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post Jan 17, 2019 - 6:13 AM
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Hi Everyone, Its good to be here and information shared here forced me to register and start my own thread. I'm Hashim from Lahore, Pakistan.

Recently I bought a Celica ST202, Its a very rare car in my country and are hardly 3 or 4 but no issues because we had every other toyota here and junkyards are full of rare JDM toyota parts. I get such project once in a year and restore then sell it when I'm bored. Previously I had Galant VR4 6a13tt, Honda Integra DA5, Civic EK3 Hatch and list goes on and on. We can only import cars less than 3 years old here so whatever we got in good old days is what we have now. This car however was imported late through a scheme called amnesty where we can register any car of any year by paying some amount.


Car Details:
Chassis: ST202 - BLPZF which makes it a SS3 but I believe its earlier SS3 which had no Beams
Engine: 3SGE 3rd Gen
Transmission: Automatic with Manu, PWR and Overdrive
Color: Black
Wheels: Stock 15inch JDM wheels


Plan:
Restore the car to its original specs with some interesting add-ons.


Work to do/Plans:
Its a long list and car requires major restoration and detailing. Thankfully, interior is all mint. Exterior requires a shower good news is its still original and never been painted before.

1. Clean Throttle body - Done
2. Air-Intake pipe has a crack, need to find replacement Repaired
3. Change plugs - Done
4. Exhaust downpipe had holes - Repaired!
5. Radiator flush with new coolant - Done
6. Engine Oil flush and new oil, Liqui Moly 10-40 as I'm diehard fan of Liqui Moly Oils. - Done
7. Timing belt replace - Done with new bearings and adjuster
8. All bushes of front suspension needs replacement - Done
9. Coilovers
10. Steering pump is leaking - Done, replaced
11. Axle boot is broken - Done
12. Injectors cleaning
13. Engine mount needs replacement but not a priority for now.
14. Brakes Service - Done for front only
15. New Paint with detailing
16. Speedometer Light of 'D' is not working with a TRD DIY wink.gif Done
17. CF dip of interior panels
18. ATF Change - Done used Dexron III
19. Services of Door looks - Done
20. Steering change to OEM 3 spoke like rav4 or SS3
21. Android unit, rear cam, new speakers
22. 17 Inch Rims, Done for now, 16s BBS
23. Dyno and ecu tune
24. Door locks service - Done
25. Strut bar paint with TRD steel emblem
26. Central locking fix

And about hundreds of DIYs

Rare items I found in the car.
1. HyperSports Mats
2. CD Changer in the Trunk
3. Momo Steering - broken, I will see if it can be repaired.

I believe the car is 1995 SS3 25th Anniversary edition from Japan. It has red needles in speedo as well.


Attaching a picture to make things less boring. Proper Pictures will be added soon.




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post Jan 23, 2019 - 12:53 AM
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The list of work done recently. Apologies for no pictures post. As soon as I get free I will take pictures and share with you all.

Recent work list at workshop: 21 Jan 2019

1. 5 Ball joint each side, making total to 10 ball joints.

2. Front struts refill x 2 - replacement struts were not available and I have plans to switch to coil-overs so got these repaired.

3. Lower Arm bushes x 2

4. New Power steering with new Oil - old one was leaking

4. Cleaning of new Power steering pump and lines, oil, clamping of new pipes

5. Struts upper mounting x 2

6. Mechanic Labor(New Timing Belt, Power Steering Pump, Suspension, Brakes)

7. Alignment

8. Z- Link press

9. Rack end repair

10. 3 x Axle Grease, 1 New Boot, 2 New Struts Jumper

11. New AC Belt

12. Brake rotors tooling


This post has been edited by Hashims: Jan 24, 2019 - 5:57 AM
post Jan 23, 2019 - 10:34 AM
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welcome!
Your celi doesn't look too bad on the outside. In fact, it looks great unless the black is just hiding all the flaws haha.
looks like you have a good list of things to do as well and slowly tackling them all. Keep at it. thumbsup.gif


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*1977 Celica RA24 - aka bucket o' rust
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post Jan 24, 2019 - 5:59 AM
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Thank you. Much appreciated.
Haha exactly the black is hiding everything.
post Jan 26, 2019 - 5:12 PM
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So weekend was here. I had some spare time. Fixed intake pipe with some silicon. Friends came over and thought to check it with 2005 Accord k24 Type S 200hp. Had about 4 5 runs and we ran head to head..so I'm impressed with the power of it but it takes time to know how to launch it properly. I found L 2 D manually shifting on PWR mode better.
post Jan 27, 2019 - 3:34 AM
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lets see a picture of the shiny metal engine badge/chassis badge that sits on the firewall please!


