View Full Version : Teddy's JDM Ke70 ground up-every bolt spec. Resto!

5th March 2007, 07:11 PM
JDM Ke70 Ground up restoration project !

Some of you may know, for about 2 years now, i have been building up, from the ground, a Ke70. Its to be a daily driver thats practical.. but at the rate im going, i dont think ill be using it that much, too much work has gone into it for it to get scratches and every day damage haha.

Ive decided to put this link here, so that you can all see whats happening to it; i wont be using this page as the thread as such, simply because the one ive started on rollaclub has so much data, pictures and comments; it would just become confusing if there was 2 threads. But ive had lots of suggestions to put a link on 86dc anyway. So here it is.. (some of the pics are from my web page Ke70.com, so do excuse if pics load from any and everywhere.)


Basic Run down of the project.

-ADM Ke70, Bare metal re-spray in acrylic-2pac tawine blue (Toyota Colour)
-JDM Ae86 4age, JDM T50, T18 Differential, 2-way Cusco LSD
-Genuine Jasma 4:1 - 2 1/2" exhaust with QLD transport approved CAT lol..
-14x6.5" gold dish wheels (name unknown)
-Re-Trimmed interior with Black and blood red velor, Swede and perforated leather with GT Twincam 16 inserts
-Hand made dashboard & Console, custom 1 off install including new gauges and LED Lexus effect (When car off, entire dash black) - Instrument cluster extended all the way across.. See the thread, it makes sence http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif
-Toyota Crown / Cressida inspired luxuries - power windows, doors, boot, door, roof, pillar lights (that fade accordingly ). Front and rear air con, Boot / vanity lights. Electric fold away / hidden LCD screen with onbord computer to run Win XP for setup. Sat Nav included. Truckie Radio.
-ADM Ae71 Spirit Spoiler
-New JDM chrome bumpers with twin headlight front end. (Genuine, not mock up from Ta22 / Crown / Cressida / Falcon )

The old girl many years ago. Was originally a mum car, drive the kids to and from school. Not any more!!

Story in a nutshell - If its on the car, or going on the car, it gets attended to. Eg. Everything has / is being sanded / undercoated / painted / reupholstered / cleaned / replaced genuine first preference, non gen 2nd preference.. etc http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif


Yup, i could go on about it all night considering every bolt on the car has been painted; its taking awhile. So far, its yearrrs in the making. I hope this car is finished and on the road, no more to do by earlyish__ 1st 1/4 of the year; being 2007.

Keep checking for updates, as i work on this car 1ce or twice a week; The weekend!

A Masssssssssssive thanks to Justin (med_man) who helps me every week with this car. He knows his stuff http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

Enjoy !

5th March 2007, 07:28 PM
do you have any pics of the car in its condition at the moment?? sounds like a mad car.. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

5th March 2007, 07:35 PM
f**k yeh what he said ^^^ lol

5th March 2007, 07:40 PM
Click the link and look through it. Theres 100's of pictures hahah !

5th March 2007, 07:48 PM
For you lazy people that dont want to read through 500 odd posts http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif ...

Also, have a look at these if your keen.. http://www.ke70.com/Blue%20Ke70%20Project%20Pics/


5th March 2007, 07:50 PM
pretty straight body looks clean as with the new paint job http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

5th March 2007, 08:07 PM
very nice man.. nice looking build!!

5th March 2007, 08:44 PM
ive read the thread on rolla club, and i just read it all again

i have to say you have got to be the most committed car enthusiast EVER....


well done http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

5th March 2007, 08:56 PM
nice paint and what suspension setup are you running? spring rates etc

5th March 2007, 09:01 PM
i went through your whole thread on rolla club. im in love, im in brisbane too, at capalaba, we should meet up some time ay. i have a slanty ke mate, check my thread. oh and verry nice work mate. ask your dad if he wants to fix up my rust, theres 4 half pea sized holes, that sit, gl mate http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

5th March 2007, 09:08 PM
lol wow thanks for the replies guys

Suspension atm is Koni Rear, and *cant remember* for the front, with king spring lows all round atm. Really, until the car is up and driving, I'm not too fused with what suspension it has.

Give it a few months after being drivable, ill then work out what i want, do the math & go from there.

With that said, i cant wait to finish it LOL !

5th March 2007, 09:19 PM
Here are the pics i was after before. Just put the unpainted panels on, with the un attened front end for some cheap glamour shots http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

JDM Front For the win http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wub.gif

5th March 2007, 09:43 PM
I've put a lot of love into this one but its going to be a very nice car when its complete http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

Teddy and I are dangerous when we work on a Corolla http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

5th March 2007, 09:55 PM
FAARKKK dats mint

6th March 2007, 11:56 PM
www.ke70.com? thats not your site is it? If so i like the idea of the black background with white dials on the dash...got a few questions about it http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

8th March 2007, 12:09 AM
^^ lol yeah, ke70.com is my little baby http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Still building it, sorting things out. Its a good learning curve if anything.

