Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WIP: 1975 Toyota Corolla Levin TE27 by fujimi. full custom

This is build currently my pride and joy. A 1975 Toyota Corolla Levin TE27. Why the TE27? because i drive a KE35/TE37 corolla. and the 3 series corolla doesn't exist in any plastic scale, only in tomica limited vintage diecast.

this is a fairly detailed build, originally the kit didn't have opened hood and trunk. i took the liberty of opening the hood and trunk.

Then scratchbuilding the engine bay from cellular phone cards. wheel choice is also important as i want this to be almost perfect. the kit included 2TG is just horrible. A good modeller friend of mine named jimmy aka crewdawg sent me a resin copy of his scratchbuilt 2TG for use.

The interior, i decided to ditch the original seats and replace it with recaro enjoys. of course, the driver must have 4 point seatbelts for those track and autocrossing days. :D

this build is more than two years old already and is still a WIP. I have another kit at home as a spare kit.

a lot has been done here, from scratchbuilding the entire engine bay and trunk, fabricating new door panels, and sourcing bits and goodies for this. even the exhaust and diff have been removed and replaced with new items.


recaro enjoy and sabelt clubman harness, and some pioneer TSX speakers in the deck
some exterior shots, body in primer, panasports and custom front chin

engine bay is scratchbuilt.... resin casted 2TG from crewdawg/jimmy of i added the ITBs, and custom headers. need to detail the engine bay more

trunk scratchbuilt too

detail shots of the engine. twin carbed, ITBs and a lot of what nots.

that's it for now. i can't fine most of the older shots from last year, but when i do, i'll post them up here too.

hopefully, this te27 can be finished by november next year so it can enter the IPMS national competition.


  1. This is a very impressive work in progress, I'll be waiting for the final outcome. Btw, thanks for dropping by my site.

  2. thank you for visiting my small blog. i was very impressed with your collection of diecasts, my diecasts are nowhere near yours and JDmikes collection.

  3. awesome! i like those engine details, hanzel. very precise and neat. Hope to see the final touch up!