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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #60 on: Apr 10, 2020, 02:23:12 am »
Looking forward to the pics!!
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #61 on: Apr 28, 2020, 11:12:30 am »
Here we go, update time.

So I was chasing an interior leak that left my LH seatbelt wet -- a few suggestions in the fb groups led me to the seals in the exterior B-pillar trims that might be letting water in. Here's what I've found:



Various pics of the repair job: (turns out D23 Navara sheetmetal is the same thickness as A60's is)









It's worth noting for people that haven't had to cut into their celicas yet:
The outer skin for the rear quarters are a separate layer to the glass frame. After welding the skin back together, it was too awkward to weld the skin to the glass frame so that gap is filled with windscreen sealant - as far as I can tell, that was what was originally in there anyway.

No leaks! My pait job wasn't superb, and I wasn't able to get a stud on the repair patch for the exterior trim under the rear LH window, but it's good enough for now.
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #62 on: Apr 28, 2020, 12:14:11 pm »
Mine had the same leak but it was the quarter window seal. The seat belt wouldn't work if it rained and then got cold enough to freeze. Very frustrating! I think when I eventually go to change my 4 runner windshield I am going to have some rust surprises like this under the seal.
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #63 on: Apr 28, 2020, 03:00:52 pm »
I think when I eventually go to change my 4 runner windshield I am going to have some rust surprises like this under the seal.

I sure hope not, and I wish you the best of luck!
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #64 on: Apr 28, 2020, 03:12:00 pm »
Next post, new exhaust!

I ran the ceramic coated longtube header from Toyhead Auto http://toyheadauto.com/PerformancePages/Toyota_Performance_Exhaust_Headers_and_Products.html and here's how she mounted up. Works just fine with the RHD/power steering cars, no foulage at all, even works well with A40D cars.




I don't have any photos of the piping, but i'm running a 2.5in pipe, no cat, no resonator, no middle mufflers - at W.O.T, it sounds great (regular driving, not so much). Wouldn't recommend doing the same, 2.25in is more than enough for 21R-C/21R engines, in my opinion. Here it sits with the twin tip Magnaflow muffler - the same unit that Raptor Racing supplies after they modify it - but mine is straight from MF so my in-pipe is 3in. Muffler sits snug, but extra hangers and brackets were required on the muffler itself to make it work, it's a heavy SOB. Love the look though.


I'll post about the weber sidedrafts in the morning  :heh:
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2020, 09:24:09 pm »
Oh man, I remember when I had 2.5" pipe and the shortest straight through magnaflow oval muffler they made... soooooo much drone!  :yuck:
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Re: Kurt's RA61 All-In-One Restomod Thread!
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2020, 09:17:25 am »
Oh man, I remember when I had 2.5" pipe and the shortest straight through magnaflow oval muffler they made... soooooo much drone!  :yuck:

You got that right! Definitely wouldn't do it again, too big!  :heh:
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