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> The white rescued Celica. (1994 ST204) Pictures galore., Suspension re-do time!
post Nov 16, 2011 - 10:30 PM
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lnice work on that rust dude and hey better now then later on i gotta change my clutch on my st by this week too supposely we r gona have snow soon >_>
post Nov 19, 2011 - 12:18 PM
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Lol It snowed a couple nights ago while I was in the garage working on the celica.

Car's been on jack stands for a week now. I decided I wanted to fix the hand brake before the snow hits... so I go to take the caliper off and the bracket bolts break... all of them. Drilling them out of the brackets would have taken time and money and new hardware to rebuild the calipers was just as expensive as buying new ones. So I just dropped $200 on new calipers and got them in. I painted them and put new (dealer bought) bolts back in the and put new rotors and pads on. Painted the rotors as well.

Now it's time to finish up the little things with the rear and start on the front. I also need to take the heat plate off my alternator and paint that to match the engine. Oh and pop out my washer pump and warranty it at the dealer. Oh! And put a new dizzy o-ring in. Man I've got my hands full the next couple days.


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1992 Toyota Celica GT 5S-FE 170k Miles. Daily driver/beater
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post Nov 29, 2011 - 8:47 PM
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Finished the brakes! I'll get some fresh pics in the morning when it stops raining of the car down with wheels on, but for now... this is the progress:
Fronts started like this:


Ended like this:


Rear:



Hover car!!!


I finally have a garage to work in smile.gif


This primer works great on the calipers or anything rusty (undercar chassis parts)




Also paint matched the new alt's heat shield to my valve cover:




Finished the Spree LED install:






More pictures as I find them. I took them on 3 different cameras including my phone rofl.

This post has been edited by RabidTRD: Nov 29, 2011 - 9:07 PM


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1992 Toyota Celica GT 5S-FE 170k Miles. Daily driver/beater
1999 Toyota Camry LE 5S-FE 216K Miles. RIP You will be missed.


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post Nov 29, 2011 - 8:52 PM
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How do you like the spree kit? The red looks nice :-)


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post Nov 29, 2011 - 9:04 PM
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beautiful progress. love the SPREE kit.
i have mine half installed. still need the HVAC lights.


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
*2005 Matrix AWD - the wifey's car aka Trix
post Nov 29, 2011 - 9:06 PM
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QUOTE (NYp8tBaller07 @ Nov 29, 2011 - 8:52 PM) *
How do you like the spree kit? The red looks nice :-)

I love it. The kit has been a build since the summer. I just kept adding things to it and ordering more led's lol.

QUOTE (cheela @ Nov 29, 2011 - 9:04 PM) *
beautiful progress. love the SPREE kit.
i have mine half installed. still need the HVAC lights.

The HVAC isn't fun... but when it's done, it's well worth it.

I'll be tackling the rust on my doors with a new "rust infuser" product that I'll give feedback on when I finish. Trying to get this damn thing fully rust proofed before winter, but things keep happening. I think my rear wheel bearings are going too frown.gif

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post Dec 3, 2011 - 10:53 PM
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Giving up on the TC wheels. I've been looking at them and I don't think I'll like them as much as I thought I would.

So, here's to new ideas.

One I'm thinking of:

I want a gold rim. I really like how the gold looks against the white on our cars and these are nice chunky ones. I especially like the lip on them.


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1992 Toyota Celica GT 5S-FE 170k Miles. Daily driver/beater
1999 Toyota Camry LE 5S-FE 216K Miles. RIP You will be missed.


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post Dec 3, 2011 - 11:09 PM
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What I really want are these:


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post Dec 3, 2011 - 11:58 PM
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I just got tc rims an love them


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post Dec 4, 2011 - 4:28 PM
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QUOTE (RabidTRD @ Dec 3, 2011 - 11:09 PM) *
What I really want are these:


i'd suggest some engine work before you drop 2g's on those rims. i found the listing on ebay. definitely not worth it.
post Dec 4, 2011 - 11:23 PM
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when you get those rims let me know because Im looking to get rims for spring! also because we both live in NY it wouldnt be too bad to meet up.


