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Thread: Restoring my 1974 Celica with pics...sweet!!

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    Restoring my 1974 Celica with pics...sweet!!

    I cant wait for the end...But I know I need to be patient. I did find out how much wrenching is involved. wow







    10 inch Cragars 50 series T/A radial...OH and they donít make these anymore!! NICE :evil:



    Nice Decals







    A little rust but not too bad. I've had her since High School and garaged most of the time.




    Please take a look at my gallery for the before pictures[/b]

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    Here are more pics





    With a little TLC these babys came right back to life!!


















    This is a before shot



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    Whats new a bit of rust not bad though. Ive got shots of the body I just cant find them now. Will post when I come across them.




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    Oh and re-plating the smiley?? Well itís running me $925
    for the polishing of the two stainless pieces on the front
    grill and the round bolts for the bumpers then the smileyís
    themselves. The guy said you wonít even recognize them
    when heís doneÖI hope they just kick butt!! :mrgreen:


    My plans are to restore the body entirely
    new rubber throughout, the smileyís told
    you about that. I already did the interior,
    headliner, carpet, and seats. Need to take
    a look at the seat belts there not rolling all
    the way out. This has been in my garage for
    years like 20! My wife said either you do something
    with that or Iím going to fill it with dirt and make a
    planter out of it. So here ya go Honey!! $$ :tu:

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    Iíll let you in on something I just happen to come across,
    is the fine steel wool type, it really brings the shine on the
    chrome pieces. Just a steady type of rub and youíll get that
    WOW its really there look. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter34
    Iíll let you in on something I just happen to come across,
    is the fine steel wool type, it really brings the shine on the
    chrome pieces. Just a steady type of rub and youíll get that
    WOW its really there look. :shock:
    Great job so far there Walter, love the Celica.

    Yep, love steel wool does the trick hey, do they use the numbering system in the states on it? I use 0 through to 0000 grade depending on plastic or steel. Great too for getting overspray off your glass as well.

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    Ya know to honest I just happen to find it on the shelf in my
    garage and started to use it. :wink: But I will look on the bag
    to see how its numbered.

    Just a quick note to readers; DONT use it on the lenses.
    Because it will scratch. Again there are polishes for plastic lenses
    that work great. Their at your local auto parts place. Ask
    for the polish for the newer plastic headlight covers that get
    a foggy look to them after awhile.

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    Awesome looking car. Welcome to JNC :tu:

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    I love my shiny new Dragons *Bling* 8)
    The pic don't do it justice!





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    Quote Originally Posted by B1500boy
    Quote Originally Posted by walter34
    Iíll let you in on something I just happen to come across,
    is the fine steel wool type, it really brings the shine on the
    chrome pieces. Just a steady type of rub and youíll get that
    WOW its really there look. :shock:
    Great job so far there Walter, love the Celica.

    Yep, love steel wool does the trick hey, do they use the numbering system in the states on it? I use 0 through to 0000 grade depending on plastic or steel. Great too for getting overspray off your glass as well.


    To answer your question yes Here in the states we go by that type of grading The package I have shows it to be 0000, the fine type of steel wool. lucky me.


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