We get some more work done on the AE86 but not without a bunch of distractions. Barry calls down to do some more metal work and we get carried away with fire.
In this episode, we paint some of my AE86 parts, we also learn about the Irish and UK spec AE86 Twin cam GT coupe. What a mouthful!
In this episode, we take a break from the Trueno and check out a V8 powered AE86. Flip also picks up one of his dream cars, an FC3s RX7 and we have a little fun with a Hyundai.
The AE86 loses more metal, gains some new metal and we have a BBQ. There’s also some cool stories about some of the donor metal.
We take a visit to an AE86 parts graveyard to pick up some parts for the Trueno, we also check out a very unique collection of old-school Toyotas locked up in some sheds.
In this episode, we figured it would be the right time to explain my love for the AE86 and I sit Reuben down to give an explanation for the shed. A bit of a gift for reaching the 50k subscriber mark.
The AE86 loses more of its parts, almost being stripped of everything but the shell.
Things get a little “serious” with the Trueno, we finally start tearing it apart to get it ready for sandblasting, and as usual, we make things awkward. Enjoy…
We take an extended amount of time on the AE86 trying to remove its bumper. The AE86 bumper bracket design wasn’t Toyotas smartest moment and causes a few hours of pain. We also build a workbench for the Truenos permanent home.
This has been a fast year. It seems not so long ago when we covered the Annual Toyota meet in Cork last year. I really enjoyed this meet because you never know what comes out of the wood work. Even the machine we came down in is worthy of a picture, (TRD Camry which you see here). You can also see Flip using his best shammy cloth to clean the flies.
A few months back, Dan a good friend of some of the OG Waterford guys called down to Waterford for a visit. After a few conversations, I told him I was after buying an AE86 shell and was looking to go down the path of misery chasing parts and doing a restore.
It has been exactly one year today since I returned from Canada. Before I left, the car scene was in the bin, quite literally. Everyone around me was packing up and heading off all over the world to escape the gloom. The country was a shattered and although things aren’t back to 100% the entire country as a whole is in a much better shape than when many of us left.