RT's Levin from Azores (1st post updated 2015)
01-13-2010, 11:07 PM (This post was last modified: 03-09-2015 04:38 PM by RT.)
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RT's Levin from Azores (1st post updated 2015)
Hello everyone,

I had to edit the post since the pictures from imageshack are not working.
Here's what I've done to my 87' Levin.

Bought it in July 2008 and had it on the road on May 2012.
The car had a lot of rust, engine problems, had been sitting for years, last inspection was dated 2005. At least the interiors were not bad and the car was complete, no parts missing.

So the work started. Body work restoration, mechanic repairs and some upgrades.

120.000 km when I bought it
Originally red but I changed to white

Bodywork/Paint:
Almost everything in the car came out
All rust removed and new metal welded in by a person with years of experience (now retired), thanks for everything Mr. José Vasconcelos!!
Removed the antena, now I regret it
White paint on the outside and inside (Toyota SuperWhite 040)
Anti-rust wax was used inside the doors, panels, etc
Wheels were repaired and painted

Mechanic:
Head gasket was burned so the engine was fully-restored
New OEM water radiator
New lighter flywheel (XTD)
New Aisin clutch
Magnecor Spark Plugs
20v ITB's:
    MegaSquirt-I Programmable EFI System PCB2.2 - Kit w/ SILVER CASE
    Ignitor 16V + Ignitor MAF
    LC-1 wideband + gauge
    Fuel Pressure Regulador SARD + gauge
    7MGE fuel injectors
    ITB's Silvertop 20V
    ITG baseplate + ITB filter
    4AGE 20V Velocity Stacks
    T3 20V Aluminium adaptor for 16V
    Eagle Vacuum box
Koni Sport ajustable shocks (yellow)
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
Prothane complete bushing kit (red)
All wheel bearings replaced
Gear box was oppened and repaired
LSD Kaaz and Kaaz oil
Original repaired brakes including main brake cylinder
Stainless Steel brake lines
Repaired clutch master cylinder
Complete stainless steel exhaust IE Power including 4-1 manifold
Reviewd electronics

Interior:
New seat covers (back covers, in fibre glass)
New back shelf in fibre glass
TRD carpets
TRD shift knob

Exterior:
TRD trunk spoiler (soon to be replaced with OEM spoiler)
Sprinter Trueno tail lights
Black license plates (as used in the 80's)
Apex/Levin stickers
OEM Yellow fog lights (grill)
Konig Rewind wheels
Side skirts (OEM replicas in fibre glass)

Misc:
Corner lights - New OEM
Front bumper blonkers - New OEM
Sun roof - New OEM
Spare clutch kit (Exedy)
Spare 4AGE 16v Bluetop
Some used OEM tail lights
Borracha que suporta a vareta do capot - nova original
Pedal covers - New OEM
And much more small stuff that I don't ever remember...













Finally home after 4 years
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2014
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01-13-2010, 11:17 PM
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RT's Levin from Azores (1st post updated 2015)
Hell, that's a lot of rust to clean.

Good luck mate, should be a fun project Hurray!

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01-14-2010, 01:27 AM
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i can offer you oem hood and hatch out of fiberglass if you need...
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01-14-2010, 02:34 AM
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Good luck with this project. take your time to not make fault Wink

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01-14-2010, 12:44 PM
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RT's Levin from Azores (1st post updated 2015)
Hrm doesn't look like too much structural rust to worry about (yet), the rust on the doors? Thats weight savings Big Grin
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01-14-2010, 08:04 PM
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rooty Wrote:Hell, that's a lot of rust to clean.

Good luck mate, should be a fun project Hurray!

Thank you. Big Grin The pictures are old now, the rust has been cleaned! Tongue

Lajoosh Wrote:i can offer you oem hood and hatch out of fiberglass if you need...

Thanks but the hood had no rust (lucky me Tongue ), the hatch I already bought it Smile

BOOMEX Wrote:Good luck with this project. take your time to not make fault Wink

Thank you Smile

vlgi Wrote:Hrm doesn't look like too much structural rust to worry about (yet), the rust on the doors? Thats weight savings Big Grin

Yes the rust is pretty much on doors and places where it can be easily removed. Smile Well now that the 86 is rust free it's a bit more every than it was Big Grin

Thanks everyone for your support Thumbs up!

Now for some more (old) pictures

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Fenders are ready

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Brand new OEM roof top

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Old one was like this

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Now for some more rusty pictures Big Grin

Door, before

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During

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After

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Some other spots

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(I don't have the "after" picture")

Passenger door, during

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Don't have any "after" pictures Confused

Cleaning the dirt Hurray!

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All Clean! Big Grin

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And some more

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So this was around March 2009. In May 2009 we have this

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Let's clean it up

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Gas thank

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And in the end of May, he comes home Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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Will post some more pics of him later and of the engine wich is brand new Thumbs up!

Also I'm sorry if my english is bad Sad

Cheers
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01-14-2010, 08:25 PM
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RT's Levin from Azores (1st post updated 2015)
BTW, some videos

The day I bought it, testing the engine




Yeah I know, sounds really bad Confused Had some problems wich were fixed.

And here we were testing the roof top




Hurray!
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01-14-2010, 08:31 PM
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DAMN! i want that! Smile
your bodywork looks amazing Thumbs up!
i want an electric sunroof now Big Grin
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01-14-2010, 08:45 PM
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Lajoosh Wrote:DAMN! i want that! Smile
your bodywork looks amazing Thumbs up!
i want an electric sunroof now Big Grin

SUNROOF!

I knew that rooftop was not the right word. Tongue

An electronic one is kinda cool but when it breaks Blush I don't even want to talk about it Angry
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01-14-2010, 09:28 PM
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great project man! your bodywork really professional. Keep us update! Respect! Respect! Respect!

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