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post Oct 2, 2017 - 11:55 AM
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cheela



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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


This post has been edited by cheela: Jun 13, 2018 - 1:54 PM


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*1997 Celica ST - My Baby
*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
 
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post Nov 3, 2017 - 7:48 AM
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bhahahaa don't tell me that, I'm already out of room in my new garage.


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- cheela   Freelica   Oct 2, 2017 - 11:55 AM
- - navseal345   Let's hope you don't want the 7a in there ...   Oct 2, 2017 - 12:36 PM
- - cheela   hahaha yeah, I hear ya. one slow 7a is enough. I w...   Oct 2, 2017 - 12:43 PM
- - bloodMoney   I got you boo....   Oct 2, 2017 - 2:23 PM
- - njccmd2002   what v6? what!!!! which!...   Oct 2, 2017 - 2:28 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 2, 2017 - 2...   Oct 2, 2017 - 7:08 PM
- - Box   Manual swap the green one with parts from the blac...   Oct 2, 2017 - 5:02 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (Box @ Oct 2, 2017 - 5:02 PM) ...   Oct 2, 2017 - 7:17 PM
- - perkyshadow   Congrats on the FREE Celica!! Those are th...   Oct 2, 2017 - 8:17 PM
- - TimeslideZ   Nice, hey cannot complain if it's free right? ...   Oct 2, 2017 - 11:18 PM
- - Bushmatic   Wow that dash does look really nice! That...   Oct 3, 2017 - 4:18 AM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (Bushmatic @ Oct 3, 2017 - 4:1...   Oct 3, 2017 - 9:16 AM
- - bloodMoney   You know, I happen to have an E153 too.... Jus...   Oct 3, 2017 - 1:44 PM
- - Box   My ST had the moonroof, power locks, power windows...   Oct 3, 2017 - 4:45 PM
- - cheela   so... you're saying alls I gotta do it drop my...   Oct 3, 2017 - 4:46 PM
- - bloodMoney   lmao! I always had 96+ cars. No swaps due to ...   Oct 4, 2017 - 9:19 AM
- - cheela   ah yeah forgot you have emissions.... bleh. lol y...   Oct 4, 2017 - 4:55 PM
- - Box   Arrange payment installations, he clears up space ...   Oct 4, 2017 - 7:49 PM
|- - bloodMoney   QUOTE (Box @ Oct 4, 2017 - 7:49 PM) ...   Oct 5, 2017 - 8:53 AM
- - cheela   so, I got the key today. thought i'd entertain...   Oct 14, 2017 - 7:16 PM
- - mkernz22   QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 2, 2017 - 12:55 ...   Oct 14, 2017 - 7:44 PM
- - Box   Check for snapped shifter cables too!   Oct 14, 2017 - 9:37 PM
- - cheela   I'm good on the speaker grills. they were just...   Oct 14, 2017 - 10:27 PM
- - navseal345   It's amazing how some cars will start after ye...   Oct 14, 2017 - 11:09 PM
- - cheela   yeah same thing with my RA24 when I bought it. the...   Oct 16, 2017 - 9:24 AM
- - TimeslideZ   QUOTE k20's down though... lol I gotta make ro...   Oct 16, 2017 - 2:12 PM
- - njccmd2002   the muffler bearing need lube.   Oct 17, 2017 - 7:44 PM
- - cheela   I did check the headlight and blinker for fluids a...   Oct 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM
- - cheela   update: so this past weekend we rolled it from the...   Oct 18, 2017 - 7:54 PM
- - richee3   Holy bad knock! Iím pretty sure thatís the thr...   Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46 PM
- - njccmd2002   i kne it was a bearing of some sort....   Oct 18, 2017 - 9:57 PM
- - cheela   QUOTE (richee3 @ Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46...   Oct 18, 2017 - 10:03 PM
- - NgoFcukinWay   You should take a black light to the interior and ...   Oct 21, 2017 - 4:18 PM
- - Box   LS4, now there's an idea.   Oct 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM
- - cheela   no thanks on the black light... i'd rather liv...   Oct 22, 2017 - 6:43 PM
|- - NgoFcukinWay   QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 22, 2017 - 6:43 ...   Oct 23, 2017 - 8:04 PM
- - Box   I'm going to start marketing UV black light in...   Oct 22, 2017 - 6:50 PM
- - cheela   but....... just to be safe, I'm gonna do this ...   Oct 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM
- - navseal345   I think that the tan interior kinda seems to look ...   Oct 24, 2017 - 7:36 PM
- - Box   I like the 25th Anniversary seats and the confetti...   Oct 24, 2017 - 8:22 PM
- - cheela   I do agree that the tan carpet looks a bit better,...   Oct 24, 2017 - 8:27 PM
|- - navseal345   QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 24, 2017 - 8:27 ...   Oct 24, 2017 - 10:02 PM
- - NgoFcukinWay   Anything is V-Tak compatible if you try hard enoug...   Oct 24, 2017 - 9:40 PM
- - Box   Vtec just kicked in yo!   Oct 24, 2017 - 9:54 PM
- - Box   That, especially cheapo eBay special racing seats....   Oct 24, 2017 - 10:30 PM
- - njccmd2002   that car needs mr2 seat swap   Oct 24, 2017 - 10:48 PM
- - cheela   QUOTE (navseal345 @ Oct 24, 2017 - 10...   Oct 25, 2017 - 7:50 AM
