So i got a new 77 LB Celica.. THIS TIME im gonna do what i want..
Some of you remember my old Celica...
My big problem with my coupe is that its too (happy) looking to me.. I liked it.. a lot.. but it wasnt ME.
dont get me wrong.. i tried many times to give it that personal touch to grow attached to it.. and i realized the first big problem.. the FACE.
Some had seen my posts about the longnose front end.. debated putting it on my coupe.. finding out i couldnt do it..
The longnose has more of a "scowl" to me.. and I like that.. the coupe looks more like "whoa whats going on fellas?" surprised look.
so the best way to solve the problem was to switch lanes.. so I did.. painfully I let go of my coupe to a honda dude out in Minnesota.. who has it for sale after 2 months of having it(I saw that.) I know your reading this.. and sought out a 77 Liftback.
This one my homeboy Freddytoyotero found in Alabama.
I saw pictures of the car he posted on our old GarageZero site and thought to myself wow thats a good looking car!.. might want that one.. price was a little on the highside though.
but i was in Japan at the time for 2 months.. something told me to try for it.. I had my peeps at GarageZero in Atlanta call up the guy to see if he would take a bid.
Kelly(wife of John) of GarageZero called dude up.. and dude immediately started talking shit to them.. and played Kelly like some hillbilly chauvinist.. im pretty sure he spoke with a twig in his mouth..
John hit me up in Japan and told me that the guy wasnt very nice and he wanted EXACTLY what he asked for it.. i got no qualms with that.. but I figured he would bargain so i could get gas to go there and back..
I said.. Oh well..
4 months later..
then I came home to good ol America and got home to Atlanta.. still with thoughts of the LB.
I immediately took out my 72 coupe and started daily driving it while I was home.. my last ditch effort for her to convince me to keep her..
so about this time the Hillbiller got a little chiller... I called him and he cut the thing 500 bucks without even asking..
I wait a week to get my money together.. call him.. and HE CUSSES ME OUT!.. ahahhaa and wants to GO BACK UP in price!
I politely told him.. um.. you told me a week ago that it was this.. he says "you comin this week?"
I said if its the price we agreed on ill come tomorrow!
so to land of banjos I headed..
Dude was exactly what I thought he would be like.. weird looking.. like a bizzaro Jan-Michael Vincent with big forearms.. knuckle dragger.. big gums and dolphin teeth.
He didnt have the twing in his mouth as i was sure he would have but he sure was country as a chicken coupe.
dude was a strange one.. I was worried the car wouldnt be able to get on the come along trailer i brought but he was like..
"the fugk is YOU talmbout?.. itll damb dreye up thare!.."
"you aint seen this car have you?.. watch.."
when i went up to it, it was OBVIOUSLY someones baby before.. the interior was immaculate.. NO cracked dash..the body was almost RUST FREE!.. it was restored and repainted a few years back.. and you could tell.. it stayed inside..
the only problem was the back hatch.. it was dented BAD by a METH ADDICT FIGHT!.. but weird as that was.. it was SOLID.. bashed and some plexiglass in place of a window but was solid.. because of the Meth fight on the back is why i call the thing PAYBACK.. so yea..
i practically SHOVED the money into his hands and commenced to run away with the prize...
this is what i brought back..
We immediately got to doing things to it.. here I am holding the bumper while we cut it off!
test fitted the wheels and tires and taped up some flares(that are not going on the car) to just tie it all together.. look wise..
i bought a set(regretfully) of Foxau2 front and rear bumpers and chinspoiler.. and my man Neil graciously hooked me up with a Toysport rear bumper on the cheap so i got the rear sorted better that what i had to mess with..
and here she is with my 71 240Z some of yall might have seen..