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One Shite in Bangkok - '89 Corolla.


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#151 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:27 AM

That is a bloody impressive turn around!

 

Looks a tidy repair, what components were repaired and replaced?


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:31 AM

That is a bloody impressive turn around!

 

Looks a tidy repair, what components were repaired and replaced?

 

The bumper and front wings were repaired. The bonnet and lights are brand new Taiwan pattern part. The lower front trim is from dismantler.

 

The driver side wing is especially impressive. You couldn't tell it was damaged!


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#153 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

I am very impressed with the bumper repair, usually plastic bumpers can never be fixed properly.

Paint colour match also looks bob on.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:01 PM

To be fair the bumper wasn't even cracked. Maybe Toyota quality plastic helps a bit. I am happy with the colour match too.  :)



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Bloody hell, that was fast!

 

I reckon a load of UK body shops wouldn't even entertain working on that, too much risk of having to do work outside of fillering/fitting new panels...


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:04 PM

The Thai Corolla rides again!

 

The headlamps and indicators on this model remind me of the last of the line Hyundai X2 (after the Pony name was dropped)


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:12 PM

 

EFA  :mrgreen:

 

as others have said, very impressive repair/turn around time

 

and im glad to see its back :)



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:36 PM

Bloody hell, that was fast!

 

I reckon a load of UK body shops wouldn't even entertain working on that, too much risk of having to do work outside of fillering/fitting new panels...

 

I think the majority of the work was in the radiator support but it ended up okay. Crash bar isn't very much damaged at all.

 

Plenty of people willing to work here because there's so many skilled workers trying to make a living doing job for very little amount. Typical third world situation. It does help running chod for peanuts though.

 

The Thai Corolla rides again!

 

The headlamps and indicators on this model remind me of the last of the line Hyundai X2 (after the Pony name was dropped)

 

It does! Although there's not much shape you can go with late 80's early 90's design so I'm not surprised.

 

EFA  :mrgreen:

 

as others have said, very impressive repair/turn around time

 

and im glad to see its back :)

Sure. 60£ a ticket and the winner pay for the shipping and imports themselves.  :P


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:49 PM

That was quick!
Straight as a Roman Road now. Well played.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:25 PM

Very impressive,

 

that repair to the wing and bumper is excellent.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:14 AM

Properly back to where it should be. :D

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:30 AM

Shit, that’s incredible!

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:23 AM

And this is the engine of that 323. :D

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

13A or 13 B



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:37 AM

How the hell I've missed this, I do not know.

Great thread, great car, and a belated welcome Conan!

 

I live in Thailand during the winter (mostly in Chiang Mai), normally this is when I have time to catch up with Autoshite, but I've been so busy for the two months since I arrived this time. I have just a month left before I head back to Yorkshire.

I'm currently in Vientiane, Laos on a visa run, driving my new* shite car back over the bridge to Northeastern Thailand tomorrow. I then have some things to take care of in Isaan before the two day drive back to Chiang Mai. 

 

I've had a clearout of my inbox Conan, pm me if you're heading upcountry any time soon!


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:56 AM

How the hell I've missed this, I do not know.

Great thread, great car, and a belated welcome Conan!

 

I live in Thailand during the winter (mostly in Chiang Mai), normally this is when I have time to catch up with Autoshite, but I've been so busy for the two months since I arrived this time. I have just a month left before I head back to Yorkshire.

I'm currently in Vientiane, Laos on a visa run, driving my new* shite car back over the bridge to Northeastern Thailand tomorrow. I then have some things to take care of in Isaan before the two day drive back to Chiang Mai. 

 

I've had a clearout of my inbox Conan, pm me if you're heading upcountry any time soon!

 

Thanks!

 

I'm supposed to go up there on 11th but something came up so I'm not quite sure yet I'll be able to do it. It'll be sometime between 11th and 18th. I'll try to make it happen though. It'd be nice to have more smol shite meet over this part of the world.  :D


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:56 AM

13A or 13 B

 

It's 13B Turbo.  :)


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:20 AM

Yaas!

My brother-in-law lands in Chiang Mai on 16th Jan, so I'd like to be back there by 15th, it'd be great to meet you. 

I presume you'd drive the Corolla up?

It's no biggie to drive in a day if your car's reliable. I've done it quite a few times (and the car was usually reliable :-D  )

From memory it's near enough 700km.



