orange wrote:The problem is I've been told that TA2x JDM front fenders are different compared to ADM TA22 front fenders There maybe some confusion from this source as my fenders have had the small side indicator port welded shut. In these pictures though (below) we can see something interesting.
MWP wrote:I think River on Toymods is the guy to ask about this...
Though it might take him a while to get back to you as i think he'll now be recovering from a cancer operation.
River wrote: Re: long nose vs short nose
In Jan 1974 the JDM TA22 was made with a long nose, like the RA25/TA27 (which had the long-nose treatment from April 73).
While the JDM TA22 was long-nose, they continued producing the short-nose for export markets, such as Australia, until 1976. Then came the RA23/RA28 series.
You can swap the long/short noses on TA22 and also RA25/TA27 series. So, you can fit the long-nose TA22 to your existing short-nose model. You can even put a short nose onto an RA25!
You can't swap about the noses between the TA22 and the RA23... they are totally different.
If youwant to put a long nose front onto your TA22 you need to check the wheel arches. The 1973 (maybe 1974?) short nose TA22 had rounded lips on the wheels arches, and the long-nose had more squared lips. So, you may end up with rounded lips arches on the rear wheels, whith squred edged lips on the arches on the front. Not an issue, but just something you may want to know.
You will need the guards, bonnet and the radiator x-member to go change the noses.
moltenash wrote:Did the JDM version TA22 move to a long nose because of an engine change or was it just a styling update?
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