Hey guys, some of you may have seen my post earlier on, but due to the crash of the forum this post was lost. Oh well, I get a chance to redo it! Nah, I will just copy everything from 1stGenCelica or ClassicCelica.
Hello, everyone, some of you may know that I posted a wanted ad a while ago. Many Celica's, both liftback's and coupe's past on through and I didn't have enough time to get them, being on an island can suck sometimes. Anyways, after viewing something like 50 Celica's, I finally decided to post a WTB ad on Craigslist for any JNC from the 60's to the 80's, any body style. I even had an offer for a Toyota Crown wagon, from the early 70's if I remember right. I really regret letting that opportunity slip by, and I should have jumped on it (parts car included), but I didn't want to dare try and find parts for it in the U.S. and I don't have any connections in Japan. Problems of being young and inexperienced.
BACK ON TOPIC:
So I got an email from a guy named Robert, who is well known in the Celica community. Really nice guy, talked to him on day and he held it for me for a week in order for me to get time to pick it up. Went over there today, the 29th of August, with our Sienna van (pics later) and borrowed his dolly to get it over to my house. We almost had an accident getting it off of the trailer, the strap was loose and it almost just came right off. Rolled it right off, and right now it sits.
Right now there is no carb on it, so we cannot attempt to start it until we get one, which I am sourcing. He gave us a Weber (26/27?) but we need an adapter, and we just decided starting on the stock would be easier to begin with. Interior isn't really that bad, mainly just needs some rust repair on the drivers side floor pan, a carpet, and 2 front seats. Back seats are fine, same with the panels. Also needs work in the dash, as the electrical is all torn out and needs some replacement, and it also needs some new speakers/radio. It is missing the console, but I am thinking of mocking up one myself and just spraying it with bedliner or covering it in something. The body contains some rust, mainly in the spare wheel well and the drivers side behind this door. Hood also has some surface rust, and there are some body filler spots that I can see, oh well.
RIGHT! I forgot! The engine is an 18R-U, I know that it shares the same components as the RC, but is there any other difference really? And I know that it is a J-spec emmisions control. Thanks
Even though my dad and some of you may not agree, I am not planning for this to be a restoration, more of a resto-mod, with less resto. Paint will be the biggest expense, and wheels, but I am also looking into fender flares and both spoilers, chin and rear. I will also try to make money for coilovers, because I want to get this thing low, but not too low, because I think Vashon has more potholes than all world combined. No one cares about our roads.
Okay, now the exciting part!
Sorry for the poor quality, my camera just decided to crap out today, and I have to use my phone. Here we go: