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Toyota Street Machine

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Toyota Street Machine
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:14 AM

When i saw a Toyota Tarago drive past in black with mags i thought it looked good and i'd like to build that one day. 20 years later, i finally picked up the Estima kit from Aoshima. The kit is excellent with good parts fit, crisp molding and fine details. no engine, but the kit goes together easy with no issues. I wanted to muscle it up a little with the addition of some nice rims. Those came from ebay. The offset of the rims was awful, so i cut them up to get a better stance. The front wheels glued right on in place without modification and still turn. Fortunately the kit includes a big brake kit that fit perfectly with the rims. The rears stuck out too far, but i was able to remove enough material from the suspension arms to move the brake rotor inwards enough to allow the tires to meet the fender. The interior i just did in plain grey. The chassis is a mildly weathered street used look.

 DSCF8845 by aus_mus, on Flickr

 DSCF8846 by aus_mus, on Flickr

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 DSCF8843 (1) by aus_mus, on Flickr

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:48 AM

A very unusual build in this forum! Turned out nice! Congratulations!



Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:57 AM

Nice job, aussiemuscle, I've never seen this kit before.  My daughter's Tarago never looked that good, and the grandkids called it 'the Mothership'.  Cheers


  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:08 PM


Always enjoy seeing something new and unusual here.

It may be a simple build, but you did real justice to the kit,

and the wheels look like they wre meant to be there.







  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Friday, August 21, 2020 10:15 PM

That looks great. There's just something cool about a custom mini van.



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