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Toyota Corolla 2006 9th generation Custom Repairs.

In this page I will show how to customize the Corolla and turn it into a Rolla, using the visual stimuli of my privately owned high resolution photos. Mind you, this transformation project is for those of us who happen to be on a budget. My photos will help you gain the necessary insight . And rest assured, you will be pleased with the results and youthful looks of what I think is the best car that has ever been built, for the money.

It is my personal observation, that the Corolla 9th generation, as far as appearance and without some modifications is, just simply put, an ugly duckling.

Don't despair, you can transform your ugly but fine sedan into a beautiful swan.

Use my guide and suggestions at your own risk. No claims or advise is given with the intent to supersede, your own level of expertise.

 If you have the CE model, like I do, you can easily upgrade to bigger tires. Look for the ones that are used on the factory Corolla LE model. That's what I did with mine. If you do this, you will need to recalibrate your odometer, otherwise it will give you inaccurate readings One of the bonuses of the Corolla is the high ground clearance that it has, compared to similar other brands sedans. Think of the fact that flooding is a possible reality for almost any part of the States. If flooding conditions were to happen were you live and you had a low rider, you would be stuck where you are and without a ride. Also, do yourself a favor and don't fall for the biggest most powerful amp, bigger does not necessarily means better. Do not fall for the cheap white halogen head lights that blind the hell out of other drivers on the road. Either or both of these last mentioned upgrades will put a stress on your wiring or on your alternator, respectively. Good luck with your project.

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rolla finished photo taken on my way to connecticut

rolla finished photo taken on my way to connecticut

corolla rebadge

corolla rebadge

rolla badge my own original design

rolla badge my own original design

windows edges properly sanded and masked surrounding area

windows edges properly sanded and masked surrounding area 

windows edges type and color of paint used

windows edges type and color of paint used

windows edges painted by me before installation of rain guard acrylic (vent shades)

windows edges painted by me before installation of rain guard acrylic (vent shades)

windows edges painted and (vent shades) installed make a big difference in the car's look

windows edges painted and (vent shades) installed make a big difference in the car's look

fog lights best place for switch

fog lights best place for switch

fog lights covers come off pushing from inside

fog lights covers come off pushing from inside

fog light switch placement i know how to cut my own holes

fog light switch placement i know how to cut my own holes

fog lights wired to amps power source under seat

fog lights wired to amps power source under seat

relay placement for fog light

relay placement for fog light

fog lights bought cheap from oem seller at ebay

fog lights bought cheap from oem seller at ebay

interior amps & sub under seats

interior amps & sub under seats

stereo frame comes off

stereo frame comes off

stereo frame is held in place with 10mm bolts

stereo frame is held in place with 10mm bolts

stereo removal showing connectors

stereo removal showing connectors

stereo install view

stereo install view

stereo removal step

stereo removal step

under seat driver side big amp

under seat driver side big amp

interior dash

interior dash

interior gps & camera tripod

interior gps & camera tripod

stereo kenwood @ usb port

stereo kenwood @ usb port

kenwood stereo and camera tripod  placed were one of the vents should go enough air still comes out of the edges

kenwood stereo and camera tripod  placed were one of the vents should go enough air still comes out of the edges

interior kenwood stereo is the best it plays mp3s out of my 32gig flash drive

interior kenwood stereo is the best it plays mp3s out of my 32gig flash drive

interior passenger view

interior passenger view

interior amps

interior amps

Stereo from factory removed

Stereo from factory removed

stereo removal step 1

stereo removal step 1

stereo removal step 2

stereo removal step 2

stereo factory connectors new one needs conversion kit

stereo factory connectors new one needs conversion kit

stereo frame with integrated vent doors

stereo frame with integrated vent doors

stereo holding frame

stereo holding frame

under passenger seat subwofer amp

under passenger seat subwofer amp

stereo dash showing oem connectors

stereo dash showing oem connectors

under seat amp driver side 1

under seat amp driver side 1

interior sub & amps finish

interior sub & amps finish

interior sub passenger

interior sub passenger

interior under seats amps

interior under seats amps

rear speaker connectors can be adapted to the new ones

rear speaker connectors can be adapted to the new ones

rear speaker panel finally off after so much disasembling

rear speaker panel finally off after so much disasembling

rear speaker panel finally out shows  you positions of clips

rear speaker panel finally out shows  you positions of clips

rear speaker panel was a pain to get it removed

rear speaker panel was a pain to get it removed

rear speaker panels three of them have to be removed

rear speaker panels three of them have to be removed

rear speaker side panels need to be removed BEFORE the main panel

rear speaker side panels need to be removed BEFORE the main panel

rear speakers home made adapters

rear speakers home made adapters

rear speakers i had were the wrong size so i builted adapters

rear speakers i had were the wrong size so i builted adapters

rear speakers need to be tightly screwed in to avoid rattling

rear speakers need to be tightly screwed in to avoid rattling

rear car view

rear car view

lower trim side rear

lower trim side rear

lower (vw) sedan trim front side 1

lower (vw) sedan trim front side 1

lower trim side

lower trim side

rear car exaust and trim job i copied from a volkswagen sedan

rear car exaust and trim job i copied from a volkswagen sedan

roof rack closeup shows a piece of plastic hose attached to removal screw

roof rack closeup shows a piece of plastic hose attached to removal screw

roof rack closeup installed 2-27-12 and so far no damage to door gasket  as of today 9-3-15

