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Jonny Rochester
20th August 2007, 10:41 AM
I just picked up my new car. It has alot of rust damage, interia has been pulled out, and some mechanical parts missing. It was a driveable car in fairly good condition except for massive rust. Unfortunately the previous owner started taking it apart. It has jap writting on the windscrean as if it just came from a aution. I doubt it has ever been registered in Australia. Later I will continue to collect parts. No time now.

The cars spec originally (missing parts now):
1983 Toyota Corolla Levin Apex (late model)
2T-GEU (1600cc EFI)
T283 diff (disk brake T series LSD, exactly the same as AE86)
sun roof
electric chrome fender mirrors
solid disks at front
recirculating ball steering (not rack and pinion)
2 tone paint with twincam stickers
alloy wheels 13"

20th August 2007, 10:48 AM
this thing is hawt!@!!! good luck with it ... keep us updated :P

20th August 2007, 11:29 AM
looks good

20th August 2007, 11:35 AM
will be a sexy build up

20th August 2007, 12:02 PM
nice buy dude.
defilenty worth the restoration!
looking forward to seeing the progess.

20th August 2007, 12:12 PM
Pretty cool... personally i think they look terrible even modified but the rarity makes them cool i think lol :D

20th August 2007, 12:13 PM
nice find man, should be sweet when its done

20th August 2007, 01:06 PM
that thing is gunna look awesome all cleaned up!

nice find (y)

20th August 2007, 01:08 PM
really nice man! great to see some real jdm history in aus!

20th August 2007, 01:39 PM
whoa, i knew there was one in tas somewhere lol...good find man

Jonny Rochester
20th August 2007, 06:40 PM
The AE86 is my main project, so the TE71 is not as important to me. I am open to offers. The engine bay it pretty much stock and untouched with ECU and everything. Stock 2T-GEU. I think I can get a complete TE72 also if anyone wants one.

20th August 2007, 06:57 PM
it should stay in tassie ^_^

20th August 2007, 07:48 PM
haha well if its with you it will get mass dollars put into it i suppose lol

20th August 2007, 07:50 PM
saw this at barsky. looks the goods.. need to get a exhaust and some cutties

20th August 2007, 08:31 PM
thats awesome! whered you get it?

20th August 2007, 10:57 PM
Well, you know I'm keen to pitch in with this thing Jonny, when and wherever I can.
I believe Group5 styles FTW! No need to weld those crusty wheelarches if we put big f#ckoff fibreglass flares on it! :lol:



Unfortunately thats not the worst of the rust...BUT on the plus side, most bits interchange with T18 (i.e. doors, quarters, beaver panel etc), the floor is perfect as is most of the underside, and the really unique bits (like the sunroof and tailgate, plus front guards/apron) are actually near to perfect.

All it needs is time.

Oh nearly forgot the JDM Panda, all hail the JDM Panda!


One of the coolest things is that, on the near mint glass, there are a bunch of weird and wonderful Jap servicing, rego, inspection etc decals which just have to stay. As do some bodgy ass Japlish fuel company stickers and such on it, haha.

20th August 2007, 11:06 PM
I have heaps of t18 parts can can deliver at no extra charge, if you need anything mate.

20th August 2007, 11:16 PM
Awesome man, good luck with it if you dont sell it. :2thumbs:

21st August 2007, 02:52 AM
Pretty cool... personally i think they look terrible even modified but the rarity makes them cool i think lol :D[/b]

I feel jealousy from the TE72 driver! You know they look far better than the T18's dude, admit it.

I remember seeing this thing on ebay a while back, will be good to see it restored proper, and going by Jonnys earlier work with his TE37, it should come up looking shmick.

All the best with it Jonny.

21st August 2007, 10:09 AM
'Sif... humpback for life.

I really feel pity for you, with all that rust... i thought my sprinter had a lot of rust :o

21st August 2007, 02:12 PM
eerrr... shit, want to keep that under cover or when it rains it will fill up with water :P like my boot dose :(

i am suprised justin hasnt put an offer in on it yet...

also that parts list of stuff that it come with originally is the 2tge still in it?

Jonny Rochester
21st August 2007, 02:51 PM
Yes the engine bay it pretty much untouched. 2T-GEU with A/C and factory airbox. I don't even have time right now to look at it. If someone is realy keen, I could probably sell them this plus a complete running T-18 with no rust. Otherwise I will keep it to restore at some stage. These TE71s can look quite tuff with the right wheels and bolt on flares, fender mirrors, and a angry 2T-G.

21st August 2007, 02:54 PM
You should keep it and do it up man for sure... will be mint

21st August 2007, 06:55 PM
the right wheels and bolt on flares, fender mirrors, and a angry 2T-G.[/b]

Quoted for truth :greenbounce:

21st August 2007, 08:42 PM
saw this at barsky. looks the goods.. need to get a exhaust and some cutties[/b]

where was this at basky!! i didnt see it

21st August 2007, 09:32 PM
haha floody is back in love with strolla's

it would look absolutly mint in white with some hoshima or what ever they are rims

best of luck

22nd August 2007, 07:17 PM
i think aaron is getting confused with the T18 that was out there

i have been to loom at this car about 2 months back, i was going to buy it but the rust is jsut unbeleivable, it even ahd rust in the engine x member and thats over 3mm thick, its an origional car though, im surprised you got it with the engine and diff etc, he told me he was going to strip it and that he might let the sheel go cheap,

good buy none the less

cheers james

24th August 2007, 07:57 PM
fair enough, i just assumed... same colour series 2 and in Hobart..

11th December 2007, 05:34 PM
hey its my big brother! :2thumbs:
imo you've got the best looking, best spec'd of all the E7 generation! im jealous Levin-Apex FTW!
has it got the side light on the B-pillars?

those rear 1/4 windows are horrible for rust... YOU CAN DO EEEET!!!

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