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
This is her now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clutch master is a Willwood something (cant remember the model) modified slightly to fit.
Brake booster currently original. Soon will be replaced by 97 Tercel Brake booster and Camry master.
That's it for now.