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stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
7/18/19 7:37 p.m.

After some more time cleaning I have a car that I don't think will make me ill/filthy to drive.

First this happened:

Then after lots of cleaning with some pretty harsh chemicals, the pressure washer, and lots of elbow grease this happened:

The drivers seat need some stitching on the driver's door bolster and maybe some extra foam, but it is at least not smelly/scuzzy anymore. My daughter thought there was a hole in the drivers floor where the carpet and pad has been worn thru. Time for a junkyard trip this weekend to see if there are any decent donors.

Next step is probably to try and drop it from the stock 5.5 inches of clearance. I may be doing some custom spring perches and sleeves to get it low enough and stiff enough for my preferences. Tires will have to be part of that process too, since there are three brands on the car (at least the two fronts are the same brand) and I recognized all three brands, but not for performance use. I am toying with the idea of a -1" wheel to try and get some acceleration performance from the mighty 4 cylinder.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
7/18/19 8:45 p.m.

In reply to stafford1500 :

Nice job on the cleaning

i hear Jeep wheels are the ticket for “short, wide, and 5x114”... dunno about centerbore w.r.t. Toyota?

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
7/18/19 8:53 p.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

I have a set of wheels I bought at Pomona for $40, at least 15 years ago hanging out with JG's late father-in-law. They are 16in and plenty wide for what I need. If I need to do custom counterbore work, I just have to move stuff out from in front of the lathe... or use the big lathe at work.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
7/18/19 8:55 p.m.

I have a set of enkies with 225/45r15 Hoosiers I will see cheap.  You would need new rubber for Gastropod which is fine since the Hoosiers are old.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
7/18/19 8:59 p.m.

What tires are you thinking for the 16's.  I went with the Firestones for my Gastropod entry.

 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
7/18/19 9:38 p.m.
stafford1500 said:

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

I have a set of wheels I bought at Pomona for $40, at least 15 years ago hanging out with JG's late father-in-law. They are 16in and plenty wide for what I need. If I need to do custom counterbore work, I just have to move stuff out from in front of the lathe... or use the big lathe at work.

I use a router with a carbide bit and have different size guide bearings for boring aluminum wheel centers.  

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/19/19 5:40 a.m.

So, coming out tomorrow? Trucks already loaded. May even go up to zmax tonight and try drag racing. Untouchable is coming ad well tomorrow. 

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
7/19/19 5:46 a.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

I have found that Pirelli P Zero Nero GT's are 280 treadwear and I can get a little smaller diameter for gearing, if I stick with the 17 inch wheels on the car (easy button). If I decide to go with a smaller wheel (16 inch is probably the smallest that will fit over the brakes) then I will have to do some more searching. I do have some 15 inch barrels that would need custom centers (10" wide), but those are for another project at this point and I am sure they wont fit over the stock brakes.

Before tires, I have to give the car an abuse test to see what might fail.

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
7/19/19 5:47 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Unfortunately, not going to make it out tomorrow. A friend from way back reached out and is going to be in town this weekend, so we are getting together tomorrow.

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