The last updated ended with my taking the car on its first big voyage outside the neighborhood so I could bring it to work and align it before it’s inaugural autocross.
I guess that’s what happens when depression makes you go to bed at 9 on a Saturday.
Now that the suspension was done, it was time to move on to getting the car back to a drivable state.
This weekend all my friends were away so I figured that this would be a good project to keep me busy. The car is my 2005 Toyota Corolla Le. I did this process last year but stopped after polishing and applying a UV coating. I reapplied the coating but less than a year later they had faded over again. I did some online…
With the front suspension measurements sorted, it was time to figure out what to do with the rear. The design of the mounting flange is completely different from any of the MR2 housings, and the struts themselves are sealed units.
Geo Prizm liftback! Still searching for my first GSi sighting though...
I recently finally sold my 1986 Cressida wagon, not due to any fault of the car, but just due to lost interest. As much as I liked that car it just didn’t have that spark for me any longer. I realized as cool as the wagon was, I wasn’t driving it often enough, and didn’t enjoy the car as much as I used to. After…
After selling my Jalopnik-approved brown RWD manual wagon, I turned around and bought a friend’s 1987 Corolla FX16 GTS that’s been sitting for like a year. I plan to build it to be an autocross/track car.
Washed and vacuumed the wife-mobile. And an oil change. 101k miles and still going strong. Now going out for beer and pub food. Have a good weekend, everyone!
There’s no real loser here - Tom, David, or Raph could win this round, or John - you might get something else totally awesome.
I have a feeling this question could irk a few Opponauts, but I feel it needs to be asked:
I believe that the DLR module has failed. Last night, both headlights and running lights stopped working. But the parking lights, fog lights, and high beams all work. I swapped in an older bulb that still worked but it produced the same result. Apparently it’s not a totally uncommon problem on this model.
You cannot deny that awkward 80's ass.
Takeey’s, the best classic car dealership in Japan (and the world, if you ask me) is currently selling this wonderful ‘69 Corolla Van (read: 2-door wagon) for $8,100. And it’s got the kind of good looks that only the blessing of 48 years of the elements can provide. Seriously, patina doesn’t get much more perfect than…
The Corolla of my dreams has finally appeared on craigslist! RWD 1980 liftback! It’s wonderful! It’s —
Short on drivers at work today. I get to take this beautiful machine out to pick up a customer car. The raw power and luxury embodied by this thing may spoil me.
Hey Oppo! Here’s the second manufacturer in my series from NAIAS, Toyota! I hope you enjoy it!
AMA anything about me or my 2003 Corolla S