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Posted by: cheela Oct 2, 2017 - 11:55 AM

When life hands you lemon, you make lemonade.
but what happens when life hands you a '96 5 speed celica ST, aka Freelica???

so, this thing just kinda almost literally fell into my hands. Thursday night my uncle hits me up on facepage and was like, "hey, i got this sitting in my yard, you interested?"

I'm like "swching! yea!" (but i didn't say the swching part)

so details are it was my cousin's car, they were driving heard a big noise? in the general engine bay/engine area and then it died. got it towed to my uncle's and it sat for 3 years. possibly spun bearings but we'll see once i dig into it some more.

Friday comes around, I'm like ok cool another celica would be nice to have to work on but I'm still kinda broke so i'll let it simmer for now. then my cousin was like, "eh yo, if nobody's interested, I'm junking it today!"

so I hit her up and was all like, "ey ho, i'm interested yo, how much ya want for it?"

she was like "free fiddy!" and I'm like free fiddy?, she's like yeah free dollars and fiddy. you just gotta tow it out and it's yours.
so she left the title with my uncle but forgot the key so that will be mailed to me.

so for the price of towing, i got me a freelica. smile.gif

onto pick chars.

the pix my uncle sent me:





of course, first thing i do when it got dropped off was line up my green celi with it for a photoshoot. lol



then proceeded to clean the crap out of it.
BEFORE:

seats are trashed. had various smells of old pets and smoke.



seems to have taken a slight hit here. tail light's cracked and pushed in a bit...

came with a half torn apart system? lol

doors are typical of a midwest car. but seems to be the only bad rust i see on the body so far.

rear quarters looks surprisingly ok. this is the worst of it.


AFTER
gave it a quick wash to see what's left of the paint. hood's been spray canned and they didn't bother to mask anything so i had to spend some time scraping black overspray from the headlights and windshield....
she looks good from 30 maybe 20 ft. laugh.gif



dash cleaned up REALLY well. aside from the torn leather steering wheel (i have my stock one and a 3post to replace) and shifter, everything looks in relatively good shape.



I believe I should have an extra door panel to replace this if needed. there's dimples everywhere.

seats, I'll most likely trash. aside from having various stains and rips. the ever present smell of cigarettes just doesn't cut it for me and I still have my tan seats from my green one when I did the 7th gen interior swap.


overall, it only takes a bit of loving to make it able to sit next to my green one. smile.gif they're both pretty happy I'd say

Posted by: navseal345 Oct 2, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Let's hope you don't want the 7a in there for long if it does run.

Posted by: cheela Oct 2, 2017 - 12:43 PM

hahaha yeah, I hear ya. one slow 7a is enough. I wouldn't be able to deal with 2.



not sure what my plans are for it yet. If I can fix it up cheap, might be a winter beater or sell it for $$$$. if not, it can be a parts car to supply my green one with a manual swap. and best solution would be to get the v6 from Chris and swap it into this for a fun sleeper, and still be able to do the manual swap on my green one. wink.gif

Posted by: bloodMoney Oct 2, 2017 - 2:23 PM

I got you boo....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 2, 2017 - 2:28 PM

what v6? what!!!! which!!!!

Posted by: Box Oct 2, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Manual swap the green one with parts from the black one, then 1MZ/E153 swap the black one and turn it into a corner carver/track toy.

Posted by: cheela Oct 2, 2017 - 7:08 PM

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 2, 2017 - 2:28 PM) *
what v6? what!!!! which!!!!

3mz or 2gr. if i go 2gr, i'll be badgering you day and night just so you know. wink.gif

Posted by: cheela Oct 2, 2017 - 7:17 PM

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 2, 2017 - 5:02 PM) *
Manual swap the green one with parts from the black one, then 1MZ/E153 swap the black one and turn it into a corner carver/track toy.


once i get some funds that's probably how it will go.

Posted by: perkyshadow Oct 2, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Congrats on the FREE Celica!! Those are the best!

Posted by: TimeslideZ Oct 2, 2017 - 11:18 PM

Nice, hey cannot complain if it's free right?
Since we already have both 3S types, a 1MZ, and a K20 up in the north... I'd say 3MZ or 2GR! Either car will be cool (BETTER YET, DO BOTH OF THEM).