roof rack closeup installed 2-27-12 and so far no damage to door gasket  as of today 9-3-15

roof rack bars had to be (heavy duty) rust proofed painted by me

roof rack bars had to be (heavy duty) rust proofed painted by me

roof rack long bars started to rust within a few weeks

roof rack long bars started to rust within a few weeks

roof rack molding angled cut and sanded

roof rack molding angled cut and sanded

roof rack molding bought at amazon look for (generic for trucks side molding)

roof rack molding bought at amazon look for (generic for trucks side molding)

roof rack molding can not be easily removed i bought a whole roll enough to cover the sides of a long pick up truck

roof rack molding can not be easily removed i bought a whole roll enough to cover the sides of a long pick up truck

roof rack molding requires a lot of measuring

roof rack molding requires a lot of measuring

roof rack plastic molding is top quality scotch 3m

roof rack plastic molding is top quality scotch 3m

speaker adapters in place to show how i made them fit

speaker adapters in place to show how i made them fit

speaker rear panel screw in clips

speaker rear panel screw in clips

sub is stuffed and lined with asbestos fabric

sub is stuffed and lined with asbestos fabric

sub build requires this three tools

sub build requires this three tools

sub build with half inch wood

sub build with half inch wood

sub build is about measuring twice before you cut

sub build is about measuring twice before you cut

sub after acrylic paint and ready for carpet

sub after acrylic paint and ready for carpet

sub box had sealed joints using small nails and glue before paint

sub box had sealed joints using small nails and glue before paint

sub build glue the sides on last

sub build glue the sides on last

sub build takes time glue has to be dry before painting

sub build takes time glue has to be dry before painting

sub made with one eights of an inch clearance from bottom of seat

sub made with one eights of an inch clearance from bottom of seat

sub speaker hole made with the jigsaw

sub speaker hole made with the jigsaw

sub was sealed with leftover home wall acrylic paint

sub was sealed with leftover home wall acrylic paint

sub first piece of carpet glued with contact cement

sub first piece of carpet glued with contact cement

sub carpet was glued with contact cement

sub carpet was glued with contact cement

sub with contact cement on wood and carpet ready for bonding

sub with contact cement on wood and carpet ready for bonding

subwofer sealed type built at home sounds awesome

subwofer sealed type built at home sounds awesome

sub woofer box is airtight sealed

sub woofer box is airtight sealed

subwoofer made to fit under passenger side

subwoofer made to fit under passenger side

sub was made with a piece of short mat carpet @ home depot

sub was made with a piece of short mat carpet @ home depot

door glass came unglued @ the track were it seats

door glass came unglued @ the track were it seats

door glass repair was done reglueing glass to track using black silicone

door glass repair was done reglueing glass to track using black silicone

me under car with hacksaw in hand

me under car with hacksaw in hand

my hacksaw is half way there

my hacksaw is half way there

muffler held in place with a chainlink clamp

muffler held in place with a chainlink clamp

muffler joints sealed with high temp red silicone

muffler joints sealed with high temp red silicone

muffler adapter pipes size was the hardest part

muffler adapter pipes size was the hardest part

muffler clamps and adapters buy a lot save your receipt

muffler clamps and adapters buy a lot save your receipt

muffler is still holding in place as of today 9-3-15

muffler is still holding in place as of today 9-3-15

manifold bolts has to be torqued in a special sequence

manifold bolts has to be torqued in a special sequence

manifold replacement gasket done by me using  a haynes manual

manifold replacement gasket done by me using  a haynes manual

manifold factory gasket is toyota black

manifold factory gasket is toyota black

manifold gasket from factory has a service recall

manifold gasket from factory has a service recall

manifold hose disconnect showing pointing arrows

manifold hose disconnect showing pointing arrows

manifold job needs a cut out milk jug to catch some coolant

manifold job needs a cut out milk jug to catch some coolant

manifold job requires a torque wrench shown in the pic

manifold job requires a torque wrench shown in the pic

manifold job requires disconnect of coolant hoses

manifold job requires disconnect of coolant hoses

manifold original gasket fails while in cold weather

manifold original gasket fails while in cold weather

manifold replacement gasket is toyota red

manifold replacement gasket is toyota red

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