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RT26G Tiara Wagon Project

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Hi,

Here is some photo's of my latest project I am restoring for my wife. It is a 1964 RT26G Toyota Tiara Station Wagon. It has Hilux Disk brakes and rims, is lowered 1 1/2". has a Smiths style heater demister and will have lap sash seatbelts front and rear. Other than that and a few additions like the sun visor, the Hollywood moon caps and roof racks it will be all original. I will post some more pic's when it is finished.

If there is any other Tiara owners who need asistance with parts or info, or have any parts tor cars they are willing to sell, or just want to exchange details so we can help each other out when needed you are welcome to contact me on my email johnnyrhino@msn.com I have just had a lazer cut rust repair section made for the lower section of the tailgate. The expense was it entering the dimensions into the computer. Any additional copies sould be relatively cheap. So if there are any other Wagon or Ute owners out there that need a rust repair section for their tailgate, let me know and I can get another one cut out. I can send photo's of the section before and after it has been welded in.

John

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Mate............. I now have a new favourite Toyota in Australia !!!!

That wagon is absolutely awesome. I'm so glad you are keeping it stock.

I'm a mad roof rack fan (bit of a vw rat-look thing I got into) and other accessories such as visor, whitewalls etc are right up my alley.

Please keep us up to date on this Tiara. Reckon Toyota (Aus) might be looking for you once it's all finished.

LOVE IT !!!!

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Thsi is a great classic. :toast::toast::toast: We have an Hr 66 holden. Do keep us up to date

Thanks for the positive comments.

I had Toyed with the idea of putting a 18RG and five speed in the wagon, or even a Holden V6 and auto, but this car has a low k's "R" engine (which is the original motor and the first of the "R" family of engines). There is not too many of these engines still around and if I took it out it would be another one that is lost forever. I figure it's better to have a fiarly honest example of how the car was in it's hey day than have something that goes fast. They are a simple and reliable engine it just won't be going anywhere in a hurry (suits me fine). Because my wife plans on using this car on a regular basis I upgraded the brakes to make sure it can pull up like a modern car. I've had the seats reupholstered and have just put them back in the ensure I put the seatbelt mounts in the correct places. They look great and the original door and side cards are in excelent condition. They are bright orange with a black pattern on them. I'll post some photo's once it's painted and reassembled for the last time.

John

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maximum respect - that is some rare machinery right there!

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Hi,

Because these cars ars getting quite rare I am trying to get a bit of a network of owners together. If you own a Tiara, or you know of someone that owns a Tiara, or you know where a Tiara is please contact me and let me know. I am especialy keen to track down another wagon owner. I only know of two other wagons. One is owned by Toyota Australia and the other was owned by a woman named Rachael Lear, who lived in the Cairns area in far north Queensland, Australia. A couple of years ago she was talking of selling the wagon so she may not own it any longer. I would love to know who the current owner is and where this wagon is now. If you have any info on this wagon or any other Tiara's (sedans, wagons or utes) please contact me.

johnnyrhino@msn.com

John

Hi,

Here is some photo's of my latest project I am restoring for my wife. It is a 1964 RT26G Toyota Tiara Station Wagon. It has Hilux Disk brakes and rims, is lowered 1 1/2". has a Smiths style heater demister and will have lap sash seatbelts front and rear. Other than that and a few additions like the sun visor, the Hollywood moon caps and roof racks it will be all original. I will post some more pic's when it is finished.

If there is any other Tiara owners who need asistance with parts or info, or have any parts tor cars they are willing to sell, or just want to exchange details so we can help each other out when needed you are welcome to contact me on my email johnnyrhino@msn.com I have just had a lazer cut rust repair section made for the lower section of the tailgate. The expense was it entering the dimensions into the computer. Any additional copies sould be relatively cheap. So if there are any other Wagon or Ute owners out there that need a rust repair section for their tailgate, let me know and I can get another one cut out. I can send photo's of the section before and after it has been welded in.

John

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Hi,

Here is some photo's of my latest project I am restoring for my wife. It is a 1964 RT26G Toyota Tiara Station Wagon. It has Hilux Disk brakes and rims, is lowered 1 1/2". has a Smiths style heater demister and will have lap sash seatbelts front and rear. Other than that and a few additions like the sun visor, the Hollywood moon caps and roof racks it will be all original. I will post some more pic's when it is finished.

If there is any other Tiara owners who need asistance with parts or info, or have any parts tor cars they are willing to sell, or just want to exchange details so we can help each other out when needed you are welcome to contact me on my email johnnyrhino@msn.com I have just had a lazer cut rust repair section made for the lower section of the tailgate. The expense was it entering the dimensions into the computer. Any additional copies sould be relatively cheap. So if there are any other Wagon or Ute owners out there that need a rust repair section for their tailgate, let me know and I can get another one cut out. I can send photo's of the section before and after it has been welded in.

John

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Hi,

Here's some photo's of the Hilux disk brake upgrade I have installed on my wagon. This upgrade can be performed on 40 series Crown's as well (Note: both upper and lower ball joints are inverted).

