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#1 rev_head

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:49 PM

ok so i have just recently discovered the toyota curren. i dont know much about them but clearly they are a 6thgen celica coupe with what imo is MUCH sexier. So what i wanna know is why has no one done this conversion! for those who dont know what it looks like. heres a pic

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 03:04 AM

Three reasons:

 

1. Expense; you need a new hood, fenders, bumper and lights. These are big items, and they need to be shipped from Japan. Even using sea freight it could easily be $500-1000 in shipping and import fees alone.

2. Availability. These cars are rare - I have seen one in person, and one other for sale in Aus, in 4 years. They also aren't that popular in Japan; not nearly as much as the Celica was. Also, since you need the whole front cut of the car, you may need to actually buy the whole car to get what you need. They had boring engines, so buying half cuts isn't practical.

 

3. Looks. Some people love the look of the Curren, others don't. Personally, I'm on the fence.... I don't think it looks bad, but the design is very 'same-y' for that period of Japanese cars. You have to remember that the people that would be paying all this money for the conversion probably quite like the 4-eye look of the car from the factory, so it isn't as big a deal for them as it would be for potential buyers. Also, the Curren only came as a coupe, which suits the styling. Curren front with liftback rear looks a bit funny.

 

All in all, a GT4 front, or SSIII lips and projectors ends up being a grand or two cheaper, easier to source, and IMO better looking.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 07:30 AM

2. Availability. These cars are rare - I have seen one in person, and one other for sale in Aus, in 4 years. They also aren't that popular in Japan; not nearly as much as the Celica was. Also, since you need the whole front cut of the car, you may need to actually buy the whole car to get what you need. They had boring engines, so buying half cuts isn't practical.

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Ultra rare in Aus maybe, but when I was on a bus tour of Auckland a couple of years ago I saw probably half a dozen within an hour...


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:25 AM

Looks like hiundae tiburon.... i like how tiburon looks :)

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 12:48 PM

Well instead of importing one from Japan get one from NZ?

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:30 PM

As already pointed out. They arent THAT rare. And imo look a million times better haha
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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:48 PM

Go b4 show, thats why.

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:55 PM

S14 front end conversion? or wait you said Curren

 

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 08:17 PM

Lol pinks. 90% of 204s are all show no go!
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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:50 PM

Three reasons:

 

1. Expense; you need a new hood, fenders, bumper and lights. 

Did you copy that from an american forum or something ? haha

 

I don't hate the look, it does look very series 1 s14 or series 2 r33 though.

 

I'm all for unique though so go for it.
 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:29 AM

True, but i doubt many would fork out tge cost for the conv instead of fitting a ge, gte or beams for the same cost

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:26 AM

funny how dc2 had quad lights then toyota came out with quads, then japanese market had long lights at the front and then the curren had long lights at the front......


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

funny how dc2 had quad lights then toyota came out with quads, then japanese market had long lights at the front and then the curren had long lights at the front......

 

DC2 and ST20x came out at the same time though, and the Curren was available at the start years before the DC2 got the normal light facelift (the Curren was basically the follow-on to the ST16x Corona Coupe which had the Celica coupe body with fixed front lights)


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