Glad you like my gauges. What would you like to know about them?

8th March 2007, 09:52 PM
Hey, yeah just a few questions as it looks quite modern and a lot better than stock!

Is the original site still available?

Im gathering that the file you put up on there was actual size> How would i go about printing this off?

Lastly, I noticed that the '0' marking on the tacho does not start in the original position and the spacing is different between each digit, does the needle still read accurately? im guessing not, unfortunately..

Cheers for the help http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

EDIT: Included my "MS Paint Special Version 1.1" with redline indications for the 4ac motor.


8th March 2007, 10:08 PM
mad props there man! how much doe have u spent on paint? haha...

10th March 2007, 12:48 AM
Nup, that face wont work on the stock tacho. its like that, because its ment for an aftermarket gauge ive got here. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif - New gauge, Stock looking face = !

lol spent what was necessary on paint http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/laugh.gif

11th March 2007, 11:44 PM
Nup, that face wont work on the stock tacho. its like that, because its ment for an aftermarket gauge ive got here. http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/wink.gif - New gauge, Stock looking face = !

lol spent what was necessary on paint http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/laugh.gif[/b]

Ahhhh damn...I knew it was too good to be true, in that case its too much trouble for me, ill let you have your nice, new, custom dash that isnt faded yellow and brown http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

Cheers anyway

18th March 2007, 04:55 PM
where did you get your quad lights from??

they look mad btw!

18th March 2007, 09:40 PM
They came from NZ..

20th March 2007, 09:54 PM
hahah thanks http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Yeah, a friend / contact got them in from NZ for me. Thankfully theres no sheep bits on these NZ parts http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

24th March 2007, 05:53 PM
just looking at some of those older pics, these one with 4 ke70's in it thats mad lol

18th April 2007, 09:49 PM
where did you get your quad lights from??[/b]

Has anyone tried getting a price from toyota? See if they are still laying on a shelf in japan?>
I just found all the part #'s on EPC.

15th May 2007, 08:16 PM
^^^ $600+

15th May 2007, 08:42 PM
$600? thats wack

16th May 2007, 02:00 PM
holly crap... i just looked through your rolla club thread... this thing is going to be amazing dude... just don't start to rush when you get close to finishing http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif

keep the updates coming thought! http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/2thumbs.gif

27th May 2007, 09:12 PM
Updated earlier today..

http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?s...4604&st=525 (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4604&st=525)

27th May 2007, 11:08 PM
You beat me to it http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif !

Car is looking le'hot now http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/biggrin.gif

27th May 2007, 11:32 PM
$600? thats wack[/b]

Mmm, spose you could cheap out, take the budget option, and spend $400 on 2nd hand ones.... http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/laugh.gif

27th May 2007, 11:57 PM
*shakes head*...

28th May 2007, 12:03 AM
where did you get these! there sick

28th May 2007, 06:53 AM
where did you get these! there sick[/b]

They were off the original car..

28th May 2007, 08:21 AM
Mine are faded http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

seeing ur car teddy show were mine went wrong thanks for showing me how
crap my ke70 is compare to urs ahahahahha damn you http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

28th May 2007, 09:31 AM
Mine are faded http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif

seeing ur car teddy show were mie went wrong thanks for showing me how
crap my ke70 is compare to urs ahahahahha damn you http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/tongue.gif http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/sad.gif[/b]
i recon

29th May 2007, 05:41 PM
lol thanks guys. This weekend should be good.. i might keep it quiet until i have pics http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/forums/emoticons/smile.gif

16th July 2007, 10:46 AM
I was worried I couldnt find your build up, then I saw it was sticky'd and thought phew lucky it was sticky'd

8th August 2007, 10:59 PM
I was worried I couldnt find your build up, then I saw it was sticky'd and thought phew lucky it was sticky'd[/b]

i cant find it man? can i have some help.

4th September 2007, 08:21 AM
Short message -> Car is running. :D !

Check RC Thread for details hahah


19th September 2007, 11:17 PM
Giddy up - shes been doin laps all night bahahha :D !

21st October 2007, 11:26 PM
Latest Update (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4604&st=680&gopid=204528&#entry204528) <--- Link, Click

Did some stuff today, Check it out guys.

Car is getting closer, each weekend hahah.. been saying that for the last 3 years tho :sleepy: :lol:


24th November 2007, 10:29 AM
Motor rattled to death ->

Pulled motor out ->

Pulled motor down ->

Flywheel left loose in previous life -> bounced around on crank -> slaped internals around = destroyed bore -> Machined motor

Ballanced motor, Crack tested motor, 50 oversise new pistons installed to rods. Oil pump stuffed. Replaced. Water pump stuffed. Replaced. Thermostat old, Replaced. Dizzy leaking and bearing farked, Rebuilt. Head old, fully overhauled.