- - njccmd2002   not as comfortable, but very sleek   Oct 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM
- - cheela   so it's getting colder and the freelica is jus...   Oct 28, 2017 - 8:24 PM
- - cheela   looks much better compared to these anyways.   Oct 28, 2017 - 8:29 PM
- - navseal345   Looks like someone had the taco bell & then dr...   Oct 28, 2017 - 9:37 PM
- - cheela   current state of freelica. stripped and waiting. ...   Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM
|- - Box   QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59...   Oct 31, 2017 - 3:13 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (Box @ Oct 31, 2017 - 3:13 PM)...   Nov 1, 2017 - 11:32 AM
- - bloodMoney   That's how I got into this mess.....   Nov 1, 2017 - 3:34 PM
- - njccmd2002   fix the car, sell to chris, and voila   Nov 1, 2017 - 9:43 PM
- - Box   =profit?   Nov 1, 2017 - 10:15 PM
- - cheela   Chris, looking for a father/son project? lol   Nov 1, 2017 - 10:58 PM
- - bloodMoney   lmao! Nope. That'll either be the ST185 ...   Nov 2, 2017 - 8:11 AM
- - cheela   I could be persuaded to give up the 1st gen coupe....   Nov 2, 2017 - 9:15 AM
- - bloodMoney   bhahahaa don't tell me that, I'm already o...   Nov 3, 2017 - 7:48 AM
- - cheela   get a lift. room for one more....   Nov 3, 2017 - 9:20 AM
- - ds8   Free is good. Good luck fixing her up. I've b...   Nov 3, 2017 - 5:59 PM
- - cheela   u should do it! they're all getting pretty...   Nov 5, 2017 - 6:39 PM
- - antoine64   What a great find! I got a 1994 from behin...   Nov 6, 2017 - 5:43 PM
- - cheela   thanks! and that sucks about you celi but glad...   Nov 6, 2017 - 11:13 PM
- - TimeslideZ   Man good updates so far! I'd be so scared ...   Nov 7, 2017 - 1:59 AM
- - cheela   lol, nah, it isn't too bad once you've don...   Nov 7, 2017 - 12:46 PM
- - njccmd2002   a track car does not need carpet   Nov 22, 2017 - 12:24 PM
- - bloodMoney   ^this.   Nov 22, 2017 - 1:58 PM
- - cheela   dammit. i thought I would finally have a daily dri...   Nov 22, 2017 - 2:54 PM
- - njccmd2002   a track car can be used daily..   Nov 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM
- - bloodMoney   Yup. Just ask Racecarp.   Nov 27, 2017 - 9:56 AM
- - cheela   so a few weeks ago, I decided to throw my extra se...   Dec 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM
|- - richee3   QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2017 - 11:41...   Dec 11, 2017 - 1:14 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 12:1...   Dec 11, 2017 - 4:01 PM
- - richee3   Truthfully a torch is my favorite tool, but an arr...   Dec 11, 2017 - 4:15 PM
|- - narly_charley   QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 4:15...   Mar 23, 2018 - 9:43 AM
- - bloodMoney   I still prefer that ratchet of yours that I bent.....   Dec 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM
- - cheela   LOL, is that from another one of those Chris Hulk ...   Dec 11, 2017 - 5:35 PM
|- - richee3   QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2017 - 4:35 ...   Dec 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM
|- - bloodMoney   QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 11, 2017 - 6:29...   Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM
- - Box   "Just need a bigger hammer" is more than...   Dec 11, 2017 - 5:49 PM
- - njccmd2002   this is my favorite tool, it literally attache...   Dec 11, 2017 - 8:15 PM
- - cheela   hahah! yes! the wonder tool! so simple...   Dec 12, 2017 - 10:11 AM
- - richee3   But it didnít break!   Dec 12, 2017 - 12:25 PM
- - bloodMoney   This is true.   Dec 12, 2017 - 1:57 PM
- - cheela   well it's warmer out and the snow's melted...   Mar 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM
- - CoolZeen   yeap! looks allot better.   Mar 23, 2018 - 9:11 AM
- - richee3   QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 23, 2018 - 7:43 ...   Mar 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM
- - cheela   QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Mar 23, 2018 - 9:1...   Mar 23, 2018 - 10:59 AM
|- - richee3   QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 23, 2018 - 9:59 ...   Mar 23, 2018 - 11:31 AM
- - cheela   I guess I could push it there. lol next midwest m...   Mar 23, 2018 - 12:32 PM
- - navseal345   Deal!   Mar 23, 2018 - 1:09 PM
- - richee3   Official Southwest Charcoal Bag Twisty Road Celica...   Mar 23, 2018 - 5:35 PM
|- - NgoFcukinWay   QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 23, 2018 - 5:35...   Mar 25, 2018 - 8:07 PM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Mar 25, 2018 - 8...   Mar 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM
- - richee3   QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 27, 2018 - 7:00 ...   Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM
|- - cheela   QUOTE (richee3 @ Mar 27, 2018 - 9:01...   Mar 27, 2018 - 2:33 PM
- - navseal345   Martian time or GMT?   Mar 27, 2018 - 9:05 AM
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