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  1. tooSavvy

    Radio brackets

    I might imagine Halfrauds might sell 'pre-form' galvie light steel radio bracket/strip.... It can be bent sharply to 90ยฐ, won't snap and carries a multi selection of preformed holes - L slots/straight slots. Bread & Butter to a whole generation of ICE Warriors. ๐Ÿ™‚ My AIWA replacement radio ('91 Carina II AT160) fitted the factory 'wings/tin bracket' in the dash assembly because it had a load of oddly spaced prethreaded bolt holes in the chassis. Best of Luck m8 2sav
  2. Yes..... I have 'Stevie Wonder' poondland matt black painted my wiper arms, too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Local free paper served for masking (tore a slit as req) but it wasn't blowy so no overspray issues.... Nice Wagon.... Not so many about, eh? 2sav
  3. ..... sounding like the opening scenes of a Raymond Chandler detective story..... About time something interesting happened about the place ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ch. 2 ???? "C'mon, c'mon.... Mr Derek" as Basil Brush would say. 2sav
  4. 'brake ,eh? Getter Up... Moar piccies >>>>> Cmon, Goodbuddie ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2sav
  5. Parts search for '91 style/models Corolla might find you more as scrap/recycled.... 2sav
  6. Anyone got a line on what these guys think of the car? Is it possible to 'machine translate' the chat ? 2sav
  7. VED can be the killer on old motors.... Older car type forums will refer to, essentially the same spec/model, as being 'pre or post' threshold - on a high VED. Banger status, on a reasonable car + mot, hinges on ยฃ150 but not with ยฃ300 VED..... Straight into the yards ๐Ÿ˜ž glad you're sticking with your faithful old hound ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2sav
  8. tooSavvy

    Corolla ke70

    Megggaaaa ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  9. Does having 'racing decals' make your insurance broker worry? They are notorious for "lifestyle/graphic style/driving style" leaps of logic..... Plus it must be a 'pondlife magnet' for getting nicked ๐Ÿ˜• Impressive sight to see - no doubt - swooshing about the locale ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2sav
  10. Do you suffer 'bump steer' now? Or are you concerned about this effect of lowering, once you do it? Camber and caster and roll centre are all going to be a trade off, once you start changing things..... Keep up the 'toobing', m8 ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  11. Hello...... From the 'other' Newcastle ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  12. Dedicate a 'racing stripe' to Stirling Moss.... 'Not gone, just one lap ahead' R.I.P.
  13. Look for the part on here.... Look for cross compatibility 2sav
  14. Look up the full set of part numbers and google.... Australia has the car [Corona, out there] so lots of springs 'in the wild' ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  15. Hi..... I have a front splitter [... err, and it's staying, thanks!] but I really would like a Saloon Bootspoiler to match ๐Ÿ™‚ My springs are factory/original.... But a full refresh of Dampers/Droplinks/ARB bushings were supplied by MicksGarage, Ireland. About ยฃ250.... AND they 'got them for me' >>> as opposed to Web sites cheaper but Not In Stock ๐Ÿ˜ž Get some pictures up then..... 2sav
  16. I reckon if 'Salvage Rebuilds UK' <u tube> flipped a Carina... BOL on a ยฃ50 matching paint wing M8 ๐Ÿ™‚ ... you would start getting some serious 'clicks'. The Car That Time Forgot [you and I, both ๐Ÿ˜ž ] 2sav
  17. .... Well, mebbies those who haven't the benefit of testdriving something else? ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  18. I think 'diy or ยฃยฃยฃbespoke' will be the way ahead, m8. As with all things 'period' (thinking of circuit racers in '60s with Magnesium wheels = today those wheels will be porous/brittle wall ornaments) you might find they have all disappeared into the great beyond.... Sad but Troo ๐Ÿ˜• Getting a 'certified' top spec rollcage made [not at M8s R8s] will be 2nd mortgage territory.... Make your own with 50mm copper pipe and wrap with GorillaTape - daft, I know, but it's the look your after, really.... BOL 2sav
  19. Oooooff! ๐Ÿ™‚ 2sav
  20. Perhaps Hot Corolla modders have trod this path....? Likely they are the same part/do the same thing.... so alternatives may be known. 2sav
  21. Coming up to 30yo, now basking in the raucous rust bath which is 'the NE' ๐Ÿ˜• , I can see some scabbiness on the rear suspension arms (well sprayed with corrosion resisting gloop notwithstanding)... I'm just saying... 48710-20060 & 48720-20050 .... Different sides. Anyone have a crocked 87 - 91 Carina/Camry/Lexus ? = all same part I think a clean/sound pair 'on the shelf' might be good strategy >> on the car, even better! 2sav
  22. Hi Matt & thanks...... MicksGarage [Ireland] got me everything for dampers/arb bushings/arb droplinks. The front dampers are a 'screw-in' insert! I am standard ride height.... My OZ alloys + tyre combo is exactly factory 13" tyre rolling diameter. VW 4x100 stud pattern. A lad over on RetroRides fitted twingo. just a slightly lower et, tyres are 185 65 14. Plain steel. *note: The 2.0L are 5stud. I'm trying to source a factory 'boot lid spoiler' for the saloon.... Mine already specced as front chin-lip.... God "rocky horse poo" they are!! Sorry some piccies are knakked... Photo#uckit did for some and (on this forum) we can't re-edit past entries to renew links. Glad you have seen other C2s about.... Here in Newcastle I'm deffo the only one. 2sav