Norwegian TA60.
05-27-2018, 04:49 PM
Post: #1
Norwegian TA60.
Hello people! My name is Sebbe and I am a 17 year old guy from Norway!
As of writing this I'm going to get my first ever car. I've always had a passion for old Japanese cars, especially Toyotas and this passion exceeded last year when my classmate got his Corolla KE70.

So, the car I'm getting a little beat up '82 Carina TA60. It's has a bit of rust that need to be taken care of, which hopefully will be taken care of as soon as possible. And some other small details.

I would like to ask if anyone knows of any front springs that will match / fit perfectly on the car. After all I need to change them 'cause the previous owner has cut them to make the car lower Crying

And does anyone know of where I can get the classic JDM twin headlights which were sold on the Carina FR in Japan?

I don't really have any plans for it as of right now, as it's going to be my daily driver from the day I get my license. Probably gonna get a nice set of wheels for the summer tires. And maybe a engine swap from the 2T to a 4A-GE in the future.

I sure will post some pictures as soon as I can.
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05-27-2018, 09:36 PM (This post was last modified: 05-27-2018 09:43 PM by banpei.)
Post: #2
Norwegian TA60.
Welcome! Wave
And I surely would be interested in seeing pictures! Smile

About the springs: TA60 Celica springs should fit, as the struts and axle are mostly the same. AE86 won't fit out of the box as it requires adjustments on the rear axle.

The twin headlights can be found via Yahoo Auctions, but they rarely come up these days and most of the time they are sold for well over 30000 yen (250 euros / 2230 NOK). As you also need a man-in-the-middle and ship them to Norway, you have to at least double that price to get around the price that it will cost you to get it to your doorstep.
I found two complete sets currently for sale.
Zenki (early model):
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v556857037
Kouki (facelift):
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r239469854
As you can see, they are priced 45000 and 50000 yen.

If you are interested in getting stuff from Auctions Yahoo, I did a video series on that subject:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_YH_qiX...9Q2FT6D3RA

There is another Nowegian TA60 owner here on the forums:
http://www.aeu86.org/forum/User-nyberrg

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05-28-2018, 12:09 AM
Post: #3
Norwegian TA60.
Thanks for the response, banpei.

Damn, the twin headlights are a bit expensive. I've seen someone use Datsun 720 twin headlights on their Carina and I would say it looks ok, but not perfect. Which I would love to try if I find some in a good condition.

Found so to say the front springs, but it's for the RA6* and not the TA6* Celica. It's probably the same springs, struts etc., but if you know the original coil, wire and spring diameter it would be nice :smile:

I saw there is some other Carina TA60 owners from Norway here, but most of the posts or accounts are old or haven't been on in quite a while. But nice to see there still is a little community around and about.
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05-28-2018, 08:45 PM
Post: #4
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TBH: I don't think the springs for the Celica RA6* are be the same as the Celica TA6*: there was a weight difference between the two of almost 200 kilograms. I believe the strut was also different and similar to the AE86. AFAIK the AE86 front springs fit, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Also the RA6* was available with IRS, so the rear springs won't fit either.

I believe Nyberrg fitted those 720 twin headlights at first, but later onwards installed the originals.
I think Nyberrg is mostly active on Instagram nowadays. Wink

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05-29-2018, 05:55 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2018 05:55 PM by Carinaz.)
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Ok, thanks so much Smile

Here are some pictures from yesterday/today some is from our trip home (6 hr of driving to make it home before school started Sleepy )

And I believe nyberrg is Swedish, but close enough Tongue


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05-30-2018, 04:43 PM (This post was last modified: 05-30-2018 04:44 PM by banpei.)
Post: #6
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Sorry mate, somewhere in the back of my mind I linked him with Norway. Must have confused him with another Norwegian Carina owner then... :o

Your carina is indeed slammed to the ground! Huh
Definitely needs some fixing! Thumbs up!
BTW: It appears as if you are in need for a right indicator light. Tongue

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05-31-2018, 07:44 PM
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Hey, what a coincidence. I'm also from Norway, had my '82 TA60 for 8 months now. My best buddy owns a KE70, just like yours :-)

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05-31-2018, 08:08 PM
Post: #8
Norwegian TA60.
Nice, believe I've seen your car on some Norwegian Toyota groups or for sale Smile
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