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Updated on May 05, 2012
THIS IS SOME OF MY HANDY WORK. the corolla has been sold!!! i wish i could have kept it but,se la vie! this is a pic of my corotezza just before i sold it 03-17-06
these are my new projector lights! i painted them today 04-05-05. well i got up at 4 in the morning to put in my lights!!!04-06-05
i wired the halo lights to my parking lights.the HID's look killer in the projector lenses.
the bulbs fit pretty snug and weren't much trouble at all.i got done in about an hour and a half!==============Below are the first set of pics of my rolla after i installed the tail light conversion.I'm trying to keep the site as current as possible and also to keep updated pics as to the progress of the project.
The front bumper is from a '01 corolla.i modified it myself,i had to make some changes for it to fit the '99,then i made a lower air dam from a spare bumper here at the shop.i still have some finishing work to do it.
this is why it's a corotezza.i bought REAL toyota altezza lights from japan!(i have a friend in tokyo).yes i could of purchased the lights over here,from the lexus dealer, but it was $200 cheaper, including shipping, to get them from Japan.(personally i think its cooler to get japanese stuff from the source).the entire rear of the car has been modified to fit these lights.the round deck lid lights have been "frenched", and will get plexi-glass covers to keep with the "altezza" look.i am in the process of making a mold for the custom spoiler i will be making for the deck lid.lower ground effects as well are in the making.the muffler is a "GReddy",w/ a 4 inch outlet.
the side skirts as well, i made from scratch out of fiberglass.now i have custom hand made side skirts and it only took me three and a half weeks to do.(in- between work at the shop) here is a close up of the lights
I had to cut both the inside and outside of the trunk then weld it back on both sides so the lights would look right.
the trunk sat out about three quarters of an inch past the quarter lights so the trunk had to be recessed in, to match the light.i actually used regular liter paint cans for the mounting cylinders of the small deck lid lights.i also have now put the plexi-glass on the opening of the small lights to give the "frenched" look.
these are not permenant, 'cause i would like to use a thicker plexi.this is good for now so i can see how it will look.the quarter panel light openings were completely fabricated out of scrap sheet metal in order to create a new cavity for these lights. here's a close up of the muffler.it took about three hours to modify it to this car.it came off a '96 accord.(nothing like getting a honda off the road:-) i had to completely cut off the honda exhaust, modify and re-weld the muffler for a proper fit to the existing exhaust.i made brackets out of radiator mounts, for the front hangers.
here's the back view.you can see the japanese on the window "NISHI KE" which is my family name in japan!
here is me on the left and my buddy, Ryutaro, from tokyo on the right.you can really see the amount of modifications needed to install these lights.
this is a close up of my hand-made side skirt!
here you can see the rear doors are shaved.at the time i took these pics,i had ordered a door shave kit from summit racing.part no.via-81164.it's made by vehicle power accessories corp.(VPA).it's for four doors, and comes with ten channel remote with two four button transmitters. it came to about $170! i will install this kit very soon.
here is the fully modified and customized bumper.i had to do quite a bit of fabricating on this part of the car, to change the '01 headlight openings to fit the '99 headlights.as you can see the area around the headlights has changed very much.plastic was molded and grafted to create the proper angle of opening for the lights.the grill area and fog light areas,also have been changed.
the lower air dam pillars were removed,and a lower spoiler added.i still have a bit more body work to do. my headlights were getting yellow,so i wet sanded them with 2000 grit paper and buffed them out.they look like new.clear side marker lights are on the list of changes.nothing on the hood yet,i'm not sure if i will do anything there or not.
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nice rolla man i like u proyect is crazy but u finish very nice job 5 star for u and u rolla bro
cool 5 starz
impressive skill. nicely done up corolla, & u did d mods by urself !!!
how was the light output on the headlights
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