Rebuilding motor. Motor almost rebuilt.

Teddy sets status = broke.

18th December 2007, 09:38 PM
Update - On rollaclub, and some pics :D

Nice hey :greenbounce:

18th December 2007, 09:43 PM
that looks HEAPS good!


18th December 2007, 09:43 PM
they look sweet hahaha.

30th December 2007, 05:31 PM
:o did u paint them yourself?!

1st January 2008, 07:42 PM
:lol: you have inspired me!

but because i am doing stuff like cleaning parts before putting them on
it takes alot longer. lol

11th February 2008, 11:18 PM
Its always time for an update on the blue car thread.

This time, aposed to saying what little i got done on the weekend, i will state what needs to be done for the car to hit the road for road worthy, and then what i wil be doing to the car once its road worthied and road-driving. In order...

1) Most annoying thing about this car atm, this problem just keeps re-occuring, and its as if i CANNOT get past it. I am in desperate need of a Right hand T18 hand brake cable. Mine is frayed, and farked. Once thats on, brake system is 100% complete, pending a final brake bleed and handbrake adjustment.

2) Need to make a protective sheild for the elaborate pipe work plumbing for the fuel system (under boot). Bolt up.

3) Install new inner guard plastics with the clips. blasted clips are a **** to work with.

4) Lower car to ground, Tighten all diff bolts for new suspension bushes (have to set them up in correct position).

5) Work out imoblisor problem. Its Vehicle can still be started with motor imobilised. Auto leckie from work coming up this week to check it out - field trip!

6) Re-seal rear tail lights for road worthy (lenses dried out and poped out, its been there that long, lol)

7) Finish Wiring up Boot light to switch

8) Cut remanding extra foam to go on top of sound deadening under carpet for that "70's plush feel between your toes. hell no to anyone using shoes in this car!

9) Install Rear Seat. Clean.

10) Once imobiliser problem sorted, Tape up all the related wiring, install into dash and related area(s). Install heater box, again, glove box. Lower dash panels.

11) Drill passenger side door to body holes and install new (gota purchase it) rubber tubing for wire to run through. I'm gona have to pull the drivers side stuff out, as its too squashed and prone to electrical wiring snappage in future. Run extra blank wires for the future

12) Connect up mirror switch wiring (plug) & Get working. Matter of wire + connect + Join correctly & Test.

13) Install center console + handbrake glove box (all center stuff). Run blank wire to center console area for after rego center glove box light.

14) Install front seats. Install remanding lower dash panels (bottom A pillar, under dash)

15) Wire in ignition barrel light, install velour trim around light, blend into steering colum. Install steering colum.

16) Install SAAS boss kit & SAAS deep dish Steering wheel (hehehe )

17) Install stock dash facure and assembly (my custom dash is all here at home, way too much to cart it all up there, and custom apply it in the shed. Ill do that at home in a weekend once its down here)

18) Install newly paited (last weekend) Rear view mirror. Paint and install interiour center light. Gather and install inside mirror covers on tops of doors

18.5) (haha) - Install new DOOR TRIMS and handels. I must go harras the auto trimmer this week. GRRRR!!

19) Interiour is now offically 100% finished (provided i havnt missed anything, theres a 90% chance that i have missed something, bahaha)

20) Remove, paint and install airbox assembly mounts. Airbox piping being made up this week, provided all goes to plan.

21) Install ROCKET covers (haha). Install wiring for good. Get to Ipswitch to pick up my center timing engine cover plastic. Grah!.

22) Mount & Install overflow bottle beside radiator

23) Work out how to control cooling fans and intergrate a system for that

24) Adjust TPS Settings

25) Install LHS earth strap from body to motor (thanks justin )

26) Plug back in starter motor, and bolt the remaning bell housing bolts in correctly.

27) Top up the gearbox.. well, re-fill it up. Rear housing seal is dry from sitting for years, and it just piss's out fluid. Just sitting there. (will R&R @ work)

28) Plug back in indicators, Replace a handfull of blown bulbs. On weekend gone by, adjusted the twinheadlight front end stuff. Now its sitting all square

29) Re-bleed clutch. Test line, it kinda held a gearbox up for about 2 weeks while the stupid jack failed.. ugh, silly me why didnt i use a jack stand.

30) Go over car with a fine tooth comb. Check and re-check everything. Check it all again. Install Rims and new tyres.

31) Once everythign is in order, and ok. Plan as follows. Detail car for the final time in the shed. Re-Water proof test it.

32) Get day rego to road worthy place. In the day, drive to exhaust shop, get new exhaust fitted. Stainless steel, extractors back. Cat. . Drive to mod Platers, get it mod-plated. Drive to road worthy place, get it road worthied. Drive to QLD Transport. Get it REGO"D!

