KE70 ground up restoration

Here’s a great DIY ground-up build of a neat little JDM styled KE70 Corolla, complete with 4AGE power. I admire people who do ground-up builds at home without any major help from workshops. I’d love to do this one day to a 2-door USDM 510 shell, making everything clean and as-new from top to bottom.

Thanks to Sebatian for the submit.

Full build thread:


~ by anth on December 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “KE70 ground up restoration”

  1. whoa that’s an intense rebuild! love the paint…

    quick ? .. what’s the difference between a ke70 and a te72? i’ve always known them as a te72 and searching just states engine and suspension differences. is that it?

  2. as you said, the only diferences are engine and suspension

    Toyota uses this scheme for codenaming
    first leter: engine type
    second leter: chassis type
    first number: car generation
    second number: body type

    with that you have: KE70, “K” toyota K engine, “E” is the letter for the corolla, “7” seventh generation, “0” sedan. And TE72, “T” toyota T engine, “E” corolla, “7” seventh gen, “2” also for sedan.
    And also you decode the migthy AE86, “A” toyota A engine (4AGE), “E” corolla body, “8” eigth gen, “2” coupe body.
    In fact Teddy’s car should be a AE70 😉

    as they say, the *E7* is the grandfather of the AE86

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