Welcome to old Toyota addiction, it is usually incurable. All the info folks have posted here is really good and super helpful, i just thought of mentioning a few pitfalls you'll likely encounter. Find pictures of your car that rusty, it will be a good guide on where the trouble spots are for your chassis. Brakes: buy some GOOD flare nut wrenches, not harbor freight. And when you do have to replace a hardline upgrade to cunifer brake lines they are a rustproof copper nickel alloy and easy to bend. Interior: that old vinyl WILL crack in the California sun, so if you can no longer keep it in the garage, time to consider tint, 3M has some UV blocking that is near clear, dislike tint on 70's cars. But I know the struggle of no AC in old cars, there is some newer tints that reflect more heat than its darkness level too. Also you might consider a high mount third brake light, they are all over ebay cheap and are better than being rear ended by some idiot texting. Best of luck Eventually I bought a "new" toyota for my daily commute.
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Please ONLY post your actual experiences about finding JDM parts. I drive a 1991 Toyota Crown Royal saloon G daily here in Washington and have had issues getting some of the parts which are not shared with US market platforms. So I stumbled into partsouq.com based in UAE, it's translated into english , has clickable OEM diagrams and fast shipping through DHL. Not everything I've looked for is available of course, but it has been far less difficult than trying to search on yahoo.co.jp As an additional help toyodiy.com has been a huge help for years. Finding part numbers then checking them through their cross reference tool has saved me alot of time and headache. It even netted me an off the shelf alternator upgrade. So, what has worked for you?
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