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oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/21/20 2:06 p.m.

Not that Mark II.... 

 

but something more along the lines of this.....

 

 

 

This /\ is a Toyota Corona Mark II hardtop (coupe, aka MX22).  The one I'm getting isn't so pretty... yet

 

 

 

A quick note, the 2M inline 6 engine(105hp) that was original equipment weighs about 10#s MORE then the 4.0 liter Hemi that will be taking its place

 

 

so... I guess...  there is more to come......... surprise

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
1/21/20 2:11 p.m.

she's a beaut, clark!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/21/20 2:14 p.m.

Subbed for non mopar hemi awesomeness 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
1/21/20 2:15 p.m.

Gorgeous. Love the Corona. We had a Publica and a Crown. 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
1/21/20 2:16 p.m.

Huzzah!

sobe_death
sobe_death Dork
1/21/20 3:18 p.m.

Wasn't there a thread about this 4.0 Hemi?

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/21/20 3:44 p.m.
sobe_death said:

Wasn't there a thread about this 4.0 Hemi?

This 4.0 liter Hemi

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
1/21/20 3:49 p.m.

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

That is a nice car to install it in, except you need to open the hood to see that Hemi.  
it needs to go into a Bucket T or something minus a hood. 

java230
java230 UberDork
1/21/20 4:01 p.m.

Cant wait to see it go together

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps SuperDork
1/21/20 4:03 p.m.

Congrats! Look forward to your project! My dad bought his fist Toyota in 1971 I believe it was a Corona wagon. It was white looked something like this one. Good memories.

 

 

Image result for 1971 corona wagon1

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
1/21/20 5:15 p.m.

Very cool. I had a MkII 4-door for a time.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/21/20 6:13 p.m.

A "few" more pics....

 

 

 

 

 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/21/20 6:53 p.m.

That is a rust free Toyota.  And I include the bubbles on the bottom of the sills in that observation.

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
1/21/20 7:03 p.m.

I always wanted to uz swap a old crown, first gen celica, or starlet lol 

barefootskater
barefootskater SuperDork
1/21/20 9:40 p.m.

As a guy who has zero love for Toyota, I gotta say that I really like where this is headed. 

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/22/20 10:22 a.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

That is a rust free Toyota.  And I include the bubbles on the bottom of the sills in that observation.

So I contacted a friend who lives about 30 min away from this person... who happen to know him as well.  I scheduled with him, and the car owner to be gone over.  Going through that mass of photos, I picked 3....

 

 

 

 

the inspectors response.... 

o 3 areas: 2 of those round holes - 1 of those is under the rear seat foam, 1 under your fwet.

3rd area is driver quarterpanel behind the rear wheel. Looks like it's been patched or bondo'd smooth. Otherwise, car is solid, even in the areas you asked me to look at.

If I were to do it, I'd soda blast the car, fix the shoddy repair work (which is minimal), fix the dents / highs / lows and have a great smooth body.

 

more to come......... smiley 

frenchyd
frenchyd PowerDork
1/22/20 10:38 a.m.

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

While you'll know all the work involved. I doubt one person in 10,000 will recognize it as anything special. 
 

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/22/20 1:42 p.m.
frenchyd said:

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

While you'll know all the work involved. I doubt one person in 10,000 will recognize it as anything special. 
 

You know...  that perfectly fine with me.  With Surreptitious - many people had a similar opinion.

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy UltraDork
1/22/20 2:43 p.m.
frenchyd said:

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

While you'll know all the work involved. I doubt one person in 10,000 will recognize it as anything special. 
 

But it will absolutely blow that thoughtful and educated person's mind.

This is like a 3/4 scale Aussie muscle car, only Japanese. Going to be great.

 

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/24/20 11:00 a.m.

What good is an "investment guy" when he isn't around when you need some of your own money???   angry

 

Anyway, I had to move $$ from a few places, but it all "arrived" @ the bank in time for me to get the seller the cash...

 

Arrived... 16 hours(too much fog in Northern Cal)

 

 

and tucked away... after a long wet journey

 

 

more to come....   smiley

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
1/27/20 5:35 p.m.

A few new photos showing relative size vs a more widely known car wink

 

 

 

 

 

more to come......  

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/27/20 5:45 p.m.

About the size of a 67 cuda?

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
1/27/20 5:58 p.m.

The irony of the background in this picture wasn't lost on me. 

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/27/20 7:19 p.m.

Oh baby, that's a beautiful car! Subscribed!

Flynlow
Flynlow HalfDork
1/27/20 7:55 p.m.

The inspiration photo is absolutely awesome.  Im excited to see the project come together!

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