My Carina: today I bought myself a JDM Toyota Carina GT bumper!

August 13, 2015 in my carina

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.
JDM Carina GT bumper
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 →

My Carina: Celica Supra seats upgrade

November 13, 2014 in my carina

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.
My Carina: Celica Supra seat upgrade
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 →

My Carina: current state double headlights

October 6, 2014 in my carina

Just a quick update on the state of my Carina:
My Carina: current state double headlights
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 →

My Carina: Carina AA63 double headlights assembly part 1

September 10, 2014 in my carina

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):
Carina AA63 Double headlights assembly
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 →

My Carina: new goodies arrived!

March 29, 2014 in my carina

Yesterday I received some goodies from the US for my Toyota Carina TA60:
Toyota Carina camber plates
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 →