John

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Hi,

Here is some photo's of my latest project I am restoring for my wife. It is a 1964 RT26G Toyota Tiara Station Wagon. It has Hilux Disk brakes and rims, is lowered 1 1/2". has a Smiths style heater demister and will have lap sash seatbelts front and rear. Other than that and a few additions like the sun visor, the Hollywood moon caps and roof racks it will be all original. I will post some more pic's when it is finished.

If there is any other Tiara owners who need asistance with parts or info, or have any parts tor cars they are willing to sell, or just want to exchange details so we can help each other out when needed you are welcome to contact me on my email johnnyrhino@msn.com I have just had a lazer cut rust repair section made for the lower section of the tailgate. The expense was it entering the dimensions into the computer. Any additional copies sould be relatively cheap. So if there are any other Wagon or Ute owners out there that need a rust repair section for their tailgate, let me know and I can get another one cut out. I can send photo's of the section before and after it has been welded in.

John

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Hi,

Here's some photo's of some of the parts I have had rechromed and the seats that have been reupholstered.

John

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cars looking good mate

yes it is definitely moving along

i fired up my tiara sedan the other day and found the generators not working, do you have a spare you want to sell? also i still have not found a front screen yet any luck at your end?

Peter

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cars looking good mate

yes it is definitely moving along

i fired up my tiara sedan the other day and found the generators not working, do you have a spare you want to sell? also i still have not found a front screen yet any luck at your end?

Peter

Hi Peter,

My wagon is a 64 and has an alternator instead of a generator. I have the spare alternator off my spare parts car but not a generator as fitted to 63 (and earlier) Tiara's.

I still have not fitted my windscreen so I still can't let the one go out of my spare parts sedan. I've done some investigations into getting some screens made and if I do a minimum run of ten it should be worth it. I'm thinking I should be able to get enough people to purchase the ten. Everyone gets screens made overseas now and it would involve sending a screen overseas and then getting the new screens sent back. If you are interested I'll chase it up and give you a price on individual screens and you can let me know if I can count on you for at least one screen (they will be laminated and have a tint strip at the top).

There was a complete 64 Tiara sedan at the Gold Coast Toyota wreakers, but last time I talked to them they did not want to sell parts off the car but wanted to sell the whole car for $1500.00 (it will have an alternator not a generator). From photo's I saw of the car it seemed quite rusty and $1500.00 seemed a bit steep. Circumstances may have changed and they may be willing to part it out.

There is also a 63 ute on ebay at the moment but there is no sign of the front screen or the generator, and the seller's starting price is $500.00 for a very sad looking example.

I have made a rust repair kit for the tail gates on wagons and utes (I did it for my own wagon but have listed them on ebay to see if I can recover some of the set up costs) and I am currently working on rust repairs for the lower gaurd sections. If you find you need lower gaurd rust repair sections (inner, outer, left and right) down the track let me know.

If I can help you out in any other way let me know

John

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Hi,

Here's some pictures of lower gaurd (fender) rust repair sections that I have made for my Tiara. There is also pictures of the Formers/Dollies I had fabricated so I could form the panels over them.

John

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Hi,

Here's some pictures of lower gaurd (fender) rust repair sections that I have made for my Tiara. There is also pictures of the Formers/Dollies I had fabricated so I could form the panels over them.

John

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Here's how the rust repairs came up now that they are welded in place. I'm going to treat the faces of the inner and outer guard where they meet with POR15 or similar. Then I'm going to Sikaflex and re spot weld them together. They are not a perfect reproduction but with a little bit of body filler they should come up pretty good.

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Here's some pictures of the gaurds in place for final adjustments before prep and paint. I was lucky enough to find a donar car that I could get some panel sections off. My wagon has had a smash repair in the past and due to a lack of replacment panels alot of body filler was used. Now that I have sourced replacment panel sections I am going to do the job right. In the photo's the damaged panel sections have been removed in preperation for the replacment ones.

John

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Here's some pictures of the gaurds in place for final adjustments before prep and paint. I was lucky enough to find a donar car that I could get some panel sections off. My wagon has had a smash repair in the past and due to a lack of replacment panels alot of body filler was used. Now that I have sourced replacment panel sections I am going to do the job right. In the photo's the damaged panel sections have been removed in preperation for the replacment ones.

John

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Here's some pictures of the replacment panels welded in place.

John

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i love the shape of this car , mega respect for the panel work mate.

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Hi,

Here's some pictures of my progress. I have installed a RT40 column and indicator assembly along with a moon eyes steering wheel. I have been holding off until I could afford a top paint job but I never seem to have the money. I have decided to paint the Tiara Satin Black to get it finished and on the road.

John

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Paint choice is sensational John. Looks great. Also that rego plate is as good as it gets. Well done to you.

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Looks so good! credit all goes to you mate.

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that is the most mint little car i've ever seen! so jealous... I had a friend in highschool who had a corolla of the same vintage (which kinda looked the same, but just the sedan version)... the interior reminds me of my old ford escort too... *sigh* love little old cars... so much character!

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Doors are on and interior is all finished. Only the Guards and Bonnet to go.

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So close to hitting the streets.

There is a business in SA that can make a solid visor for anything. I would love to see a solid visor to replace the mesh one in the same satin black as the car. That is the only thing I would do differently. I love this car!

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Yeah,

Something I may consider down the track. I'm getting stainless visors made for the tops of the door widows. I've still got to put the roof racks back on as well.

John

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