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Toyota Corolla Ae92

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Hey all,

My names Andy, quite funny actually the last time I posted on this forum I was telling you guys I was 21 living in worthing and showing off my neato black AE92... Well now im 26 and unfortunately I don't have that black AE92 anymore :( She was sold on as I couldn't afford or didn't have the space and time to sort out that nasty rot they all suffer with!

Last year I thought i'd make it up to the old girl which I now know sits in a guys room in spare parts! I bought a grey 1991 Toyota Corolla GTi 3rd Gen Non TVIS model.

She was quite badly looked after, when I got her there was no air filter, no water in the rad, cracked windscreen across the front glass, roof had completely bubbled up and faded and every wing and arch had been very badly resprayed without being lackered or properly treated.... All in all.... It was a mess and I could see my friends eyes roll when he knew that I was walking out that door with the intention to buy it and save it from doom!

So here we are! The start and the current state! I know I shouldn't but i'd like to give thanks to the AE92 owners club for all their help and support so far too!

Ah yes, before we start this is the little tyke thats gotten me into this mess ;)

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And this is the new tyke when I first bought it!

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It was worse thank it looks ;)

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No air filter located inside the box..... Obviously they wanted to make it sound throatier, idiots.

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The day came to start stripping her naked to see what we had under her!

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Wasn't actually to bad at all a few spots here and there around the turrets and by the spare wheel!

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The archers at the rear were completely rotted through, just covered up to make it not look as bad!

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We spent 3 hours extracting the window ourselves... 3 painful hours I can tell you that ;)

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Then layer after layer came off

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Under the rear bumper wasn't great and needed to be replaced

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Notice in this picture above the rear bumper by the light the paintworks cracking and it looks like a very poor uneven finish has been done to cover something up ;) that will all be uncovered later on!

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Result after sanding by hand

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New rear pocket arrived

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We worked day and night on this car to try and get it ready for spraying etc

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Protected the bare metal from rusting again with some Zinc 182 (no the names not a joke lol)

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I have some more pics to post but it all crashed on me! So more to come soon!

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Nice work mate! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

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Thanks mad :)

Your wish is my command!

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Had to do it properly and get the official wings, yeah ok they're about £60 each more than the copy's but for a start they line up perfect, fit perfect and look perfect!

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TECHNICS sticker is coming off :) I managed to find this spotless and rustless boot from ebay, got the bonnett with it too :D

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Bye bye baby!

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While i've been home waiting for her to come back, i've been doing some touching up myself and having various come back from the work shop!

Masking up the chrome around the toyota Badge and the GTI Badge :) ready to spray it MATT black so the chrome stands out better!

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I got some bits given back to me all sprayed :D

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After a couple days of spraying etc I unveiled my new GTI Badge and Toyotoa Badge, very happy with the results! I also restored my original wiper arms with the screw fittings for the Wiper Blades :P You heard me, so hardcore you screw your wipers on to the arms haha.

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I had to put it on the grill just to see the sexyness

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Front and rear bumper arrived back today!

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Looks mint! I am pretty sure that the final result will put a big smile on your face. Apart from looks, do you have any other plans? engine-wise or setup-wise?

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Hi does anyone know where I can get a wing for the ae92?

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Holy cow... I haven't updated this post in ages :) hello again everyone! And yes bud, you can order the front wings of the AE92 off carz2 online (replicas) or get the original ones from toyota (very expensive but worth it!)

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Just seen its in the wanted part of the forum!? 

 

It's definitely not wanted :) I was going to post the final pics of the car as i haven't could someone move this back to the Corolla part of the forums?

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Absolutely in love with that car you bought. A lot like the Corolla E11 I bought, body needs attention and I'd like to make it sexy.

Reading the posts you mention the Zinc 182. Can you tell me how good it is as I've got spots of rust on the panels that I'd like to protect and as you did yours a few years ago I'd like to know how you've found it.

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Hello i have question 

how can i fix economy indicator it always stay orange light 

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