Beautiful OG - Janet's Immaculate 1970 Crown

Beautiful OG - Janet's Immaculate 1970 Crown

I recently visited my friend Janet at Toyota Head Quarters in Torrance, California. I was in town for Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day but made a quick stop to check this much anticipated project I had the pleasure of being a small part of.  Janet sent me cell phone pics of this beauty a few weeks ago but when I seen it rolling up to Toyota HQ, I instantly knew those photos did not do it justice.  Janet’s 1970 Toyota Corona was built by Duane (husband) from the ground up from pretty much a shell. I wish I could show you the before photos but I promised not to since the Crown is being featured in an upcoming issue of Super Street which will feature the “Before” pics. I’ve listed some of the features/mod list below – a theme you’ll start to notice is that the word “Custom” is in front of almost everything. In the case of a lot of parts, Duane had to fabricate (or have fabricated) himself. As you might imagine, parts for a 1970 Toyota Crown are not widely available. But, here are a few photos of this beauty for you to enjoy and share with friends.  


Drive Train

  • Rebuilt 2JZ-GE Engine Swap
  • Custom Fabricated motor and transmission mounts
  • Custom drive shaft
  • Refabricated OBX Headers
  • Koyo Radiator
  • Spal dual fans

Brakes & Suspension

  • Custom Front mounted piston Brembo brakes and 2 piston Brembo rear brakes
  • Updated brake booster and master cylinder
  • Custom mounted QA-1 coilovers
  • Gunmetal metallic paint with all restored stainless and chrome moldings and re-chromed bumpers
  • All new rubber moldings
  • Keyless remote entry and security system
  • Enkei Tenjin Tunins Series Wheels
  • Yokohama Tires


  • Dynamat Insulated
  • New headliner and carpet
  • Reupholstered original seats using original headrests and door panels
  • Custom dash using Auto Meter gauges
  • Vintage air conditioning system


  • All new wiring using Painless Wiring System
  • All brackets and mounts custom fabricated
  • All bushings, bolts, nuts, washers and screws replaced
  • Optima High performance battery relocated to the trunk
  • MagnaFlow Exhaust system Glasspack

Special Thanks to…

M’s Factory Miki and Etsuko

TSR Fabrication Mario

Reflections Manny


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