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Mar 16, 2019 - 1:45 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101469 · Replies: 65 · Views: 872
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"Surgery" not a valid excuse

No just kidding. Whatever it is I hope you arw Ok!
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Mar 15, 2019 - 5:34 PM) *
AND THEN IT SNOWED.

After the BS that just came through Denver, I never want to hear that 4 letter S word ever again. laugh.gif

Brigette and I were going to try to make it to the meet after all but thereís no way I can get off work until at least June and Iím scheduled for surgery on the 11th so thereís just no way we can make this one. Sorry guys. frown.gif


Mar 1, 2019 - 12:51 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101369 · Replies: 65 · Views: 872
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Chris I found your next Celi..
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/de...6829152941.html

(whose is this?!)

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:25 PM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1101353 · Replies: 0 · Views: 124
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94 ST
Rough body
primer grey
Running engine, just installed running transmission. Still needs new trans fluid but the transmission came out of another one of our Celicas so 100% guaranteed working order.
Asking $500


Can trailer within reason at buyer's cost.


Better photos to come...
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...amp;oe=5CDD638A

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...amp;oe=5D19DEFB

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:13 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101255 · Replies: 575 · Views: 99,345
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QUOTE (enderswift @ Feb 17, 2019 - 9:38 PM) *
Car is (mostly) done:


First few drives have gone very well. Need to do some tidying up in the spring, but all the hard stuff is over smile.gif

Will post project photos sometime in the future



Yep
We'll be coming to see that beaut as soon as the weather breaks!!
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Feb 15, 2019 - 11:27 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101224 · Replies: 65 · Views: 872
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QUOTE (cheela @ Feb 14, 2019 - 2:22 PM) *
QUOTE (punkxrckprincess @ Feb 14, 2019 - 9:53 AM) *
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Petition to change these events from Midwest meets to Midwest naps.


DONE.


Petition to change to Midwest Manmeat (ft. Cheela's Butt)


my manmeat is not up for grabs though, I only bring butt. Everyone else can put their manmeat on the table though.

That's why I said ft. manmeat, because butt was meat, and I think you're a man. Although one can never be sure nowadays laugh.gif

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:53 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101217 · Replies: 65 · Views: 872
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Petition to change these events from Midwest meets to Midwest naps.


DONE.


Petition to change to Midwest Manmeat (ft. Cheela's Butt)

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:51 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101187 · Replies: 65 · Views: 872
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Feb 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101186 · Replies: 11 · Views: 271
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 12, 2019 - 8:53 AM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Feb 11, 2019 - 9:02 PM) *
Well I can say this, if anyone hits that car, we'll record all the news coverage when you kill them.


FTFY


Truth

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:07 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101164 · Replies: 11 · Views: 271
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QUOTE (CoolZeen @ Feb 11, 2019 - 2:26 PM) *
looking stunning.LOve the yellow. now we need some side skirts.

I have some! They're just not prepped and on the car. Authentic veilside skirts!

Feb 6, 2019 - 2:28 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101121 · Replies: 40 · Views: 1,073
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Feb 6, 2019 - 11:52 AM) *
We didn't get anything by the airport.

It was literally clear (raining but clear roads) all the way from the Aragon to about 1 mile East of Route 20 on 90.
I wouldn't have believed there to even have been an ice storm if it weren't for the driveways in our town. Everything was clear as we drove!

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:04 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1101069 · Replies: 40 · Views: 1,073
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Jan 29, 2019 - 4:14 PM) *
Let's start talking dates here people.

Noberto has yet to turn in his April schedule.

What weekends are OUT in APRIL 2019?


No 13/14


Also no Sunday 7 or 28

Otherwise open!

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:58 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101040 · Replies: 11 · Views: 271
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QUOTE (cheela @ Jan 29, 2019 - 9:53 AM) *
welcome to 6gc. please read through the stickies before asking any questions. hahahaha tongue.gif
'bout time you made a thread for Tweety and glad you sorted out the coilover issue. Pics don't do justice to the yellow. It's so crazy in person when the light hits it. looking forward to MOAR PROGRESS!!!


What's a sticky? laugh.gif

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:32 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101036 · Replies: 11 · Views: 271
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Jan 28, 2019 - 4:27 PM) *
Glad you guys got the coilovers sorted out! Itís odd that it would only compress about an inch. The car has come a long way!


Thank you for all your help and talking to Jake through some of it! We are guessing that coilover was in the area the car got hit. No word back from the seller so no way to know for sure, we can only assume.

