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> JoshuaM's '97 Celica ZR, The Final Chapter - Goodbye
post Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Jun 28, 2013 - 12:51 AM) *
That's why you instead mark them with "CAUTION" labels instead. laugh.gif

More like *EXPLOSIVE*


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post Jun 28, 2013 - 1:29 AM
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QUOTE (rentaspace @ Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Jun 28, 2013 - 12:51 AM) *
That's why you instead mark them with "CAUTION" labels instead. laugh.gif

More like *EXPLOSIVE*

Oddly enough I've seen women marked with both labels. laugh.gif


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post Jun 28, 2013 - 6:53 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Jun 28, 2013 - 1:29 AM) *
QUOTE (rentaspace @ Jun 28, 2013 - 12:08 AM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Jun 28, 2013 - 12:51 AM) *
That's why you instead mark them with "CAUTION" labels instead. laugh.gif

More like *EXPLOSIVE*

Oddly enough I've seen women marked with both labels. laugh.gif

LOL


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post Jun 28, 2013 - 7:38 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Jun 28, 2013 - 2:29 AM) *
Oddly enough I've seen women marked with both labels. laugh.gif


Love, the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket...


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post Jul 1, 2013 - 9:06 AM
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Now now guys tongue.gif

I told him that I would be opening a PayPal dispute if I didn't have a suitable replacement product or full refund by the end of next week (Which will be nearing my 45 day period to claim buyer protection which I should be able to win without even trying tongue.gif). He replied getting very upset saying he will fix everything and I just need to wait, please wait, don't do that etc. etc. tongue.gif

I snapped this pic near midnight on my way home from work the other night since I had my SLR on me (This is just where I was parked at the bus station). Only minimal light coming across from the construction sight (not like the pic shows) and no tripod or anything to lean on tongue.gif I took a couple and they turned out great on the camera, but this was the only one salvageable when I blew them up on the big screen tongue.gif



I am having trouble finding inspiration to take any pics at the moment since I am just waiting to install the projectors tongue.gif Hopefully my wiring plugs will come this week smile.gif


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SOLD :( 1997 ST204 Celica ZR -----> See it here on 6GC!
2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 1, 2013 - 3:50 PM
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Be careful, he may just be stalling to get past the time you can open a dispute. redface.gif


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post Jul 1, 2013 - 6:47 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Jul 1, 2013 - 3:50 PM) *
Be careful, he may just be stalling to get past the time you can open a dispute. redface.gif


Don't worry, I wasn't bluffing, I will be opening a dispute even if he has already given me a new tracking number. This guy is getting none of my trust whatsoever tongue.gif


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Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 18, 2013 - 9:27 AM
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Wheel Alignment

So last year when registering the car after the long drive home, the inspector found transport chocks in the front suspension -.- Needless to say, I had thought the ride was a little harsh on the way home, and the wheel alignment was right out. So I spent my $70 for a new alignment (which was a big deal at that stage of my life) but the tyre shop did an economy car setup on it without consulting me, and killed the turn in.

Soooo.... In preparation for a big (silly) drive I got it done properly this time smile.gif



Toowoomba Cruise

The next day I set off on a 400km cruise inland to Toowoomba with a couple of mates. We took as many back roads as possible, which included large sections of unsealed roads.... Lots of roads (and driving behaviors) that I wouldn't be able to do if I had some low and decent paint tongue.gif It was a good day smile.gif




^Note the gravel in the wheels.... may have entered the shot sideways tongue.gif





Probably my favourite shot;



And a side shot, because I never get those tongue.gif




Projectorrzzzz

Yup... It finally happened!!! biggrin.gif After ordering them in Easter, and waiting a number of weeks to finalize the sale, and 6 weeks shipping from Japan, and then another 3 weeks waiting for adapters since none of the stores around here could find HB4 plug adapters, I finally got them installed! biggrin.gif

I had tracked down a perfect set, however during shipping two of the tabs on one of the projectors snapped off :'( This delayed progress for a bit, but I got down to it the other day and did the repair; 5 minute araldite (2 part epoxy) to secure the tabs back in place, and then a fiberglass repair kit to strengthen it up smile.gif







For the wiring harness I bought the HB4 harness adapter, and used the H1 pigtails that came with the projectors, and just a simple cut and solder.



And a quick little bumper change (lol, jks tongue.gif)



My mate thought that this was an adequate storage technique tongue.gif



Then;



I had a few troubles getting the under body plastics back together (I have leftover screws and leftover holes... and they don’t match tongue.gif), but I got it done smile.gif I got the bulb holders for the accent lights but no pigtails to wire up frown.gif So I am on the lookout for some 3rd brake lights or side markers to use tongue.gif

JDM door visors

Some of you will have heard that I have had a few issues with my JDM door visors.... The good news is that I finally received my refund!!! Only after opening a PayPal dispute of course, but it was settled outside of the system. (I will link my conversations with the seller here soon – it’s a good read tongue.gif)

However, whilst settling the dispute I scored an epic eBay bargain from Japan; st202 door visors for $22 +p&p!!! XD

They arrived in perfect condition this time, though oddly enough they came attached to the window linings! So anther 2 hours of my life gone, with a hair dryer and a not so sharp knife and I managed to remove them without damage – yay!

