OLD PARKED CARS: 1969 Toyota Crown Custom Wagon.

29 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on OLD PARKED CARS: 1969 Toyota Crown Custom Wagon.

1969 Toyota Crown Custom Wagon.


i#39;m having trouble believing my eyes. what a find, ben.

Man I had no idea what it was at the time. I didn#39;t see the license plate holder, and the wheels were really throwing me off on its age.

But I couldn#39;t believe what I found either, I#39;ve never seen or heard of this generation, let alone thought they#39;d still be around the US.

i owned one of these in 1975/76. it was such an odd duck that it was hard to get parts, etc. i needed a new radiator and fan when the water pump froze on me while on a trip. it took a week to get the part from california. but it was a handy little wagon for my little family.

You know what is awesome about these? That any 80s Supra engine bolts right in. I have a friend who had an early 70s Crown wagon with a Mark III#39;s 7M-GE and triple Holley carbs.

ben, how did your friend get those triple holleys on the 7m? did he make a manifold or adapter? I am unaware of anything like this ever being produced.

He definitely hadn#39;t heard of anyone else ever doing it.

I#39;m not sure what manifold he was using, but I think he just had to make custom adapters.

Want me to ask?

My parents had a 1972 Toyota Corona Mark II wagon. They didn#39;t want a big station wagon, and that was all the American car manufacturers were offering back then. The problem in the 70s was that no mechanics wanted to work on foreign cars because they didn#39;t know how, and they often didn#39;t have the tools to work on them- i.e.

American cars used standard nuts and bolts, foreign cars used metric nuts and bolts. It was a huge problem when the car broke down and mechanics didn#39;t know what to do. I remember people asking us what kind of a car it was. A Toyota.

And they#39;d say, A WHAT?? I could never have believed Toyotas would be in everyone#39;s driveways like they are today. It never seemed possible then that the Japanese brands could ever take over the market the way they have. The problem back then with Japanese cars was that they rusted out quickly.

Also the ride was particularly harsh. Their quality really didn#39;t get much better until the mid 80s. American cars rode much better back then and had more interior room.

The Japanese got into the market with cars that got good gas mileage when the price of a gallon of gas quadrupled in 1973/1974. It was the younger generation of people who bought them then.

All it needs is a set of ole skool JDM rims, a lowered suspension and a few Moon Eyes stickers and THEN it#39;s complete. Oh yeah, can#39;t forget a JAF badge in the front. lol

I am looking to sell a 1965 toyota crown custom wagon mostly original parts and still in running order,needs a new home that can give it some love and care.Please contact Cynthia at gmallan42@hotmail.com

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