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Kieran Barber

Kie's AE86 levin

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So, I've had this ae86 for nearly 18 months now and progress has been slow, but progress is progress in my eyes, so here's quite a few pics of what i've done as of now.

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the 2 pics above are when i got it, it originally had overfenders on so we took them off and then we made some mk3 escort arches to fit in the pics below.

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after that, we got some filler on them as seen in the pics below.

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we then managed to get the heaters and vents all bolted back in, unfortunately, the previous owners were careless with removing the cables so they can't be operated.

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So it's been a while since I've actually posted anything here (I didn't forget I set this up i swear).

That and it's been a while since anything has been happening to my ae86, so i'll give a rundown and provide pics at a later date.

So since that time, we've tweaked the front wings so the doors can open and close without actually catching.

The front end which has been tubed wasn't exactly put on straight or made to look good, so we've pulled it back straight and started aligning the front end better, as well as add extra bracing so the light don't bounce all over the show (was a teeside drift missile basically before i bought it).

The plan now is to mount the front and rear bumpers properly, clean the welds up on the bash bar, paint the tubing at some point, then the rest of the prep work can be done (flatted the doors and roof back ready for primer and paint)

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I'll try to update this post as soon as anything else happens, but I can post a few odd bits that I've done in the meantime.

For kickstarters, these are the braces that were made up for the front lights.

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Then I took them off, I sanded them, sprayed primer on them, then painted them black and reinstalled them.

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And I also decided to clean the cam cover up (was bored a wee bit).

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Next update, we sanded the front end and the doors down as seen in this picture, same outcome on the other side.

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Then we used etch primer on the bonnet and arches after wiping the panels down, will probably need another coat because we ran out :(

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And as you can see, a bit of filler needs putting on that edge.

Just remembered about a spec list I got sent with all the goodies on my ae86, so here it goes...

Engine & Exhaust: 
The 4A-GE Is from an AE92 (higher compression)
Cusco Exhaust Manifold
Trust Oil Cooler
Ultra Leads
Ultra Direct Ignition System

2 Rad Fans
Solid Engine Mounts

Drivetrain:
TRD Gear Set
TRD 2 Way LSD
TRD Single Plate Clutch

Suspension Components:
Greddy Full Tap Type R Coilovers With Adjustable Top Mounts
Extra Lock Kit
Front And Rear Strut Braces (front may be a cusco, not entirely sure and the rear has an upper and lower brace)
TRD Anti Roll Bars
TRD 8 Point Bolt In Roll Cage
Adjustable Pillow Tension Rods
TRD Full Bush kit
Konig Rewind Wheels

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Got another update on getting the AE86 ready for paint.

So I managed to get the front end in primer as seen here.


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Then we started flatting the roof back, applied filler primer, re-sanded it and then applied etch primer as seen here.

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still needs a tiny bit more work, but the roof is done for the most part, the next thing on the agenda should be prepping the bootlid and then getting the seats and harnesses put in place.

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This thing is great! Any more progress? Picked up a Levin Hatch myself recently, its off to paint soon too

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to be honest I completely forgot about this, a couple months after my last post, I sold her to my brother who ended up finishing it and flogging it on himself

as a little side note, he also built it in the way I wanted to when I had it, 3E6 paint code (pastel type red, used on panda cars too) with Advan A3A wheels as seen below

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