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Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:32 pm
by chriss402
Doors and tailgate painted next

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:33 pm
by chriss402
Putting things back together with rusty nuts and bolts looked terrible , so I put them in a basket and sandblasted and painted them as well

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:36 pm
by chriss402
Now I had all these parts painted and perfect I was worried they would get damaged . At this point also expensive parts were going to start going on and I needed a secure room for the car. Next step was enclose the area where I had originally stripped the car.

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:36 pm
by chriss402
brake lines cont....

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by chriss402
The heat was killing me !! In the summer here the temp can reach 34 degrees C.
I had to install an A/C in my new Celica room to continue the assemble of the shell. I decided to epoxy the floors the same time so I wasn't crawling around on dusty concrete.

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by chriss402
Shell assemble cont..

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm
by chriss402
I managed to find polyurethane bushings coming out of Poland on Ebay. Bought a set for the front and rear

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:58 pm
by chriss402
Poly bushings

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:07 pm
by chriss402
Tailgate on with new gas struts.
Drilled and slotted rotors and coilovers installed .

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:48 pm
by slakeco
Incredible work! Following your progress. :notworthy:

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:52 pm
by chriss402
Thanks man glad you like it !

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:47 am
by Bempa
Wow this is proper rebuild. Why did you choose to go with polyurethan bushings? Are you going to track the car or is rubber bushings no longer avaible?

You did some great work with the chassi and body

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Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:08 am
by chriss402
I went with the polyurethane bushings because the rubber ones were rotten or compressed and are not available as replacement parts either. Toyota expected you to change the actual part as the rubber is bonded into the part . So I used a torch to burn out the old rubber bushings prior to sandblasting and painting and then pressed in the new polyurethane ones .
The heat here also destroys rubber a lot faster than in colder climates .

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:15 am
by chriss402
Sorry forgot to answer your question regarding if it will be a track car. No way ! Lol not after all that sweat, blood and cut knuckles. Especially after searching for parts from all over the globe and countless web sites. It showed me that these cars are becoming less and less available. So I want the car to look and do the part but it’s going to be my weekend baby car. I always wanted a car for myself that I could baby and polish. I’ve built a lot of cars/ vehicles for other people and had nothing nice for myself .

Re: St185 full rebuild

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:55 am
by chriss402
I wanted to do something different with the car rather than just a stock rebuild. I'm going to make it a wide body version. Currently it is the Carlos Sainz factory version wide body, but I wanted something EXTRA wide, similar to the Rocket Bunny kits. So I ordered some 18" wheels that are 12" wide .