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Can anyone recommend a reputable mechanic in Sydney with some sort of Corolla Sportivo experience?
Looking to have clutch and gearbox issue fixed and would prefer expertise in this area.
Happy to travel but within or the surrounding Hurstville areas would be ideal :)
So I confess, it ins't my car, but my mate bought this, and recruited me to assist.
I previously restored a VH commodore, which was a strip, rust repair, paint and engine rebuild (took me about 5 years as I was a poor uni student) and did the work myself.
So the project is a RA28, has a decent amount of rust but is pretty straight and reasonably complete. Has a tired 18RG we deem insufficient. We are looking at a 1UZ / W58 conversion (there's conversion gear out there and the Lexus 4L comes in under the VSB Capacity Rules and a few people have done it before).
At this stage we have finished pulling what we need to pull for now. Planning to strip all paint, and cut the rust out and then give it some primer.
I have also started doing the rust repairs on one of the doors, both the skin and inner frame need some love, I am using a .6 MIG setup with Argoshield Lite and it works a charm - pic attached of a 300mm section of the door frame i replaced.
Looking forward to seeing what other members are building out there :)
By Raja Talha
Hey guys, I'm about to modify my AE80 Corolla. It's been neglected for quite some time due to lack of capital. Kindly point out the issues with my to-do list, list is as follows:
1. Full body work.
2. Paint Java Black pearl (Subaru's 18L).
3. Engine 2ZZGE or 3SGTE, they are costing same. (Kindly point out issues).
4. Tires 195/55R15 or 205/50R15, which one is going to be better.
5. Bucker seats and other interior work.
6. Lowering springs.
*Both engines are available at $1000, will swapping 3sgte ruin it's handling/braking or driving dynamics because it's heavier?
Can 2zzge 6-speed be swapped in AE80 without any alteration?
Currently 3SGTE has been swapped by some guy but I haven't been able to reach him somehow.
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