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

All I can say is it's happening.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:29 AM

One thing always bugged me on this car. It's a thing Toyota always did back in the day and it's annoying as hell. I'll let Mr. Brown explain.

 

https://youtu.be/b2XdXoCl0rU?t=33

 

The same situation is with the Corolla. What is weird is that NONE of the E90 generation Corolla sold here have it, not even top of the range model. Which is weird because as far as I know it's standard on the whole range elsewhere in the world. Luckily, being such a common car, it's not difficult to remedy.

 

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15 quid. I will fit it when I can source a new three spokes steering wheel for it.

 

It may seems like a very tiny thing. But details maketh car alright?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:38 AM

side thing:

 

looking at your photos I noticed the steering wheel was on the right (hand) side of the car

 

for some reason I thought Thailand had LHD cars but doing some googling shows this is aint the case

 

defiantly a case of TIL :)

 

(guess this makes the prospect of importing UK Chod much easer?  :mrgreen: )



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:46 AM

side thing:

 

looking at your photos I noticed the steering wheel was on the right (hand) side of the car

 

for some reason I thought Thailand had LHD cars but doing some googling shows this is aint the case

 

defiantly a case of TIL :)

 

(guess this makes the prospect of importing UK Chod much easer?  :mrgreen: )

 

We are Right Hand Drive indeed!

 

The imports of used car has been officially banned since 1975. Because people used to imported used Mercedes Benz from Hong Kong and sold them as new. Those were so popular that official distributor of Mercedes Benz had to lobby the government to an end of that.

 

Feel free to export our chods over though. Plenty of classic JDM that hadn't been scene taxed yet. They're mostly rust free! 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:03 AM

We are Right Hand Drive indeed!

 

The imports of used car has been officially banned since 1975. Because people used to imported used Mercedes Benz from Hong Kong and sold them as new. Those were so popular that official distributor of Mercedes Benz had to lobby the government to an end of that.

 

Feel free to export our chods over though. Plenty of classic JDM that hadn't been scene taxed yet. They're mostly rust free! 

 

wow that no imports thing is asinine...

 

so does that mean someone put their balls on the line to illegally smuggle an invacar into Thailand?  :mrgreen:



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:05 AM

wow that no imports thing is asinine...

 

so does that mean someone put their balls on the line to illegally smuggled an invacar into Thailand?  :mrgreen:

 

It's much easier when it doesn't have to be on the road.  ;)

 

There used to be a few loophole. And if imported for off the road use then no one is going to stop you.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:12 AM

It's much easier when it doesn't have to be on the road.  ;)

 

ahh I figured as much  :mrgreen:

 

the no imports rule sounds similar to the 25 year rule they have in the US which was also brought about due to auto makers lobbing against grey market imports too IIRC.

 

really glad no such crap exists in the UK (AFAIK!)

 

excuse me while I go look up Thailand's auto industry and see what home grown chod i can fantasise about importing to the UK someday :)



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

ahh I figured as much  :mrgreen:

 

the no imports rule sounds similar to the 25 year rule they have in the US which was also brought about due to auto makers lobbing against grey market imports too IIRC.

 

really glad no such crap exists in the UK (AFAIK!)

 

excuse me while I go look up Thailand's auto industry and see what home grown chod i can fantasise about importing to the UK someday :)

 

 

Your option will be limited to this and that. Toyota Soluna and Honda City.

 

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The Soluna is a rebodied Toyota Tercel. So you can think of it like a 4-door version of the Paseo. (Like 4 Series Gran Coupe yo).

 

Honda City is based on the EF Civic. Despite that, none of the parts would fit apart from the engine. We had one until a few years ago.

 

They're worth about 1500-2500 quid right now depending on condition. Import both and become the king of obscure shite!  :P

 

(They're available in few other markets too).


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:22 AM

I will fit it when I can source a new three spokes steering wheel for it.

 

Are you after a factory or aftermarket three spoke steering wheel?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

Are you after a factory or aftermarket three spoke steering wheel?

 

Just seen this. Well. 20 quid. Centre badge was peeling so I hand painted it. Doesn't look that great but it's good enough irl. The leather top is also a bit sunburned but that's fine too.

 

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It's getting fitted tomorrow!  :D


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

levin lmao couldnt read that on the other pic :D

 

can you find a kp30 please



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:53 AM

levin lmao couldnt read that on the other pic :D

 

can you find a kp30 please

 

No KP30, sorry. KE30 the best I could do.

 

oh ay up wots dis

 

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