August 13, 2015 in my carina by banpei
With this video report on me buying a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper I will start to do things a bit different from now onwards.
The aim is not so much to shift the blogging to vlogging, but try to make things a bit more interesting this way. What I really liked is that this way I could give a bit more background info on the bumper, the area (people from Drenthe: don’t kill me for this. 😉 ) and also how I obtained it. But there is still a lot of ground to cover and improvements I can make. Let’s say it will be a steep learning curve.
Anyway, enjoy the video report: Read the rest of this entry →
November 13, 2014 in my carina by banpei
I have always fancied the Toyota Corolla AE86 or Toyota Celica Supra seats as they are quite comfortable for OEM factory seats and still give enough support at the thighs and back when cornering.
In contrast the OEM Toyota Carina TA60 seats feels more like sitting on a buck of a carriage: too high and no support to be expected from any side. I regularly bumped by head against the ceiling if I took a speedbump too fast.
You probably get what I mean if you compare the two different seats with each other: Read the rest of this entry →
October 6, 2014 in my carina by banpei
Just a quick update on the state of my Carina:
Yes I’ve almost removed the single headlights from my Toyota Carina TA60.
However there is one nasty discovery I made today and it is clear in the photo below: Read the rest of this entry →
September 10, 2014 in my carina by banpei
After being silent on the subject of my Carina for a while I’ve finally made some more progress: I’m assembling the Carina AA63 double headlights (after stripping and repairing them first):
This is only the right side assembly and unfortunately the left side has to wait a bit. And yes I know: it is definitely not the most beautiful glassfibre repair, but it will be hidden behind the grille anyway.
Why? Well it is waiting for the respray of some new old stock headlight surroundings: Read the rest of this entry →
March 29, 2014 in my carina by banpei
Yesterday I received some goodies from the US for my Toyota Carina TA60:
A set of camberplates and a full set of Prothane AE86 poly bushes.
I’ll trial fit the poly bushes to see which ones match and which ones don’t. I’ll probably end up with half the set used and some that don’t fit at all but at least this way I know which ones to hunt for somewhere else.
The camber plates are Toyota Corolla KE70/TE71 items: Read the rest of this entry →