Words: Jason De
Photography: Variety of Photographers.
Some say a car is an extension of your body, a reflection on your personality. You share so many good and bad moments together. For me owning my KE70 was more than just a means of transport. It was freedom. The freedom to drive around aimlessly, see friends and of course commute to work.
First purchasing this car stock standard as the 3rd owner was great! It had 4 new tyres, body was fairly decent and the best bit, it only cost me $750 clams with 6 months rego! SCORE! After owning it for less than a week BA rear king springs were inserted into the rear and fronts were cut. Such a nasty ride once the shocks gave out. The idea was to source 86 parts but hey life goes on. Soon enough the diff pulled out, cleaned with a toothbrush and welded. It never did let go and it has been welded for over 2 years!
A couple of weeks later i had a stack. To hard, too soon. This is probably the reason for most of my defects. Rolling around without a front bar can attract the wrong attention real fast! As the life of the Corolla continued it got painted a couple of times, Different wheels, different colours. Basically things you could afford to do on a part time wage. Interior bits and pieces magically grew stickers all over them, door trims got painted. I was bored and creative. I can’t say that this car got good attention but it was fun and i really enjoyed every moment of it. Here are some photographs during my ownership of the Corolla (no particular order). So enjoy them!
PS: Sorry to the grammar natzi’s!
Day 1. When i picked her up!
Paulie from Justice Crew came to check out the new wheels!
TAFE assignment (Graphic Design) which we had to create a colour wheel. I took it literally!
25mm spacers because Fitment Freak!
Handed this in!
This seat cost more in defects than it did to purchase. LOL. Bout that life.
Glow in the dark paint.
Boot Full o Paint!
4KC pedal pusher.
Aleks at the wash. Always rolling the three around.
Yes i drove around with these on. Yes i got away from the police at times but YES they did catch me, on my birthday
Window Tints thanks to my man at Custom Kid Industries!
M A G I C !
Fitment Freak Brothers!
R U N.
About that 70 Life.