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 Post subject: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:55 pm 

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This post was copy pasted from Hachiroku.net.

My goal was to build a "fun" daily driver.

I am by no means a professional, I have very little experience when it comes to modifying cars. This will probably be the first and last major project I do in my life. Since this build has started I have learned a lot of basic mechanical knowledge, how things work, what does what. I just started welding last year and its been really fun. I guess you can call me an internet/youtube mechanic. I'm really open to all suggestions that will help me further my project and my skills.

This was back in 2012
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This is her now.
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Once the car is driving properly with all electronics (lights, gauges), suspension, brakes and engine running well, it'll be taken apart one last time to have the body worked on, then a final assembly.

Currently the car has a pre94 1uzfe from an SC400 mated to a w58 supra transmission. The W58 is mated to the motor by a Ebay Thai made bellhousing. The driveshaft from the Celica fit perfectly.

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The crossmember is from an AE86. I modified it to accept the stock engine mounts from the SC400. I also added 1.5" on each side to lower the whole motor because of hood clearance issue.

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With the AE86 crossmember I was able to bolt all the stock front AE86 suspension. (minus top hat).

For now I'm using an unplugged powersteering rack from the AE86 but I've already rebuilt a AW11 steering rack (non powersteering) for when its ready to be driven.

The steering assembly was just a bunch of Toyota parts put together. Some Supra some Celica a lot of AE86 a little Tercel. It was fun.

The stock gas tank was removed and its place a 10 gallon fuel cell was put in. I have at the moment 2 walbro external pumps, 1 to feed the surge tank and 1 to feed the motor.

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The stock Celica rear axle housing was modified to accept zenki axles and LSD along with all the rear disc brake accessories it comes with. What I did was cut off the end flanges on the Celica rear axle housing and welded on the AE86 end flanges with a little extra to compensate for length. Proportioning valve from the 86 will be installed afterwards, hopefully I remember.

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Clutch master is a Willwood something (cant remember the model) modified slightly to fit.

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Brake booster currently original. Soon will be replaced by 97 Tercel Brake booster and Camry master.

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That's it for now.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:56 pm 

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Wait, here's a bunch of parts I still need to install.

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And a video of me testing some of the gauges.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xanwy3tZeag&feature=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:57 pm 

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Stuff I did a while ago.

So RA29s did not come with sway bars.

Cut out the AE86 sway bar mounts from the rear axle housing and tacked it on to the Celica.

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Test fit

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For the end links I had to make a bracket to weld onto the chassis

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Something like this?

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Random brackets I had bent up along with supports to keep the L bracket from bending up and down.

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Weld it up

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and on the car you go.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:57 pm 

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I had made a fuse/relay station for all the added fuses and relays I needed with the new electronics going into the car. I'm pretty sure there are kits out there that could of made this a little easier. A trip to radio shack, home depot and a local stereo shop system got me all the supplies I needed.

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Now to make a box. I could of made one out of sheet metal but I was never good at cutting straight lines nor did I have experience making metal boxes. Instead I found a jewelry holder at Ross for a couple bucks. I think I can work with this.

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FARK I can't see.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:57 pm 

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One more update.

Toysport TRD fiberglass replica chin spoiler installed.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:57 pm 

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Using an aftermarket Griffin radiator. For hoses I cut up some hoses until I got the right shape then took it to my auto parts store and they were able to match it to some existing one.

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At the moment my brackets are just short pieces of aluminum with a hole in each end. It does its job.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:58 pm 

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My steering joint was hitting the stock exhaust manifold. I had an exhaust shop make a bend around the joint.

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You can kinda see My steering setup in this picture.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:58 pm 

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The Celica's parking brake was held in place by 2 bolts, front left and rear right. When pulled you can feel the lever tweaking to the right a little. Overtime from all the pulling and tweaking and lack of a better base support one of the 2 bolts tend to break.

The previous owner of the car tried to mend the 2 bolt parking brake issue as best as they could.

