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    Hey guys,

    I thought I'd start a thread on my car. It's an AE85 with an original 25,400km. Started out as an automatic and I had the car built up to my specs in Japan. Now it runs a 86 running gear. Mostly standard apart from the exhaust and the TRD 2-way LSD. It has lowered sports suspension but I opted not to fit coilovers. The car's interior has been completely replaced with 86 gear, too. It's got power steering, power windows, power mirrors and air conditioning. I'll keep it looking as stock as possible, except for the Advan A3A wheels. They give it that classic 80s Jap styling.

    It's been on the road since late June this year and I'm loving it! The diff whines a bit but that will be sorted soon.

    I took it out to Willowbank last night to see what it would run. I only did 4 runs as I really couldn't see much improvement to be had. The times are as follows:

    1st: 16.83 @ 128.3km/h
    2nd: 16.77 @ 131.3km/h
    3rd: 16.91 @ 130.7km/h
    4th: 16.82 @ 126.8km/h

    We're hoping to knock around a second off once the new diff gears are fitted and the engine is rebuilt (nothing too fancy, just a bit more mumbo).

    Does anyone know what the official figures were for these cars when they came out new? I'm guessing somewhere close to that, which would have made it a quick little car back in the early 80s.

    Anyway, more to come on the build later. I'm still collecting parts for now.





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    Very nice mate, looks super minty

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    Best AE85 in aus
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    Seen this in the flesh. Is legit

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    nice original 85

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    Mint car...

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    looking immac.
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    cause hes like chaos in the size department.

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    Thanks guys. I'm really looking forward to doing a few subtle things to it but keep it as original looking as possible. I just want to go cruising in it all the time. We really need to have more meets and cruises here in Brissy.

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    Wow matt, thats a really tidy coupe! You should spray those bumpers black, theyre a bit faded etc.

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    More mint then a mentos factory

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