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Feb 20, 2019 - 10:30 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101276 · Replies: 65 · Views: 2,374
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Feb 8, 2019 - 9:32 AM) *
John used to be a member on here. smile.gif

Youíll have to ask Chris at the Midwest Meet about how he found out 96+ seatbelts wonít click into 94-95 latches. laugh.gif

For your wheels, youíll probably want spacers. 17x7 +40 will fit but will be near stock fitment. My Caldina wheels are 17x7 +45 (so 5mm more sunk in than your Konigs) and while they fit, they donít look good at that offset. Iím running 15mm spacers to make the wheels effectively +30 and front fitment is okay, but rear should really have a 20-25 mm spacer for better fitment. Iím not after stance or flush fitment so Iíve left it, but youíll see what I mean when you get the wheels mounted. Just a little bit more flush will make the car look a lot more aggressive.


John has taught me so much! The guy really knows his stuff. smile.gif And yes, he did mention that he used to be involved in the 6gc world.

What kind of spacers do you recommend? From my research, it seems like I should go with hub centric bolt on spacers. I have not yet looked into brand and quality yet.


QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Feb 11, 2019 - 2:30 AM) *
She'll need spacers for that hella flush fitment. 10mm front and 15mm rear.

Annette, where'd you get the camber bolts from?


I'm confused. Shouldn't the front and back spacers be the same?! To get the factory flush fitment? My fenders are not rolled or anything.

I got Moog camber bolts from Rock Auto - the website said they were "performance" parts. And I know, I know, Ted said it was a waste of money, but I wanted to get real camber bolts so that I can hopefully understand how they work, by having the actual part, and putting it on myself. That's how you learn right?!

CAMBER BOLTS



QUOTE (cheela @ Feb 11, 2019 - 9:03 AM) *
You got the brakes, you got the coilovers, now you got the wheels. next logical step is an engine swap! wink.gif


Uh huh. Baby steps. Baby steps.

And somehow you've convinced me that this may eventually be a good idea.

Repetition and persistence work! Who knew!?


QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 11, 2019 - 12:09 PM) *
Man, I miss my car.... Stalking project threads doesn't help either.


I'm sad I never got to see your Celica. Is there a build thread for it?

At least you can live vicariously through all of us! smile.gif

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:33 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101256 · Replies: 31 · Views: 287
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 18, 2019 - 11:23 AM) *
QUOTE (NetsToy @ Feb 14, 2019 - 1:20 PM) *
Jake and I broke up, so... yeah. I was planning on bringing myself.... and a Celica.


Well, now I feel like an ass. Sorry.


It's all good, no worries! There's no way you could have known. wink.gif

And it was amicable. We're still friends. smile.gif

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:20 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101218 · Replies: 31 · Views: 287
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 13, 2019 - 8:32 AM) *
QUOTE (NetsToy @ Feb 12, 2019 - 6:10 PM) *
APRIL 20th

1. Jake and Sam
2. Chris, Stacy, and Theo
3. Annette


Are you bringing Jake too?

What about the rest of the TCOA crew?



I'll have to ask the TCOA crew when the date gets closer, they often don't know their work schedules till the week of. I'll keep ya posted.

Jake and I broke up, so... yeah. I was planning on bringing myself.... and a Celica.

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:10 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101193 · Replies: 31 · Views: 287
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APRIL 20th

1. Jake and Sam
2. Chris, Stacy, and Theo
3. Annette


Feb 7, 2019 - 4:38 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101129 · Replies: 40 · Views: 869
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BLAZIN!

I'm excited to see y'all in April!

I'm confident I'll have at least one car that will actually make it there this time. wink.gif

Feb 7, 2019 - 11:43 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101128 · Replies: 625 · Views: 62,899
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Chee La! Are you dooooooone yet?

