I'm just starting a new project here in the UK on a '97 ae101 that I've acquired. Haven't spent much time on corollas but slowly falling for them.
Currently have a stock shell from a 1.3 hatchback and planning on building a road car that'll hold its own on the odd track day. Intention is to get a 1.6 4AGE (or 7AGE) block and pair it with a 20V silvertop head, give it a 1st stage port and polish, retain the stock drivetrain from the clutch to the wheels, maybe find a 6 speed gearbox at a later date.
Exhaust: Design and fab custom 4:2:1 straight through
Brakes: Rear discs on the back wheels (I read that there's a bolt on conversion from E11 rear assembly straight off the spindle?) but keep the current 160mm discs on front
Suspension: Coilovers - haven't researched yet.
Electronics: Obviously a new loom is required and was thinking about an aftermarket programmable ecu - would quite like to get into the programming.
Interior: remove everything behind the front seats. possibly cut and fit a 8mm mdf board for the rear to provide a flat surface as a nice bit boot.
Exterior: Leave stock maybe privacy glass
I'm just curious to know whether anyone has done something similar? Any knowledge, advice, shortcuts or experience would be more than welcome.