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#1 greengoon

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:21 AM

Here's the quick story of how I added another wagon to my stable.

For the last two years I have daily driven a low mileage 94 Toyota XtraCab pickup. I liked it and thought I would keep it forever but found I was carrying my kids and their friends around more than I was using it as a truck. If the extra cab was just 6" bigger… Then I thought about a bigger wagon than my 510 to use as a daily. I originally set off looking for an 80s Cressida or Datsun 810 and then came across Joe's (cuts metal like mad) Corona Mark II. I've always liked these and after some great conversations on the phone, I decided to give it a try.

Joe is great to deal with. Gave me all the background on the running car and the parts car. I decided to have them shipped from Washington to Salt Lake. The car runs and drives great. Of course there are issues to take care of but its dependable and starts right up. I just got it registered so I can drive it around and work the bugs out legally now. ;)

I am also doing lots of commuting and errands on bicycle now. I figure that with my effort to go as car free as I can, the times that I do need a car, I might as well use a cool one. My neighbors think I'm nuts but that's a good thing. They don't see the beauty in what I do.

Enough words for now. Enjoy the oics and I will fill in more details as I update.

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#2 Draynor

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Sweet man! :thumbup: I have always loved these wagons!

Can't wait to see what you do with this one!

Slammed and daily rat-wagon :D: http://community.rat...ue-go-on-build/

 

 


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

nice finds on the wagons.... and congrats on your new Mercedes suv! lol

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but a debate between Down syndrome ingenuity > someone taking a shit in the gas tank
 

you read my post like a woman would, interpreting.... not actually reading.

wait skib loves the cock

Should I do it to myself or get skib to hammer me?

Ever hear that saying about people in glass houses Syncro?


Ill make a special trip to cali and find your ratty K5 wearing slut bag of a datto




Take some time off, make your signature a little longer...everything will work out


 
 

 

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#4 greengoon

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

nice finds on the wagons.... and congrats on your new Mercedes suv! lol


Yeah, that continued on down the road. Don't want one but would like the money it would fetch. More old car parts! :thumbup:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

dude i was ready to sell a kidney when this came up for sale the guy my dad got my first 610 from has one and it is even the same color as the running one i want a mark II soooooooooo bad

the first rule of Ratsun is you don't talk about Ratsun... no wait thats fight club.....


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its like pikachu cuz its always his go to, the ol relaiable, looks cute kicks ass on the reg. and the 610 is charizard.... when ya really need to lay down some shit. lol - skib

 


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:05 PM

The yellow one still runs doesn`t it?? I could swear it`s the one Joe rolled up in when he came over a few months ago but it was really, really cold and rainy that day..( even for north western Washington ) . But it seemed to run like a top at the time.

q-tip, on 06 Jul 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

    I think they're the same casting for the housing its just whether it has a fan clutch on it or not, but don`t qoute me on that.

 

 

 

 

 


..........................I shall call it, narclops.



 


#7 greengoon

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

The drive train from the yellow one is now in the brown one. So yes, that would be the one that he drove. It still runs like a top in the brown car. There is another 4M engine block and a 5 speed resting in it at the moment as well.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

I was sooo close to snagging these. Glad they went to someone who knows what they're doing. Congrats!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:35 PM

ill just leave this here........









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the first rule of Ratsun is you don't talk about Ratsun... no wait thats fight club.....


....the first rule of Ratsun is PICS OR BAN! :fu:



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its like pikachu cuz its always his go to, the ol relaiable, looks cute kicks ass on the reg. and the 610 is charizard.... when ya really need to lay down some shit. lol - skib

 


#10 greengoon

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:07 AM

ill just leave this here........


Oh yeah, very aware of this one. Actually studied it a lot. Then there's the green one from JCCS last year (Pertrano's with the go-karts, for sale on JNC) and a blue one that was also for sale on JNC. Pretty high profile cars since there's so few of them I've got to do a good job. Since its going to be my daily for a while it will be functional and not over the top. It runs good so I want it to be a driver.

That being said, I already have plans brewing in my head of working out a bag system on the parts car and then transferring it over one day to the driver. The whole A-arm subframe is removable.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

Pretty high profile cars since there's so few of them I've got to do a good job.


Thank you.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Dude this is Brad Lawrences friend ,nice find I like the grille ,I have a 75 Toyota Corona wagon comming soon also, I may paint and lower then take to JCCss ,I also have a soft spot for yotas ,had a 68 2dr red Corona i sold to Chicago.Only problem is I have to turn them.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:21 AM

I was sooo close to snagging these. Glad they went to someone who knows what they're doing. Congrats!

Thank you.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

Man, if we can get the damage fixed on the yellow one, make it the daily, then slam the ratty brown one like that orange one. Would be sick!! B)

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:04 PM

:thumbup:

Subscribed... and surprised I am the first one. :confused:

Whats first? Blocks for the rear to level it out? Weren't you already lowering the front more? I demand an updated pic!

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

I have pics and just need to find time to get them all together. I don't mean to leave you in stitches but I put 2" blocks in the back and Hilux springs in the front. I have started cleaning up the grunge on the body too and its coming out nicely. I'm taking it to the JDM Legends show tomorrow so I will try to update everything tomorrow evening.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

Wheel test last week with my 15x7 +20 Rotas from the 510. Borrowed my friend's 30mm spacers showing how 15x7 -10 wheels would sit.

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This car is quite solid and is truly a barn (ok, collapsing garage) find. The doors shut solid, the window scrapers are intact and the rear suspension u bolts aren't even rusted and came apart easier than any rear suspension I have taken apart. I can't remember if you had changed out the rear end, Joe? Threw in some 2" blocks and put my already cut Hilux springs in the front. Rear rides great and I haven't cut anything from the stops yet. Front is riding on the bumpstops now so I'm going to take them out and see how much more drop I get and if its functional. I may just cut a little more from the stock spring and put those back in. The stock and Hilux springs seem to be the same rate. I like the design of the front suspension. I think I can modify if needed down the road.

Before I unbolted everything.
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Cut stock on the left. Already cut Hilux springs on the right.
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Rotas with a 6mm spacer.
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How it sits right now. Definitely needs some wheels :)
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Since I live so close I shuttled all 3 of my vehicles to the JDM Legends Open House yesterday. The car had mixed reviews. Some loved it, some didn't understand it. I'll give them time, its early in the game.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

I love this goon!

I was psyched when I read that you had aquired it. Your rigs are tasteful and done well and I am subscribed to watch what you do with it. Go get em.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:25 AM

Its like Christmas! I'm still always amazed at how a set of wheels can totally transform a car.

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I've always liked DR20s but they never quite fit on my 510. Got a great deal through Discount Tire Direct so I went for it. 15x7+0 with 195/50/15 Kumhos. Put a 6mm spacer in the back, rolled the fenders and its just about perfect. I love the fender arch on these cars. This is a very functional drop. I can still clear most everything and I have no wheel gap. Rides great. I think my wife will even ride in it. :D

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After I cut the bump stops, it settled pretty low and rode pretty bad (not too bad considering, but it would get to you after a while) so I ended up taking the Hilux springs back out. I never would have been able to fit the +0 wheels at that height. I cut another 1/2 coil from the already cut stock springs and put them back in. This is where it sat with the Hilux springs:

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:08 AM

I knew those style wheels would fit that car perfectly :thumbup: