View Full Version : Andy's Sprinter

4th May 2006, 02:47 PM
Thought i would share my Sprinter with you all. Owned it for about a year now, and have loved every minute of it... except when it breaks down. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif
I use it for daily driving and for deliveries at work, which is fun! (especially now i have a heater)

Engine currently has a partly blown head gasket, so it will be coming apart soon, and the new diff and other gearbox that i have will probably be going in at the same time.

Will post up some up to date photos soon...

...here are the specs anyway:

'83 model ADM Sprinter
Rust removed/resprayed in Holden Quicksliver Metallic Silver
Garden Edging front lip
Black Bonnet
Supra fog lights.
15x7 work wheels
195/50 potenza G3's

96kw JDM 4AGE
exedy carbon clutch
Toda Racing Pressure plate
toda racing flywheel
JDM T-50 gearbox
Microtech MTX-8 ECU
TRD copy (i think) extractors
2" exhaust
pod filter
Bosch motorsport fuel pump
Oil cooler - will be fitted once i've got an adaptor plate
T-18 diff
TRD 2-way LSD
quad throttle bodies, still in the shed.

Cut springs all round,
short stroke rear shocks
rear seat latch brace
corona lower control arms and RA40 tie rods, yet to be fitted

dash/plastic trim/door trims Painted black
some sort of dished steering wheel, to be replaced by a nardi one once i find a steering spacer
currently missing some of the boot trim, but will be complete again once i find some.
black face air/fuel ratio gauge
A HEATER!!! http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

Planned mods
other suspension bits
JDM brakes
better wheels - something more Jap
whiteline tail lights, new headlights and letterbox grille
some better seats (hopefully brides if i have enough $$$)

Stuff WTB:
Boot trim, everything behind the rear seats
heater T-piece (in engine bay)
clock from dashboard
centre console section from around gearstick
kick panels
passenger side mirror

4th May 2006, 02:48 PM
Engine bay:

4th May 2006, 02:50 PM
hey dude nice car http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

also i thought u were painting it falcon green?

4th May 2006, 02:52 PM
yeah... changed my mind, silver was safer!

4th May 2006, 02:58 PM
looks good, so did eddie fix the quater panel?

4th May 2006, 03:00 PM
yeah... and the rust... and the leaks... but not the bonnet. i decided to get a new one first, then get it painted.

4th May 2006, 03:14 PM
looks tuff!

more pics of the car please! im very interested in seeing more angles of the colour!

4th May 2006, 03:16 PM

4th May 2006, 03:17 PM
looks much better in direct sunlight... but it's been raining/cloudy, so i'll get some better pics soon.

4th May 2006, 03:22 PM
nice mate, dont scratch it. lol

4th May 2006, 03:24 PM
haha i'll try not to!

4th May 2006, 06:44 PM
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif very nice mate good job

4th May 2006, 10:00 PM
hey nice nicce paint job.. how much did u spend on it?

4th May 2006, 10:14 PM
not much look in the sa/adelaide section

5th May 2006, 01:36 PM
not much at all... and he does good rust repairs as well!!!

5th May 2006, 01:56 PM
Wow, nice sprinter.
Havent seen it before in adelaide, where bouts you located?
yeah man finally you got your car on here!
lol, you should show some before and after shots of the old paint too to show how much it is improved!

anyway ill see ya at the end of the month.

5th May 2006, 11:02 PM
heres some i have, rust in the corner of the hatch.

6th May 2006, 08:27 PM
good looking ae86, hows does the mircotech go ?

8th May 2006, 01:42 PM
good needs a tune though...

8th May 2006, 05:29 PM
It sure does need a tune.
"Bang....braaaaaap.......Bang *Flames*"


Get back to doing uni work! Uni computers arent for forums!
have you figured out how to put the foggies in there yet?
And the T series? is it going in (please say yes)

8th May 2006, 07:00 PM

10th May 2006, 08:56 PM
If u dont mind me Askin how much did the Micro Tech set u bak i wanna get one for my 86

11th May 2006, 03:10 PM
It came with the car when i bought it... but to buy a new one with a hand controller it's about $1400

11th May 2006, 04:22 PM
$1200ish... $1400 and your getting riped

11th May 2006, 09:04 PM
They don't make the LT-8 any more so you have to get the LT-10s as a minimum... add on a hand controller and thats fairly close to $1400

14th May 2006, 03:17 PM
made a "Garden Stylez" front lip.... cost $20... looks pretty good for that!

still got 7 meters of the stuff if anyone wants one..

14th May 2006, 04:26 PM
looks tuff dude! front lip helps it look even tuffer!

14th May 2006, 06:58 PM
thanks, still needs to be lower though...

15th May 2006, 05:58 PM
cool andy, i agree, needs to be lower.
and whats that.......http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/ohmy.gif stockies on the back!
lol, what could that be for?

15th May 2006, 07:22 PM
to stop getting defected with bald ones on the front http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif

16th May 2006, 03:41 PM
They don't make the LT-8 any more so you have to get the LT-10s as a minimum... add on a hand controller and thats fairly close to $1400[/b]

might be talking about two different things.. there is a hand controler and a dash unit... dash unit 500, hand controler 200... LOL! http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/laugh.gif we're both right

16th May 2006, 05:12 PM
YAY!!! haha

16th May 2006, 10:09 PM
hwt man just a couple of quick q's...

what size lawn edging? and how did u mount it too ur bumper?

