PROJECT 86: Gabe Salvador’s Toyota AE86 Trueno

Photos by Gabe Salvador

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The AE86 Corolla has been a much sought-after classic nowadays. Despite the car’s age and no longer being in production, it seems to have never gotten old as it is still a mainstay in the motorsports arena.

That said, the select few who own one are very lucky people. And one of those people is Gabe Salvador. What makes him even more fortunate, is that he owns an AE86 at such a young age… This AE86 is actually older than him! So combining his interest in restoring cars with the performance modifications available in today’s generation, this project car, dubbed “PROJECT 86”, has got a lot in store for it.

Read on to see what Gabe has done to this awesome AE86…

A well-deserved wash-over was needed to restore this legendary vehicle to pristine condition. And along the way, Gabe decided to revise the way the car was colored, without changing the color combination. He went for more black, and less red, especially around the lower extremities of the car.
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And with a new lip installed, what do we think of the finished product? It’s spectacular!
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Gabe also swapped the stock 4AC engine that the car initially came with for a 4AGE Blue Top with upgraded hi tension wires and iridium spark plugs.
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He then decided it was time to buy his baby some new shoes. He went with 15-inch Royal Lip Silver Rota RB’s, which looks perfect on this ride!
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Gabe cleaning the engine bay.
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Of course, after cleaning, it’s the perfect time to pose for the camera…

Gabe’s PROJECT 86 with two German “Body Guards”.
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Gabe’s 86 with Alexander Salvador’s Shelby GT 500. We’ve done a similar feature on the Shelby GT 500 here at CustomPinoyRides.com. <--Just click the link! PROJECT 86: Gabe Salvador's Toyota AE86 Trueno pic9

Posing with Family. Gabe in the 86 with Dionision Chua Salvador III in the Mitsubishi Eclipse.
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Gabe also decided to give it a new look and stance courtesy of Megan Racing 2-inch lowering springs. Also, some additional upgrades to the suspension include KB Gas Shocks and a Strut Bar in the engine bay. The front camber looks awesome!
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When asked what Gabe has done with his car, here’s what he had to say:

Specifications

15′ Rota RB
Wash-over
Nardi Torino steering wheel (leather)
4AC To 4AGE (bluetop)
Hi tension Wires
Iridium spark plugs
Pioneer Head unit
JL audio 15′ subs
Megan Racing lowering springs 2″
KYB gas shocks
engine Strut bar
Hella housing
HID

not much.. ^^,

(Not much? Maybe for now… LOL! -ed)

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