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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:56 am 
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Yellow_Feva wrote:
The last project I restored was a 81 liftback SR5 and she came out nice

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Whoa, whoa, whoa, saw this on CL a while back. Looks great, well done!

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:43 pm 
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BeanBone wrote:
Yellow_Feva wrote:


Whoa, whoa, whoa, saw this on CL a while back. Looks great, well done!


Yea I lived in Houston and just moved to Orlando 3 months ago.


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback Build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:38 pm 
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All right some new updates:

After removing one leaf spring and flipping the bottom to the top the rear lowered 2 inches so I'll be installing blocks soon, also purchased camaro rear shocks, new starter, spark plugs, and a valve cover gasket.

Cosmetics, well my fender flares should be arriving this week, got me a duck tail front spoiler and came upon some nice 14x7 -8 supra wheels that I will be polishing, the paint job should be done soon.

The supra wheels will be my daily's, I'm still debating in what wheels to buy maybe some Epsilons or SSR'S

Here the supra wheels, Today I cleaned them up cause they were extremely dirty then painted one as a test and I love how it looks, next is to polish and change tire
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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Nice Celica Supra rims. They look good when they are repainted. the center cap helps even out the black hole effect in the middle too.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Skellington wrote:
Nice Celica Supra rims. They look good when they are repainted. the center cap helps even out the black hole effect in the middle too.


Yea I have the center caps I just put them aside while i painted the wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Yesterday I installed the 3 inch block and the camaro rear shocks and it got to the height that I was hoping to achieve, In front I cut 2 coils and she evened out nicely, Now I have to change the tires on the supra wheels cause these are massive so 185/60/14's should look nice.

Here a teaser pic till I install the fender flares and finish painting her.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:11 pm 
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That looks killer. I may do the same 3" like you did. the 185-60-14's should get rid of that stuffed look.
How do you get the plastic cent caps off the wheels without breaking them?

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Skellington wrote:
That looks killer. I may do the same 3" like you did. the 185-60-14's should get rid of that stuffed look.
How do you get the plastic cent caps off the wheels without breaking them?


The plastic caps I just taped from behind with a rubber hammer and they popped right out.

Here's a pic of today, now she settled into her new ride height.


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:00 pm 
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While im waiting for my flares to be delivered, today I removed my carb to check jets and clean it and then overhauled my rear drum brakes so now she has completely new rear brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Removed both front fenders to paint under them and painted the engine bay.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Today bought these rare 2 piece 15x8 0 offset enkei wheels

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Allright new updates and pics.

Ive been working on her little by little so today i worked on putting the interior back toghether and painting all trim pieces to black, also sent the wheels to get polished then i finished them with a nice color to fit the build.

the fender flares were also painted so im waiting on them to dry to install them.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:04 pm 
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All right getting close to the finish line...


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:41 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:05 pm 
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A picture from today

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:12 pm 
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I might trade the liftback this weekend for a 4 door 74 mango

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should i do it?


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:10 pm 

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i remember when those rims on the mango were hot back in the island. everybody wanted those back in the late late 80's to early 90's.


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:57 pm 
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I might trade the liftback this weekend for a 4 door 74 mango
should i do it?


Keep the TE51,looks like its mostly done.

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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:34 am 
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Yellow_Feva wrote:
I might trade the liftback this weekend for a 4 door 74 mango

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should i do it?



The rolla from Deltona? Mangos are nice but 4dr mangos just don't do it for me. If it was the 2dr wagon in Kissimmee then that would be a totally diffrent story. Your liftback has better lines, style than 4dr mango. just my preference.
Actually i am interested on how the flares turned out,


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 Post subject: Re: New 79 SR5 liftback
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:00 am 
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I am finishing the flares today so lets see how it turns out, i dont know iff ill trade yet. I do want a mango tho.


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