33) Install my oke70 number plates

After Rego Things to do - in any order, sick of typing already haha.

- Custom Dash Install, all parts ready here to go in.
- Install fading circuit for lights
- installl lights on each door, and under both front seats (so when any door opens, the corrosponding lights fade on and off)
- Install STOCK electric windows (yes, you did see that correctly )
- (down the track) Purchase and install some form of sound system (low in my books atm)
- Install ITEM X (bahahahhahahahah, my poor bleading ears)
- Install headlight reminder
- Possibly remove 2way Cusco LSD and put an open center diff in. Whe'll see.
- Fabricate boot install again, nice setup like my white car had for a while there.

DISTANT future
- Possibly fiddle around with brakes and suspension again, i don't know. I'm sick of spending money on this car.
- CB Radio (yee haa)
- get those set of uber big dish 15" wheels ive always wanted hehe

Thats it for now folkes

Tedzor, hear me roar !

11th February 2008, 11:22 PM
Holy shit. MASSIVE to do list right there! Ahaha :lol:

Really looking forward to seeing your finished product though.

11th February 2008, 11:48 PM
lol not as massive as the mole hill this car has been so far. lol at over 1000 man hours for 1 car :P

17th February 2008, 09:36 AM
i'd be spewing if the very first time you drive it out of your driveway it gets smacked into by some old granny or something

18th February 2008, 04:14 PM
what a worthless post mate..

good meting u there other night teddy.. at the dinner

25th February 2008, 02:31 PM
dude the car looks pimp great effort. Can i ask how many litres of paint and thinner were used for this car. I'm respraying my ae71 atm so i would like to get a rough estimate of the amount of paint I'm gonna use. Cheers

30th March 2008, 08:39 PM
Latest Pictures (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4604)

Update time :D !

Quite a productive day, actually looking like a car now, ha ha.

All wiring issues sorted, and wire(s) put into place in kick panels. Sorting this out, taping it up, soldering etc took the best part of 4 hours.

Once they were in, kick panels went on. Then the seats went in, at about 6:00 this evening.

Justin sorted out mounting and cleaning the new over flow bottle. Still going to take it off an nappy'san its ass off to make it white spec smile.gif

Charcol canister sorted, been painted, mounting next time. Air temp sensor and wiring also.. sorted out wink.gif

Yet to finish plumbing up the emition lines.

Going to put in my gear leaver kit bushes next time.

mmm, Yeah the only thing holding it up now is the door trims. Rest is just falling into place nicely.

:greenbounce: :2thumbs:

11th April 2008, 09:30 PM
is that air box from a starlet? looks like one of those

11th April 2008, 09:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (E7 @ Apr 11 2008, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=516637)</div>
is that air box from a starlet? looks like one of those[/b]

Surely is...

11th April 2008, 09:33 PM
its a nice fit, goodly choise :D lookin good

13th April 2008, 10:24 PM
Big update over at RC !

Click Me for FULL UPDATE (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?s=&showtopic=4604&view=findpost&p=239177)

Teaser pics


20th April 2008, 04:50 PM
looks great teddy

12th May 2008, 04:33 PM

22nd May 2008, 12:24 AM
Update on RC :D

8th June 2008, 07:44 PM
Update over on Rollaclub blue car thread.

Link here !

Click here ___ - ! (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4604&st=920&start=920)


24th June 2008, 11:48 PM
:turned: :greenbounce:

More Pictures, Rollaclub Update (http://www.rollaclub.com/board/index.php?showtopic=4604&st=1000&start=1000)

24th June 2008, 11:49 PM
Exhaust - Bin

Stainless on the way

Rims - Bin

Deep Dish on the way

Tint - On the way

Rego - On the way :P

25th June 2008, 12:16 AM
Those panel van bumpers are blinding me! Mint as, love your work :lol:

25th June 2008, 12:22 AM
were did u get that cannon from!!

25th June 2008, 08:31 PM
that shitty cannon came from japan. its going into the bin a-sap.

haha, they are not panel van bumpers :P Some of the other sedan models overseas came with those bumpers from standard ;)

25th June 2008, 09:20 PM
ill buy it dude!

25th June 2008, 09:27 PM
how did you get your hand on those bumpers? haha! they look like they came from a factory yesterday!

26th June 2008, 07:09 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (crackett @ Jun 25 2008, 07:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=552387)</div>
how did you get your hand on those bumpers? haha! they look like they came from a factory yesterday![/b]

Ebay my friend.. Look hard enough and you shall find them...

Which rims are you thinking?? If your going deep dish, are you going to mod the guards at all??

26th June 2008, 07:10 PM
i purchased them new from england :D

26th June 2008, 07:20 PM
mint as but still looks like a nice daily