Posted by: Bushmatic Oct 3, 2017 - 4:18 AM

Wow that dash does look really nice! That's a pretty well-optioned car too

Posted by: cheela Oct 3, 2017 - 9:16 AM

QUOTE (Bushmatic @ Oct 3, 2017 - 4:18 AM) *
Wow that dash does look really nice! That's a pretty well-optioned car too


it cleaned up very well. did not imagine this underneath the dirt and grime. lol
and yeah before i got any details, I was thinking it would be a GT what with it having almost all options of a GT. even leather wrapped steering wheel?!


QUOTE (perkyshadow @ Oct 2, 2017 - 8:17 PM) *
Congrats on the FREE Celica!! Those are the best!


had to save this dragon. felt bad letting it go to junkyard heaven. smile.gif

QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Oct 2, 2017 - 11:18 PM) *
Nice, hey cannot complain if it's free right?
Since we already have both 3S types, a 1MZ, and a K20 up in the north... I'd say 3MZ or 2GR! Either car will be cool (BETTER YET, DO BOTH OF THEM).


k20's down though... lol
I gotta make room in my barn if I'm gonna start going deep into this project. we'll see. biggrin.gif

Posted by: bloodMoney Oct 3, 2017 - 1:44 PM

You know, I happen to have an E153 too....

Jus' sayin'.

Posted by: Box Oct 3, 2017 - 4:45 PM

My ST had the moonroof, power locks, power windows, cruise, and factory 14" alloys. I can't remember if mine had a leather wheel or not.

Posted by: cheela Oct 3, 2017 - 4:46 PM



so... you're saying alls I gotta do it drop my celi off at your garage then? wink.gif

why did none of this go in any of your 6gcs? lol

Posted by: bloodMoney Oct 4, 2017 - 9:19 AM

lmao!

I always had 96+ cars. No swaps due to emissions testing....

And no. I'm not doing any swaps in the near future. I'm just telling you that I have most of what you need.

peerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressure
peerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressurepeerpressure

Posted by: cheela Oct 4, 2017 - 4:55 PM

ah yeah forgot you have emissions.... bleh. lol

you might have to hold on to them for a bit longer for me cuz while you says peerpressurepeerpressure, my own voice is saying youbrokeyoubrokeyoubroke.
hahah. my bank account is still in recovery mode since buying the house and trying to fill it with stuff, as well as planning and paying for a wedding, just need a few months to get out of the red first. if this car wasn't free, i wouldn't have even gotten it. if anything i was thinking it had at least a few hundred dollars in parts i could make quick and...... now it's another project car. LOL!

Posted by: Box Oct 4, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Arrange payment installations, he clears up space now and you get stuff now and he gets money slowly but surely. It's a win win win.

Posted by: bloodMoney Oct 5, 2017 - 8:53 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 4, 2017 - 7:49 PM) *
Arrange payment installations, he clears up space now and you get stuff now and he gets money slowly but surely. It's a win win win.


Chee knows that if he really wants the stuff, all he has to do is tell me. We can work out the details later. That's part of the whole "Midwest 6gc" vibe...

Posted by: cheela Oct 14, 2017 - 7:16 PM

so, I got the key today. thought i'd entertain myself and try starting it to see whats wrong. used a jumpstarter. connected to the battery, turn the key...... VROOM....???? what? I thought they said the engine gave out? a puff of smoke under the car and I can tell the flex pipe is busted so I try to put it in gear to move the car. 1st gear nothing, 2nd gear, nothing, 3rd, 4th, 5th, reverse... nothing... so i guess it wasn't spun bearings. looks like somebody toasted the clutch.

so it looks like i'll be do a clutch job instead or engine swap. I know most of you are booing me right now because you wanted an engine swap. but if this works out, I can have this black one as a daily driver and then focus on swapping my green one. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: mkernz22 Oct 14, 2017 - 7:44 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 2, 2017 - 12:55 PM) *


You need some speaker grills? Cause I have a few sets of speaker grills laying around. At least I think I still have them...

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 14, 2017 - 8:16 PM) *
so, I got the key today. thought i'd entertain myself and try starting it to see whats wrong. used a jumpstarter. connected to the battery, turn the key...... VROOM....???? what? I thought they said the engine gave out? a puff of smoke under the car and I can tell the flex pipe is busted so I try to put it in gear to move the car. 1st gear nothing, 2nd gear, nothing, 3rd, 4th, 5th, reverse... nothing... so i guess it wasn't spun bearings. looks like somebody toasted the clutch.

so it looks like i'll be do a clutch job instead or engine swap. I know most of you are booing me right now because you wanted an engine swap. but if this works out, I can have this black one as a daily driver and then focus on swapping my green one. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


I would check the axles first. Just to rule them out. You just never know.