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post Jan 27, 2019 - 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Jan 27, 2019 - 4:34 AM) *
lets see a picture of the shiny metal engine badge/chassis badge that sits on the firewall please!

post Jan 27, 2019 - 10:22 AM
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Finally found these lights! They will arrive on Thursday or Friday and I'll fit them over weekend. I'm out of budget for this month so wheels buying postponed to next month.
post Jan 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM
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Also I need to know which bulbs go in projector headlamps and high beams, I need to order some bright LEDs for it.
post Jan 28, 2019 - 3:43 AM
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Don't think I've seen a QF interior before, quite possible its an anniversary edition (I know they did a SS-I anniversary edition) Any interior photos

Welcome to 6GC too btw

Yes! It is a SS-III pre beams (the amount of people these days who still get it wrong puzzles me lol)

Check out the stickied threads at the top of each section - have lots of info how to's etc in those


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post Feb 14, 2019 - 6:57 AM
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Apologies for the delay. I stay busy for 12 hours a day in week days and when I return home its too dark to take a picture. The work on the car usually takes place on the weekend. Sorry for the bad quality pictures. I used to be a professional photographer once but now its been years I took my camera out from the bag all because I don't get much time due to work.

Updates are that car is running fine(used occasionally on weekends), still looking for a good set of rims. 5x100s are kind of rare here when it comes to variety.
Opened the gear lever, found out ashtray light was disconnected, one successful DIY lol.
Projector lights are on, took about a day to install everything. Had to change grips of H1s and one light had moisture. LEDs ordered. H1 and 9005

Attaching some pictures that I took about 2 weeks ago



I feel cluster is different maybe because is a 25th anniversary edition?











post Feb 14, 2019 - 7:04 AM
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Bought a rotary polisher, waiting for cutting and polishing pads. I will give it a try to restore the paint for now. I have plans for complete paint job later this year.
post Feb 14, 2019 - 9:49 AM
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post Feb 20, 2019 - 7:44 AM
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So I was wondering for some engine mods, one mod I found from search is to put 1.1 Inch spacer behind throttle body. That is possible I can get that made.
Second I was thinking is it possible to make it like 4 throttle? is it possible on 3sge 3rd gen? If yes, what would be pros and cons of it?
Third is opening ACIS before 5k RPM but that I believe is not an easy DIY.
post Feb 25, 2019 - 1:10 AM
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Bought these rims used. These are BBS RA 16x6.5 with ET55. I'm bit concerned about the width of these but lets see how they look at 215 or 225 on rear and 205 on front.
At the moment, I'll doing some restoration of these they require some polishing and buffing.
post Feb 25, 2019 - 1:18 AM
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Weekend was fun, all of us gathered to our newly opened workshop/garage.
post Feb 25, 2019 - 1:24 AM
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On Sunday, I had some time to work on the car. Removed the heat shield from hood. It needs some cleaning and restoration so its currently off from the car.

I always wanted to see its headers as I read somewhere on the forums that 25th anniversary edition came with tanabe headers, pipe and exhaust. Exhaust is there so is the downpipe. So I removed the headers cover and they look mean lol


are these stock headers?
post Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 AM
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Just an update, mostly busy with weekend detailing, engine bay cleaning.
Power steering fluid bottle was leaking, took it out and checked for leaks. No leaks were found and it looks as if its a case of overfill, lets see how it behaves now.

Will be adding BBS 16" wheels on coming weekend.
post Mar 11, 2019 - 10:07 AM
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Looks like you do have an OEM 3SGE exhaust manifold.

The car is looking good! LOVE black Celicas.... Keep posting updates!


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post Mar 12, 2019 - 1:56 AM
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Thanks, i wish I had in white haha, Blacks are not easy to maintain. There are only 3-4 6Gs in my country so anything we come across is a blessing in disguise.

I see, the manifold cover is back on. I buffed it with cutting pad and shiny metal is back.


I have removed the heat shield from the hood, it needed some restoration, therefore you would see two rubber pads on top of strut mounts to save hood getting a hit from strut bolts.

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