1978 Daily Driver!

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  1. Mr. Toyota

    Mr. Toyota Newbie

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    Hello all,
    Name's Eric I'm 21, Live in the Mountains of California have for most my life. Got in to Toyota's at a young age, Helping paps work on his 78'20R (Now mine) then the 88' 22RE it blew up at 360,000 no surprise:bow:.
    Now it's my turn to fix up the 78 Toyota Hilux. I got most the service and tune up work finished on the 340,000 mile 20R Just adjusted the valve lash today an I will be posting in the 76' Build up section soon.:clapping:
    Thanks all for reading :waytogo: :runaway:

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  2. 1982rn34

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    Welcome, Eric!!!

    Looks like you are enjoying working & being around Toyota's. Just like me.
    I'm in San Jose, so give me a holler if you are ever in the South Bay or in the vicinity.

    Rick
     
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    welcome bruddah...
     
  4. Mr. Toyota

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    Thank's Rick
    It's good to be on board, I will shoot you a pm if and when I am headed that way :waytogo:
    I posted a build up thread with some more detail subscribe if you would like:headbang:
     
  5. dexter69

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    So fricken sweet!
     
  6. CUCUY

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    welcome!

    i daily drive my 81 sr5, usually about 125+ miles daily, everything from stop and go traffic, to 85mph highway driving!
     
  7. Mr. Toyota

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    Thank's all!

    Well I got another Toyota figured I would share with everyone, Got back from Oregon this morning the car was a steal had to have it.

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    77' Celica with 132,000 miles :jawdrop:
     
  8. Da_Roach

    Da_Roach Toyotaholic

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    Very nice score. Plans for it?
     
  9. 1982rn34

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    ^^^ Very cool, Eric! ^^^

    I've always liked these RN29 cars. Much better body style than the coupe. Every one I see on the internet has a missing center console or it's a black replacement. My friend from Cabe Toyota in Long Beach has an orange one too.

    Rick
     
  10. Mr. Toyota

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    I just had to own this car, Fell for the car the moment I took a spin.:love:
    The interior has seen better days, Back seats are fine and so is the dashboard.
    Tachometer/Speedo have warped needles, The dash cap was thrown in back along with almost every single interior panel. :eek:
    Part of the center console is still onboard the interior is already half black the rest is tan I'm going with black. As for the engine I was thinking about hunting down an 152E or 18RG If not I will work with the 20/22R hybrid.:waytogo:

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    Lots of time and work left inside just hoping I can hunt down the OEM interior parts...:runaway: That being said I can't find any body damage at all and for 1800$ cash after the ride home over 2k.
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  11. 1982rn34

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    Luckily some of these interior trim pieces pop up on e-Bay, Eric. If you search using 1976 or 1977 Toyota Celica and also Toyota RA29, these items may pop up. I know for sure that the "leather-like" shifter boot is available. Gee...you make me want to get one now. I still plan on locating a 1980 Toyota Corona liftback 5-speed for another old school Toyota.

    Let me know if I can be of assistance!
    Rick
     

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