Posted by: Box Oct 14, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Check for snapped shifter cables too!

Posted by: cheela Oct 14, 2017 - 10:27 PM

I'm good on the speaker grills. they were just taken off for some reason?

yeah, talked with Daniel and we said it could be clutch, axles, or cables.
but I think cables might be ok because I can feel it go into each gear. just gotta wait for better weather to take a look. it's been 50s and rain this past week and this weekend looks just as bad too. rained all day today.

Posted by: navseal345 Oct 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM

It's amazing how some cars will start after years of not running & others... good luck.

Posted by: cheela Oct 16, 2017 - 9:24 AM

yeah same thing with my RA24 when I bought it. the guy was like I don't know what's wrong with it, can't get it to start. we pushed it onto a dolly and towed it home. I started working on it, poured some starter fluid down the carb and it started just like a toyota should. lol

Posted by: TimeslideZ Oct 16, 2017 - 2:12 PM

QUOTE
k20's down though... lol
I gotta make room in my barn if I'm gonna start going deep into this project. we'll see. biggrin.gif


Ahhh he'll get it rumning again. Still a k20 celica haha. Na just fo 7age! Lol or throw in a BT 20v and call it a day.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 17, 2017 - 7:44 PM

the muffler bearing need lube.

Posted by: cheela Oct 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

I did check the headlight and blinker for fluids and refilled those but didn't think to check the muffler bearings! you're a genius!!

Posted by: cheela Oct 18, 2017 - 7:54 PM

update:
so this past weekend we rolled it from the middle of the yard to underneath the carport and while we were rolling I did hear a clunking/scraping noise as we rolled it but didn't have time so I just left it at that.

Today, I went ahead and started it in gear and in the video you can hear a noise as it starts but then it goes away. With it in 1st and my foot on the clutch, it sounds normal but as soon as i let my foot off the clutch, you hear the clunking noise. so anytime the clutch isn't in now, it will clunk.

here's a video for a better explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUcIf59irS0

Posted by: richee3 Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Holy bad knock! Iím pretty sure thatís the throwout bearing. Time to drop the trans.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 18, 2017 - 9:57 PM

i kne it was a bearing of some sort....

Posted by: cheela Oct 18, 2017 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46 PM) *
Holy bad knock! Iím pretty sure thatís the throwout bearing. Time to drop the trans.


yup. gonna be a fun one...

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 18, 2017 - 9:57 PM) *
i kne it was a bearing of some sort....


you were close. wink.gif

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 21, 2017 - 4:18 PM

You should take a black light to the interior and see what comes up....

While you're replacing that throw-out bearing, drop in an LS4 while you're at it. Might as well since the transmission is coming off.

Posted by: Box Oct 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

LS4, now there's an idea.

Posted by: cheela Oct 22, 2017 - 6:43 PM

no thanks on the black light... i'd rather live in ignorance.

drop an LS4 off at my driveway and I will do it. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Box Oct 22, 2017 - 6:50 PM

I'm going to start marketing UV black light interior light kits, "See things like you've never seen before!"

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 23, 2017 - 8:04 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 22, 2017 - 6:43 PM) *
no thanks on the black light... i'd rather live in ignorance.

drop an LS4 off at my driveway and I will do it. biggrin.gif


Living dangerously there I see.....I like your style.

I'll think about that LS4.... I may send the imaginary one I have saved aside that I was going to use for the Accord.

Posted by: cheela Oct 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

but....... just to be safe, I'm gonna do this and put it all there for a bit, while I contemplate my life choices....




and is that imaginary LS4 the v-tec compatible version? those are much nicer than the regular ones.

Posted by: navseal345 Oct 24, 2017 - 7:36 PM

I think that the tan interior kinda seems to look a little better BUT it's hard to keep clean thus black carpet is better.

Posted by: Box Oct 24, 2017 - 8:22 PM

I like the 25th Anniversary seats and the confetti Recaro seats the most, oh and the JDM seats that had that interesting clawed stripe pattern thing going on.

Posted by: cheela Oct 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM

I do agree that the tan carpet looks a bit better, maybe because its brighter and when clean looks nicer. but I don't like the tan seats, they just look too bland for a celica. a nice set of recaros would be awesome but that would blow the budget for ANYTHING hahaha. perhaps I'll do some funky racing seats from fleabay.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Oct 24, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Anything is V-Tak compatible if you try hard enough.

Posted by: Box Oct 24, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Vtec just kicked in yo!

Posted by: navseal345 Oct 24, 2017 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM) *
I do agree that the tan carpet looks a bit better, maybe because its brighter and when clean looks nicer. but I don't like the tan seats, they just look too bland for a celica. a nice set of recaros would be awesome but that would blow the budget for ANYTHING hahaha. perhaps I'll do some funky racing seats from fleabay.


Exactly.
I wouldn't do race seats, to uncomfortable & hard to get in & out of for a daily.
Just find some nice clean ones & throw em in.

Posted by: Box Oct 24, 2017 - 10:30 PM

That, especially cheapo eBay special racing seats. Corbeau is as cheap as I'd go for racing seats, preferably Recaro or Bride. Might look into doing some 7th gen seats.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 24, 2017 - 10:48 PM

that car needs mr2 seat swap

Posted by: cheela Oct 25, 2017 - 7:50 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Oct 24, 2017 - 10:02 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM) *
I do agree that the tan carpet looks a bit better, maybe because its brighter and when clean looks nicer. but I don't like the tan seats, they just look too bland for a celica. a nice set of recaros would be awesome but that would blow the budget for ANYTHING hahaha. perhaps I'll do some funky racing seats from fleabay.


Exactly.
I wouldn't do race seats, to uncomfortable & hard to get in & out of for a daily.
Just find some nice clean ones & throw em in.

yeah probably just stick my old tan ones from my green one into it. like u said, just for daily.


QUOTE (Box @ Oct 24, 2017 - 10:30 PM) *
That, especially cheapo eBay special racing seats. Corbeau is as cheap as I'd go for racing seats, preferably Recaro or Bride. Might look into doing some 7th gen seats.

lol, yeah again, I'm not breaking the budget for this thing. I already my other 3 projects for that. lol and already have 7th gens in my green one.... although if i get a nice set of bride or recaros for that one, i COULD throw the 7th gens in the freelica.... hmm....


QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 24, 2017 - 10:48 PM) *
that car needs mr2 seat swap


that sounds like a good option. do you know how they compare to 7th gen seats? comfortwise?

Posted by: njccmd2002 Oct 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

not as comfortable, but very sleek

Posted by: cheela Oct 28, 2017 - 8:24 PM

so it's getting colder and the freelica is just sitting in a carport so I have no motivation to change the clutch at this time unless it can be in the 70s again. It's gonna have to sit for a while.

but I decided to do some projects that could be done indoors. Took the seats apart and swapped my old seats from my green one to these rails. but not before cleaning them up. Didn't realize they were this dirty.

ammonia is great for taking stains out and i luckily had some on hand.


mixed it in with some detergent and sprayed away.








not bad.

comparison of the two, one clean and one not.










before


after


now my butt will be happy sitting in them again.

Posted by: cheela Oct 28, 2017 - 8:29 PM

looks much better compared to these anyways.


Posted by: navseal345 Oct 28, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Looks like someone had the taco bell & then drove home.

Posted by: cheela Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM

current state of freelica. stripped and waiting.







seats were taken per previous post, carpet is out and will be cleaned and dyed black. headliner also taken out to clean, deodorize and possibly reupholster.
when pulling the carpet... it felt soaked under the drivers seat and rear. frown.gif not sure if it was soda or oil or something but its not good. caused the soundproofing to unstick from the floor and pop right off. gonna have to give the floor a good clean. after moving all the fabric out though, the celi smells alot better. lol

Posted by: Box Oct 31, 2017 - 3:13 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM) *
stripped and waiting.

Is there anything better? I think not.

Posted by: cheela Nov 1, 2017 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE (Box @ Oct 31, 2017 - 3:13 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM) *
stripped and waiting.

Is there anything better? I think not.


laugh.gif laugh.gif true.

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 1, 2017 - 3:34 PM

That's how I got into this mess.....

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 1, 2017 - 9:43 PM

fix the car, sell to chris, and voila

Posted by: Box Nov 1, 2017 - 10:15 PM

=profit?

Posted by: cheela Nov 1, 2017 - 10:58 PM

Chris, looking for a father/son project? lol

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 2, 2017 - 8:11 AM

lmao!

Nope. That'll either be the ST185 Racecar, or I'll need to steal one of your 1st gens for a UZ swap.

Posted by: cheela Nov 2, 2017 - 9:15 AM

I could be persuaded to give up the 1st gen coupe. wink.gif...

but until I get a garage put up, I have no room for it. it's stuck at my parent's house and i'm sure they're sick of lookin at it. lol

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 3, 2017 - 7:48 AM

bhahahaa don't tell me that, I'm already out of room in my new garage.

