It has been a while since I posted an AE86 in the AE86 Wall of Shame. It’s not that I have a shortage of content, in the contrary: I have lots of AE86 photos that may raise your eyebrows. However, I have rather more other interesting things to blog and share. Luckily, earlier this week, a friend of mine sent me this AE86 with a Mark II JZX110 front crafted on it:
I hope they swapped over the 1JZ engine as well!
You may think that doesn’t look too bad, but wait until you see the rear end:
From the rear you can see it actually has issues with the fitment. Naturally the Mark II X110 is much wider. 135mm to be more precise. So that’s why you see in this second picture the front fenders being much wider than stock AE86 fenders. At the rear they also widened the OEM fenders, but somehow it didn’t work out that well with the rear bumper. That rear bumper is also not a standard AE86 bumper and it’s much squarer than usual. I suspect it’s a Corolla or Sprinter EE80 sedan bumper.
And finally, those tail lights! I’m 100% sure I have seen that shape somewhere before. They appear to be typically late 1990s or early 2000s. They remind me of the Peugeot 307 CC tail lights, but those aren’t the same. They also look a bit like the first generation Toyota Avensis and Caldina tail lights, but those aren’t the same either. Maybe someone else knows what they are?
As there is a small hole in the left lexan door window to adjust the door mirror, this car seems to be a left hand drive car. Given the Peugeot 307 on the trailer I would say this is somewhere in Europe.
I do think the Mark II nose looks great on the AE86. The job is well done and the method of widening the fenders also looks bonkers. However, that rear end! It’s the complete opposite of the front end! I do think there weren’t that many options left to make it work. It probably would have taken a Rocket Bunny kit to complete the looks and try to find one now that these kits are slowly getting out of fashion.
Anyway, what is your take on this AE86?