Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
03-15-2005, 01:06 AM
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Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
I leave here some pics of my project!

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Next chapter: Repair and Paint

Some questions:

- what do you think I should do with the interior floor protection? Remove and reapply, just remove or just leave it? It seems to be in good condition and rust free... If remove and reapply, which type of materials are available and cost/benifit?

- welding points? yes or no? advantages and disadvantages? cost? where to do it? examples?



My goal is to use this car as much as i can in track days, although I'll be using it rather often over the weekends! That's why I don't know if I'll be needing much body strengthening in prejudice of comfort.
It's a long term project. I want to get about 160hp from my engine and then I think I'll stop, unless I win the lottery Tongue.

Say what you think that may suit me for my project and give some links or fotos.

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03-15-2005, 01:55 AM
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Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
Wow...nice going so far...I'd like to strip a hachi that far one day..

About the floor isolation, just leave it off. It saves weight.
Since the car is going to be a track car, you might as well weld the chassis. Most of the welding is done around the seams of the front suspension and around doors/windows. There are also some welding point on the floor, but I dont know where exactly.
Around the doors and windows you can drill holes through the outer layer of sheetmetal and make spotwelds to connect the layers of metal together. The suspension and floorboards are welded for short bits, about 2cm long welds, 2 cm apart from each other should be fine. Dont weld in the same spot too long to prevent any warping from the heat.

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03-15-2005, 07:57 AM
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Looking good! Keep up the good work!

About floor isolation, don't put it back. Spot weld? Yes. Improves the rigity and strength!

Keep up the good work! Hurray!

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03-15-2005, 02:41 PM
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Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
The car is for both proposes, Track day (may 5 TD's per year) and weekend use.

But what about welding cost? I know I should do it, since I've disassembled my whole car, but is it expensive? I'm not doing it myself, NO WAY!

I need to know, precisely where to do it, with examples if possible, I have some, but they don't seem to be enough. I know it was made once with about 1200 welding points... I don't see myself getting into something like that.

Thank you very much!

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03-15-2005, 03:56 PM
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The spotwelds are easy to do yourself.. you only need a welder to do the seam welds around the front end of the car if you dont know how to weld.

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03-15-2005, 06:44 PM
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Apardal, welding only costs time and efford, so its all about either doing it yourself or finding a mate who can do it for you...

Really nice job you are doing there, wish I had been able to pull my RX7 appart it such short timeSmile

Interesting is that your numberplate looks like a dutch number plate for cars >25 yearsSmile

Greetz,

Bastiaan "mux213" Olij

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03-15-2005, 11:45 PM
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Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
Am i the only one, who is suprised that it isnt rusty behind the bumper, in the rear corners and in the bottom of the doors...? Confused

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03-16-2005, 03:44 PM
Post: #8
Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
In any case remove the inner insulation, I found rust in several places that looked very innocent with the insulation on....

You got a lot of work to do there, but that is the right way to do it, props!
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03-16-2005, 08:53 PM
Post: #9
Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
Some news from the body shop. I'm going to get the repair and paint job for about 1750€ I guess. This includes spot welding.

My question is related to what he told me he was going to do. His spot welding procedure is to drill a hole in the chassis where it is meant to reinforce and then fill it up with weld. He said that this way I would get better results. What do you think?

I'm still in need of more examples of spots that require reinforcement.

Petzk, you may be right about floor isolation, but I wouldn't like to ride my car on weekends and blowing my ears out with the noise... seeing the pics do you think I have that problem? Do you think there would be rust under the isolation? You guys blow my budget away... I guess that dry ice is the best way to pull it out... although I'm not sure if that's what I'm going to do!


Thank you
André Pardal

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03-16-2005, 08:58 PM
Post: #10
Corolla Levin Repair, Paint and Tune - WITH VIDEO
Hi apardal,

From what I have heard it is indeed so that you should drill a hold through the top layer of steel and fill it up to join the sides together strongly but I am not sure if you should drill a hole completely through. I am far from an expert but that would not seem smart to me for some reason.....

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