Posted by: cheela Nov 3, 2017 - 9:20 AM

get a lift. room for one more.... biggrin.gif

Posted by: ds8 Nov 3, 2017 - 5:59 PM

Free is good. Good luck fixing her up. I've been tempted to buy another celica too lol

Posted by: cheela Nov 5, 2017 - 6:39 PM

u should do it! they're all getting pretty cheap now. and you have the space for it now too. biggrin.gif
I have 4 celicas now, but i had 3 before I bought my house hahaha so now at least I have room for all of them. lol

Posted by: antoine64 Nov 6, 2017 - 5:43 PM

What a great find! I got a 1994 from behind my neighbor's house for $300 back in 2008. it had a bad clutch and a couple other problems. it wasn't too hard to drop the transmission and change the clutch.
I drove the car until 2014 when a pizza delivery driver rear-ended me and totaled it. I used the insurance money to buy another one with a 3SGTE but I'd always wanted to fix the old one. Now I'm parting it out and junking it (see post on for sale area).

Do you want a black carpet in good shape, stored inside for the last 3 years? I'll sell it to you cheap.

I've got a bunch of other parts and plastics, wires, etc. if you need anything.

Posted by: cheela Nov 6, 2017 - 11:13 PM

thanks! and that sucks about you celi but glad u got another one.
I've always wanted black carpet and somehow ended up with 4 celicas that ALL have tan interior... it's so weird.
since this carpet is really junky, I'm gonna try something first. I'm gonna clean it as best as i can and then try dyeing it to see how it turns out. if I like it, I'll do all my other celicas. hahaha but if not, i might hit u up for it.

Posted by: TimeslideZ Nov 7, 2017 - 1:59 AM

Man good updates so far! I'd be so scared to pull my interior apart like that but since it's so dirty guess it's gotta be done.
That's funny you mention about wanting black interior as that's what Colin actually did when he had the Celica (interior was originally tan too).
I'd say it is much cleaner and doesn't get as "dirty," but there's an appeal to tan interior too though lol.

Posted by: cheela Nov 7, 2017 - 12:46 PM

lol, nah, it isn't too bad once you've done it enough. I probably stripped this in an hour or so given that it was raining and cold and i took my time.basically just seats, door sill panels, center console, visors, mirror, carpet, and headliner.

tan interiors make it look a bit brighter and looks a bit nicer but is hard to keep clean and my carpets are 20+ years old so it's not one shade of tan anymore. I'm gonna try my hand at dyeing it vs spraying it. I haven't heard too much good things about spraying carpet as it tends to stiffen up the fibers. we'll see how the dye goes when i do it.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 22, 2017 - 12:24 PM

a track car does not need carpet

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 22, 2017 - 1:58 PM

^this.

Posted by: cheela Nov 22, 2017 - 2:54 PM

dammit. i thought I would finally have a daily driver... lol

Posted by: njccmd2002 Nov 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM

a track car can be used daily..

Posted by: bloodMoney Nov 27, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Yup. Just ask Racecarp.

Posted by: cheela Dec 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM

so a few weeks ago, I decided to throw my extra set of JDM tails onto the freelica.
the stock one on the pass. side was hit and cracked and I didn't want more moisture and snow getting into it as it's sitting outside.
started taking it off and as soon as I took off the bolts, it literally fell apart in my hands. was held on by sheer willpower only.

https://flic.kr/p/CC6vqM
https://flic.kr/p/ZViEHZ
https://flic.kr/p/ZVit34

after installing the JDM tails, I noticed how misaligned everything is on that side. will have to get the good ol sledge hammer out in the summer and mold it back into shape but the de-ambered JDM tails look really good on a black celi. smile.gif
https://flic.kr/p/22gCJnx
https://flic.kr/p/21boPMQ
https://flic.kr/p/ZVir6Z
https://flic.kr/p/21bpmub
https://flic.kr/p/21bpAc1
https://flic.kr/p/21bpUuy

Posted by: richee3 Dec 11, 2017 - 1:14 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2017 - 11:41 AM) *
will have to get the good ol sledge hammer out

My favorite tool! tongue.gif

Posted by: cheela Dec 11, 2017 - 4:01 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 12:14 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2017 - 11:41 AM) *
will have to get the good ol sledge hammer out

My favorite tool! tongue.gif


wait?... there's more than one tool?? I've been using this for everything, tightening lug nuts, jacking up cars, wiring stereos, etc.

