Well it's been a year since I got this car, so I figured I'd make a thread on the updates so far.
Been looking at getting a 4 door drift chassis of some kind for a while, wanted something to drop a JZ into, and I've always liked older toyotas - my pops had a 1981 Crown back in the day too.
Plans are to JZ swap it and get it driving again.
As I bought it.
It's a 1988 GX81 Mark 2 Hardtop, it was running when I bought it, but not in driving condition - the brakes had seized and it had rust. And one of the previous owners painted the interior blue.
These don't go up for sale often around here, plus we have a 12 year import ban on vehicles - only vehicles 12yrs and newer and eligible to be imported. Any others that show up for sale usually either have worse rust or some other issues.
The first things after buying were stripping it apart and removing the 1G, then dealing with the rust.
Chopped the rusted front end out
Cut out the old rockers and welded new ones.
New front end tacked on.
Welded and primed.