a little ground clearance and 14" mud grips would make the play a whole
lot easier and loads more fun.

Im not sure the safest way to do this but you can bet I will figger it
out

I have opposing thumbs so9 I think I can do it

-----Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:03:36 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Well I dont totaly diagree with your fear to lift this baby .....when
> you vere from the original design design of something it can no long be
> 100% as safe as it was....
>
> BUT, being that we have a 4WD it would be pretty hard to fully enjoy a
> Terc with with 13" radial street tires wrapped around your wheels.
>
> I figger some owners are wanting to ride the desert, some want it in
> snow and some fellas(like me) want it down a wet muddy pig trail where
> a little ground clearance and 14" mud grips would make the play a whole
> lot easier and loads more fun.


When I saw your last response I said to myself, "He wants to take it
boggin'!!"

14" are what I had on it, but I didn't raise the suspension. It ran well
with 14's on it!

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> Im not sure the safest way to do this but you can bet I will figger it
> out
>
> I have opposing thumbs so9 I think I can do it


LOL!!!

>
> -----Justin-----


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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Yea I tried to cover my boggin' tendencies but I guess its obvious

Really though I'll bogg some with lotsa trail ridin not really huntin
for a hole ....mainly because after spendin this much time on my Terc I
dont wanna screw it up

what size 14's did ya have on ya car?......Ive looked all over town and
can find a damn 14" mudder anywhere.

hey go check out my post at Tercel4WD.com about my ideas on lifting you
might find it interesting lemme know what ya think.
http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1450

-----Justin-----
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 00:09:19 -0800, lollypop wrote:

> Yea I tried to cover my boggin' tendencies but I guess its obvious
>
> Really though I'll bogg some with lotsa trail ridin not really huntin
> for a hole ....mainly because after spendin this much time on my Terc I
> dont wanna screw it up
>
> what size 14's did ya have on ya car?......Ive looked all over town and
> can find a damn 14" mudder anywhere.
>
> hey go check out my post at Tercel4WD.com about my ideas on lifting you
> might find it interesting lemme know what ya think.
> http://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1450
>
> -----Justin-----


I had Mastercraft GlacierGrips, a Blizzak ripoff. Good for Snow and Ice,
not sure about mud...

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