Posted by: richee3 Dec 11, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Truthfully a torch is my favorite tool, but an array of sledgehammers comes in a close second.

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM

I still prefer that ratchet of yours that I bent...

Posted by: cheela Dec 11, 2017 - 5:35 PM

LOL, is that from another one of those Chris Hulk Smash incidents?

Posted by: Box Dec 11, 2017 - 5:49 PM

"Just need a bigger hammer" is more than a saying, it's a way of life.

Posted by: richee3 Dec 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM

QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2017 - 4:35 PM) *
LOL, is that from another one of those Chris Hulk Smash incidents?

Yes, and he made that nut his b****! Iíll look around for the picture. If I recall correctly, it was an axle nuy and he bent my dadís 1/2Ē SK ratchet. Didnít even break a sweat!

Posted by: njccmd2002 Dec 11, 2017 - 8:15 PM

this is my favorite tool,



it literally attaches to every other tool i have, and can be used like a hammer, and prop tool.

you should try it...

Posted by: cheela Dec 12, 2017 - 10:11 AM

hahah! yes! the wonder tool! so simple, yet so versatile.

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM) *
Yes, and he made that nut his b****! Iíll look around for the picture. If I recall correctly, it was an axle nuy and he bent my dadís 1/2Ē SK ratchet. Didnít even break a sweat!


SK is usually good quality stuff.... I thought I could get down on it. Apparently, I can't.

Posted by: richee3 Dec 12, 2017 - 12:25 PM

But it didnít break!

Posted by: bloodMoney Dec 12, 2017 - 1:57 PM

This is true.

Posted by: cheela Mar 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM

well it's warmer out and the snow's melted off of Freelica. After installing JDM taiils, I scored some riser blocks for the cheap so I threw them on just for fun. It looks good on a black celi. not bad at all.


Posted by: CoolZeen Mar 23, 2018 - 9:11 AM

yeap! looks allot better.

Posted by: narly_charley Mar 23, 2018 - 9:43 AM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 4:15 PM) *
Truthfully a torch is my favorite tool, but an array of sledgehammers comes in a close second.


An oxy-acetylene setup was one of the first things I bought when we bought our first (current) house. My dad bought the setup from an old lady who's husband passed. Not sure of the exact tank sizes, but the oxygen tank is about chest height tall. Basically brand new Victor cutting torch and really nice old school (US made) regulators (can't remember the brand). I bought the setup (tanks are owned) for $100.

Posted by: richee3 Mar 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 23, 2018 - 7:43 AM) *
well it's warmer out and the snow's melted off of Freelica. After installing JDM taiils, I scored some riser blocks for the cheap so I threw them on just for fun. It looks good on a black celi. not bad at all.


Looking good! Hopefully you get this thing rolling soon. It would be fun to have a 5 speed for the summer.


QUOTE (narly_charley @ Mar 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM) *
An oxy-acetylene setup was one of the first things I bought when we bought our first (current) house. My dad bought the setup from an old lady who's husband passed. Not sure of the exact tank sizes, but the oxygen tank is about chest height tall. Basically brand new Victor cutting torch and really nice old school (US made) regulators (can't remember the brand). I bought the setup (tanks are owned) for $100.

Kinda hate you right now. I keep a close watch out for a torch set but all the used setups I see cost just as much as new. I have everything but the tanks and regulators left over from previous jobs but itís not doing me any good right now.

Posted by: cheela Mar 23, 2018 - 10:59 AM

QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Mar 23, 2018 - 9:11 AM) *
yeap! looks allot better.


Thanks Zeen! you gotta start a progress thread on your celica too. I KNOW you've been buying parts left and right. I wanna see what you're up to. biggrin.gif


QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM) *
Looking good! Hopefully you get this thing rolling soon. It would be fun to have a 5 speed for the summer.


Kinda hate you right now. I keep a close watch out for a torch set but all the used setups I see cost just as much as new. I have everything but the tanks and regulators left over from previous jobs but itís not doing me any good right now.


yeah if the other one is gonna be down, this one needs to get up and running.

and I too am in need of that setup but am in the same predicament. used setups cost too much.

Posted by: richee3 Mar 23, 2018 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 23, 2018 - 9:59 AM) *
yeah if the other one is gonna be down, this one needs to get up and running.

Idea: Have a Midwest Meet/Southwest collaboration. You and Devin meet at my house and weíll have a clutch swap party!

