malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/2/19 11:54 a.m.

Against all reasonable judgement...

Picked up this 4dr for $175.  Ive always wanted a 4dr to build.  Unfortunately this thing is a bit crustier then it was in pictures but appears pretty solid.

However EVERYthing will have to be serviced, replaced and or cleaned.

I wanted to make a traditional hotrod (in tercel world) put in a really solid 1st gen 5efe in it with a standalone then eventually boost (because duh that's what i do).   Keep it stock appearing but have 150-200wheel.  But now Im thinking of just make it decent and sell for profit.

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/2/19 11:56 a.m.

Meanwhile I still have to get my 2nd tercel (the pink one with a 1nz swap) back on the road and my 1uz swapped Malibu needs some love...

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE Reader
9/2/19 12:59 p.m.

Odd question, but how "easy" is it for a 4AGE to be tossed into these? Don't they also use the C-series manual trans?

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/2/19 9:14 p.m.

In reply to GIRTHQUAKE :

Not odd at all.  Semi-common swap.  Im not 100% on whats involved...but I do know the frame needs to be notched.

Id love to do a 2gr V6 but that's big money I dont have

jwagner
jwagner New Reader
9/2/19 10:57 p.m.

On one hand, anything that runs is worth more than $175.  On the other hand, and I speak as a five time Chevette owner, I have driven a Tercel and do not understand why you would buy a second.  (or third...)

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/3/19 3:59 p.m.

In reply to jwagner :

You didnt drive one correctly then :p

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
9/3/19 7:15 p.m.

In reply to malibuguy :

Being a corolla guy, I totally get tercels and would probably own several. If you know, not for corollas. I still want one. 

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/4/19 11:04 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Ive owned one corolla.  I would love to own more but I love the rotation of the beam rear-end of a Tercel...and well I can get em cheaper lol.

 

mycars12
mycars12 New Reader
9/4/19 11:35 a.m.

A boosted tercel is alottttt of fun. The best thing is seeing other peoples reactions. They are like "IS THAT A TERCEL"???? "DID I JUST GET BEAT BY A TERCEL"?? 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
9/4/19 12:20 p.m.

In reply to mycars12 :

I’ve run mid 14’s at 98mph in a tercel.

When you win its glory, when you loose no one gets to brag about beating a tercel.

 

Mr Malibu, you should mircrosquirt this one. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
9/4/19 1:20 p.m.
malibuguy said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Ive owned one corolla.  I would love to own more but I love the rotation of the beam rear-end of a Tercel...and well I can get em cheaper lol.

 

True story. Ae101 corollas are thin in the ground and most have been uh....modified. poorly. 

malibuguy
malibuguy GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/4/19 6:07 p.m.
1SlowVW said:

In reply to mycars12 :

I’ve run mid 14’s at 98mph in a tercel.

When you win its glory, when you loose no one gets to brag about beating a tercel.

 

Mr Malibu, you should mircrosquirt this one. 

That fastest my 1st one went was 14.3s on worn out nt01s with a 2.00 60f.  Car was all short track no top half.  Only did 95mph

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