At first I was thinking I could go in and just fix up the bolt holes, but the further I dug in the more I realized I had to just start from scratch.

I added an extra base tab for the parking brake to give it a more solid connection to the body. Then rebuilt the rest. I think I should of added 1 more tab, oh wells.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:59 pm 

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[QUOTE=ryojikaji;408994]Cool! Are you planning on taking it to the track?[/QUOTE]

I would love to! Not sure if the local AutoX event would let me in though :(

Got all the lights working

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Mounted up some of the interior pieces to see where I can run some of the electronics.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:59 pm 

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Freshened up AW11 steering rack. Cleaned and greased, replaced plastic tab, claw washer, inner tie rods and boots. Inner tie rods are from an AE86. AW11 inner tie rods are way longer.

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Then installed.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:59 pm 

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Since they were just taking up space in my storage I'll be spending the next week installing all my suspension.

Here's to the first 2 days!

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:59 pm 

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Got around to rebuilding my front hubs.

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Then finishing up the rest of the front brake upgrade.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:00 pm 

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T3 Control arms, T3 Lateral Rod, Camaro Koni Yellow shocks, Black Magic springs and Tanabe rear sway bars all installed today.

Sway bar mounts on the rear axle side needs to be welded in place.

Adds a little bit more color to the rear.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:01 pm 

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I couldn't find a place to buy re-manufactured rear calipers so I tried my hand at rebuilding the ones I have.

Good write up w/pictures here ---> [url="http://www.86garage.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2130"]http://www.86garage.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2130[/url]

and a video from Youtube --->[url="http://youtu.be/ahTzxwhiots"]http://youtu.be/ahTzxwhiots[/url]

I ordered the rebuild kit from Toyota --> part# 04479 -12110
It comes with everything you need except for the brake bleeder screw.

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Parts disassembled and ready to clean. Using this picture for reference just in case I forget the order.

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I dunked the calipers into some white distilled vinegar over night.

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Then I wire wheeled/brushed the crud/rust off.

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Ready for paint.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:01 pm 

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Painted and assembled for the most part.

It was a pain in the ass trying to get the snap ring inside the assembly.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:01 pm 

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Extended the rear shock mount to be able to accept the Camaro rear shocks.

Started with some metal pipe I found in an eye bushing.
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Readied the mount
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Bolted it in place for welding
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Welded all up
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Ground down
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Trim a little
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Done
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While I was down there I finished welding up the rest of the sway bar mounts.
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Need more practice
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Stiff
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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:02 pm 

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Fitted BBS RS for caliper clearance. Fit by a hair.

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Installed new brake pads.

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Installed prothane bushings on Tanabe sway bars

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Dunked these in vinegar.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:02 pm 

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Sanded or lightly brushed bumper brackets, accidentally left them in the vat of vinegar for a week.

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Cant tell but I painted it

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Installed majority of the front end, fitment on the smiley bumpers are way off, gonna have to tweak the mounts or something to center everything together.

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Another shot just because.

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Dug these up in the shed, can't wait to install them.

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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:02 pm 

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Haven't posted in a while because I just got back from my trip to Japan (it was awesome). I also took your advice and went with the S13 non ABS master cylinder. Installed it today.

Started with redrilling the spacer to fit the 95 Tercel brake booster. It's needed to clear the top of the firewall.

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Redrilled the firewall as well.

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Bolted everything up

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Made some hardlines.

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Unfortunately my double flares weren't that solid so during the bleeding process 3 of the hardline ends started leaking. It's a fix for another day.


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 Post subject: Re: 1977 Celica Liftback "Project Fury"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:02 pm 

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My mechanic friend reflared my brake lines. I have brakes now!

Also my diamond wheels came in last week. Mounted them today.
15x8 -12 fronts and 15x10 -38 rears
Rears fit great! Fronts have a hairline clearance issue with the caliper. A spacer should solve that no problem.

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