I want to drivvvvve it! smile.gif

Feb 6, 2019 - 5:35 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101123 · Replies: 65 · Views: 2,374
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I have not been good about updating my thread lately. Oops! Because Life has been Happening. So, let me get you all up to speed.... here's what's new with NETS TOY!

I painted my lugs blue, BUT those got ruined when I got new tires (because of the impact gun that was used at the tire place). Oh well, it's all good.

SO. MUCH. DIRTY!



OH YEAH, I got new tires, that's exciting!!! I settled on Continental Control Contact's.

I've also got some negative camber on my rear wheels, so I purchased some camber bolts, but haven't had a chance to put those on yet. But hopefully I can get everything straightened out, so she will sit with the proper factory alignment. *Fingers Crossed*

Question for you all: Should I put camber bolts all around on all 4 sides, or only in the rear where the camber is out? Does it even matter? I bought 4 bolts, but was thinking of putting all 4 in the rear to make sure it will definitely straighten out at my next alignment.

ALL THE NEGATIVE CAMBER.


A new Celica friend of mine, fixed my rear defogger, which has made my winter driving experience a billion times better!!! Thank you John! smile.gif

John & I pulled a few seat belt receiver's from a '94 in a junk yard, and found out that it won't fit on my '99 because APPARENTLY they changed the seat belt design. I'm told it was after the face lift. So the 94-95 seatbelts will be different from 96-99 seat belts. Have you all found this to be true? My seatbelt light is ON, and John helped me track down that issue. So, as soon as I find a belt buckle from a 96-99, that issue should be fixed. smile.gif

It's Winter! Yay! She is a great daily, and she's a BOSS in the snow!

ALL ICED OUT!


There were a few times I really shouldn't have gone out driving in the ice & snow! Legit sketchy driving experiences. But I survived, and I didn't crash or slide off the road like literally everyone else was doing, so that was good!

THE SQUAD!


THIS CAR IS A TROOPER!


January was a really difficult month for me, and retail therapy is a good solution IMO, so I purchased some wheels that I've had my eye on for 2 years now! They're Konig Illusion wheels in blue! They're so pretty and I'm in love.

They're 215/40ZR17 W, 17x7 +40 offset. Wheels & Tires are COMPLICATED AF! SO. MANY. NUMBERS! But I've been asking lots of questions and watching a lot of YouTube videos on the topic. I just hope these fit, and I hope they're a nice ride. This will be my first experience with low profile tires. I've been told to avoid pot holes & to actually slow down for rail road tracks! (Right now, I just brace myself and go over RR tracks full steam ahead! LOL) But I'm told I will REALLY feel it with these tires, and I don't want to bend the new wheels either! I hope it will still be a comfortable daily, because I drive A LOT!

IS IT SPRING YET?! Cause I can't WAIT to put these bad boy's on!


Oh... AND... she rolled over 265,000 miles today! AMAZING! I love this car so very much!

Nov 5, 2018 - 1:06 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100356 · Replies: 1140 · Views: 120,107
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Calipers look nice! smile.gif

Nov 4, 2018 - 3:12 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100335 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 4, 2018 - 11:22 AM) *
You all make it back home safely I hope?


Yes, we made it home safely! Turns out we had a caliper bolt vibrate out, and it was gone. Several other bolts were also loose too. The load on one of my coils is off, causing extra bouncing and vibrations on that one wheel. I plan to call BC tomorrow to figure out what the load is supposed to be, so I can reset it. Yay!


Nov 3, 2018 - 7:58 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100328 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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I got about halfway to Chicago today before I started having troubles too. frown.gif My caliper was rubbing & seizing up in reverse. And I'm pretty sure the preload on that coil is wrong.

I'm sad I missed everyone, I hope you all had fun.

Nov 2, 2018 - 8:51 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100317 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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I'm working on my car a bit this evening too! My Black Celica should be good to go for tomorrow! I look forward to seeing all of you at Gino's! smile.gif


Nov 2, 2018 - 11:25 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100305 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Nov 2, 2018 - 9:58 AM) *
Chris , Whats the exact address of the Gino's?
is Ok to be there from 10:30 to 11:00 , everybody?


