Finally, second time lucky, it was time to replace the old four-spoke wheel with my three-spoke.
One difference the Pre-Facelift Carib has is that the taillights are big solid colour blocky things. I didn’t really like them, so off they came.
With WOF day looming, I had a few more things to get ready, starting with a wheel alignment.
The final task on the original Rolla was to stick the Carib suspension into it, and basically revert it back to the car as I bought it, but slightly better.
Well, it was a good run with the Liftback Corolla, but unfortunately it’s become unfeasible to keep it going.
The manual swap wasn’t the only improvement on the cards for this car. Whats a sporty weekend/track car without some handing and braking upgrades?
As part of the manual conversion, we noticed that the inner CV boot on one side was cracked and leaking. Since it’d never be easier to do, I did it.
I had some concerns about the clutch, so day three was started with us plumbing it in and bleeding it.