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sirbryanclark
September 9, 2017, 4:27pm Report to Moderator

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Hello. I recently picked up a 1989 Corolla All-Trac SR5 wagon, 5spd, 133k miles. So far all I've done is drive it and add gas (pretty infrequently at that!) Here she is at the top of a gravel road after a 3 hour drive into Eastern Washington. It is in need of some maintenance, cleaning and updating, but wanted to post a picture of what I am starting with. All in all, a mostly straight and unmolested example of the US Spec AE95. More to come.


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Rogue
September 9, 2017, 11:54pm Report to Moderator

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Nice, I love the SR5 side moldings.  Keep us updated on how you do with it.


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plaidward
September 12, 2017, 5:05pm Report to Moderator
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Very cool! Thats some low miles too!
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sirbryanclark
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Completed a couple of interior upgrades last week. Replaced a missing center dash vent (thank you plaidward for the part!) and swapped out the stock steering wheel for one from a 1988 Corolla SR5 coupe. Visually the 3-spoke wheel is a big improvement over the stock wheel (IMO). It was a direct bolt on. Also replaced the tiny #74 bulb for the climate controls that was burnt out. As well as continued with some general cleaning of the interior. So far I'm up $3.47 in change found between the carpet and the center console  



Next up for the interior is to find some decent floor mats and a stereo head unit that fits the car more appropriately. Replace a few more burnt out interior lights. Oh, and more cleaning...
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Preymantis01
October 25, 2017, 6:19am Report to Moderator
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I also have an 89 dx only without the wing. ..
Great car, but I found the holy grail off alltrac wagons..
The 92' with standard transmission. ... 160k.
Southern car.....sadly I will let my 89 go for  a sale. .
I m just one person and now have four toyotas...lol
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plaidward
October 26, 2017, 2:24pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Preymantis01

I m just one person and now have four toyotas...lol

Welcome to the club! I have 6 corolla's and a tundra  
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Bikerjosh
October 27, 2017, 12:27am Report to Moderator

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3 Toyota’s, 1 infinity, 1 Mitsubishi, 1 Mazda and a 60s lotus 7.
It’s ok I know I have a problem😆


91' 5spd AE95 wagon- waiting for mods
87' 5spd 4wd van wagon- currently modding
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Rogue
October 27, 2017, 2:33am Report to Moderator

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I have the one AE95, a del Sol, and a 1991 Civic hatchback.  If I had more space (detached garage?) and money, I'd have more!


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Preymantis01
October 27, 2017, 8:01am Report to Moderator
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Guess We all have the same problem. ..
Just one more.....lol
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sirbryanclark
October 28, 2017, 3:28pm Report to Moderator

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Yep!

1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac SR5
1991 Isuzu Trooper 4ZE1
1994 BMW 325i

But right now my All-Trac is my favorite!
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Preymantis01
October 29, 2017, 1:42am Report to Moderator
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I just seen an 88 sr5 wagon down your way rogue..
In Florida somewhere..off ebay
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Rogue
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Thanks for the heads up!  Looks like it just ended, but I sent the seller a message anyway.  That's only 2 hours from me.  The only downside to that wagon is it's an automatic.  I can live with that though   It looks like it was always a Florida car, so there is no rust.


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November 27, 2017, 4:47am Report to Moderator

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Slowly but steady getting this CAT fixed up! New KYB struts, strut mounts and shocks. K&N airfilter. OEM Toyota strut bar. New plugs and wires. Oh, and lots more cleaning. Both interior, exterior and under the hood. Next up, CV Axles, tires/wheels and an alignment.
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Picked up some BMW e30 14" bottlecaps with 185/70/14 snow tires on them. I might paint the wheels after the winter as the finish is peeling, but the tires have almost full tread and drive great in wet/snow. Larger wheel/tire set up raises the car up a bit too, so no complaints there.



Wheel tire fitment seems ideal. I picked up some new lug nuts and some centering rings. But then they bolted right up. Left the BMW center caps on for fun. I hadn't seen a CAT with E30 bottle caps before, wasn't sure how it would look. But I really like it. I plan on getting a summer set of wheels as well.



Replaced CV axles too. Went with new NAPA units. Hope they hold up. So far feel great. They were only moderately hard to install. Difficult angles for knocking out the old units being the hardest part without a lift. Replaced gear oil at the same time.

Then I finally got an alignment from a local tire shop. The guys working got a kick out of the car. They were really surprised at how clean it is, and hadn't seen one in some time. First time I've had the car into a shop. Anyways, drives great.  Next up Thermostat and coolant change...
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Looking good!

What size centering rings did you get?  I would like to get a set, putting Honda/Acura rims onto the Toyota hub.  I was hoping to find some made of metal.

If the axles are OEM, I'd keep and consider rebuilding them.  I've read so many stories about how much better OEM axles are than the newer replacements available.


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