17th May 2006, 12:02 AM
10cm edging.. screwed on with self tappers painted black.

17th May 2006, 11:53 AM
r u sure it's 10cm? as if put that on my car and looks HEAPS lower?

did u cut it?

17th May 2006, 10:42 PM
yeah... fairly sure, my car isn't lowered, so maybe that's why. didn't cut it either.

8th June 2006, 06:54 PM
Fitted some ma70 fog lights into where the grille normally goes, looks a bit more JDM now!
also bought an oil cooler that will fill up some more of this space as well.

20th June 2006, 06:52 PM
how esy was it to bolt up those foggy's? i've seen this done before, much cheaper than JDM ones!!

tuff rig looks the goods

20th June 2006, 08:51 PM
this is so nice...what i hope on getting something simmilar to this...nice work mate:d

20th June 2006, 09:14 PM
Needs a OEM Sideskirt 0=].
Are those hard to find x_X?

20th June 2006, 11:41 PM
how esy was it to bolt up those foggy's? i've seen this done before, much cheaper than JDM ones!!

tuff rig looks the goods[/b]

Not too hard, you just screw some ally strips into the side of the lights, sikaflex them for extra strength and then screw them to the standard headlight brackets.

as for oem sideskirts, i'd get some if i had money! Bending rims doesnt help either...

21st June 2006, 12:45 PM
looks really nice man....get your lawn edge out! hehe that makes it look mean...good job and good luck http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

21st June 2006, 01:26 PM
andy - hook us up some lawn edging y0!

pm me

22nd June 2006, 08:04 PM
Cheers for the comments guys.

Sent ya a PM dave.

13th July 2006, 10:46 PM
Finished Putting the t-series diff and LSD in today. Drives so much nicer, especially seeing as one of the bearings on the old diff fell apart in my hands when i removed the centre.

Also chucked in the JDM box while i had the car on the hoist... shifts a lot better, but is a bit noisier. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

Also got some pics we took the other day:

14th July 2006, 12:28 AM
looks good! nice pics by the way

17th July 2006, 12:18 PM
nice celica in the background http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

5th September 2006, 01:09 PM
Been a while since i updated anything on here, so i thought i'd fill you in.

I somehow managed to break my JDM box, so i've put the original one back in... with the JDM bellhousing attached to it. I also managed to break the clutch line in the same weekend, so now there is an unbreakable braided one in it's place.

I've also fitted a new head gasket and removed all the stuff from the engine bay that didn't need to be there (most of it) and it's been resprayed, so it looks nice and pretty now http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

also fitted some new rear springs, out of the front of a mk1 cortina, which are nice and stiff... just need to upgrade the front stuff now, and replace some bushes in the rear end.

Getting the LSD shimmed, a new radiator fitted and the clutch replaced for something a bit stronger is all on the cards next.

Think that's about all for now....

5th September 2006, 01:12 PM
Man thats that cleanest looking engine bay i love it. Great job.

5th September 2006, 01:16 PM
It will be cleaner... still have some plans to remove a few more things, but they require money, so they're on hold for the moment

5th September 2006, 02:14 PM
The quad throttle bodies with trumpets would make it look sweet when you planning on getting the them on. The top picture looks mad looks like you guys are actually drifting lol.

5th September 2006, 03:28 PM
hell yeah man, really tidy bay...as said above would look sick with the quads sitting there!! good luck man

5th September 2006, 04:10 PM
Man thats that cleanest looking engine bay i love it. Great job.[/b]

i second that, that's sooooo neat

5th September 2006, 08:23 PM
Where were you when you took the pics of you and that celica?

2nd October 2006, 04:37 PM
Not good.

2nd October 2006, 04:40 PM
Whoops... pressed it twice

2nd October 2006, 04:43 PM
Not good.

Hit a bank doing about 60 and ended up on my roof.

Now i need to do all the work again.... GHEY!!!! http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/angry.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/angry.gif

2nd October 2006, 05:03 PM
sh!t man u ok?

2nd October 2006, 05:16 PM
I'm fine... Just pissed off with myself

2nd October 2006, 07:39 PM
that sux the wang.

feel for you, devo'd when my old white one met that power pole.

2nd October 2006, 10:36 PM
Dw dude, you'll get back on your feet. As long as your alive and your hachi passion is still in your heart http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

3rd October 2006, 01:15 AM
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/ohmy.gif one of my mates said he knew a guy with a fuckin clean silver 86 and had just rolled it, tore me up inside http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

never realised u were on here, atleast u came out ok.

3rd October 2006, 11:21 PM
Which mate was that?

4th October 2006, 12:21 AM
i got a jdm coupe shell for sale check it out in the cars forsle thread

4th October 2006, 12:32 AM
I don't have 3.5k for a shell... but thanks anyway

25th May 2007, 09:54 AM
whats going on with this beast

30th May 2007, 01:35 PM
i am taking bits off it... and someone is going to buy it (hopefully)

30th May 2007, 01:57 PM
whats happening with ur coupe? the panda one

31st May 2007, 12:38 PM
it's getting done... slowly. Will start a new thread on it soon