I'm good to meet at Gino's! I'll be there at noon, it's a 3.5 hr trip for me.

Nov 1, 2018 - 1:34 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100290 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Nov 1, 2018 - 9:34 AM) *
Yes! Congrats!!!

Sam: I need to think about timing. Theo naps smack dab in the middle of the afternoon, from about noon until two or three.

Annette: What's the latest we can keep you in the area?

We could do an early supper meet at the Gino's in Rosemont or really wherever within 30mins of the airport, I think. Still confirming with Stacy.



I'd prefer to leave the Chicago area around 7, that get's me home about 10PM, just in time for PJ's & sleep.


Oct 31, 2018 - 10:47 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100275 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (That97celica @ Oct 31, 2018 - 10:51 AM) *
6gc fam so I was planning on going early for abit to the meet but will need to leave soon as we are adding a member to my family we are expecting our 1st child and last minute plans we are having a gender reveal/ Halloween party on Saturday so seems like yous havenít decided whatís going to happen but if yous want to come yous are all more than welcomed to come if yous do it can be a gender reveal/Halloween party/celica Meet at my house 🤔😂


Congratulations on the baby bump! smile.gif

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:39 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100265 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Oct 31, 2018 - 10:47 AM) *
Stay on topic folks.

Are you guys serious in considering moving the meet?

Jordan: We had dinner at the Gino's East in Rosemont when Daniel and Brigette were here for the doggo. Is that what you are talking about? If so, yes, there are a few forest preserves in that area, but more importantly a big parking garage that can be utilized.

Annette: The normal dinner location is Giordanos in Minooka. Still farther than we can go, so it doesn't change our attendence.

Where is Zeen?!

Let's figure out who is still willing to come out.

1. That97Celica
2. Zeen
3. Jake and Sammy
4. Annette


Yes, I like this idea. Anyone else? Meet at Giordanos for lunch at 12:00, then to the big parking garage for pictures, and maybe drive to the forrest after for nature Celica photos & hiking?

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100239 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (punkxrckprincess @ Oct 30, 2018 - 5:23 PM) *
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Oct 30, 2018 - 7:59 AM) *
If you all want to still meet up, by all means!

I know Zeen is still down for a meet, and it sounds like Jake and Sam are down too.

Like I said though, I just can't afford to spend all day down there.


We are 100% down to move the meet wherever if it means more people coming.
Does not have to be Starved Rock in my eyes.



What if we meet for lunch at the usual dinner spot? I actually haven't been there, so I'd need the address. But does anyone like that idea, that way more people can come and it won't be an all day event, but just a few hours of hanging out?

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:23 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100215 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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frown.gif So many people can't make it.

How many people CAN make it?

Should we reschedule? Spring 2019.

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:21 PM Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #1100214 · Replies: 19 · Views: 1,750
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QUOTE (Box @ Apr 7, 2017 - 3:04 PM) *
I'll go past tense and say it was the seats, so much so I've thought about implementing them into other cars.


Box - I also love my factory leather seats, they hug me so good around the corners! wink.gif

I'd have to say my favorite thing about my Celica's is that the top comes off! I love crusin' with the sun on my shoulders & a wide open view of nature! biggrin.gif

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:53 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100206 · Replies: 65 · Views: 2,374
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I finally received the correct coils and have installed them! It feels like a huge accomplishment to have all for tires on the ground, esp. after having the car on jack stands for the last 2 months. When I lowered the car though, I had a flat tire, so I have not yet measured and leveled out the ride height. Tonight, I hope to air up all the tires, so I can move forward with that. The car seems to be sitting really low right now! Especially compared to the stock height that I'm used to. (Yes, the car is dirty, don't judge me!) kindasad.gif




Car started up nicely! Yay! Kinda surprised, after it sat for so long. I did keep it hooked up to the trickle charger, so I'm sure that helped.