Posted by: cheela Mar 23, 2018 - 12:32 PM

I guess I could push it there. lol

next midwest meet should be at my house.
I got a grill, plenty of parking, and lots of backroads with twisties. even got a bag of charcoal I can put in front of someone's celi. laugh.gif

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 23, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Deal!

Posted by: richee3 Mar 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Official Southwest Charcoal Bag Twisty Road Celica Push Tranny Swap of the Midwest is on. Now we just have to set a date.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Mar 25, 2018 - 8:07 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM) *
Official Southwest Charcoal Bag Twisty Road Celica Push Tranny Swap of the Midwest is on. Now we just have to set a date.


February 30th.

Posted by: cheela Mar 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM

QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Mar 25, 2018 - 8:07 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM) *
Official Southwest Charcoal Bag Twisty Road Celica Push Tranny Swap of the Midwest is on. Now we just have to set a date.


February 30th.


dude, that's a thursday... seriously?

the 32th would be better. come on bruh!

Posted by: richee3 Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 27, 2018 - 7:00 AM) *
the 32th would be better.

Thirty tooth.

Posted by: navseal345 Mar 27, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Martian time or GMT?

Posted by: cheela Mar 27, 2018 - 2:33 PM

QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 27, 2018 - 7:00 AM) *
the 32th would be better.

Thirty tooth.


It looks better written out doesn't it?

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 9:05 AM) *
Martian time or GMT?


probably martian time.

Posted by: cheela Apr 30, 2018 - 1:12 PM

got underneath freelica to check out what I gotta work with...











then I took the carpet and powerwashed the heck out of it. looks a bit better but just needed it clean enough so I can apply dye to it later on.


Posted by: cheela Apr 30, 2018 - 1:23 PM

ok, don't know why those first few photos are upside down... they aren't upside down in my phone or on flickr.

but both axles boots are ripped. exhaust is broken at the cat. lots of rust but it's workable. once I start the beams swap on my other celi, I should be able to take most the 7a parts from there and throw it on freelica. I don't think the axles fit since it's from an auto, I thought I remember reading that one side fit?? but the intake, header, and exhaust will be nice to throw on.

Posted by: Box Apr 30, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Booooo rust! As far as axles go, based on RockAuto they have axles left and right for auto or manual. Probably has to do with how it couples on the transmission side. I guess it wouldn't hurt to compare them side by side and see if you could use the auto ones though.

Posted by: navseal345 Apr 30, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Ya progress!

Posted by: cheela May 1, 2018 - 9:22 AM

kinda... lol

Posted by: cheela Jun 4, 2018 - 8:00 AM

had some time this weekend. took out the starter, removed header and cat as it was rust to bits anyways. started removing everything connected to the trans. got a good way into it and went to take off the clutch slave and got my first snapped bolt on this car. Wasn't too mad though, I was honestly expecting more broken bolts but also not done yet so there may be more in store. Went to go start on the axles and that's when I ran into some trouble so I sprayed it with some wd-40 and left it at that as a storm was coming through and winds were picking up.










Posted by: SwissFerdi Jun 4, 2018 - 12:37 PM

I hate snapped bolts...been fighting a t-stat stud that won't budge...

Posted by: cheela Jun 4, 2018 - 1:03 PM

I'm thinking about dumping a gallon of penetrating oil on the engine and letting it soak. lol
most of the bolts haven't been too bad though. only a select few but of course the worse looking ones seem to be the engine mount bolts... frown.gif

Posted by: richee3 Jun 4, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Huge pictures are huge. Rust sucks too. At least you can move some stuff to get to the slave cylinder to drill it out. If all else fails, torches are fun!

Posted by: cheela Jun 4, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Well I just want you guys to get the full experience. You feel like your RIGHT there with me.

yeah slave cylinder is moved off to the side and it's in a pretty decent spot so I hope I can get a drill in there at a good angle.

Posted by: SwissFerdi Jun 4, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Hopefully you have better skills and luck than me. I've tried screw extractors and left-hand bits after it sat in Liquid Wrench and it got hit with a torch and got jack****nowhere.

Posted by: cheela Jun 4, 2018 - 10:26 PM

well, living in the midwest here, this skill is almost a requirement so I'm sad to say, I'm used to it... frown.gif but I have been beat before and probably will be again. lol

Posted by: bloodMoney Jun 5, 2018 - 8:26 AM

Tack weld a nut to the top and spin it out.