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:12 PM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1101034 · Replies: 11 · Views: 271
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Hello all,

Those of you who don't know me, I'm Sammi. I've been in love with 6GCs since 2003. a 94 white ST was the first car I ever drove without parental supervision. That also happens to be the car I learned about car audio in and immediately became obsessed. I am also a paranoid person, so I didn't get my own Celica for quite awhile afterward.
My first Celica was an anniversary present in 2010. The car saw the road for the first time with my husband after he installed Stambo's old 7AFE engine into it in mid 2011.
We've had over half a dozen Celicas since then: some to restore/flip, some to replace, some as parts cars.

I thought it was a few months longer, but we actually got my Tweety Bird in March 2015. It was trailer-driven down to us from 4 hours north in Wisconsin. 276,000 miles on the engine. Only damage to the body happened in transit as the car bounced into the trailer wheels after something slid off. Automatic, champagne colored with leather interior. We bought it for $1,400 and knew it needed the water pump replaced: in fact it came with the parts and Jake did the timing at the same point.

I am probably the EXACT opposite of most people: I HATED the color, hated the leather, and wanted nothing to do with it until it LOOKED how I wanted my Celica to look. And at the time, it was never intended to be my daily driver, so I told my husband I would wait to tackle anything with the car until then. Here's the car when it was dropped off: *embedding photos is not being kind to me right now...

https://ibb.co/mF59XD6
https://ibb.co/51W1GL3
https://ibb.co/CMhgwBz
https://ibb.co/PrVBpBC
https://ibb.co/HG9TknC

Here it is when the weather broke a few weeks later:
https://ibb.co/hMRwtKs

As you can imagine, I didn't do much with it for awhile. I was on the fence about colors and waiting to see progress etc. In the interim we bought a house and had a whole lot else going on.

Fast forward to February 2018. I found my new car to replace my daily (2015 Series 1 FR-S) and decided now was the time to move on the Celica
I picked up the FR-S the first weekend in March and chose to wrap the Celica.
We had body work done before sending it off to be wrapped..had to fix those side dents and a few other little things from sitting for so long, including taking off the pin striping.
https://ibb.co/nMgsyRH
https://ibb.co/nL2DZ7k
https://ibb.co/BZ39bSw
https://ibb.co/RQmbdLm
https://ibb.co/zrNmJL8
https://ibb.co/cvX8m3S
https://ibb.co/GvXN9zG

And the wrap was decided as Ambulance Yellow with Matte Black roof, spoiler, trunk bezel and mirrors from Avery Dennison. Yes; yellow. I drove a 2003 Cavalier LS for 12 years that was yellow and now yellow cars are kind of my thing.
https://ibb.co/sgCk0Rn

And it was off to be done! I was expecting to have the car ready for the Spring Midwest meet last year, but Jake and I both managed to forget where we had the title to this car (which we had not put into our names yet) and therefore we had a paperweight for awhile.

We got the car back from being wrapped on 5-12-18. No, it's not perfect, but I was happy with it.
https://ibb.co/Lz3M1XN
https://ibb.co/2c6SnMc
https://ibb.co/QYSQY4P
https://ibb.co/h9KQ408
https://ibb.co/B46FZd5

Ta-dah!

From that point on it was just a waiting game for us to figure out where the heck we put the title. So I made a list of the things I wanted done to the car, and it quickly became apparent that I was going ot be a baby with my FR-S and decided the Celica was going to be my winter daily, so I had a new goal: titled and ready by the Summer meet in August.

https://ibb.co/g9Lj5HL
https://ibb.co/1MHd1GH

In the meantime we changed from stock to the following:
Swap to cloth interior
17" FR-S wheels with 10mm custom wheel spacers
JDM taillights
Pioneer double din CD player
3-way Pioneer speakers in front and rear
2 12" Audiobahn Alum-Q subwoofers in a bandpass box
American Bass VFL1001 Amplifoer
XS Power wiring
Yellow stitched floor mats
20% Global QDP window tints
Custom vinyl decals


Then in the summer I could not stand the car looking like a Tonka Truck with the 17" wheels and stock suspension, so I set out to find coilovers.

August came and went, we did not find the title, but I did buy a set of Megan Racing coilovers that sat in our garage while we scoured for the title.

Fast forward to mid October, I found the title! The last season meet was supposed to be the first week in November. We hustled out to title and plate the car and put in the coilovers, but things just were not right. We did not make the meet.

Since November to now, we took the car in for an alignment (4 times total!), replaced the entire rear sub-frame, replaced brakes, tie-rod ends, linkages, a wheel bearing as part of the sub frame...I mean the car really got a thorough once-over. Right around Christmas we determined one of the coilovers I bought was in fact bad. It took quite awhile but we got to buy just a shock and it got installed this weekend and HOLY **** a night and day difference. My car FINALLY drives right after 2+ months of trial and error. The coilovers were a frustrating situation, but I am stoked to finally have my car truly roadworthy at now nearly 279K.

https://ibb.co/mqLNGnq

The weather has not been nice to us so some of the wrap needs re-adhered around the edges and I have to get the trunk lid and the spoiler re-wrapped due to a tree branch, but I am happy with it overall. We still need to reaffix the emblems and do some other touches but I am so happy to FINALLY share Tweety Bird in person at the Spring Midwest meet this year!

