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 Post subject: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:37 pm 

Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:32 pm
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Location: Dallas, TX
Hey guys, long time lurker, figured now's as good a time as any to start posting.

Picked up this RA22 down in the swamps of Louisiana and drove it 6 hours home to Dallas.

Decided to take the scenic route home, as hwy 45 isnt much to look at:

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No major hiccups! Got the car home and cleaned up a bit (dont mind the tape, the weatherstripping was shot):

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Car was in a minor rear end collision, but doesn't seem too bad.

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Interior looks solid, just needs some cleaning:

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I knew going into it the car would need some work, so I started ordering parts straight away. All new ignition bits:

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New holley blue fuel pump, FPR, and a carb refresh:

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The steering guibo thing was... in bad shape - made for a fun 6 hour drive:

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Found a nice smiley rear bumper in Japan:

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And a set of Watanabes:

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Patched up and tossed in a pair of confetti pattern Recaro SRDs from my old S13:

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Picked up a set of orange corner lights and took the front end apart to give everything a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint (the front smiley bumper is a fiberglass replica, so the fit is a little off):

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I'm tall, so getting in and out of the car was a bit of a pain, so I tossed in a Nardi wheel and quick release I had laying around (sorry for the terrible picture):

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Replaced a bunch of weatherstripping:

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Along with a bunch more suspension maintenance since just about all of the rubber on the car is rotting/rotted:

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That's where the car is sitting for now. I have a few stack temp and pressure gauges to replace the non-functioning factory units and get rid of the cheapy sunpros that are in it now.

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I also have a set of door handles and locks to go back on the car since a previous owner some time down the line shaved them and added poppers. Body work scares me a little (a lot) so I havent gotten them on just yet.


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Very nice, I like what you have done so far. My first car in 1985 was a 73 Celica. Here in Australia we only got the amber front corner lights so I actually prefer the clear ones.

Keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:14 am 
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The car looks great...great start.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:33 am 

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Location: texas
very nice, keep the up dates coming. any plans to lower the car a little?


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:10 pm 

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Location: Dallas, TX
mazdajon wrote:
Very nice, I like what you have done so far. My first car in 1985 was a 73 Celica. Here in Australia we only got the amber front corner lights so I actually prefer the clear ones.

Keep up the good work.


I kept the clear lenses so I can switch them out as the mood strikes

Thanks!

afronaut wrote:
The car looks great...great start.


Thanks!

10psitx wrote:
very nice, keep the up dates coming. any plans to lower the car a little?


Coilovers are actually next on the list, along with AE86 front brakes, as Im fairly certain most of the shocks are blown.


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Nice find!


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:39 pm 
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Beautiful! :D
Great purchase and I like what you've done so far.
HeHe... and I actually think she looks better with the orange indicators. Gives her a more vintage feel now that NO modern car would ever dare run something sooo out of fashion... :wink:
Good decision too to take the scenic route home with your 'new' Celica. Nothing beats a good roadtrip!

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:29 pm 

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Matches wrote:
Nice find!


Thanks! :D

02Anders wrote:
Beautiful! :D
Great purchase and I like what you've done so far.
HeHe... and I actually think she looks better with the orange indicators. Gives her a more vintage feel now that NO modern car would ever dare run something sooo out of fashion... :wink:
Good decision too to take the scenic route home with your 'new' Celica. Nothing beats a good roadtrip!


Thanks! I'm pretty fond of the orange lights as well. :tu:

Agreed, road trips are always good fun, especially in a car with some character :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:53 pm 

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Found what appears to be a legit TMSC spoiler on YAJ! Now to get it mounted and painted.


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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:47 pm 
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sweet. Looking good.

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Damn that really makes me wish someone produced ducktails for my TE61.... :mrgreen:

Great find!! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 75 Celica GT (I like pictures)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:26 pm 

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Coilovers came in, just it time for it to start warming up :D

Now I just need to pull my AE86 brakes out of storage and make sure they're all set.


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