View Full Version : Just got this yesterday....1990 Alltrac

06-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Just got this yesterday, found it on Craigslist, it's going to be a long term resurrection project for sure. I already have 2 projects currently underway ( one huge one...follow the link in my sig) so this will likely sit untouched for a good while but I couldn't pass up the deal and these chassis are getting harder to find. Anyone know anything about this car? it seems to e an NC car, or at least has been for the last couple of owners. If you know something contact me please, any info would be greatly appreciated. It's a 1990 Alltrac ST185. paid $500. the pics are as I got it, towed it home and set it in the yard, haven't done the 1st thing to clean it up or really even take stock of what's what but the initial assessment is as follows:

The Good:
Hey it's an alltrac
No rust, No severe damage to the main parts
Scion TC rims, 17" with no curb rash at all
System 10 speakers
Has a 3SGTE in it that I will be selling to basically make this car a net zero investment for the chassis
Has a front mount intercooler that I will also be selling
found a spare turbo in the trunk
found the TMIC and cover in the trunk
found a stereo under the seat

The Bad:
The body kit drives me crazy and isn't the best workmanship, it's coming off at some point...anyone want it for cheap?
The car does not have the rear end at all. No diff, no axles, and no driveshaft, I think they were going to try and run it FWD? The rear hubs et al are still there though
The engine does not run, previous owner bought it as is essentially with a JDM swap physically done but the wiring is totally hacked up, they had no idea what was wrong with it.



06-18-2011, 03:58 PM
That compressor housing IC pipe looks quite efficient....

06-18-2011, 04:01 PM
So awesome! I wouldn't mind having the spare turbo. No matter the condition.

06-18-2011, 04:03 PM
Hey Chris-

Congrats man! I know that you wanted an Alltrac and glad you finally found one after I bought mine out from under you! :)

Look forward to our next meet - and wow! that body kit will really "set you apart" ;)

06-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Yeah, the 90 degree bend and crease in the elbow at the turbo is full of l fail.

06-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Nice find! I am really freaking jealous of you... is there any way I could talk you out of any one of your three projects? lol
Oh btw I noticed the strut tower bar is missing from the engine bay (in case you didnt already notice...), was it in the trunk or is it just gone?

The Captain
06-18-2011, 08:42 PM
That's not a twin entry turbo. Hmmm.

06-19-2011, 12:10 AM
The strut tower bar is in the trunk.

I noticed the single entry too. I literally havent looked at it other than taking the picture....

update: it is a single entry CT26...the compressor blades are a bit chewed up, straight... but the leading edges are missing chunks

06-19-2011, 04:02 AM
That is one heck of a molested alltrac. Looks like quite a project!

06-19-2011, 04:13 AM
Yeah, the 90 degree bend and crease in the elbow at the turbo is full of l fail.

I thought the exact same thing.

Good deal though.

06-19-2011, 04:22 AM
I woulda bought it for sure

06-19-2011, 02:36 PM
^Really - a rust free Alltrac body? Very difficult to find for cheap.

06-20-2011, 03:18 AM
$500, awesome!

06-20-2011, 04:36 AM
I'll start a project thread for it but between the swapped GT-S and the mkiv Supra projects this thing will be on back burner #3 for quite some time


06-20-2011, 04:50 AM
Great find, and good luck with the restoration!

06-21-2011, 02:39 AM
Great find Chris. The Vader kit helped bring the price down. Being rust free though, that will make a nice ride.

06-22-2011, 01:36 PM
I am quiet jealous of him on this one. Even though I don't have the resources to do anything with it at this moment $500 for an alltrac is great. Now I get to look and this thing sitting in the back yard everyday! Maybe dad will let me play with it some to help move this project along.

06-24-2011, 03:10 AM
Great find

06-24-2011, 05:24 AM
nice find for $500, looks like a good project.