Posted by: cheela Jun 5, 2018 - 8:41 AM

yeah, there's enough of it sticking out that it might work.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jun 6, 2018 - 7:27 AM

dont tack it, weld it. Make sure it gets real hot. but not so hot to melt aluminum. They come out easy.... I tacked the nut, and kept breaking. once i welded it, it came out easy

that rust is a lot o work. need to get a wrecked car to replace all those parts

Posted by: cheela Jun 6, 2018 - 8:02 AM

well, it's a good thing I have this parts car. laugh.gif laugh.gif


Posted by: bloodMoney Jun 6, 2018 - 8:38 AM


Posted by: njccmd2002 Jun 6, 2018 - 12:42 PM

so did you tack your nut?

Posted by: cheela Jun 6, 2018 - 12:58 PM

haven't touched it yet. rain yesterday, and rain later when I get home today too. frown.gif

Posted by: cheela Jun 11, 2018 - 11:20 AM

this past weekend, the weather turned out pretty good so I got to be outside and fight some more rust.

strut bolts were tight but mangaged to get it off with ye ol' cheater bar and my manly biceps.



brake compenents are very VERY rusty, so I plan to junk them and grab the brakes off my "parts" car to swap over.



then I had a go at the axles...
passenger side came out easy enough. a few hits with the hammer and pry bar and it popped right out. feelin' good...


and then...

F*ck.....




so I got creative and found a special tool to make the job easy.


easiest way to take out an axle thus far.
just wrap the ratchet strap around the tulip and bring it around the strut. tighten the ratchet strap and let it do the work for you. a couple ratchets in and I heard a pop! then just used my hammer and pry bar to pull it the rest of the way out. whoo!



then Wisconsin with it's lovely bi-polar weather decided it wanted to bring in the storm right after that so I couldn't get at the mounts, the last part to finally removing the trans and seeing what is actually wrong with it.

Posted by: TimeslideZ Jun 11, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Creative w/ taking the axle out. But DAMN is the rust bad looking on the car. I didn't think it would be that bad.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jun 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

dam thats a lot of rust in the undercarriage, how is the body

Posted by: cheela Jun 19, 2018 - 7:53 AM

yeah, it looks pretty nasty doesn't it?
the body's ok, in a sense that having a permanent scar on your face is ok because at least you still have a face... driver's side floor pan is the worse where the drain hole is. That's the only rust that ate through. but it was free and if I can get it to a drivable state, it'll be a great beater that I can park anywhere and not care if I come out to a door ding or not. laugh.gif and later on down the road, maybe a track car or drift car that can have it's body beaten to sh*t and keep on going.

Posted by: CoolZeen Jun 19, 2018 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (cheela @ Jun 19, 2018 - 7:53 AM) *
yeah, it looks pretty nasty doesn't it?
the body's ok, in a sense that having a permanent scar on your face is ok because at least you still have a face... driver's side floor pan is the worse where the drain hole is. That's the only rust that ate through. but it was free and if I can get it to a drivable state, it'll be a great beater that I can park anywhere and not care if I come out to a door ding or not. laugh.gif and later on down the road, maybe a track car or drift car that can have it's body beaten to sh*t and keep on going.


thats what i was saying when I got my daily , it was suppose to be just a hupty to go to work without caring how it look . and now I cant stop going to the yard looking for better looking parts.

Posted by: cheela Jul 10, 2018 - 9:20 AM

bleh.... ugh...












Posted by: navseal345 Jul 10, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Well... it doesn't look that bad.

Posted by: cheela Jul 10, 2018 - 1:54 PM

that's the problem.... nothing's broken really. everything looks "normal" ?

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 11, 2018 - 6:59 AM

What was the issue again?

Posted by: cheela Jul 11, 2018 - 8:44 AM

QUOTE (navseal345 @ Jul 11, 2018 - 6:59 AM) *
What was the issue again?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUcIf59irS0

Won't move in any gear, and the clunking which I thought was the throwout bearing but it looks fine...

Posted by: navseal345 Jul 11, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Maybe see if you can try turning the trans either by using the input shaft or sticking the axle(s) back in & see if stuff moves that way. Try also moving the gear selector. I dunno.

Posted by: cheela Jul 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

I'll mess with it and see. If not, I'm either gonna end up doing 2 engine swaps at the same time or PARTOUT!!!!!!! lol

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

part out.

Posted by: cheela Jul 11, 2018 - 3:13 PM

You're a part out.

Posted by: NgoFcukinWay Jul 11, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Feels like it 90% of the time.

Posted by: njccmd2002 Jul 12, 2018 - 6:21 PM

lol, could it be seized? i would soak the transmission in a few gallons of pb blaster

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