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 Post subject: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:48 pm 
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This is my '82 Supra I've had for over three years now. I bought it from the original owner,with 108,000 miles on it. Its been everything from a beater,to a drift car,to where it is now,which is a semi-restored street car. It has a few mods like ST Springs,T3 Camber plates,Tokico shocks and struts,OBX header,resonator,and muffler,and a Rabid Chimp intake pipe.I've got it to 150k now,and it never misses a beat.It still has a/c,power steering and everything that it came with.
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When I first bought it.
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After the drifting phase,starting to restore it.
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As it sits now.
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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:49 pm 
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looks good except it looks like it needs to be lowered a little

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Thanks,It actually sits a bit lower now.That was before the springs. This is the most current photo I have.

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Still not quite low enough,but I love the ride,so i'm not going to mess with it.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Very nice!!

Are you on celicasupra.com also?

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Yes I am. Not very active,just do alot of reading.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra (Updated)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:54 pm 
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So its been awhile,and I thought i'd update what i've done lately. After daily driving for awhile,the clear coat started to fall off,so we began body work again. I decided on white this time. I also wanted to get a little more serious with the suspension,so I went with MR2 struts for the front(tokico Illuminas),ground control coilovers with a 350lb springs,and K-MAC camber plates. For the rear,so far I just swapped out the spring for a 350lb short track spring,but I plan to run some Ford Focus AGX shocks.I also swapped out the wheels for some gold 002's,15x8 and 15x9. Heres some more recent photos. This car was built in my dads pole barn.I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Very nice in white. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:33 pm 
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This car is dream to drive!!! I wasnt sure after what he told me he did, thought it would be a little to rough on that light of a car. But after driving it, my plans for my suspension have change quite fast. This car has taken forever, but well worth the final outcome. My work on my supra has begun again in a quick pace since this one is back on the road! :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:06 pm 

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You're car looks great. The white paint makes it look really nice.
I had a question on how you went about removing your rear springs?
I've tried before and they didn't want to move at all even with spring compressors on them.


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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:50 pm 
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I just unbolted the shock,and used two pry bars,one to hold the control arm down,and the other to pry the spring out. Probably not the safest way,but it worked,and I didn't die.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:37 pm 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give your method a try.


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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:56 pm 
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No problem. You may have to unbolt the axle as well. Its been awhile since I removed stock springs.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:52 pm 

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I remember reading that on Celica-Gts.com about unbolting the axles. I was hoping to avoid that. I don't want to snap any of the bolts.


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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:57 pm 

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Anytime its a separate spring from a shock, you have to clamp it from the inside of the spring. Not the outside. Just to do it the proper way. And its only one that goes on the inside. Auto parts storea rent it out the tool. There's one's specific for strut springs and one specific for just a coil spring by itself. Hope that helps, and good luck.

Nice supra by the way. Looks good on the 002's.

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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:38 pm 

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Thanks for the insight. I didn't think compressing the springs from the inside made any difference. I also didn't know anything about coil vs strut compressors. Thanks for that. I'll go with that method because it doesn't sound as lethal as the other plan haha. Thanks guys.


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 Post subject: Re: My '82 Celica Supra
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:13 am 
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Yes that is the right way to do it. Its called an internal spring compressor. Ive just never had very good luck with them.

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