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post Dec 5, 2011 - 1:42 PM
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Yeah, I'm not going to drop 2k on rims. I'd rather drop $600 on cams before that. It's just wishful thinking. I may get the Drag one-piece clones that I have pictured up above because I can get them with Yokohama S-Drives for just under 1k. Or I can do these Konigs: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/...onfea.g.ang.jpg for just over a grand with the Yokohama's.

I'm thinking I'd rather go with the Konig's being that I trust that brand and I don't want FAKE two piece rims.


QUOTE (NYp8tBaller07 @ Dec 4, 2011 - 11:23 PM) *
when you get those rims let me know because Im looking to get rims for spring! also because we both live in NY it wouldnt be too bad to meet up.


I want to get something going locally. There are a few guys here that own 6GC's that I'd like to meet up with. There is a good meet place up at the beach where all the import crowd shows up in the spring through fall. Usually sat nights.

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1992 Toyota Celica GT 5S-FE 170k Miles. Daily driver/beater
1999 Toyota Camry LE 5S-FE 216K Miles. RIP You will be missed.


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post Dec 5, 2011 - 2:08 PM
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Updates; photos of what I've done the past few weeks:

Here is how the calipers look:




I changed my dizzy o-ring yesterday... it was def leaking from it and when I pulled it off, the thing cracked and fell in half in my fingers.



(Always make a mark so you know where it should be when re-installing it so you don't have to re-time)

Because Toyota is smart, the make a notch to show you the placement of the rotor on re-install.


The car made a mark for me lmao:


Last but not least, a video showing a bit of what I've done to it:

(Has mostly exhaust noise and intake noise. I love how this thing sounds with an intake. I removed the second cat, otherwise it's stock exhaust)


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1999 Toyota Camry LE 5S-FE 216K Miles. RIP You will be missed.


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post Dec 5, 2011 - 7:37 PM
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Really love the look of that spree LED kit mate. How long do you think it's taken you to install that? You think it's something that I could accomplish in a couple of days?

Keep up the great work, this little Celi is getting some awesome treatment!
post Dec 5, 2011 - 8:46 PM
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Hope to have my celica look as clean as yours one day


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94 st hatch my daily driver
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post Dec 5, 2011 - 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Unicorn @ Dec 5, 2011 - 7:37 PM) *
Really love the look of that spree LED kit mate. How long do you think it's taken you to install that? You think it's something that I could accomplish in a couple of days?

Keep up the great work, this little Celi is getting some awesome treatment!

It took me the longest on the HVAC. I'd say do the easy stuff first (gauges, clock, key ring, ash tray and cig lighter) in one night. Then the next day do the HVAC. The look of the lights on the dash and whatnot will motivate you to finish it. The HVAC is a little of a pain in the ass... but the end result is well worth it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask along the way. The HVAC cables can be a bit confusing.

QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Dec 5, 2011 - 8:46 PM) *
Hope to have my celica look as clean as yours one day

Thank you, that means a lot. It's been a struggle sometimes, but I'm doing the best I can on a $20k yearly income and living on my own.


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1999 Toyota Camry LE 5S-FE 216K Miles. RIP You will be missed.


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post Dec 7, 2011 - 6:12 PM
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QUOTE (RabidTRD @ Dec 5, 2011 - 11:19 PM) *
It took me the longest on the HVAC. I'd say do the easy stuff first (gauges, clock, key ring, ash tray and cig lighter) in one night. Then the next day do the HVAC. The look of the lights on the dash and whatnot will motivate you to finish it. The HVAC is a little of a pain in the ass... but the end result is well worth it.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask along the way. The HVAC cables can be a bit confusing.


Thanks for that info. It shouldn't be too bad for me as I will be installing the lighting in the dash whilst the car is stripped, before the interior goes back in again.
post Dec 7, 2011 - 9:04 PM
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http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=81758
just incase you didn't see this


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post Dec 8, 2011 - 4:57 PM
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QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Dec 7, 2011 - 9:04 PM) *

Holy cow! Thanks for the heads up!


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post Dec 8, 2011 - 8:49 PM
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welcome
I want a set too but don't have the extra money so figured I pass the word on lol


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99 gt hatch beams swapped wife's
94 st hatch my daily driver
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