PBaines 1971 Toyota Corolla KE25

1971 toyota corolla

It’s been 6 measly years. Progress has been slow. I prioritized the AE86 for a few years, which is now a rocket, so it’s time to get back into this. I’ve also moved to Canada but will be back in a few years. It’s nice to collect parts until then. The rust is probably what terrifies me the most. There’s lots to do and lots to pay for.

As I’ve been going for a KE20 Sprinter, more than a TE27 Sprinter, the parts are a little different. For example:

  • The guards I have are KE20 Sprinter, not TE27 Sprinter, hence the lack of stock fender flares.
  • The lower trim, which runs from the fender to the rear quarter, is 2x as thick as the normal Corolla ones (only came on the KE25 Sprinter). I managed to track down a full set of these trims, and probably paid something stoopid, but in the 6 years I’ve been collecting additional parts, I’ve only come across these particular trims this one time.
  • The TE2X Sedan and Coupe have different grills. I’ve got a NOS sedan TE20 Grill as well as the TE27 Coupe one; however, I am still unsure which I’ll run.

Anyway, here are some photos:

Center Wood Grain Dash Unit

Center wood grain dash unit

Center Console

Center Console

Additional Center Console Pieces

Additional Center Console Pieces

NOS TE20 Sedan Grill

NOS TE20 Sedan Grill

Non-Rusted TE2X Grill Support Panel

Non-Rusted TE2X Grill Support Panel

TE27 Right Light

TE27 Right Light

TE27 LCA’s and Knuckles

TE27 LCA's and Knuckles

Cool SL 5-Speed 1600 Boot Badge

SL 5-Speed 1600 Boot Badge

Fender Mirrors

Fender Mirrors

Cool Mud Flaps

Cool Mud Flaps

Sprinter Steering Wheel Center Horn Button

Sprinter Steering Wheel Center Horn Button

Fuel Upgrade

Because the T50 from an AE86 uses a rear position shifter, it won’t be correct once installed to work nicely with the center console. I’ve purchased a forward position T50 to steal the insides out of and hopefully swap bits over to make the AE86 T50 accept the forward position shifter (fyi not using this forward position one because it’s seized. I only got it for the shifting components).

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Fuel Pump

Brake Time

Acquired a TE27 pedal box which has the additional hydraulic clutch mount, so all nice and easy.

Brake Booster

Rip the ST205 WRC GT4 Celica Master Cylinder

Slap it on above the booster.

Master Cylinder

Use Proportioning Valve from ST202 Celica

Suitable for twin-pot front brakes and single-pot rear brakes.

Proportioning Valve

It Should Look Something Like This

Brake System

Discussion


FAQs

Q: Where can I find more information about the KE25 Corolla?

A: You can find more information about the KE25 Corolla on the Car news website.


Conclusion

In conclusion, the journey to restore a 1971 Toyota Corolla KE25 has been challenging but exciting for PBaines. With a collection of unique parts and a vision in mind, it’s clear that every effort is being made to create a truly special vehicle. Stay tuned for more updates on this remarkable project.