I cheated to take some photos and haven’t installed it properly yet – I just need to clear off the last of the double sided tape – I’m thinking I will reattach with silastic.






Mt Cootha

I went for a super quick mini cruise after work today up to a popular lookout overseeing Brisbane... so close but I haven’t been up there since I was a young child, so why not tongue.gif

Unfortunately there were no good photo opportunities with the view, but here is a panorama I made;



And one on the side of the road – note that the camera was completely level in this shot...... the car was not tongue.gif




AND PICTURES!!!! (‘Cause we totally haven’t had any of those yet)























I bought calliper paint – red for the callipers and black for the rear hubs. Now I just need to find time where I can paint them and let them dry tongue.gif

And I was told that my stuff in the UK would be shipping out this week, but I think we missed that boat frown.gif


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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 18, 2013 - 9:36 AM
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Looking good, time for some HIDs now.


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post Jul 18, 2013 - 10:25 AM
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damn that looks good!


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*1977 Celica RA29 - classic cruiser
*1996 Celica ST - aka Freelica free fiddy
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post Jul 18, 2013 - 2:10 PM
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Everytime I see your car. It makes me miss how mine usedto be. gts rims and just side skirts. Lol. Them jdm projectors are a really big upgrade! Looking good!


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post Jul 18, 2013 - 5:38 PM
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Could you post any more pictures? tongue.gif


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post Jul 18, 2013 - 6:08 PM
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Nice update, Josh. thumbsup.gif


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post Jul 18, 2013 - 9:01 PM
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QUOTE (The_enD @ Jul 18, 2013 - 10:36 AM) *
Looking good, time for some HIDs now.


I have always been against them.... mostly because I think all of the ones I see are soo blue and just look horribly ricer, which I really hate. Since I've been watching Rentaspace's progression I'm now waiting to see how the 4.3k K HIDs turn out and I might go down that path.

QUOTE (cheela @ Jul 18, 2013 - 11:25 AM) *
damn that looks good!


^.^

QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Jul 18, 2013 - 3:10 PM) *
Everytime I see your car. It makes me miss how mine usedto be. gts rims and just side skirts. Lol. Them jdm projectors are a really big upgrade! Looking good!


Yeah, its always a battle between cool bits and keeping it clean tongue.gif

I have euro front splitters on their way, but I have been trying to hunt down some silver SSIII front splitters to go with my SSIII grill that is on its way smile.gif

QUOTE (Box @ Jul 18, 2013 - 6:38 PM) *
Could you post any more pictures? tongue.gif


What.... is that a challenge I hear... muahahaha tongue.gif

QUOTE (richee3 @ Jul 18, 2013 - 7:08 PM) *
Nice update, Josh. thumbsup.gif


Thank you smile.gif Hopefully you will have your own shortly tongue.gif


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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 19, 2013 - 4:19 AM
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Should just buy the splitter and paint it yourself. Lol. It's not that hard. It wouldn't come out perfect like the car but it'll be cheaper. I mean getting a shop to paint them will cost you just as much or more than what you spent on the splitters itself. Lol. At least in the states.

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post Jul 19, 2013 - 4:51 AM
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QUOTE (ILoveMySilly97 @ Jul 19, 2013 - 5:19 AM) *
Should just buy the splitter and paint it yourself. Lol. It's not that hard. It wouldn't come out perfect like the car but it'll be cheaper. I mean getting a shop to paint them will cost you just as much or more than what you spent on the splitters itself. Lol. At least in the states.


Yeah, and our paint shops are at least 50% more expensive than yours tongue.gif

The thing is though that just buying a primer and paint will cost $100, but getting splitters already silver costs no more than any other colour (they just aren't available ATM tongue.gif).


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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 19, 2013 - 6:54 AM
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$100?

I was thinking along the lines of a $5-8USD cans of primer, paint, and clear.

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post Jul 19, 2013 - 7:32 AM
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Serious? I'll have a look at what's available here then tongue.gif


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2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!
post Jul 19, 2013 - 12:31 PM
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I think DupliColor may actually make your colour in their Perfect Match line of products. If so doing it yourself would be a no-brainer.


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post Jul 19, 2013 - 4:49 PM
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I'm afraid your argument is irrelephant!!!

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...em=190872683721

XD

There is 2 big scratches on it, so it will need painting eventually, but for now it will photoshop out tongue.gif They were listed last night at $149 USD and the seller accepted my offer of $101 USD + shipping. But I keep forgetting that the Australian dollar isn't at parity anymore so it cost me like $170 here tongue.gif



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SOLD :( 1997 ST204 Celica ZR -----> See it here on 6GC!
2013 October Celica of the Month XD
Now: '00 NB8B Mazda MX5 -----> See it here in off topic!

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