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Thread: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

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    1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Hi, my name is Evan and I own a '73 TA22 celica. I live in Tasmania, Australia. I have owned my celica for at least 15 years and it is highly modified.
    Engine:
    4AGE FWD converted to RWD
    Samoto pod filter.
    Custom equal length extractors

    Suspension:
    Front:
    T3 weld on coilovers
    Eibach 6kg springs
    AGX KYB short stroke shocks 4way adjustable
    T3 camber plates
    Pedders 22mm sway bar
    all rubber bushes replaced with urathane bushes
    Ke71 Corolla steering rack conversion

    Rear:
    Pedders Comfort gas shocks
    Pedders lowered coils (one coil cut off)
    T3 rose jointed (heim) adjustable 4 link arms
    T3 rose jointed (heim) adjustable panhard bar.

    Gearbox:
    Toyota Supra w55 box with bellhousing to suit 4AGE (supplied by Dellow Australia)

    Diff:
    Toyota hilux Shortened diff with 4.1:1 ratio and L.S.D. (supplied by Keysbough Diffs Australia)
    (single piece tail shaft)

    Brakes:
    Front: are slotted DBA rotors from a Proton Gen2, 60 series landcruiser 4pot calipers with custom aluminium brackets
    Rear: are solid VR Commodore rear discs and calipers (ordered with the diff)
    Pajero Master cylinder

    Wheels:
    Performance Challenger wheels 14x7, 0 offset all round

    Body:
    Custom mix yellow 2pak paint
    Deleted boot lid lock
    Deleted some badges and sill chrome stripes
    swapped side repeaters with magna tear drop items and relocated the to behind front wheel arch
    swapped front ember indicators with clear ones.
    Long Hood vents
    Chin spoiler
    Flat tail light conversion.
    GT Grille
    Fender mirrors
    cut out all rust and fabricated new metal parts

    Interior:
    Saas racing reclining bucket seats (modified with TA22 tops)
    Reupholstered to GT spec. Black vinyl with red detail stitching.
    New black plush pile carpet
    Custom made centre console
    Clarion Head unit
    Alpine 6x9 rears and 6.5 splits front
    10" Alpine sub woofer
    Two amplifers can't remember what they are.





    Interior





    I have reupholstered the back seat to GT spec Trim.



    Also I have modified the bucket seat with the original TA22 seat tops.

    The frames of both seats welded together.





    Reupholstered.



    4AGE Engine



    This is my big brake upgrade.



    New and old master cylinders





    Rack and pinion conversion.



    This is what the car looked like when I bought it


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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Nice!

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    :tu: :tu:

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Always good to see the Aussie contingent growing! Great Celica mate

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Looks first class sir.
    Best of luck with her.... :tu:

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    First off, very nice looking celica, great job with her. You are probably going to be asked this anyway, so we will get it out of the way fast. What did you use for the big brake upgrade and the rack and pinion swap? I am guessing corolla stuff for the r&p swap?

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Quote Originally Posted by OkieRA29
    First off, very nice looking celica, great job with her. You are probably going to be asked this anyway, so we will get it out of the way fast. What did you use for the big brake upgrade and the rack and pinion swap? I am guessing corolla stuff for the r&p swap?
    G'day OkieRA29,
    If you read the specs list at the top I have already Listed what I have used.
    But I will Tell you again

    Front.
    60 series landcruiser 4 pot brake calipers.
    Proton Gen2 DBA slotted rotors. Redrilled to 114.3 x 4 stud pattern. Also a metal collar fitted to the hub to center the rotor.
    With a custom billet braket to bolt up the calipers.

    Rear.
    VR Commodore rear brakes.

    Steering
    KE70 Corolla rack and pinion (shortened)

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Beautiful Celica, well done!

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Yes, I did read the specs, but the pics wiped all rational thought from my brain, sorry for that! :lol:

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    Re: 1973 TA22 Toyota Celica.

    Glad to see you've joined up to CCCSA! Plenty of good info available from the members. I'm an official member myself

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