time ago I was asked to build an Toyota Yaris for a lady. And of course I
said yes. After I said yes, there was just a small problem; at HLJ there was
a Yaris from Fujimi. But that was a four door version for the Japanese market.
And the lady was driving an three doors version with left hand steering. And
so I started to convert an car and I will give you all an brief review of
first I started with the dash which I sawed into several pieces, as you
can see on the left picture I had to saw out the middle console and the
steering column and dash-closet.
that I had to glue in all parts but now for the left-hand steering and
to sand it all smooth for painting.
had to saw out and replace the door-handles, fill the four-door lines
with putty and to replace the B-pillar. Then I noticed that the B-pillar
of the four- and threedoor version where absolutely different. So, I had
to make a new B-pillar.
the help of a picture out of an Toyota brochure I made a reference in
scale for the B-pillar which I made out of plasti-card.
Here the B-pillar is glued in place, and as you can see it fits quit good.
I had to enlarge the space for the tail-numberplate because in the Netherlands
the numberplates are wider then in Japan. Also I had to put the wipers
from the right to the left.
with help of some friends, I had to make Dutch numberplates and some metal-etch
for the logo's and for the Toyota and Yaris name. A lot of work with some
troubles during building, but it was fun to do.
this picture you can see the final result as delivered with the award won
at the Den Helder show..
The finished car you can see in the gallery.
A short review this time about a big project on a small car.