Hi all. My name is Steve, from Knoxville, TN. I'm a full time automotive tech and reservist in the US Army.
I've been ghosting this site or quite a while and decided to finally join. I am the proud owner of my second AE101. The first one, 1997 base model sedan, I had in high school was sadly destroyed by family during my extended absence from the states. And the second one, 1996 DX sedan, I picked up for a smooth $300 USD...it had a blown motor and front end damage but was salvageable in my eyes.
After 2 nights in the garage, 3 trips to the machine shop, 4 different junk yards, and a few pizzas I had Thelma, my Corolla, back on the road. She is far from perfect but slowly coming together.
I decided I wanted to be different from most of the Hondas in my area and modify the Corolla...my wife calls it a granny car
....and I've barely scratched the surface of things on my list.
Now a little bit about the car...
1996 DX Sedan - Brilliant Red
1.8 7AFE w/ A246E automatic transmission
Shaved door handles, antenna, and badges
Novice sound system....(2) 12s and 2000w amp, Kicker highs/mids
Remote start for cold days!
Everything else is pretty much stock.
Add Mazda side markers
New lights all the way around
Bassett D-Hole 15x8 wheels tucked nicely
Lips like Angelina Jolie
5-speed manual swap
20v swap (no time soon)
Old school 4-fold rag top
All black interior (currently ugly ass tan)
Custom rear deck
One piece door panels...this is important to me
This list goes on and on and on....
Thanks for having me. I look forward to feedback and advice! Btw I have no idea how to add pictures!