Sidenote: I figured out why my rear window de-fogger stopped working. (It stopped working YEARS ago, BTW!) HA!


Before I could commit to lowered life, I needed to address my driveway situation. I have rolled curbs & the driveway slopes down a steep hill. So even with the Celica at factory height, I have to cut in at an angle to avoid scraping.


There are permanent scuffs in the pavement from cars scraping in this driveway over the years.


So I invested in a Bridjit curb ramp! And WOW what a difference it makes! I don't know why I didn't buy this years ago! biggrin.gif Bridjit.com if anyone's interested, I highly recommend them.
Now I won't have to worry about the lowered car scraping! Yay!


In Purple News:
I wasn't a fan of how the purple bolts turned out.


So I decided to make them blue instead. smile.gif


That's better! I think it really brings out the blue glitter flakes in the strut bar! <3


So much progress! smile.gif It's exciting. smile.gif I can't wait to drive this car again! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I really miss driving this Celica, which may sound silly... seeing as I daily a different Celica (that's essentially the same), but both cars have different personalities, and quirks, and I can't wait to feel how things have changed with the suspension upgrades!

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:45 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100202 · Replies: 625 · Views: 62,899
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Nooooooooooooo! frown.gif

I'm sorry you had a bum weekend Chee La.

Just think how much more satisfying it will be when you DO get it running. It will be glorious!

I believe in you! smile.gif

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:20 AM Forum: Multimedia · Post Preview: #1100167 · Replies: 5 · Views: 1,215
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thumbsup.gif WOW!!! I wish we could get this many Celica's to show up here in the states! I'm impressed.

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:04 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100136 · Replies: 65 · Views: 2,374
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You wanted moar purple, you get MOAR PURPLE!

Heat shield transformation thread. GO!

So, here I'm soaking my heat shield in a 50/50 vinegar/water solution to remove rust. I also threw in a bunch of bolts, because everything was rusty.


After several days of soaking, the bolts were rust free.


I used a wire wheel & wire brush attachment on my electric drill to finish removing rust from the rest of the heat shield. I didn't have a container big enough to soak the entire thing, and this was a much faster technique.


I bought some purple VHT high heat paint off of Amazon. Primer, color, and clear gloss.


Primer coat!


Purple coat!


GLOSSY PURPLE!


Finished Product!
This is from my instagram account: amreynolds17 - Follow me if you'd like, but I must warn you now, I also post photos of my cat.
Me, putting up my newly purple & rust free heat shield. wink.gif Sure, it’s only a view my mechanic can appreciate, but I hope it makes them smile. smile.gif


I think it turned out pretty great! I'm happy with it, even though most people won't be able to see it. biggrin.gif

Oct 26, 2018 - 3:12 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100134 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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Next weekend! Are we doing this?! I've been working on the car lots to try and get it finished for the meet.

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:11 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1099790 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,114
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Sep 27, 2018 - 8:43 AM) *
That's where I am Joe. This car was built for highway running, but it handles so good, I need to see what it'll do at the track.

It's been a good 4 years since I've been down to Tenn. for the Tail of the Dragon, so I've got the itch to drive real bad.



How was the Tail of the Dragon? I would like to get a group together to road trip down there sometime! I think all those curves would be so much fun! I saw somewhere that a 1st gen Celica group does it every year. I'd love to meet up with that crew as well.

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:01 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1099662 · Replies: 65 · Views: 2,374
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My 3 point TRD strut bar has been powder coated! And I LOVE it! Shout out to ProKote Indy! They did an amazing job!

They were able to save the TRD label, so I just re-attached it with 3M tape!



I would like to have a few other bits powder coated, but I'm not sure what pieces to do. Any recommendations? They've gotta be all metal, and easily removable.

The base coat is black, then there's a layer of blue glitter, and finally a layer of purple glitter on top!







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