Jan 7, 2019 - 12:59 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100871 · Replies: 40 · Views: 1,073
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jan 6, 2019 - 12:52 PM) *
QUOTE (punkxrckprincess @ Jan 6, 2019 - 12:06 AM) *
Passenger rear coilover is blown out entirely

I'm blaming Jake for this, but what happened to cause that?


Blown when we got it unfortunately
We've put in a full new subframe and checked every other component. It's a clear clunking that comes from the rear passenger area over any bump

Jan 6, 2019 - 11:29 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100860 · Replies: 1141 · Views: 121,266
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How many people thought the GT4 was a Supra at this one?
You guys are the coolest haha. I thought we were cool with our pair of twins but your pair of twins are way better

Jan 6, 2019 - 1:06 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100855 · Replies: 40 · Views: 1,073
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Passenger rear coilover is blown out entirely
QUOTE (Bitter @ Jan 5, 2019 - 11:05 PM) *
What's the matter with the short bus?

I wanted to take the Celica out today, but we drove in the city and those bumps and pot holes are just too harsh. LPZ was nice though, the zoo lights are cool and seeing some of the animals sleeping was neat.


Jan 5, 2019 - 9:23 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100849 · Replies: 40 · Views: 1,073
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We are driving my Tweety but I still have suspension issues 😥

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:33 AM Forum: My Project · Post Preview: #1100810 · Replies: 1141 · Views: 121,266
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I cannot wait to see this in person.

Nov 14, 2018 - 12:49 PM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1100462 · Replies: 17 · Views: 8,250
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QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Nov 14, 2018 - 12:45 PM) *
Find a pre-existing bolt/stud just hanging around somewhere and grind the paint down followed by primer to use as a grounding point.

You can probably use a pre-existing factory grounding point as well as long as it's within 3 feet of where your amp is. That's what I did in my Supra when I was looking for a grounding point for my amp when I mounted it under the seat.


I know how to do it just looking for the best options. The amp will be mounted on a board across the middle of the back seats making the move as one up or down and the ground wire is going to be on the right side. Since I want to be able to drop the seat for more/less airflow depending on temperatures I am curious if anyone has used the shock tower as their grounding point.

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:04 AM Forum: Interior/Audio/Electrical/Wiring · Post Preview: #1100460 · Replies: 17 · Views: 8,250
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I am going to have my amp mounted to the back of my seats. Looking for best suggestion for ground wire location in these trunks. I have a 94 GT.

Shock tower?

Nov 6, 2018 - 9:25 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100373 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,298
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 6, 2018 - 8:52 PM) *
I'm bad at saying things nicely so here we go.

Everyone screws stuff up with their first coilover install. Initially my car was so low I couldn't get the lift pads out from under it so I had to raise it back up, but then the rear was too low and had the roll center all out of wack, then my alignment was too conservative, then I had the dampening set wrong, took me like 2 years to get everything set JUST right to how it is now and even now it's not perfect and it never will be perfect because I picked some stupid spring rates and have a stupid stiff front sway bar AND the poly bushings are starting to make some noise sometimes now so I've got that going for me too which is great.

Point is, things rarely are cut and dry and rarely go right the first or second time. It's better to take a little longer and be safe and confident in your work then to wonder if your wheel is going to fall off, which I still worry about.

Agree wholeheartedly. Rather safe than sorry

I can't drive mine without coilovers because the 17 inch rims make it look like a tonka truck on stock suspension in the rear haha

Nov 6, 2018 - 2:38 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100365 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,298
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Nov 5, 2018 - 11:10 PM) *
I'm going to just blame Jake, what did he do?

Waited too long basically.

What happened specifically on Saturday is the adjustments on the front coilovers were off and one felt like it was binding. The camber was not set right etc so it was all over the road.
This after we found a nail through one of my tires Friday night so we hustled to patch that thinking things were on the right path.

But the camber bolts are done in the back, the adjustments are done on the front, new tie-rod ends put on and now it's going for an alignment.

My stereo wiring is all in place and my seat swap from leather to cloth is done too, so it kind of worked out in the sense it will look better as a whole.

Nov 5, 2018 - 10:10 PM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100359 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,298
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We will have to plan a lunch day soon.
Tweety *should* be ready and aligned by the weekend (longest wait of my life)

Nov 3, 2018 - 11:03 AM Forum: Meet/Event Discussion · Post Preview: #1100323 · Replies: 116 · Views: 3,298
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My car isn't done. Not safe.
And clearly therefore not making it.

Sorry everyone. I hate procrastination.

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